Time is an interesting and seemingly very contradictory commodity if you think about it.
On the one hand, it is frustratingly consistent with its measured seconds, minutes and hours etc. On the other hand, it appears to go really slow when there is anticipation of some event. Reflecting on something in the past can seem like “yesterday” when in fact years may have gone by. Conversely, a year or two ago can feel like decades!
This whole subject came up as I was browsing early pictures of Ray, and came across this one.
The North Oakville Animal Hospital (aka NOAH, and Ray’s vet services) decided to make Ray their “Patient of the Week” at a time when he was being treated for his heart-worm.
My mind immediately went back to that time, as I remembered Ray could not go anywhere outside without being leashed. His heart rate had to be kept as low as possible in order to increase his chance of surviving the treatment, so we could not let him suddenly go charging after a rabbit or a squirrel!
He was on Prednisone for a while to during the treatment which, as a side effect, made him pee pretty much every hour, 24 hours a day! I remembered us trying to take it in turns to answer his bell ringing (so that he could go outside). I remembered attaching his leash at 2:00am and taking him into the garden; watching for raccoons and skunks, and perhaps doing the same again at 3:00am and 4:00am!
The full story is in his book* but, this morning, I remembered the relief when we eventually received a phone call from NOAH confirming that his last blood test was clear!
All that happened from July 2013 through to February 2014 and it seems like yesterday… or does it? Sometimes, it seems like decades ago which I assume is because so much has happened since then.
Decades ago, or yesterday, or 3 years ago? Time is an interesting and seemingly very contradictory commodity if you think about it