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So her trusty servant, shook her head in disbelief and wondered, do these people even know her? Did they not know that this talented beauty was, in fact, a mare? Could it be just an off day? Why must it be Lyme?
Then, an idea came to the lowly servant... Test the Princess/Diva. If it is not Lyme, maybe her fans would understand that this pretty little thing, is, in fact... Mariah Carey in disguise. And if is Lyme... than the world would be brighter because the diagnosis and treatment would fix all that was challenging and I would be left with a gentle, agreeable... superstar!
The test, way back in 2007, was negative. And, negative again in 2009. Sugar was... yes, let me say it out loud... kind of MAREISH! The negative test was proof that I had to work on us, on myself to improve and not rely on any other excuse. It was comforting... well, kind of.
Well, today's test came back positive... six times what is considered normal using the most reliable testing available. So, her slight discomfort, slight-not-quite-right, that tightness in her back and hips, that slight reluctance to get going... that dissatisfaction with the grooming ritual and spa services really did spell LYME!
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Strangely enough, after picking off more ticks (off da boys, Sug and me) than one can imagine, in this season called Autumn, I am tired, cranky, with body aches and tightness... I called my vet... oops doctor... maybe it's Lyme. (Most likely I need to go to bed earlier, stretch more often and work on my attitude.)