Let the past sleep, but let it sleep in the sweet embrace of Christ, and let us go on into the invincible future with Him. (Oswalt Chambers)

Sunday, December 02, 2007

Gail's Socks and Greaser Dog

There isn't much to be said about these socks except that they're done.

They will be given to dog trainer Gail at the doggy school Christmas party. She's looking forward to getting another pair of hand knit socks to add to her collection.

Pattern: Basic socks on 64 stitches with k1p1 cuff and k7p1 leg.

Yarn: ON-line Supersocke, 75% wool 25% polyamide, fingering weight.

Color: Afrika, 992

Needles: 2.50mm circulars

Gauge: 8 stitches/10 rows per inch

Last Sunday Pappy started holding his head funny and acting like his ear hurt - because his ear hurt. Poor boy.

First thing Monday he was in the vets office getting diagnosed with a yeast infection in his inner and outer ear. The cure? Ten days of oily ear drops.

His beautiful fur is getting greasier and greasier. The yeast has a tendency to reoccur, so he needs the drops twice a week for a month after his ear heals.

Then, to make sure he never looks fluffy and beautiful again, the vet said I should give him a couple doses after every visit to the groomer.

If he just gets better, I'll happily grease him up. Tomorrow it will be a week since he started treatment. His ear still hurts enough so that sometimes he cries out in pain even when I give him pain medication.

I think we're going to end up at the vet's office again.

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