I finally bought that dress…
Before I go any further, I just wanted to say a quick thank you for all of your comments on Saturday’s post about Rubin: I couldn’t respond to them all individually (mostly because some of them made me cry), but you’re all awesome, seriously.
He goes in for his surgery first thing tomorrow morning and I am, of course, beside myself with worry about it. The good news is that, after Wednesday’s lack of appetite, which was what prompted us to take him to see the vet, Rubin has been pretty much back to his usual self. He’s eating everything we give him, is interested in his treats and toys again, and is begging to go for walks – all good signs.
This does, of course, make me feel even more guilty about putting him through surgery, in some ways. I mean, it’s one thing to send an obviously sick pet in for an operation, but when the pet in question seems reasonably healthy, you can’t help but start to second-guess your decision, and wonder if you should just put it off a while longer.
I know we can’t, though. Because ‘putting it off’ is really all we’d be doing: he will have to have this surgery at some point, and I know it’s better that he have it when he’s otherwise healthy, and hopefully better able to withstand the surgery, it’s just… it’s scary, you know?
Anyway, I’m currently trying to distract myself by pretending everything is normal, so here are some photos from last week, when the sun was still shining, and I grabbed the opportunity to wear my Chi Chi London ‘Nora’ dress for the first time. If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you might recall me obsessing over this dress fairly frequently this year. I’d told myself I definitely wouldn’t buy it, because it has a bit of a “special occasion” feel to it, and my diary isn’t exactly bursting with those right now, but then I found it on sale at ASOS, with only my size left in stock… I couldn’t ignore a sign as blatant as that one, could I?
As for it being a “special occasions only” dress, meanwhile, I call foul on that one, too. These photos were taken on a day trip to the little coastal town of Eyemouth: I added the cardigan mostly in an attempt to dress the look down a little, but I figured you can’t really go too far wrong with a floral dress on a summer’s day: and it IS still summer, after all – just…