Woo Hoo for Wednesday!

Just popping by to say hi!

Today is the first day we are feeling a bit more normal than we have in a while – at least it feels like years when it’s only been a couple of weeks…


Today Em got her appetite back. Last night and this morning she got rice (jasmine rice – yum) and some chicken and a bit of her cottage cheese. Today she did a lot more getting up and going out and peeing and pooping than she’d done for days. She even did some BARKING!!!!!!! (Bark!)

I didn’t even try to stop her either.

Paul was up at Home Depot yesterday and when he got back, he said he had a surprise for me… out on the side deck. I had mentioned I wanted a small plastic armchair for sitting out on the front porch when the dogs are out there, so he bought me a cute little light tan chair which is, in my opinion, just about the second most comfy seat in this house! I love it. Now I want more of them!

Anyway, yesterday was like a cave here for me. It was cold and rainy and my body was screaming at me in pain all day. Paul was home mainly to keep up with attending to Em. He had to help lift her when she would lie down so she wouldn’t be lying on that darn drain.

The drain is still in, too – it doesn’t come out til Friday. I can’t wait for that to be gone! She is always trying to get it out herself and I have to watch her all the time. I don’t know why she didn’t yank it out overnight when no one was looking, either.


Em has even been able to climb up on the sofa by herself for most of today which makes her happy and, therefore, me happy.

Some people are just cut out to be “caregivers” – I think Paul and I are not – we just want our old lives back!

But for now anyway, we’re just happy that Em is eating better and barking at cars going by – I mean isn’t that what being a dogger is all about?


Bex & Fuzzies

“I can never read all the books I want;

I can never be all the people I want and live all the lives I want.

I can never train myself in all the skills I want.

And why do I want?

I want to live and feel all the shades, tones and variations of mental and physical experience possible in life.

And I am horribly limited.

~Sylvia Plath~

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8 Responses to Woo Hoo for Wednesday!

  1. TopsyTurvy says:

    So glad to hear that Em is doing better! Are you using the cone on her at night, so she doesn’t nibble? Hope so…


  2. Nina Camic says:

    Well wasn’t that a good post! (Photo of comfy chair, please!) I agree that a animal’s good appetite is the best indication of recovery. To the next chapter of normal times!


  3. Eric Mayer says:

    Great news. I think you can pretty much judge an animal’s health by its appetite. Hopefully Em has turned the corner now. I don’t know if anyone is cut out to be a caregiver. Those who are willing to give care are caregivers. Not everyone is willing.


  4. Sandy in Chicago says:

    I’m so happy to hear Em’s improving! And Paul sounds like a real keeper 🙂


  5. sandy freel says:

    THANKS FOR UPDATES….bless Paul for getting the chair for you.
    Prayers still being said for em


  6. Glad to hear of Em’s recovery! I hope the weather turns fine for you, to enjoy that new chair, as you watch two healthy dogs enjoy wandering about in the yard!


  7. Karen DiCicco says:

    Yea for Em’s recovering. The old collars of hard plastic are the best still. The cone shaped ones. Both my vets refuse to recommend the soft ones as they don’t prevent animals from licking, chewing on their drains, sores etc.
    The antibiotics must be working and Miss Em will be enjoying life for a couple more years.


  8. Annanotbob3 says:

    So very very pleased Em is doing so well! Phew! xxx


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