Glenn and I left Richmond, Virginia at 5:45 yesterday morning (which meant getting up at 2:30!) and landed here in San Diego just after 10:00 am. Without any checked bags and with a car waiting at a nearby off-airport parking lot, we were able to get home just before 11:00 am.
While we were gone, poor house/dog sitter, Emily, had a bit of a time. It's a long story that ended up with Emily taking Darby to the vet to have her foot bandaged because she completely tore off one of her toe-nails! Emily said there was a good bit of blood involved and while Darby was a perfect angel in the car on the way to the vet, she was a quivering mass of apprehension while she was there.
I felt guilty because I've been thinking that Darby's toenails are too long, but the vet said they really aren't and torn toenails are not uncommon in dogs. Especially, I'm sure, in ones like Darby who RACE around the yard at breakneck -- or toenail -- speed.
Emily said Darby licked and chewed at the bandage at first but then seemed to forget about it. She's on an antibiotic to make sure the toe doesn't become infected and has an appointment with the vet next Monday. It isn't hampering her in any way, as some of these photos show!
We're so grateful to have a trusted friend to watch our dogs and our house while we're gone!