It's been a slow week around here, as evidenced by my lack of posting.
Marge seems to be doing fine. In terms of her leg, it's as if nothing ever happened. She's moving fine and she's energetic. We wandered down to the beach today for literally five minutes, and I noticed that she didn't seem to be moving as well when on the sand. I'm wondering if that's the culprit - if she is either sore after running around on the sand for so long or if it's irritating her paws. Today, I think the sand was simply too hot for her to walk comfortably on it. If she comes up gimpy tomorrow (which I really hope she doesn't), I think I'll have my answer.
I've been keeping up with her exercise and keeping an eye on her diet, largely out of concern that she'll gain weight if she doesn't stay active this summer. This has meant early morning walks, dinner in her Kibble Nibble, and using portions of her dinner as treats instead of adding other things in. By contrast, in the winter, she can pretty much eat anything and you'll still see the hip bones on her back. She's by no means overweight now, but I do like her to stay on the thin side because of how active she is. I wouldn't be upset if she dropped a pound or two.
In other news, I'm working on my second video of Marge. You may recall from last year that I made a video of her first year with me. I'm doing it again, highlighting the events of her second year. Also like last year, I'm trying to think of some sort of blog contest or event or reader photo compilation to commemorate her third birthday and second Gotcha day, but I haven't come up with anything good yet. Let me know if you have any ideas.
I hope to have more interesting things to write about Marge by next week. After all, this blog is about her! Maybe we'll take a trip to the park, since I'm free this weekend. A lot depends on the weather - it's been so hot!
Something I didn't get the chance to blog about was my visit to New York City's Fleet Week on Monday, Memorial Day right here on the island. We got to see the inside of a Navy ship, the USS James E. Williams. It was very cool, and there were other ships we could have toured if we had more time. In Manhattan, they had even more attractions. I have nothing but the utmost respect and gratitude for those who serve our country so valiantly. These sailors and soldiers have made a huge sacrifice by leaving their homes, family, friends, and all things familiar to them.
I got to see this fella, a German Shepherd. Of course, as a dog person, this became one of the highlights of my trip. He had a police vest on, but the soldiers were handling him, so I assume he was a military dog. All I could think about is what kind of temperament he must have to do the job that he does.
The soldier asked if my sister wanted a picture of the dog, but he turned his head as she snapped the shot.
She got another as he walked by later on. What a gorgeous and brave animal.
Just thought I'd share!