Friday Finds & Check-ins, Volume #590

by Jeremy

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  • Recent Purchases/Rediscoveries: YSL Rouge Volupte Lipsticks (x8), Tower 28 Cheek/Lip Balms.
  • Weekend plans: I can’t believe it’s almost the end of February! Where does the time go?! We have no plans to continue to stay home, which isn’t that far from what we’d WANT to do anyway. Maybe some photographs, but most likely a lot of writing blog posts!
  • What’s your favorite part about your living space?: I love the higher ceilings – not so much that they have to be vaulted, but ten ′ ceilings open up any room and make everything feel larger and roomier. It seems more common in new builds, and I know whenever we walked into an older home (when we were house-hunting–probably saw over 300 homes in Arizona), it always felt a little dark and cramped.

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This week’s mellan photo/video…

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Friday Finds & Check-ins, Volume #590

Mellan was undoubtedly a spoiled dog, perhaps most readily documented through his many beds. Ironically, the very first bed I bought him–around four months of age–he promptly peed on (despite being housebroken). It was probably because it wasn’t a fancy memory foam bed!

Mellan was diagnosed with severe bilateral hip dysplasia around six months of age (via x-ray). He said Mellan wouldn’t be able to walk within two years of age! I remember the first orthopedist we saw recommended surgery for young dogs (under two), but as I had just started graduate school, I was wholly unprepared for that expensive (about $10,000).

We got a second opinion from another orthopedist, the first doctor that told us to “treat the dog, not the x-ray” and said that total hip replacement was highly effective and we could always do later on. She explained that hip dysplasia, like labradors, isn’t uncommon in larger dogs, and many dogs never undergo surgery. The orthopedist we saw in Arizona kept shooing me out of his office and said Mellan was far too active and able-bodied! She felt it better to treat conservatively, which we did — and ultimately, he never had hip surgery because he did not need it.

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