31 August 2009

it can only go up

Cough (cough) Cough! Uh, excuse me... I can't seem to stop coughing. The hills behind our house disappear each morning in a cloud of smoke and the air quality is far less than perfect. To say the least, it hasn't been a great weekend.

(night photography not great because I still don't have a tripod!)

This is what's being called The Station Fire. It's not threatening to our home, just our health.

And speaking of health... The Captain had a rough weekend.

We're lucky he's such a trooper! Bad Mom and Dad are too scared to trim his nails and have been lazy about taking him to get it done. Last Thursday Little Bear and I went on a run together and he came home licking his paw. There was a little crack in his nail but nothing serious. Then on Saturday we were out on the deck cooking dinner when all of a sudden he jumped into the air and wouldn't walk on his back paw. He had cracked the nail all the way down. Luckily the emergency vet is right down the street. They removed the nail and wrapped the foot in a little boot. Poor guy!


Minn said...

Phew! Glad you didn't have to evacuate.

Little Bear is so cute, even if it is "The Cone of Shame" as you call it.

It was just a stupid school stuff phone call.

Hope you have a great week!

the girL said...

"The Cone of Shame" is from the movie UP... you really should see it!

Matilda said...

I can hardly wait to see that movie! I saw previews in the U.S. and it's finally here!!!!

I hope your puppy is ok.

I'm sorry about the fires... we will be facing fires soon...