Greetings From Far Eastern Oregon
~ Spring-like Weather Prevails
The warm temperatures continue, and fields are greening up all around us. Of course, as Cliff pointed out, the weeds are enjoying this warmth and getting off to a good start. If only crops and gardens thrilled so easily and were immune to bugs–weeds and bugs they both thrive even in adverse situations.
We all know, that tomorrow we move to Daylight Saving’s time–Spring Forward.
While we wait for pups, we are busy working on records and whatnot. There are plenty of things that get neglected once the pups arrive. We also continue to get a record number of inquiries–but nothing like 2020. We had more than a thousand inquiries last year–it was completely insane. A lot of folks were not too thrilled with the limited time I had to invest. I felt overwhelmed a lot of the time.
This Week On the Blog…
I am always looking for new information to share regarding the OwyheeStar offspring.
If you have a story that you will let me share–I need at least three sentences and a decent photo. I prefer to receive it via email. (FYI–we only use stories that feature the OwyheeStar Weimaraner).
We are always in need of OwyheeStar stories to share.
It helps when I get an email even if you send photos via another mode. I know you enjoy reading about other OwyheeStar pups–especially those related to yours.
For Your Review
Sunday— Mar. 7 — Sunday Photos
Monday–- Mar. 8 — Storm
Tuesday – Mar. 9 — Benton
Wednesday — Mar. 10 — Porsche
Thursday –- Mar. 11 — Jacee
Friday — Mar. 12— Pet Food (Revisited)
On a very personal note
Our seven deer made a couple of appearances one day this week–but it is slim picking for the grass they seem to favor. They seem to be thriving. I don’t know if I ever mentioned it, but one of the younger ones has a limp–it seems to manage okay, nonetheless.
I met with the Oncologist on Wednesday morning, and we discussed my treatment plan and how things were going thus far. Dr. Morgan seemed happy that I could tolerate the new medication. We talked about the test results–and the fact that he feels my CA 15-3 (tumor marker results) are higher than he would like to see them. But on a positive note, the cancer was not found in my bones, brain, liver, etc. If you don’t know, breast cancer is a very weird one–sometimes it travels to other parts of the body. This is what is happening to me. It is what was expected –but the delay has been more than welcome. It was seven years since I was first diagnosed.
We talked about the future treatment plan, which includes a CKD 4/6 inhibitor (which has a co-pay of $2800 per month). (Ouch) He hopes we can get me on this. Otherwise, I won’t need another bone scan for some time–maybe a year. Another CT scan with contrast is scheduled in June, and additional blood work and another chest X-ray are slated in about five weeks.
Wednesday was a big day for me because, after lunch, I traveled back to Fruitland to meet with the Oral Surgeon to discuss this tooth that my dentist suspected had died. He concurred, doing a full workup, and we discussed the options. If I was younger, and this tooth was less wonky-rooted, I might opt for a root canal, but I finally decided to have it pulled. That happens early Thursday morning.
Cliff has finished the light treatments as of yesterday. Now we hope that between them and the medication, he finds some relief. They are trying to get the blood counts in line, and that is the key thing. Otherwise, he is focused on the master bath remodel. We had gutted it when we moved in–and well, we are finally making significant progress. Our son came and helped Cliff with a few of the more difficult things–such as pouring a shower pan for the walk-in shower.