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A HUGE BOUQUET of puppy kisses to Gayle Ferguson of Gayle's Grooming. My dog Bailey, a 110 pound St. Bernard/Akita cross, had a small collision with a van on the street (she had escaped through an unintentionally open gate to chase another dog); the van was coming around the corner (fortunately slowly) and collided with my dog. Immediately following the accident, Bailey appeared uninjured. However in the two weeks following the accident, she exhibited signs of distress. Gayle (who also provides a doggy day care service) was "sitting" my dog one evening when I had to be away from home. Noticing the dog's distress, Gayle looked her over from head to toe, and discovered that one of her front teeth was broken. I was able to get her to Dr. Stacy Gastis at Sunrise Vet Clinic, who noticed that her lower front teeth had also been loosened. Dr. Gastis performed dental surgery, removing the broken molar and also removing the four loosened lower front teeth, so as to avoid possible future infection. Bouquets to Dr. Gastis and his clinic as well; Bailey is recovering nicely and is as frisky as ever. Enormous thanks to Gayle, who has great understanding of and compassion for all critters. I recommend her as a caregiver for anyone who needs to leave their dogs in care.Today started out great. It the last day of summer vacation, so the kids and I slept late this morning. I didn wake up until Jack, my soon to be kindergartner, climbed into bed and snuggled up next to me. I put my arm around him, and we talked about how exciting the first day of school would be. We stayed there doing nothing for a while, and I soaked up the feeling of how nice it is to lounge around lazily with your little ones. One last day of "no fuss, no rush." Tomorrow morning would be much different.