Sorry about not posting more. Since last I’ve posted there have been quite a few things going on in my life.
First of which is that my grandfather lost his last sister. 🙁 This has really been hard on him since he just lost his wife recently. I have been trying to spend more time with him to cheer him up and keep him from being so lonely. Recently, my grandmother’s stone was finally put up. This made him feel a bit better as she has a very nice stone.
The conference whose Web site I have been working on for the last several months has finally come and gone. I assisted the conference all day on Monday and Wednesday, and part of Tuesday. While normally I work on Tuesday, I asked for time off to go listen to Dr. Aktas give a speech on work that happened at my internship last year. It was based off of Stefan’s work, but it was still nice to see him and hear how things have advanced. He said he would send me some biological background stuff to help me beef up/correct my thesis. Overall I’d say the conference went pretty well.
Yesterday morning when I went to let my dogs out I noticed that one of them did not come in, yet I did not see where she was. A bit groggy, I did not remember her even going outside. I scoured the yard looking for her and then tore through the house. Could not find her. Now, I was extensively tired the night before from having worked on the conference all day, so it is possible that I didn’t remember to let her back in the night prior (she takes a while to come in when I let the dogs out), but that is quite unlike me, and she has historically been one to be afraid to leave the yard. When she is all that is left outside, I have always felt confident in darting in and out of the house, knowing that she’ll be in the yard or at the door when I get back. If I locked her out too long, she would make some noise that would set off all the other dogs and thus alert me to go get her, but this didn’t happen. Now, she is 13-14 years old, and is not in perfect shape — she has glaucoma and needs medication for her eyes every 12 hours or they will begin to get cloudy, and she needed surgery to repair her hip a few years ago. Yes, I know that means that she may have snuck off somewhere to die 🙁 … but I would still like to find out what happened to her. She was always one of my favorites, and I’ve taken extra special care for her over the years. She has always been a meek dog … I sincerely doubt she could fend for herself this long … I only hope that if she was found by some nice individual, that they can take care of her.
Update: My mother had put an ad for her in the paper in case anyone found her to let her know that she needs medication. Someone called this morning saying that they found my dog! At 6:30 a.m. on Thursday they had found her across the river! This seems like she DID in fact go outside when I let the dogs out in the morning, and then somehow snuck off, walked a block, crossed the bridge and then got lost. The person that found her saw her and tried to pick her up, she got scared and jumped in the river. He went after her and saved her! He brought her to a relative or someone’s house where they took care of her since. When we got there, her eyes didn’t seem so great, but within minutes of giving her her meds she seems fine. We’re going to be doing something for everyone involved for helping find her. I honestly cannot believe that we have her back. 🙂