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About a week and half ago, my cousin's husband pedropadrao suffered a massive stroke. Last night he lost the fight and passed away. Although I didn't get to see him much due to living distance, he was an awesome guy and nobody was more perfect for my cousin. In the words of Anne of Green Gables, they were Kindred Spirits.

Over the weekend, my niece (6 years old) was attacked by a dog. She is okay luckily. The dog belongs to a cousin and resides mainly outside roaming a farm where my parents and uncle and aunt live. Prior the attack, my uncle and/or cousin hadn't noticed that the dog's collar had gotten too tight on his neck. That day they did and removed the collar and the dog had a few sores on his neck. Then my niece without knowing not to touch went to pet him and when her hand got near the sores is when he jumped on her. My parents, uncle and sister were all right there when it happened. Once they were sure she was okay, they were more concerned about my uncle having a heart attack. I think he was worse off emotionally than my niece was.

Nadia Versus Dog


As a precaution, they took a trip to the ER and got the wounds checked out and got her some antibiotics just in case. Especially considering that my great-aunt spent a few nights in the hospital a few weeks back from an accidental puncture/bite wound on her hand from her cat.

In other news, my cousin graduated from the Naval Academy over the weekend and a picture of her shaking Obama's hand was used in some of the news articles about it. I deployed a defensive perimeter netting around my garden because something keeps eating my strawberries before I get to.

And I'm woefully behind on writing this month because of battling sinus headaches and not really feeling like writing in the evening with the headaches. Here's hoping the meds I'm taking will help that. I also need to catch up on reviewing some of the fics that have been produced the past week or so.

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taylorgibbs
May. 29th, 2013 03:17 am (UTC)
I'm so so sorry for your family's loss, Kayla! Many hugs and thoughts, especially to your cousin, in this terrible time.

The poor little one! I'm so glad she isn't badly hurt. And how scary for everyone!

Congrats to your cousin! And good luck with the strawberries! Take care of yourself, too!!

Hugs!
kaylashay
May. 29th, 2013 04:04 am (UTC)
Thanks... The last time I got to see him was when I was out in DC for the NCIS get together. I'm glad I came to it now... Even worse was that he had the stroke the night leading into my cousin's birthday.
taylorgibbs
Jun. 11th, 2013 01:14 am (UTC)
I'm so glad you got to see him. Hugs!
ferneberga
May. 29th, 2013 08:16 am (UTC)
So sorry to hear about the passing of your cousin's hubby. Your niece looks awfully cheerful after the dog attack. Perhaps she'll to be more careful, as kids frequently don't see the danger, I have a childhood scar to prove it on my nose too. Apparently I thought it was a good idea to stick my face in a dog's mouth when it was yawning.... duh!
I hope she doesn't become afraid of dogs and understands that it's because the dog was hurt that he attacked.

Good luck with the strawberries, apparently they're a bugger to grow (my dad's words not mine)
kaylashay
Jun. 1st, 2013 12:14 am (UTC)
Thanks... my niece was doing better afterwards than the adults I believe. The bad thing was that she didn't do anything different than any of the adults would have done to pet him. Just happened at the wrong time for him. And yeah... sticking a head in a dogs mouth is never a good idea. ;)

I had more marks from cats growing up. My cat was trying to eat a lizard whole and we were trying to pull it out of his mouth and he got me across the wrist really deep with his claws. For a little while it looked like I had tried to commit suicide with the gauze wrapped around my wrist.

On the strawberries I have no trouble growing them, it's the picking them before the critters beat me to it that's the problem :)
ferneberga
Jun. 1st, 2013 09:26 am (UTC)
You're right they're the kind of things that happen to all pet owners at some time or another. Cats are known to mark more often than dogs since they don't kow-tow :-)

Have you tried putting some kind of fine meshing over and around the strawberries which would still let them grow? Create a kind of mini-greenhouse? I swear it's not me picking the strawberries coz I live too far away otherwise.....
samanddeanfan1
May. 29th, 2013 02:25 pm (UTC)
So much going on right now, :-( Stay close to each other and this week will be over soon.

Your whole family is in our thoughts.
kaylashay
Jun. 1st, 2013 12:14 am (UTC)
Thanks :)
sinfulslasher
May. 29th, 2013 07:59 pm (UTC)
I'm so sorry for your loss! :( And the little one got quite a scare, I'm sure, though I'm glad to hear she's mostly okay. Congrats to your cousin! :)

As for the strawberries, maybe your plotbunnies keep eating them? ;)

*sends healing vibes for the headaches*
kaylashay
Jun. 1st, 2013 12:15 am (UTC)
I had the mother of all headaches last night... which was not fun at all. I think it was from storm fronts pushing through combined with the sinus issues. Ick.

Plotbunnies!!!!! That must be where all mine ran to. They are out raiding my strawberries instead of giving me fic to write!!!
xanthe
Jun. 2nd, 2013 05:12 pm (UTC)
I'm so sorry about your cousin's husband - but relieved your little niece is okay. I hope you feel better soon!
kaylashay
Jun. 4th, 2013 03:23 am (UTC)
Thanks... Everyone was very relieved that my niece wasn't more seriously hurt. My mom said at first they thought her eye had been hit.
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