Good morning! Happy Memorial Day!
So, the Hauperts have had quite the weekend with all sorts of highs and some serious lows. Let’s talk about the highs first since those are a lot more fun.
We celebrated Mal’s birthday!
Quinn and I woke up bright and early on Saturday morning and bought Dad all sorts of goodies to start his day off on the right foot.
Including croissants, an iced coffee, a balloon, and presents, of course!
Mal loved his present from Quinn.
Calvin and Hobbes books! They were Mal’s favorite as a kid, so he was really happy to have some to read with Quinn.
Even though Quinn is still too young to understand them, he enjoys the pictures. And I know the two of them will have a lot of fun reading Calvin and Hobbes together over the years. Mal has such fond memories of those books.
And, of course, we made Dad his favorite kind of cake for his birthday: Funfetti!
That night, Mal and I went to a friends’ wedding and had such a blast!
We got all dressed up, ate some delicious food, enjoyed some drinks, and celebrated with our friends. It was a wonderful way to ring in year #33 with Mal.
Wedding photo booth = THE BEST!
Saturday was pretty epic, but Sunday was not. I woke up that morning to Murphy panting at the bottom of our bed. It wasn’t especially warm in our bedroom, so I was confused why he was suddenly panting. I sat up in bed to get a better look at him and, as soon as I saw his face, I could tell he was panicked and his eyes were darting back and forth. Something was definitely wrong. I woke up Mal and, shortly after that, Murphy awkwardly stumbled as he tried to jump off the bed. Once he was on the floor, he had a lot of trouble walking, so we decided to take him to the emergency room at the nearby animal hospital.
Remember how Murphy was fighting that terrible ear infection? Well, when he went for a check-up the other day, the vet gave him a new medication that must have made things worse and/or messed up his inner ear because now he has vestibular disease. It’s kind of like vertigo for dogs. Poor pug. The vet told us it can last anywhere from 72 hours to several weeks.
Murphy is having trouble walking and his head is tilted to the left, but he is mostly in good spirits. He still has his same healthy pug appetite and we went on a short walk yesterday afternoon (so he could do his business) and he did fairly well. This morning, he seems a bit better than yesterday, so, hopefully, he continues to improve.
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Question of the Day
Share your highest high from the weekend!