News From The Neighborhood

Photo by Angela Kirk

Finally the crisp fall weather showed up a few days ago and that’s not the only thing that has changed around here. So I thought I would take some time to update you on the latest scoop.

For more than a week I was sick to the bone. I will spare you the details, but I could not keep anything in my system. Doc tried everything to cure my ailments and finally when nothing would work, she took me to my nice veterinarian. After a shot in the butt and some antibiotic I am now back to my normal self. Now that I am better and Doc is no longer worried, she balled me out the other day. She found out I got sick from eating the bunny and raccoon poop that I like to snack on in our yard. Apparently it’s not good for you and can cause bacterial infections. Who knew? Doc was a bit upset to say the least. What I can’t understand is that what is gross to her is a gourmet treat to me.

Now for the best news. Last Saturday, Doc and I got a new next door neighbor. We found out when my best friend Norman came and stayed with us while his humans went out of town to pick up his new baby brother. Doc tried to warn Norman that his life was about to change, but there are just some things you don’t understand until you experience them.

Franklin is about 9 weeks old and full of spit and vinegar for such a little thing. He is literally only about the size of my head. It’s taken Norman some time to adjust now that he is no longer the top dog in the house, but they are really starting to enjoy each other.

Life is like that sometime, you can’t always prepare for what may be ahead but you can always remains open to adapt.

Stay well and take care until next time.

  • Abby K
    September 23, 2020

    Dear Grover,

    I just wanted to say Thank you for your posts. My human has been a patient at comp for a couple years now and she really misses seeing you in the lobby with Doc. My human truly believe that a dog can change your life. They can make life a little easier and they love us unconditionally no matter who you are or what you’ve done. Dogs don’t put labels on people like humans do. I came along at just the right time. My human had just lost her first Jack Russell, Libby, and she was so very hurt and upset. Libby got cancer that turned into a blood disease so the vet could not operate. My human, Jen drove all the way to Millersburg Indiana on Christmas Eve to get me. It was a long ride home but it got me used to riding in the car, I probably have the best balance in the car out of all my friends. I could tell that my new parents were sad and I knew that I would cheer them up, but I had my work cut out for me. It ended up being pretty easy to win them over, I mean, I was only a pound and a half, You can’t get much cuter than that, am I right?
    I think You and I are living proof that dogs are amazing! It’s really great having your posts. Since I work so hard at being cute and making people happy, it’s really nice relaxing and reading your posts with Jen during our down time or when we’re sitting in the car waiting for the nurses to text us that Jen’s medicine is ready. Keep the posts coming and know that I am your biggest fan. You teach me a lot because you’re older and wiser.
    Take Care and Stay Safe!
    Love, Abby the Jack Russell

    • Grover
      September 24, 2020

      Dear Abby,
      Thank you for writing and for the nice compliments about my blog. Doc and I miss seeing everyone and we will be glad when the time comes that things feel normal again. Abby, you have an important job taking care of and watching out for your humans and I am so happy that they take such good care of and appreciate you in return.
      Stay well,

  • Rebecca Harris
    September 25, 2020

    Would’ve messaged you sooner but alot going on, your new neighbor is so cute grove, hope you get to know him well and show him the neighborhood, take care.