One of the reasons I've been playing absentee from the internet lately is because every single one of our dogs has had health problems. All of them. All three. Thing 1 injured her leg and had to be carried up and down stairs (Thing 1 weighs 45 lbs and has long, gangly legs). Thing 2 required a million billion expensive vaccinations for things we never had to deal with in the mountains (no heart worm! no parasites! only fleas and ticks in July and August!), and the series of shots left her tired, achy, and nauseous. Thing 3 had ear infections in BOTH ears which resulted in nerve damage and partial paralysis to the right side of her face (she can no long close that eye and has a perpetual head tilt), and during the treatment we stumbled across a heart murmur which, one very expensive trip to the pet cardiologist later, we learned would require agressive treatment.
His Highness the Cat just has hairballs.
But everyone is up and about again these days, though Summer remains a little tilted. We spent all day raking leaves and playing with sticks in the yard, and I actually remembered to grab my camera! Those will go up soon.