Thursday, August 28, 2008

'I'm on the roaaaad again...'

Yes, ladies and gentlemen, you read correctly - I am back online!

*raises a hand to quell the squeals of excitement*

But, instead of getting too deeply involved in this post and type actual news, I'm just going to update via a few of my wonderful photos.

Ah, it's good to be back :)

I know you must have missed him, so here he is. My handsome man, Phoenix.

Meet Axle, the Maremma. Axle likes to consume stilletos, hide under curtains, and generally walk into things. He's a very lovely ( and very fluffy) young man.

He smiles a lot.

My roadside assist team. Yep, contrary to what I entitled the headline of this post, I am not on the road. Mid lane, rush hour traffic yesterday - and I lost all power. Shockingly, I didn't go into hysterics, merely used a single, concise four letter word as I located my hazard lights, and veered over two lanes onto a grass embankment. 4 hours later, 2 tow trucks and a mechanic unable to fix it, I got home. Le sigh. (And yes. That is the only photo I have seen of my mother and father communicating since their wedding photo (and subsequent divorce) 20 years ago. I had to call him to offer her a lift home, as obviously I was unable to do so. This is going into some sort of archive.

Sahara and I on one of the long, looong drives home. We're so hot.

Pretending to be tourists at The Nobbies on one of our recent road trips.

The one and only time Sahara's been off lead for weeks. Moments after this, Phoenix took to the hills chasing rabbits, and we spent over an hour to locate him, frothing at the mouth and jubilant. He's so naughty. Little does he know he's going back to intensive training this week.

I spent ages trying to get a video of the waves crashing on the rocks, and this photo was the best of the lot.

Sahara just got back from the vet, after being sedated and x rayed .

Diagnosis: ruptured cruciate ligament.

Chef's and my trip to Queensland is now taking a backseat, and will be instead forking out thousands for her surgery. Luckily for her, it's not hip displaysia as first thought, so there's still a chance she will be able to walk and run again, and, fingers crossed, rule all the boys in her pack again.
As you can see, she's still a little dopey from her anesthetic. She doesn't take well to going to the vet, and was muzzled and sedated for not just the x rays, but any actual interaction that was needed with a human. My sweet little girl :)

... there will be more updates on a blog by thy dog, too! Check it!

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