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Our December So Far

December.  It's crazy how fast this month has gone by.  To think that Christmas is about a week and a half away is crazy!  There's still so much to do, like finish my final paper for class, complete my holiday shopping and making sugar cookies for Santa.  I figured since there's so much going on and I don't really have a lot of time to spare for the blog, I'd entertain you with some pictures.   Here's our first true snow of the season.  It didn't last for long, but there's still a spot or two in the yard that's more white than green.  It was pretty while it lasted... Then there's been the challenge of caring for our dog.  While he seems to be improving a little every day, he's still nowhere near himself yet.  He's still walking into walls, furniture, people and the other dog.  He spills more food than he eats if left to fend for himself, which we attempt only in an effort to see if he's made any improvements.

He's Getting Better

On Facebook I've posted a few comments about the outcome of the oral surgery our 3-year-old Yorkie underwent.  After a few days of perfectly normal behavior, he had what the veterinarian believes to have been a stroke caused by a dislodged blood clot that traveled to his brain.  He spent a week at the vet's being treated.  We were convinced that by day two of his coma, we'd have to put him to sleep.  Thank goodness he woke up when he did!   It's been a week and a half since the stroke.  We're happy to have him home now - mostly because we missed him, but also because of the accruing expense.  While he's not exactly himself yet, we're hopeful he'll fully recover if given enough time, love, and attention.  Every day there seems to be some small sign of improvement.   This video was taken a couple of days after he came home from the vet's office.  He's doing a little bit better now than he was in the video.  He seems more willing t