Vet visit, Lettuce Days and Installing New Flooring

Please don’t take me there!

Well Friday was Chica’s annual vet visit.  I had called the day before and got a 2:15 appointment.  How lucky I thought.  Until I opened their door.  There must have been 25 people in the waiting room with their pets.  There were dogs of all sizes and shapes.  Unfortunately there was no place to sit down as all the seating had already been taken.  One idiot thought it would be really neat to show off to everyone how his dog could bark on command.  DUH!!!

I had to stand up the entire time before getting in to see the vet.  Fortunately they called our name early and Chica seemed all happy to see all the people who worked at the animal hospital.

I took her to the Foothills Animal Hospital on the advise of Debbie and Gayle.  They had been there previously in the week and really liked them.  I would highly recommend them as well.  They are very professional and don’t even charge for an office visit, unlike the other vet I took her to last year.

The nurse came in and took her to get a pedicure and were back after a few minutes.  Then she returned to have the Doctor look at her.

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I thinks she spotted those needles and decided this was not a good thing.

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The vet said she is in good health although starting to get a bit pudgy, so he had me cut back on the wet food I mix in with the dry food.  He also said that she needs to come back for a teeth cleaning.

Lettuce Days

Sunday Chris and I went to the Lettuce Days in Yuma.  It was a very neat event and lots of informative information about farming in the Yuma area.  They had everything from Giant tractors to lots of wonderful produce.

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Her is a great pic of Chris and the Dole Pineapple.

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Then we met this poor sap who played music for donations to help fix his car.

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It was a great day.

Back to the dentist

Monday I returned to the dentist where she removed two crowns and took impressions for my new bridge.  YUK!  I hate that stuff they use for making impressions.  I now only have one more appointment to install the bridge and pull a wisdom tooth.  That should really be a blast from the past!!!

Off to Hot Springs LTVA

Tuesday i left Mittry Lake to head on over to the Hot Springs LTVA just outside of Holtville, CA.  After I posted that I had got an estimate for removing the carpeting and replacing it with a nice flooring material I received an email from Peter of American Traveler fame.  He offered to remove the carpeting and replace it with a vinyl flooring product.  WOW!! What great friends I have!

Peter and Bea live on Campobella Island in New Brunswick, Canada.  They travel in the winter to the southwest were they spend approximately 6 months.  I have known them since Mar, 2011 and without making any plans have run into them every year since.  This was the first time we planned to meet each other.

I couldn’t believe the offer from Peter.  So now I am parked at the Hot Springs right near Peter and Bea while we work on my flooring.  Peter drove me into the Home Depot in El Centro and I selected a vinyl flooring.  Then it was back to my rig to remove the carpeting.  It came out fairly easy, but then we had the job of removing all the tacks that Lazy Daze uses.  Lots and lots of tacks.

Her is a pic of Peter ready to attack  the removal of the carpeting.

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Of course Chicka had to help too.

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Chicka has a new place for her bowl.

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More pics of the flooring after the carpet was removed.  Now it is nothing but pulling out tacks.

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Now Peter is laying the vinyl tiles, with Chicka’s assistance of course.

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Peter was able to lay four rows of tiles before we called it quits about 3:00pm.  We then relaxed a bit and then headed down to the hot springs were we took a refreshing dip in the hot water.  It was a busy day and I cannot thank Peter enough for tackling this project.

 

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8 thoughts on “Vet visit, Lettuce Days and Installing New Flooring

  1. Chica is so tiny that a 1/2 lb on her would probably put her overweight. We really have to keep an eye on our girl’s weight also because of doxie back problems. It took me a couple of trips back across the border to get my bridge to fit just right. Good luck with yours. How did you remove the carpeting from under the couch? Just wondering. Looking forward to seeing the new floor.

  2. Another LD owner anxious to see how the flooring turns out. I really would like to get rid of the carpet…just too hard to keep clean when you have dogs. We totally covered the living area carpet with a room sized rug when we first got Therapy but I think I would like hard flooring better.

    Glad Chica had a good check-up. She does look a little nervous next to those needles. It’s okay Chica, none of us like to go to the doctor.

  3. No more teaspoons of ice cream for that little pup!! And at least this time she got her nails trimmed and didn’t scratch the arms of the person doing it! U have come a long way Chica!

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