My precious boy had to have surgery this morning to remove a tumor from the top of his head. I took him in Tuesday after I tried to clean this place that had changed in size and looked horrible after I cleaned it. They shaved the area and treated it along with meds given for infection that was beginning and for pain. He's a rescue and I really don't know his true age...around 15 - 16 years we think. I adopted him in 2005 and he has been the absolute "perfect" dog! :) I pick him up after 2 p.m. today so it will be interesting to see how he reacts once he's fully "with it" again. We didn't have a pathology report done. The vet didn't recommend it due to his age and I would never put him through chemo, radiation or any other harsh drugs/chemicals. I want him to feel good as long as possible!
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Did you hear about the North Texas teacher that eliminated homework? Kudos to her!!! I always felt so bad for my grands when they were in school. Both were brilliant and taking AP classes in high school. With sports and other activities, they would be up all hours trying to complete their assignments. Elementary school is even appalling to me! Kids need to be kids as long as possible!! They have the rest of their lives to go to college, work and become adults with responsibilities. Click here: Homework
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Speaking of school, teachers, etc., Paige at The Pink Clutch blog, just shared a beautiful and love filled post regarding her son with special needs. I know it was a difficult path for them, however, he is doing extremely well now! There are so many professionals along with incredibly dedicated teachers that work with children with special needs and they deserve all the praise and appreciation possible! I spent a period of time with a former 12 year old step-daughter that had ADHD, severe emotional trauma connected to her mother and a few other issues. I learned more in that time than I thought possible. I thought I'd lose my mind at imes but she rallied, grew and made so many positive changes! Due to not having prior experience, it was a real education for me. The doctors, specialists and teachers were a life saver and I could not appreciate them more!
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Perhaps I shouldn't mention it here but hey, it's my blog right? :) Please make sure you're registered to vote and then DO IT! IMHO, we as a country are in a sad state of affairs right now and I'm afraid it might get a bit scarier. I personally don't agree with the POTUS and these politicians and I so wish we could clear out ALL of Washington and begin again. IF we could find representatives that wanted to improve the U.S. and not be focused on money and power, it would be wonderful! I think a LOT of prayer is needed to return God to our land.
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I am so looking forward to fall and cooler temps! I haven't done any fall decorating yet but I'm working on clearing out (again!) and rearranging. Since I'm in a small space I don't decorate with a lot of things...it makes me feel claustrophobic after a short time! :) Well, I need to wrap this up and get ready to run a few errands prior to picking up my boy. I hope the rest of your week is full of joy, love and many blessings!