good day for ducks, or penguins

two pair of mallards

Rained a lot yesterday. Still raining this morning, but cold so the rain was a little thick. The river is a bit high, but these ducks don’t seem to mind. It snowed off and on today as well.

I realized last night, or the night before, that my second sleeve on the yellowcolorofmud garter stitch sweater is not the same as the first. The cuff is one row longer. I am going to forge ahead anyhow.

More distressing news…

Sid (doggy bro of my girls who belongs to my recently widowed friend) put his paw through a glass window (up high) today. Three hours of emergency surgery, and he is very thankfully alive. The vet said he’d never seen anything quite so bad. Tore through 5 muscles, his tendon, and his ulnar nerve. I cleaned up a lot of very very thick blood. He should come home tomorrow. Like I said, we are thankful he is alive. Here he is in August with Gracie,
gracie sid

I start the new job Monday, but can’t move into the new office until Tuesday. We are having second interviews for an ecologist position, and they have been taking place here. Rather drab compared to my current bright, open, sunny, full of green life space, but I’ll move some of the plants.
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on the up side, the window opens

9 Responses so far

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    Blogless Carrie said,

    November 16, 2007 @ 8:08 pm

    Ohh — so sorry about Sid! Looks like you’ll be moving offices just in time to be out for jury duty! Good luck with all the transitions, and best wishes to Sid and his mom.

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    Blogless Carrie said,

    November 16, 2007 @ 8:09 pm

    P.S. Did Suzannah indicate if they have blogs in Philadelphia, last time you saw her? (HINT HINT SUZANNAH!!!)

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    Amy said,

    November 16, 2007 @ 8:49 pm

    Oh, no, Sid! Thank goodness for a good vet and a loving Sid’s owner who takes care of him! What is it with dogs and emergency surgery? Our last round involved a corn cob and intestinal surgery. Ka-ching, ka-ching. But like you, we were very thankful to have a live and happy dog afterwards.

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    Chris said,

    November 16, 2007 @ 9:15 pm

    Poor Sid!! Sending him healing thoughts.

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    kmkat said,

    November 16, 2007 @ 9:23 pm

    You have an office with a window? ::jealous mumbling::

    My office at home has a 3-wide casement overlooking the lake, so I can’t complain here, but all the cubes — and a number of the private offices — at work are miles from windows. In February I make it a point to go have lunch several times a week in an atrium somewhere just to soak up a few rays of natural light.

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    Cathy-Cate said,

    November 16, 2007 @ 11:02 pm

    Poor Sid, I wonder what he thought he was doing?

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    Molly Bee said,

    November 17, 2007 @ 11:22 am

    Thank goodness Sid is OK. What a horrible accident. He’s lucky to still have his leg. Kudos to your vet!

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    Sara said,

    November 19, 2007 @ 8:22 am

    *hugs to Sid* I’m sending healing thoughts!!!

    I noticed the river was high yesterday… my brother always fishes off the rock pier thing down by AMHI and that was totally under water. Fantastic photo!

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    Lucia said,

    November 19, 2007 @ 5:33 pm

    Yikes. Sid, why did you do that???

    I love ducks!

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