I love this picture of Jon and Red, it says so much about their relationship.
It seems Red has a type of Lyme disease. That’s the conclusion after many tests including an ultrasound today.
This is really good news because we were thinking it was that or Cancer. Red’s still not feeling great, but now he’s on antibiotics so the healing can begin.
Jon has been writing about it beautifully on his blog. Writing is his way of dealing, while I have thrown myself in the obsessive work of shipping 100 House of Hearts potholders. That kept me focused in between visits to the Vet.
When Jon said yesterday he felt that Red would eventually be fine, I believed him and started to relax a little, holding space inside of me for the reality that it might not be true. But I didn’t go to that space, and now there’s no reason too.
Red can move the sheep just by looking at them. All he has to do is walk out into the pasture and they respond to him. So I took him out this morning to help me get the sheep back to the barnyard. And he did. Red may still have a fever and not be feeling great, but he can still get the sheep to do what he wants them to do.