Like all flex days, this one started off with a task list last night. The day started with my alarm dog at about six o'clock.
Otto and Frankie play together all the time now. A big part of this involves him feeling much better. We took more detailed X-rays about two weeks ago, and had an additional expert look at them. He has several problems, but there was concern about one specific issue. It involves bone tissue that is degenerating and regrowing.
Our vet said the possibilities were bone cancer, and a bone infection. The cancer is almost unheard of with a dog Otto's age, and the infection is also extremely rare. He wanted to try an antibiotic in an abundance of caution, but thinks maybe the X-ray simply showed something that isn't there.
Here's the deal, though. After two days of antibiotic, Otto started feeling better. After a week, I have my boy back. He runs around, plays ball, and is acting like his old self. He still limps on occasion, but two weeks ago he was dragging himself across the floor by his front legs.
How the hell does anything get a bone infection?
They've been absolutely crazy today.
Oh, come on guys, you're making me look bad now. They were playing, I swear.
I wound up doing some maintenance on my part of the Story Empire blog, and finished that. About an hour ago, I found even more to do there, but still consider it a win.
I also explored and joined a new app a friend told me about. Something called Triberr, but don't ask me anything about it just yet.
I finished the edits on a 5500 word short story for an anthology, and delivered the edited version to them.
Edits on the Yak Guy Project are finished. I'm going to put it aside for a while to work on other projects. Quite honestly, I'm thinking about submitting it to a publisher. I haven't submitted anything for years, but maybe the hybrid author is the way to go. Right now, I just need time to think about it all.
I got another five star review today for the Second Experimental Notebook. I need to write a third one of these, and they make a great side project. Not just yet though.
First I need more micro-fiction for October. I intended to write one today, but never got that far. I might rough one out while my ballgame is on.
Ah, here you go. See all happy today.