Friday, September 18, 2009
Everyone's favorite chocolate lab, Zeke, had a little setback a few weeks ago—in the form of a huge, tennis-ball-sized abscess on his chin. Ewww. He had surgery and required plastic drains for a few days: even more Ewww! That meant steroids, antibiotics, and strict instructions not to go in any water. None. Zip. Zilch. Zeke rode it all out like a champ, but I knew he was yearning for a swim.
So yesterday, after we went to get his stitches out, we went down to Wilcox Hollow, a little flat-water oasis between two dams on the Deerfield River in Shelburne, Ma. Zeke was so happy. The sun was making its best attempt to break out, and the hazy cloud cover made for the coolest reflections in the water. All in all, a great little break for a person and a pup.