Thursday, February 28, 2013

Almost Time

I have been trying to find a football. Harley had a tumor the size of a football removed from his chest.  I haven't been able to find one.  They got packed away with the summer toys, but I did find a small toy football. I figured it was better than nothing, but it is still much smaller than the tumor that Harley had removed back in January.  It has been a long haul getting him back to good health. He is doing good. He has a lot of fluid where the surgery happened so it almost looks like the tumor is back. The vet drained it once, but it filled right back up. So over time it should all go away.

He is bored out of his mind since I haven't been taking him for runs and walks, but I think that should be changing soon. He is doing good, he just looks terrible. Now the tumors on his stomach look bigger with the one off his chest.  They are all fatty tumors and very common for his breed. They aren't that harmful just terrible to look at and the one on his chest and foot were causing him discomfort, hence the reason we decided to have them removed.

Our Disney trip is quickly approaching and it is all I can think about.  I am so excited I can't stand it. I really hope it is warm in Florida. It has been so gloomy and cold here in NJ and I'm ready for some sunshine and fun!  

I am bringing a shawl with me to knit. It is a Terra Shawl by Jared Flood.  It has a lot of long rows of knitting and purling. I thought it would be perfect to knit on the plane or at night in the hotel.  It has some lace in it, but it is so simple and has such a WOW factor.  Jared has an amazing way of doing that with his patterns.

So I'm off to procrastinate a little more form getting anything productive done!

Oh and I'm so incredibly excited to have won a give away!  I can't wait to receive my knitting goodies in the mail to show them off.  More on that later.


TexWisGirl said...

glad harley's doing well, even with the fluid build up!

Randall Cogburn said...

Ah that's a bummer. I wish him all the best. We had an English Brittany Springer Spaniel she had some small fatty tumors also and had seizure's. Interesting how different breeds have there own health issues.


Brian King said...

Glad to hear he's continuing to do well! He has to be much happier now that it's gone. Sounds like you have a fun trip coming up!

thecrazysheeplady said...

Holy Cow you get a lot of knitting done. I'm going to have to channel you for the next two weeks!

Beautiful colors in the above photos too. Such nice shots.

Andi said...

I love to visit your blog, as I get lost in the beautiful images!
Your Tara shawl has a lot of progress and looks beautiful!