I haven't dropped off the face of the planet. Last Friday - my girl Abby - pic - collapsed in the back yard - her hindquarters paralysed.
I rushed her to emerg (it was Good Friday, remember?) and they diagnosed a ruptured disc between L1 and L2.
She had surgery on Monday. She's still at the clinic - and I'm visiting her every day. This has taken up a lot of my energy.
I haven't gone away - I just have nothing particularly glassy to say - except - I need to sell a lot of beads.