May 20, 2011

A Thursday Off Work

I always work Monday through Friday every week...except this week.  I decided to take Thursday off this week because I had to get my puppy neutered, Troy had the day off, and there are some issues going on at work that it's better that I work on Saturday instead.

Troy and I left the house at around 7:30 and then dropped Jaxen off at the vet (poor baby!). Then, we went out for a quick Burger King breakfast, shopping at Marshalls and Target, and then drove to our old college campus.  We have not been back to our college since Troy graduated last May.  We walked around the campus for an hour and really enjoyed reminiscing about college.  After all, it is where I met my husband ; )
 We found some baby geese

 Saw the water fountain that we always used to walk by

And snuck took Ava into the WMU rock museum (shhhh you did not see her in there). Troy's degree is in earth science so he was thrilled to show me the pretty rocks

Then we went to lunch at our FAVORITE Mexican restaurant (La Pinata- in Kalamazoo, MI)

Around 2, we picked up Jaxen who seemed to be okay.  Then about 30 minutes after we picked him up, he started to break out in hives and was having an allergic reaction from the shots. Within minutes, his face was so swollen.  I called the vet ASAP and they told me to give him a Benadryl.  That worked in about an hour.  Poor puppy had such a rough day.
Sooooo swollen : (
His nose normal for comparison.

Overall, it was a great day and I am very happy that Jaxen is doing so much better now.

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  5. Poor baby! I hope he's all better now!!

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  6. fun day! glad your dog's doing well!

  7. I love all of these pics and I'm so happy your pup is doing ok. He is so cute. You are making me crave Mexican food now. I could eat it 24/7.

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  9. Hey there! Poor puppy! We did that to our boy a few years ago! Glad that he is feeling better! I used to live in Grand Rapids!!! I went to school in GR!
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  10. Hi there, following you back from!
    Your poor Jaxen ~ hope he makes a speedy recovery, baby looks miserable!

  11. that is awful, that happened to Cloe one year camping, her whole body was that way, she itched, vet told us to use benedryl also. Glad you guys had a great day.

  12. Oh dear lord, look at that poor pup's little nose!! That's horrible >.< I'm SO glad he's better though!

    Aside from that very scary incident, it sounds like you had quite a lovely day off :)

  13. We have friends in Kalamazoo!!! My husband has some BASE jumping friends there. Haven't been back in a while though. Love the baby geese. We had been looking and looking for them and finally saw them last week! Thanks for stopping by the S&R weekend hop. Hope to see you again next weekend!

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