April Update

Sleepy Ryder, thinking of all the friends who love him.

Sleepy Ryder, thinking of all the friends who love him.

I have had a few people email recently to ask if I’m still living on planet Earth. My apologies for not having sent out a Creature Thoughts in a while, and for the website/blog having been so quiet. Life in general has been keeping me on the sidelines — or perhaps it has pushed what used to be life in general to the sidelines. Either way works.

I’m once again dealing with a health issue in a beloved pet. Ryder is going through vet visits and tests to confirm what we hope is an easily-remedied problem. So far, that looks promising, but there are a lot of details that need to be tended to in order to rule out anything serious. The good thing is that he seems to feel well, is eating, happy, playing, and content.

Once again, as with Kai, friends from various walks of life, including the wonderfully supportive Saluki community, have come together with support (both financial and emotional). We will get through this. My gratitude is overwhelming.

In the meantime, my own health has taken a bit of a turn that is having to be checked out. It is one of those “it’s probably nothing” things that, as with Ryder, simply needs the “not quite so nothing” possibilities ruled out. But, it means doctor appointments for me, as well.

At the moment, therefore, my schedule is very much up in the air. As a result, I would like to request that everyone consider e-mail, rather than live, appointments if at all possible. E-mail, I can fit in whenever I have downtime between vet and doctor visits. I’ve had to reschedule too many phone appointments at the last minute lately, and that is not fair to my clients and their animal family members.

Thank you for understanding. I hope things will settle down soon, so I can get back to sending out real Creature Thoughts newsletters. Again, I apologize for the long lapse!

–Gayle

(New clients still require referral from an existing client whose account is in good standing. Thank you for understanding.)

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