Phone rang this afternoon at 1:05. It was our Veterinary Doctor Earl calling with the lab results of Pheebs recent tail surgery. All news is good and there is no sign of cancer. It was a Sebaceous Adenoma Tumor. ‘Sebaceous glands are microscopic glands found below the skin. They secrete an oily substance, called sebum, which lubricates the skin and hair of animals. Tumors of the sebaceous and modified sebaceous glands are quite common in dogs. These tumors are usually benign in nature’. Pheebs external tumor was benign:))
THIS IS POST SURGERY WHERE THE TUMOR WAS ON HER TAIL
I’M GUESSING THIS AT A RED TAIL HAWK AND IT’S CARRYING SOMETHING
WE CAME OURSELVES UPON A GAGGLE OF WILD TURKEYS
Despite heavy rain showers Friday night our day dawned bright and dry. Another nice morning for a couple hours in the countryside complete with a short pre-humidity walk in the Hullett Marsh. How nice driving along with windows down listening to the constant sound of Crickets in the ditches. For those of us attuned to nature we can sense the subtle changes in the air heralding the coming of Autumn. It always begins about the middle of August and if you take the time and interest to tune yourself into it you will sense it.
THE HULLETT MARSH
ASIDE FROM HUNTING SEASON IT’S NOT OFTEN I EVER SEE ANOTHER VEHICLE HERE
WE FOLLOW A BOARDWALK INTO A SWAMPY AREA
PHEEBS HEARS SOMETHING AND NOTICE HER PARTIALLY SHAVED TAIL
HOPE THERE’S NO CROCAMOGATORS IN THERE
PHOTO AT LEFT LEADS TO THE END OF THE WOODEN WALKWAY WHILE PHOTO AT RIGHT LEADS BACK TO THE PARKING LOT AND JEEP
THIS VIEWING STAND IS AS FAR AS THE BOARD WALK GOES
SOMETIMES I HAVE TO SET MY COFFEE DOWN WHEREVER I CAN BEFORE TAKING A PHOTO….AND YES I ALWAYS TAKE THE EMPTY COFFEE CUP BACK TO THE JEEP
With my pre-RV travel hat on I ramped things up a bit this afternoon cleaning some plastic tote bins in advance of loading them with travel stuff to place in the Motorhome’s bins.
I’ve had it in mind for awhile to figure out something to set in beside my driver’s door and the seat. Some kind of a standing narrow shelf affair to hold a cup of coffee, my camera, a complete set of 1967 Encyclopædia Britannica books, and a healthy stack of Peanut Bluster sandwiches. Well, not having much of an engineering mind or any woodworking skills I had to call on our good friend and woodworking specialist Bruce to see what he thought of my idea. Well he nixed the complete box set of Encyclopedias of course and quickly hauled out his tape measure and engineering ideas and set to work figuring out what I had in mind. Bruce has done a few other projects in our RV’s over the years and they all end up being top notch workmanship. You might have a little trouble envisioning what this project is but as soon as it’s done and Bruce has it in place I’ll have some pictures for you. Say, you didn’t really believe me about those Encyclopedias did ya:))
BRUCE ROUGHS OUT A DESIGN AND SOME MEASUREMENTS
COFFEE, CAMERA, AND PEANUT BLUSTER SANDWICHES WILL GO ON A STAND IN THAT NARROW SPACE BETWEEN THE SEAT AND THE DOOR
YES I DO HAVE A COFFEE CUP HOLDER TO MY RIGHT ON TOP OF THE ENGINES DOGHOUSE
BRUCE COMES BACK WITH THE UNFINISHED STAND TO TAKE MORE MEASUREMENTS
TRIES A FITTING THEN BACK TO HIS WORKSHOP
BACK AGAIN TO SET IT IN PLACE AND TAKE MORE MEASUREMENTS….BY THE TIME HE FINISHES THIS IT WILL LOOK LIKE THE MENNONITE FOLKS WHO BUILT OUR TRIPLE E COMMANDER IN WINKLER MANITOBA HAD CONSTRUCTED IT THEMSELVES
Pheebs tail has been healing up really well and she hasn't been picking at it. We are so happy we didn't have to put a plastic cone around her head and I am sure she is happy about that too. She goes back to the Vet next Friday morning to have her 3 stitches taken out. What an absolute little Tweetsie Pie she is and every day she is the shining light of our lives.
PHEEBS GIVING HER UNDIVIDED ATTENTION TO A FROG THIS MORNING
Figure we will leave for the Maritime Provinces on Sunday September 16th. The city of Toronto is about a 4 hour drive East of us so we’ll slip through there on the quietest morning of the week. Years ago I was often eastbound to Pearson International Airport right smack dab in the middle of the morning week day rush and it’s not a place a person wants to be if they don’t have to be. And we don’t so a Sunday morning it will be.
GROANER’S CORNER:(( A mother was anxiously awaiting her daughter's plane. She had just come back from a far away land trying to find adventure.As the daughter was exiting the plane, the mother noticed a man directly behind her daughter dressed in feathers with exotic markings all over his body and carrying a shrunken head. The daughter introduced this man as her new husband.The mother gasped in disbelief and disappointment and screamed, "I said for you to marry a RICH Doctor not a WITCH Doctor!!!!
Orange juice who?
Orange juice going to talk to me!
An elderly man goes into his doctors office for an annual physical. After a while, the doctor comes out and says, "I'm sorry Bill, but we have discovered you have a condition which only allows you another 6 weeks to live.""But Doctor," Bill replied, "I feel great. I haven't felt better in years. This just can't be true. Isn't there anything I can do?"After a moment the doctor said, "Well, you might start going down the street to that new health spa and take a mud bath every day. "Excitedly Bill asked, "And that will cure me?" "No," replied the doctor, "but it will get you used to the dirt."