Driving Miss Molly

Hello friends, how are you?

Last week was really a full week for me. I will catch you up on it with a couple of different posts. I worked most of Labor Day weekend. That was our last big hurrah for the year as far as tourism goes but you know what? I may not be so sure about that. I feel like people, some people, are traveling and getting out there because they are sick and tired of being at home. In this respect I think we will still have some very busy weekends at work.

Since I worked last Saturday, Labor Day weekend, I took Wednesday off. It always feels a little decadent to be off during the week when most people are at work. I had a few errands to run and then I planned to have Sister Lunch with the sisters. It was fun sleeping a little later than usual and lingering over my coffee.

Molly has been having some terrible allergy problems, she does every summer. She usually winds up getting two or three shots during the course of the spring and summer. Her eye has been swollen and red and she rubs her face against the floor or the ground or whatever to scratch it. I tried a few home remedies but it didn’t improve much. When I got up on Wednesday morning, my day off, and saw how bad her eye looked I called the vet’s office as soon as they opened. They told me they could see her at 9:30 because they had had a cancellation. Mark was at work and I don’t usually take her by myself but I knew she had to be seen. She was starting to have some hair loss around her eye. I was actually expecting to have to wait a few days to get her in so I was a little surprised when they told me to bring her in.

Look at that sweet girl.

I put a couple of old blankets and some old towels down in the back seat of my mother in law’s car. I picked her car because it is very low to the ground. Mark usually takes her in a crate in the back of his truck. I knew there was no way I could get Molly in the truck or even in my SUV. She is a very old girl and can’t jump very well. She’s also a big girl and trying to lug her in or out just wouldn’t work. She climbed right into the back seat and sat back there like a little queen. She looked out the window and over my shoulder. She was the perfect little angel.

We live only about ten minutes from the vet. Once we arrived, because of the COVID regulations, they had to come out to the car and get Molly. We called to let them know that we were there. We took a little walk around the grassy areas around the clinic. She was so easy going and sweet. The vet tech came out to get her. She wasn’t in with them very long. They just loved her and told me what a sweet girl she was. The vet said she had noticed how bad Molly’s eyesight had gotten and she said the hearing loss was worse. This is just a couple of reasons we won’t leave her out at night or really even during the day. She couldn’t hear a coyote or person come up to her.

Molly got an allergy shot and some eye drops and we were back home within an hour. Do you ever take care of a problem that is bothering you and it makes you feel virtuous? I had been worried about Molly and how we were going to get her to the vet with both mine and Mark’s schedules and then just like that it was done. Our girl was taken care of. I felt like I could conquer the world. You know it doesn’t take much for me. HA HA. I did a post once about taking care of your most bothersome problem first thing in the morning it was based on a book called Eat That Frog. Check out the post here if you haven’t read it.

I later had lunch with the sisters and then dropped some things off for my mother in law at the assisted living center. I went to her back door and talked with her for a few minutes through the glass. This is a bit of a challenge because she doesn’t hear very well. But at least it gives us a little face to face time. I think it perked her up a little bit.

I came home, took a short nap with Scruffy on my lap. Molly was a little sluggish from her shot so she napped in the laundry room where it was cool. Who knows where Kitty Kitty was. She is very independent.

I don’t cook dinner when Mark works. He doesn’t get home until later and I usually just grab a snack. Before you know it the day was just about over and it was time to get ready for the rest of the week.

Thursday and Friday passed uneventfully and then the weekend was upon me again. Yay!!! Although I scheduled an oil change and a software update for my car in Knoxville on Saturday morning at 8:00 AM!!! Oh well I will get it over with. I will Eat That Frog!!!

This is a barn I pass on my way to work everyday. I have taken pictures of it during every season. I love these purple flowers.

Always remember

Love your day your way!!!

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