Unexpected Events and a Wish for a Heart-Shaved Belly

In all my befuddlement – and excitement about chocolate cookies – last week, I forgot to mention that Mr. Moo had surgery. While my cousin was spending last Friday night glamming it up and looking beautiful in Roaring 20’s garb…

Now this girl knows how to celebrate a birthday!  Happy birthday, MM!

Now this girl knows how to celebrate a birthday! Happy birthday, MM!

…I was sitting at home soothing a very drugged up pooch, a boy who was not only high on pain meds but was voicing his feelings of confusion and betrayal with constant whining. 

"I may never trust you again…until tomorrow."

“I may never trust you again…until tomorrow.”

He wasn’t the only one who was thrown for a loop on this one. The doctor had pitched the procedure to remove a fast-growing growth like it would be a quick in-and-out operation, not the knock-him-out completely all-day ordeal that it turned out to be.

I'm disappointed they didn't shave his belly in the shape of a heart.

I’m disappointed they didn’t shave his belly in the shape of a heart.

We both pulled through, thankfully, but I was pretty sure that leaving my buddy at the doctor’s office unexpectedly was going to have me reaching for anxiety meds!  A week has now passed since the surgery and the Moo-Meister General has one more week before the next traumatizing visit to the vet, this time to get his sutures removed. That, I’m hoping, will be his last visit for a while. I don’t know if my heart can take it!

This week in 2014 has been pretty uneventful. It’s been a disaster, actually, if we’re talking about how much progress I’m making on my New Year’s Resolutions, um, goals. However, as I sit here now, pondering my week of non-progress, and look out the window at the landscape, I see that nature has once again given me something to smile about. This week in 2014, I share with you three of our regulars, a mama doe and two of last year’s babies, taking a break in an aesthetically pleasing fashion…

Sometimes even deer have to separate their children for a little peace and quiet.

Sometimes even deer have to separate their children for a little peace and quiet.

My wish for you, this week in 2014, is no unexpected traumatizing events, no shaved bellies, and nature giving you a lovely little gift that makes you smile, too.

Enjoy the week!

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6 Responses to Unexpected Events and a Wish for a Heart-Shaved Belly

  1. Patrice says:

    Love your cousin’s birthday costume! Such fun playing dress-up.

    Hoping Moo is healing well and leaving his stitches alone. My wish is that no cone of shame is required.

    Our wonderful gift from nature over the past 24 hours has been an additional 8″ of snow. Gorgeous again, but oh my… how we are ready to see the grass again. Lucky you for having cervidae visitors. Such lovely, gentle creatures. Will this be you soon? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lGl7bg9Pq5Q

    xoxo

    • Leanna Widgren says:

      I saw that video a while ago and it reminds me of my dad, who does feed the deer at his place. Crazy how they come when called!

  2. Konrad says:

    I feel you with Mr. Moo. My “Rusty Spots” got knocked out one time for an eye procedure, and that was not fun. It was the first time dealing with that weird swirl of emotions for me. I hope everything is mostly normal for you both now.
    Don’t worry too much about the goals right now. We’re all having a hard time. This winter is going on long enough that our bodies are converting to hibernation mode. Once the sun hits, we’ll take flight like a hatchling’s first taste of free air.
    Enjoy your week, Konrad

    • Leanna Widgren says:

      Thanks, Konrad. I hope Rusty Spots came through with flying colors. Moose has completely forgotten the trauma already (I sometimes wish for a dog’s memory and that ability to move beyond trauma quickly and yet still remember where I buried all the bones!). Goals are another thing on the mend. Mostly, they are like a dog’s tail: always there and only unattainable if you try chasing them too hard. I’m taking a more relaxed approach and finding them within grasp now. 🙂

  3. Sherry says:

    Your heartfelt writing is so enjoyable .Glad Mr. Moo is on the road to recovery with successful stitch removal coming soon. Happy year for your cuz, and thanks for cool pics !

    • Leanna Widgren says:

      So glad you enjoy the posts, Sherry! Moo is all better and now I’m the only basket case around here (haha!).