Sunday, July 28, 2019

New day, new week, new adventures

After the emotional rollercoaster of last week, I have settled into a new routine dictated by Jackson's med schedule and needs. After consulting with the small animal vet, we dropped the muscle relaxant she prescribed, and whether it's that or the effect of the other drugs, Jackson is doing a bit better. Tomorrow we're picking up a new drug, Adequan, that Rick thinks may help Jackson's back. We're taking it one day at a time; every day with this bright face in my life is a blessing:

Since Brian now has a set schedule of working Sunday-Thursday and Rick had two cases to check and treat today, my honey and I planned a day together between Jackson's 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. meds. After treating the first horse east of Salem, we stopped at our favorite-but-rarely-visited Sunday breakfast indulgence, Word Of Mouth. It is a favorite eatery of many others, so we put our name on the list and drove a short distance to Bush's Pasture Park for a walk. It was a perfect summer day, warm in the bright sun but pleasantly cool in the shade.

Next to the park is Deepwood Estate, which has long tantalized me from street-side. We walked to and around the stunning grounds and admired the architecture until our table was ready; I will go back for a longer look (and a house tour) sooner rather than later!

Word Of Mouth is an experience unto itself. Located in a charming old house, the food is amazing and the decor is a feast for the eyes. The owners are dog-lovers (and rescue supporters), so dogs feature prominently in the eclectic decorations.

That last photo is from inside the women's restroom; that's a bit overwhelming!

A complimentary treat is often brought to the table while you are waiting on your order; today the waiter brought us one of their homemade gardenburgers topped with Hollandaise sauce. I didn't think to take any pictures of our food, but noticed the cute little flag after the damage was done and took a photo of that.

Thoroughly sated, we headed to the Oregon coast for Rick's second patient check. Rick has often mentioned the elk that visit the pastures of this boarding stable; sure enough, a group of cows and calves (and some Canadian geese) were hanging out with the horses. I took photos as I walked closer (thanks to the Arabian supermodel who helped frame some of the shots 😍); once they started standing up I retreated.

Oh, and Brian had a little 'adventure' at work today. One of the combine drivers on his crew snagged a power line and started a fire. 😳 Fortunately they got it under control quickly.

Today was the last day of the Tour de Fleece (oh, and that bike race 😉). I'll post a photo of my TdF spinning tomorrow.

That's it for the last Sunday of July from . . .


Leigh said...

"Snagged a power line," good grief! That's the kind of excitement nobody needs! I prefer your and Rick's outing kind of excitement. :) Glad to hear Jackson is doing well.

Retired Knitter said...

Glad you are seeing improvement with Jackson. It is amazing how our fur family member's condition can color our whole day.

Mama Pea said...

My goodness, what a "packed" post! Your pictures add so much, Michelle, and tell a story of their own. Yikes, that little accident at Brian's work sounds scary in more ways than one way. Glad to hear Jackson has gotten a little relief from his ailments . . . which must make you feel so much better, too. Hope it continues.

thecrazysheeplady said...

I am very impressed with Adequan so far. Hopefully it will help Jackson as well!

Michelle said...

I agree with all you said, Leigh!

Elaine, our hearts are wrapped up with theirs – as you well know.

Glad you like the photos, Mama Pea; I sure enjoy capturing them!

I wish we didn't have to 'poke' him to give Jackson the Adequan, Sara. He's lost so much muscle, and I HATE causing him more discomfort.