Sunday, January 26, 2014
Chumley and Tony, finally settled down after a harrowing day. Tony found half of a milk chocolate bar, from IKEA, and ate it. Maybe Chumley got a little, we don't know. I found the empty wrapper and knew immediately whodunnit.
As you probably know chocolate is poisonous to dogs and the results are vomiting, diarrhea, hyperactivity, lethargy, agitation, increased thirst, an abnormal heart rhythm or racing heart rate, seizures, and possibly death.
I was so upset and worried and watched them like a hawk to see if they might be poisoned. At first there was a lot of water drinking and then they ran around and wrestled with each other for about a solid hour. The barking and jumping and biting and running was seemingly endless. My guess is the caffeine in the chocolate really took hold. Especially on the bad little dog.
But thankfully, the effects wore off and they conked out, just like little kids do after a lot of sugar.
The rest of the night was calm and they both are OK, thank heavens.
Dave and I are trying to schedule our move, which will be incremental, as we want to stage this house for showings. Some furniture will stay and some will be moved. Since we have a trailer, a van and friends with trucks, it should be simple to get the larger things out.
We don't want to leave the house vacant and we have enlisted some friends to stay here, keeping the place semi-occupied and running smoothly while we await a buyer.
So am I packing? Not exactly.
We will bring the washer and dryer, chests of drawers and clothes on the first go 'round, and those can be easily carted off intact, more or less. A few chairs, some lamps, bed clothes, and toiletries can fit in my car. It will be like camping out.
I am having our new mattresses delivered on the first day, and early the next day our refrigerator and cable/internet/electric gets turned on. Yay! We are getting fiber optics power from EPB, the fastest in the country, so they say.
So as far as packing goes, I am working on a quilt in my studio here. I may finish the top here today, and quilt it at the new house. So you could say I am packing in the creative stuff while I can.
at 7:40 AM