Thursday, September 9, 2010

We Hail Thee Carolina...

Tomorrow Nick and I are headed back to South Carolina to see sweet friends, cheer on the Gamecocks against UGA, and celebrate Baby H.  We can't wait to get there!  Some of our best friends, the Wilsons and the Halls are hosting us, and we are so excited about our big reunion.  The two biggest highlights of the weekend will be the football game/tailgate on Saturday and Baby H's baby shower on Sunday afternoon (given by my friends Kelly, Lauren, and Laura).  Of course there will be lots of other fun times during the weekend, but you don't need me to list them all here! 
I've been super busy all week getting ready this weekend so I haven't taken any new pictures!  You can look forward to lots of SC pictures coming up, but here's a picture of the last time Nick and I were at a game together in Williams Brice Stadium. 
The biggest challenge in preparing for this trip was dealing with Finlay's boarding issues.  Not only did we have to find a place to board him, but I also had to get his Hydroxizine prescription refilled.  (That's the anxiety medicine that keeps him from having gastrointestinal fireworks).  Without this miracle pill, Finlay will be a very sick boy, and will end up at the vet's office as soon as they open on Tuesday.  However, getting it ended up being pretty complicated!  I had to have his old vet in SC fax information about the prescription to his new vet here.  The new vet here has apparently been swamped with "very sick animals" for the last two days and unable to approve the prescription, despite my calling every 2 hours for two days straight.  Finally, at 2:30 today, I took myself and Finlay up to the vet's in-person, and lo and behold the medicine was there waiting for us.  I guess my perseverance finally paid off!  The nurse who dispensed the meds did tell me that the vet was confused because I requested the medicine "to prevent nervous diarhea," but, and I'm quoting her here, "this medicine treats anxiety, not diarhea." Ummmmm......what am I missing here?  At any rate, we got the medicine, got a good recommendation for a boarding place, and now Finlay is at Waggin' Tails, playing with other dogs, in his "happy place" thanks to the happy pills we were finally able to secure. 
I hope everyone has a great weekend, and for all my SC friends, I can't wait to see you so so so soon!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Have a great time, you two! Please give my love & thanks to Kelly & Paula. Love, Mom