Why is it that it’s always on the weekend that the kid or the dog gets sick? With the kid, you can always take them to the emergency room, but it’s not quite so easy with the dog. Olive, the pug, started acting strangely in the afternoon on Saturday. The strangeness continued on into the night. She wanted to go out all the time but didn’t seem to do anything. Greg was out of town so it left me holding the leash, so to speak. Olive was up all night, in obvious discomfort, and I was up with her. Believe me, this is not normal for a dog who usually requires 18 hours of sleep to have the energy to get up for dinner. Well, long story short, it seems that she has a bladder or urinary tract infection, poor baby. On Sunday, she actually seemed to feel a lot better, but we have an appointment this afternoon at the vet to make sure all is truly well. I, on the other hand, still feel like I’ve been hit in the head with a two by four. It’s no longer so easy to lose that much sleep and snap back. But I will feel much better when Olive has a clean bill of health.
Meanwhile, she walked with me to check out the new ferns that are coming up. I think they may be my favorite thing about spring.
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In other news, I am displaying some photos at the Spencer Public Library for May and June. It’s part of a program with the Massasoit Art Guild to display local artists’ works at various places in the area. Here’s one of the photos that I hung over there.
I think that it is incredibly difficult to decide what actually rates a public showing when it comes to my photos. Good photography is so very subjective. But I just kind of pick things I like and go from there. That can be a long and arduous process. I know from being on Flickr that what I like isn’t always well received publically. But what the heck, as far as hanging stuff in the library, it’s good to have the exposure…no photography pun intended. The thing I like most about this program is getting to see the insides of these fantastic library buildings. The Richard Sugden Library in Spencer is a truly beautiful structure.
I actually have this pipe dream of photographing all the public libraries in Massachusetts. There are 370 libraries here and I have photos of about six. I guess I better get some sleep and start moving.