|Yesterday afternoon we noticed that Dixie had a problem. She was peeing much too often, like several times over 30 minutes and we couldn’t keep up to lead her outside. Females are prone to bladder infection and today we had to go see the vet, and it was quickly determined that we had been right. It was indeed a urinary tract infection. Now, that is not too dramatic in itself as the good doc had antibiotics right there in his office. 2 weeks with that and the problem should be gone for good. Meanwhile, until the drug kicks in, we still have to deal with that problem. Good thing is that Dixie still seems to be a happy dog and doesn’t seem to be depressed. We’ll see what happens over the next 2 days.|
Monday, November 20, 2017
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Saturday, November 18, 2017
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Thursday, November 16, 2017
|The last 4 days Dixie has shown us that she is an amazing learner. Not only has she understood that her P+P business has to be made outside, but she has also started to let us know when it is necessary to step outside. She has also understood that there are two adults in this household and that anybody else doesn’t belong and needs to be met with caution. But maybe the most amazing progress has been that she now sleeps through the night. And I have also smartened up by getting off that couch and rather put the couch pillows on the floor where I can actually stretch out my 6ft. body length. The last 2 nights I have been resting with my head only inches from her crate. We went out at 5am and went to sleep again. Now, THAT is my kind of puppy.|
The stream of visitors coming by our house has not subsided. I need to start the coffee maker again.
Murals on a barn wall in Maine
Fall leaves under water
While I was driving Bea had been looking out for birds
Not only has Dixie proven to be very smart, but she is also very playful, affectionate and lovable. And she likes to put smooches into my face.
The video below (Dixie’s Play) is a bit long so I put it on YouTube. https://youtu.be/2O21robAhnY
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Wednesday, November 15, 2017
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Monday, November 13, 2017
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Sunday, November 12, 2017
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Saturday, November 11, 2017
|The Mercury showed –6 this morning, making this a really cold start of the day. But the reward was a cloudless sky from the east to the west. So by 11am we were already rolling across the border bound southwards. Traffic was light to begin with, but once we passing Bangor and later Augusta, there was some more traffic, but we were on the I-95 and things were still flowing pretty good. Shortly after 2pm we reached Lewiston, where I had never been.|
We had a Motel 6 reservation and though one really can’t expect much of any Motel 6 we found conditions in the room very deplorable. Dirty floor and dirty bed covers. Yuk!
Since the day was still young we looked for something to do in this town. Looking at the map we found out that there was a bird sanctuary close by. It’s called the Thorncrag bird sanctuary, and once we found it we were amazed, not of the birds, cause they had all flown away before it got cold, but the trees, the whole forest was impressive. The trees seemd to reach the sky, Old stately trees indeed. A forest that seemed genuin and original, most likely never been logged was stretching out across a hilly area. But due to the sun going low, our walk was a short one. Reaching back to our van, we decided to go find a restaurant to have supper. With the help of our norwegian-talking GPS girl we found a Denny’s. Generally not a bad choice, Bea’s salad had some ominous slime on some the spinach leaves. We told the server and the manager popped up at our table. We were offered a free dessert, but we were full and I ust ordered a coffee on the house.
Driving back to the motel, it was pitch dark and we were thankful again for our GPS showing the way.
Tomorrow we gotta pick up our DIXIE in Casco, ME and then we will turn homewards again.
We did lots of pictures but forgot to take the card reader with us so can’t move the pics to the laptop yet. Will do after our return home.
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Friday, November 10, 2017
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Saturday, November 4, 2017
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