First of all, we've gotten some test results, and some answers to some questions regarding Alex's health. The main thing is, he does test as hypothyroid, and is starting on Synthroid today. Also, since his heart does appear enlarged per X-Ray, he's going to be having a followup echocardiogram. So keep the prayers coming. We're rather hoping/thinking that he just has a big heart, and that the thyroid thing has been causing his symptoms. He's also taking Lasix for the time being. I just want him to be well, and feel good, because I love, love, love him. Like crazy. Which, really, is how we do most things around here--like crazy.
Then...what do you get when you add this
and wait 9 weeks? You get puppies. RIGHT NOW. 2 so far, a boy and a girl. I'm blogging in between contractions. At the time that we planned these breedings of Hope/Taylor and Gabby/Reggie so close together, we thought, "Oh, we can handle it. They have such small litters, and two together will only equal half a standard poodle litter..." Of course, we had no idea at that time that we'd be BUYING A NEW HOUSE when the puppies came! But we're not moving right away, so everything will be all right. Which brings me to my next point...
Our buyers' walk-through of the new house is happening in an hour and a half. That's right. Needless to say, I'll be doggie midwifing, which leaves Alex to go by himself. So I lose complaining rights over anything that gets missed by him. DANG. But really, he won't miss anything. He is Mr. Detail, thank Heavens. We close on Friday, and start painting on Saturday. Wheeee!
AND...drumroll...I am way psyched, and honored, to discover today that Ninja Poodles made the cut, and is a Top Ten Finalist in the Best of the Blogs Awards, in the "Best New Blog" category. I cried. I'm Sally Field at the Oscars. I'm an idiot. Anyway, so click on the logo and go vote for me as soon as voting is activated. It only counts as a small portion of the selection process, but it can't hurt, right? If I could even be in the Top Five...wow. So go now. Off with you. Also vote for Margalit's blog, "What Was I Thinking?" in the "Best Mommy Blog" category, and Dave's Blogography in the "Most Humorous Blog" category. Because I nominated them, and I said so!! 'K? Puppy update later.