With 2020 behind us, let's get into 2021. As always, thank you to those who follow us on social media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr. I started working full-time in 2021 so I wasn't able to do much in the early months, but let's see what we have accomplished so far...
In February, I was asked by my friends at the Cedartown Library if I could make some videos for the Sara Hightower Regional Library System. This spans Cedartown, Rome-Floyd, Rockmart, Chattooga, Trion, and Cave Spring Libraries. This was a read-along video featuring me and Wyatt reading a book called I.Q. Goes to School which is actually a book that was donated for our Reading Rats program. I had a comment from a speech pathologist who actually used this video with her students and I am just flabbergasted. You can see her comment on Facebook here.
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It saddens me to say, but Friday evening Wyatt decided to go over the Rainbow Bridge to be with his brothers...
Late last month we did this fun photoshoot for his 2nd birthday and I finally got around to editing it. In the last two weeks, Wyatt quickly developed respiratory issues, and even though we were on top of it and caught it early, it escalated fast.
We went to the vet last Tuesday and I had a sinking feeling that we were getting close to the end. He had started sucking in his sides and his energy was lower than usual. He didn't want to exercise, ate slowly, and stayed in the hides all day. We got some pain meds and antibiotics which Wyatt did not want to take. He was the worst at taking medicine, but him getting stressed out made him breathe harder which turned into gasping.
It would stop after a while, but Friday I came home from work, and Johnny had gotten the nebulizer out and tried everything. Wyatt was gasping and in general freaked out. The nebulizer helped a bit, but we decided we needed to go to an emergency vet since our regular vet wasn't available and he was struggling.
We start to get ready and I go to put Wyatt in the carrier. He tried to crawl back into my arms and he stopped gasping after some rapid tail twitching. I was speechless. Johnny and I sat on the floor sobbing and holding our little man as he left us.
He decided to leave on his own time. I'm still flabbergasted at the timing. I'm just glad he isn't in pain anymore and that he can run along with his brothers ."