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  • Writer's pictureInger and Jeff Latreille

Overdid It!

~Wednesday, April 5, 2023~

Day 1,026

Well, it seems we were a bit overzealous in our beach fun yesterday. Sadie had quite the rough night last night, and as a result, so did we. And it was completely our fault as well. But it was her constant pacing all night between throwing up twice that kept us up most of the night. Poor thing. At first I thought her pacing was a form of disorientation, but I think it was more from trying to shake off what was upsetting her system. I get it. Just like us humans, they don’t like to sit still feeling misery. In hindsight, we shouldn’t have had her in the water as much as we did yesterday. And these waves were a little bigger than she’s used to, so she likely took in more water than ever; saltwater that is. After some research, I found out that it’s not uncommon for dogs who love that ocean splash time to get salt water poisoning, though the benefits of bringing them in the first place far outweigh the risks. While at the beach, we made sure to give Sadie plenty of fresh water to drink as we always do, but think it may not have been enough.

Around 8:00 a.m. this morning, I tried seeing if she had any interest in eating or drinking. Nothing. It was clear that our plan of going to Cape Canaveral today was not going to happen. We needed to keep an eye on our girl after all, and it’s times like this you have to be flexible. Of course there was the thought of bringing her to the vet if we didn’t see things improve. We gave it a few more hours when lo and behold she began drinking AND eating the kibble we had left out for her to graze on. But in true laborador fashion, there was no grazing. The appetite was back….all a great sign. There was even improved energy as the day went on. Lesson learned…..fewer ball throws when at the beach.

Knowing that Sadie was back to her normal self, Jeff proposed a “date afternoon” with a movie and a visit to a local brewery. But first, an overdue haircut for Jeff at a local Great Clips…..8 weeks overdue. Even the ladies at the shop said, “Would you look at all that hair!”

Feeling like a new man, Jeff was now ready for our 4:00 show at a nearby, privately owned movie theater called Premier Oaks 10. The movie……”Air”, directed by Ben Affleck. There was something so cool about going to a privately owned movie theater that was spacious, friendly, and decorated retro style; and reasonable at $8/ticket. I wish they had theaters like this in more places! But what they don’t make in high ticket prices, they make up for in their concessions. My popcorn was 10 bucks and the movie…..also a “10”! I don’t want to give anything away, so all I’ll tell you is 1. Rotten Tomatoes gave it a 95%, 2. the cast was stellar….Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Viola Davis (my second favorite actress next to Meryl Streep) and Jason Bateman and 3. The story/script was fantastic….offering a poignant message of doing what’s right and a company striving to be at the top of their game. It’s an absolute must see! Oh, and the brewery…..Intracoastal Brewery, a

premier microbrewery that lies in the heart of Eau Gallie’s Art District with a cozy outdoor seating area, big enough for plenty of 4-legged friends and friends of the human nature. The beer was a 9 out of 10 and a great way to cap off a stressful day.

Still needing to fit in a grocery run, I dropped Jeff off at the campground to check on Sadie while I went for some night time shopping. Well, that little 20-minute errand turned more into 60 after I got a call from my sis to coordinate a few odds and ends with my mom’s move…..only 4 weeks away! It’s all coming together and though stressful, this will all soon be behind us, especially for my mom. I just wish I could be there in the fun of setting everything up. My mom, my sis and I would have such a fun time together. I can’t wait to see how it all turns out.

Groceries put away, I hit the hay at 10:15…..I know, amazing for me. But with 8 hours of sleep in 2 days, it wasn’t a question. Nighty, night.😴

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