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Long Night's Journey Into Day

March 24th, 2017 at 02:17 pm

(Sorry, Eugene O'Neill for that title) Our dear dog is home, but obviously very tired and in some pain. I slept (well, not much) on the floor with her last night, and she really didn't want to lie down. Lots of shaking, pacing--all the pain signs. DD is also home with a cold, so I have a sick-ish kid, a pain-riddled dog, and a very tired me. DH is happily at work.

I've made some soup, given the dog pain pills and a small amount of meat, and am grading papers and trying to compose a grant proposal. The surgery etc was $902. When I estimated our income needs in retirement I should have thrown in a lot more for pet necessities, I can see that now. I'm not sure we'll always have a dog, but I would like one most of the time.

I'd also like another week off school, but that's not going to happen, so I'd better finish this pile up. And do some forward planning for classes.

I just got next year's tentative schedule for my adjunct evening classes. It's a lot more composition and less literature than I'd like, but it's a nice 5/6 terms, so I'm going to take them. It's going to be a busy weekend, and I'm handing off dog watching to DH to finish things up.

5 Responses to “Long Night's Journey Into Day”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    I hope your daughter and your dog feel better soon!

  2. CB in the City Says:

    Pet expenses were something I didn't count on, either. I suppose I was thinking I would not replace pets who passed away, when I visualized my retired self, but I always like to have a furry friend around.

  3. LuckyRobin Says:

    If you are going to have a dog in retirement, you might want to research which types are typically the healthiest and get one of those so you can lower your doggy medical costs. And maybe have a Doggy Emergency Fund, too.

  4. VS_ozgirl Says:

    I'm feeling your pain and hoping everyone in your house is on the mend soon! As for pets, we had ours for years before they became expensive. We got both of our pets in the same year so they also became elderly in the same year (last year) and both have required significant changes around the home and significant outlay at the vet. However they are both 14-15 so we have had quite a long run with minimal expenses so it all evens out.

  5. Dido Says:

    I hope everyone feels better soon!

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