Miss Lexi Lou has been at the vet's since Monday with a bad case of vomiting. We were initially thinking she might have eaten something that was blocking her intestines, but it turns out that the problem is with her liver. For now she is stable, and might even get to come home today, but we're waiting to find out whether this is a short term problem that will resolve itself, or something more chronic. We're crossing our fingers for short term/ easy resolution, and hoping and hoping she gets to come home for the weekend.
Lex has been my number one garden buddy since the first day she came home with me on a "trial foster period." We were living in Ballard at the time, and I was just starting to get to know this little dog. I was digging up some turf in the planting strip to make room for a vegetable bed. Lexi watched me intently as I fought with a particularly stubborn clump of grass. After a few minutes, she walked over to the clump of grass, grabbed it in her mouth, planted both feet, and pulled as hard as she could. It popped out of the soil, and Lexi was so excited she shook it all over the place, dirt clods flying everywhere. I laughed and laughed, and knew right then that the foster period was over, and that I had found myself a great garden helper. Indeed, she's been a constant garden companion to me ever since that day. She is always by my side, whether I'm planting, weeding, or harvesting (particularly when I'm picking, ahem, peas.) Because she's on my mind today, I rounded up some of my favorite garden shots of her. Get better, Lexi-Lou, our dear bubeleh! Chad and I are thinking of you today and sending you all of our healing, loving thoughts.