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Saying Goodbye

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I had to say goodbye to Tumbleweed this weekend. If you’ve followed me for any length of time, you know I’ve had an African pygmy hedgehog for about three years. She’s been an interesting and amusing little thing – she certainly had her own mind made up when it came to things she did or didn’t like and though she was grumpy much of the time, she still had a particular charm. However, over the last year or so, she had been slowing down. Her left hind leg began to fuse together at the knee, forcing her to walk on her hock instead of the ball of her foot. The vets had never seen that happen before, but it didn’t seem to slow her down too much at first. Over the next year I did notice that she wasn’t as active as she had been. The vets said she had… Read more

Blogging Plans Awry

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I had all these plans today to write up a post about character development and what aspects help to create a compelling character, but real life seems to have waylaid me. For one, I ended up spending a few hours at the vet with Tumbleweed today (lovely shot there for you.) Think she’ll be okay, but I gotta watch her for the next few weeks and make sure she gets her meds and then we’ll see. (It’s nothing major, but she just seems to be walking funny and a bit off her feed.) For the other, it’s Connor’s birthday today and I’ve got a whole bunch of family type things to arrange and do, so that’s cut into my blogging time. Once I get these first pass pages in next week I’ll have a little bit of a breather, but otherwise I suspect I’ll be rather scare on the interwebs… Read more