Woo hoo – El Nino weather patterns have arrived as predicted.
I live in a canyon in the foothills of a mountain.
Clouds get “stuck” here and we get a lot more rain than other areas of Orange County.
Yesterday, my neighborhood was on flash flood warnings all day.
Buckets and buckets of rain fell.
Fred LOVED the rain.
Fred even helped “the pool guy” clean the pool in the middle of the downpour.
I admit, I enjoyed having a rainy day.
(After all, we haven’t had rain for three or four years!)
But, one day of rain is probably enough.
Where’s my sunshine?
I drove to Newport Beach yesterday to pick up MRI reports.
It wasn’t raining there … even though it was POURING by “my” mountain.
I don’t fully understand what the MRI reports say, but this much of it I do understand:
• I have a tear in a tendon in my elbow. (THAT’S WHY IT HURTS!!)
• I have a messed up shoulder. (Duh!!)
I think the elbow tendon tear is what has put me over the edge these last several weeks.
If my arm worked correctly, I most likely wouldn’t have torn my elbow tendon.
But, my elbow was trying to do the job of my shoulder and couldn’t withstand the stress/trauma.
So now my elbow is messed up also.
I asked Google if my elbow is fixable and I got answers.
Google thinks my elbow needs surgery.
But, Google isn’t always right.
I’ll ask a real live doctor (or three) for an opinion also – as soon as I get a chance.
(My entire life seems to be filled with MRIs, doctors, physical therapy, etc. lately!)
Drastically changing subjects,
The local coyotes have become SUPER aggressive in recent months.
Fred is not having it.
Fred “guards” my backyard fiercely each night.
Coyotes have been, literally, a few inches away from Fred.
Two nights ago I heard Fred growl the most ferocious growl I’ve ever heard a dog make.
There was a coyote maybe five inches away (on the other side of my wrought iron fence) howling at Fred.
Fred barked and growled super-ferociously again.
Fred has a very deep, low, voice.
The coyote went away.
Fred always seems to be the sweetest, most gentle, giant.
I didn’t think Fred even had it in him to act like such a tough guy.
But honestly, if I heard a dog growl at me the way Fred growled at that coyote?
I’d be terrified.