Yes, Coco is ok.
I’d just sat down to work on blog posts yesterday afternoon when I noticed she was having trouble walking. Her back legs were very weak and floppy. Fearing she’d had another stroke, I called the vet and took her in to be checked out.
The good news is that she doesn’t seem to have had a stroke or any blood clots. The problem seems to be pain in her lower back, probably a herniated or compressed disk. (I’ve learned this is relatively common in Cavaliers.) So they sent us home with a two-week course of steroids, and orders for “complete rest.” 🤞she’ll respond to treatment.
But…the visit took a few hours and my planned blog post will need to be pushed back.
Today’s my birthday; I’m 63! 🎉 I look at every year as a victory, and celebrate my age. No big plans today, though. I’m off to yoga class, then will come home and get started on my packing for our Puerto Vallarta trip. Look for my travel wardrobe post on Friday. I’ll celebrate in Mexico with a Margarita on the beach.
A Packable Raincoat
Speaking of travel and packing, I did want to show you this cute packable raincoat. It’s water-resistant (not water-proof) but incredibly lightweight and can be stuffed down into its own belt bag. Offered in 3 colors, sizes XX-Small to 3X. I’m wearing a size Small here. It’s made from recycled water bottles, and is light and breathable.