My Series of Unfortunate Events

Remember that time I said my writing mojo was back… and then I missed ANOTHER morning of blogging?

Yeah. Me, too.

But here I am! I fully intended to write about my skin care favorites today but instead I’m going to make excuses and show you a sad & pathetic picture of my sweet baby Enzo.

Yesterday suuuucked. Every single thing I did had some kind of snag. I was anxious about the dogs’ vet appointment (which was a standard yearly checkup- nothing bad) and that made meย super irritable about literally everything.

I made phone calls and was put on hold for over 20 minutes. I made phone calls and was denied information (that they’d freely shared with me in the past). I didn’t get a real lunch. One of my bffs had to book her spin bike across the room because all the spots near me were filled. (Absolute first world problems- I know.) And in the evening I had to wait an additional 45 minutes for our take-out food.

And in between all that, my dogs had that vet appointment. And Enzo walked away looking like this:

I know. It freakinย killsย me, too. My poor sweet boy had a bad reaction to the Lyme vaccine and he got hives all over his poor little face. And back. And paws.

Fortunately his bad reaction (swelling, vomiting) began in the vet’s parking lot and they gave him the anti-vac right in the lobby. He also got some pills for the next few days to keep him well. (Ly had no reaction whatsoever.)

Honestly, though, I cried. He was so miserable. We gave him dog ice cream and kept his face cool with washrags and let him rub all over the furniture (because I wouldn’t let him scratch).

So no, today’s planned post didn’t make it up here.

Enzo’s meds/vaccine made him more thirsty (and more likely to have an accident) so I woke up to TWO puddles today. Oh yay. I can’t be mad at him, though.

I’m crossing my fingers that those puddles were residual from yesterday’s dark cloud and today we’re in for a better day…

I got free Starbucks this morning with my reward points so that’s something…….

How was your Monday?

34 Comments Add yours

  1. Emelia A Lawrence says:

    Poor poor Enzo, I feel so bad for him. What a day, a stinking stupid Monday. Waiting an additional 45 minutes for take-out too?!? GEEEEEZ- that’s the cherry on top. Here’s to Tuesday and sunshine and better days. Hope it’s a great one friend!

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    1. Audrey says:

      I’m sorry that I’m only JUST replying to these comments!! It was a crappyyy Monday. Fortunately some better days followed!

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  2. withcurlsandcocktailsblog says:

    Awww I hope he feels better asap and I hope it was just a one off crap day for you! Sending you both lots of positive energy!

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    1. Audrey says:

      Thank you! He’s much, much better now!

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  3. Rebecca Jo says:

    You deserve that free Starbucks – especially on days like these!!!
    Hope your baby is doing so much better today!!!

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    1. Audrey says:

      Right?? Free Starbucks can cure (or almost cure) anything!
      He’s a much happier puppy and I’m definitely opting out of the Lyme vaccine!

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  4. Stephanie says:

    Poor baby!! It’s the worst when they’re sick because they can’t tell you how to help them and you can’t express to them that you ARE helping and it will get better. I can’t stand when Hawkeye is sick – I make her homemade chicken noodle soup when she is. I don’t even do that for John.

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    1. Audrey says:

      I know ๐Ÿ˜ฆ He kept scratching and I had to gently tell him no (because I didn’t want him to scar or hurt himself worse!). He understood he couldn’t scratch but I hated that I couldn’t tell him why! Enzo got a special ice cream treat to a) make him happy and b) try to get the swelling down with some coldness!

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  5. Aw sorry for the crappy day. I hate when a whole day just sucks. I really hope today is much much better!!

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    1. Audrey says:

      Thank you! The days following that terrible Monday were much, much better!

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  6. OH no!!! Poor Enzo…and poor Audrey!! My anxiety was immediate when I started reading about your vet appointment. I know all too well how those things can be disasters. Pet problems are the worst!! I’m glad he is okay!
    I hope today is infinitely better!

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    1. Audrey says:

      Vet appointments make me on edge all day long! I know the pups are healthy but freak things (LIKE THIS) come up out of nowhere and it’s just… AHHH! Lol. He’s feeling much, much better now. Thank you!!

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  7. Poor Enzo! The little guy looks so miserable but I’m glad they were able to give him the vac right away! Hopefully he is feeling better now. I know how hard it is when our fur babies are suffering.

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    1. Audrey says:

      I’m SO grateful that we were still at the vet. I for sure would’ve gotten a ticket or accident speeding back there! He’s all better now ๐Ÿ™‚

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  8. Julie Hood says:

    Awww!!! Poor Enzo and poor you!!! Cleaning up someone else’s pee (when it’s their fault or not) is the worst, and I’m so sorry the little guy’s suffering. Hope you have a better day and I can’t wait to read your skincare faves whether you post it this week or 3 months from now ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Audrey says:

      Ugh. I cleaned up puke (IN MY CAR) and pee that day!! Not my favorite day at. all. He’s feeling much better now. Keep an eye out for that skin care post ๐Ÿ˜‰ Someday… ha.

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  9. my30somethingadventures.wordpress.com/ says:

    Oh shame – poor Enzo! He looks so sad in that pic – hope he is on the mend and feeling better. What a Monday you had! Hope the rest of your week improves. Free coffee – that is always good ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Audrey says:

      Thank you! He’s all better now ๐Ÿ™‚ No more Lyme vaccine for him! Lol

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  10. Poor Enzo. He looks so sad. I hope he’s feeling better now and your week has improved.

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    1. Audrey says:

      I know- his face just about killed me. I swear I was asking God to give ME the hives, not my poor little baby dog. He’s all better now, though! Thank Heavens!!

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  11. shelldbell says:

    Those days just SUCK. I swear Iโ€™m a magnet for them lately. Iโ€™m so sorry. That would be heartbreaking to see your sweet dog like that. My cat had some sudden respiratory issues this weekend and it FREAKED me out. Hope your week is going better!

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    1. Audrey says:

      Ugh. Just EVERYTHING goes wrong! And I KNEW something was going to happen at the vet- I just knew it! Hope your kitty is feeling better!!

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  12. Ashley says:

    Oh, no! Poor little baby!! I can’t believe that happened! Ugh, he was probably so miserable! … And 45 minutes for TAKE OUT?! WTF!

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    1. Audrey says:

      I know. He’s the sweetest soul and it killed me to see him like that!
      It was a ridiculous wait. They did give me a delicious apology gift, though. Some kind of doughy, creamy dessert ball!

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  13. Lauren Becker says:

    Oh no, your poor baby. I hope that he’s doing better, but his sad little face!!! I just want to cuddle him. Yay for doggy ice cream. I’m sorry the day was just a mess of annoyance and irritation – that always sucks. I hope the rest of the week is much better.

    -Lauren
    http://www.shootingstarsmag.net

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    1. Audrey says:

      He’s so sweet. I just crumbled every time I saw his swollen little face. I’m so glad all of that is behind us and he’s feeling much better!! Thank you!

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  14. Akaleistar says:

    Oh, no! I hope your week gets better.

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    1. Audrey says:

      Thank you! The following days were much better! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  15. Kay R.D. says:

    Aww poor pup. Hoping hes doing much better now! So sad. Hoping your week gets better also!

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    1. Audrey says:

      Thank you! He healed up pretty quickly and was back to normal by Wednesday. Poor little guy.

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  16. SMD says:

    So freaking sad. I hope he’s better!

    I hate days like that, FWP or not.

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    1. Audrey says:

      He still had a little chin gobbler of skin the next day, but eventually all the face swelling/skin when away. He’s such a sweet soul. It killed me to see him like that!!

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  17. Anne says:

    Super late comment, but a) that is a total Monday, and b) it’s absolutely a Jonah Day (did you read Anne of Green Gables??).
    I had that kind of day yesterday.
    I’m so glad to read that he’s better now, though! Poor baby. And poor you. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

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    1. Audrey says:

      Ughhhhh. The MOST Monday Monday! Lol! I’ve never read it but that’s funny! Hope today is better than yesterday for you!
      SO glad Enzo is feeling better!! (And me, too!) Thank you!

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