|Barked: Sun Jan 20, '13 5:52am PST |
|Sarge Mom, you're so very right that when men actually agree to call the doctor you KNOW they are really sick. How is Tom today? Thinking of him and praying very hard. Has he been eating well prior to feeling this way...wonder how the 7lbs dropped off so fast. So hope the doctor tomorrow will have an answer to make him feel much better sooner than later. Glad to hear Sarge's eye is so much better and nothing else is wrong with the dear little fellow. Dear Abby surely was sent to you by Rocky and she is such a sweet dog. Clark and I have always had large dogs and would want another (there's so many Goldens that Eileen posts of FB and one that looked like a baby Socks that just ripped at my heart...was in VA, too)! A little dog just wouldn't be a good fit here as neither of us are very stable and it could get underfoot and hurt too easily, plus it seems so many of the small breeds bark constantly and we wouldn't tolerate that very well. We're mainly concerned about the welfare of any dog coming into our family as there's always the possibility of health problems (and we simply could not manage the vet bills) as well as the increased cost of maintenance (Frontline Plus and Heartguard each month, which are both very expensive for larger dogs). We managed with Socks by letting other things (some bills slide) and are now in a pretty deep hole. With Clark's legs so bad it had already become difficult for him to walk either Sully or Socks (which is what they lived for each day). He'd usually take Socks because she was slow and didn't pull him. Since we had the flu for so long, Clark took Sully almost every day to help me recover, but it really wore him out. Sully behaves much better with me (don't really know why) and I've resumed walking him again. Despite our longings, we're trying to keep in mind what would be best for another dog. The fact is that we're not equipped financially or physically to bring another one home just to satisfy our selfish longings...we have to put the welfare of the dog first and both of us know in our heads that it just wouldn't be fair if we aren't able to give another all it deserves. Those are the facts...we just have to accept reality here and do what's best for Sully, ourselves and a possible newcomer. Might be able to consider it if we were younger, but we'll be 70 this year and who knows how either of our health situations will evolve. That being said, we'd love nothing more than another furbaby to fill our home with joy again and be a companion for sweet Sully.
So what Fran had was like another form of flu that kept him in the hospital. Bless Tom's heart for going to see his brother every day, but we're praying it hasn't resulted in Tom picking up the same thing from Fran. Please tell Tom we're all holding you all close in our hearts and prayers. Also, doesn't Tom have to go back to Roswell in February to have that area in his mouth checked out? We're all here for you no matter what, you know that, and are keeping so much hope in our hearts that all will turn out well.
It was so sweet of you to discuss Sully's grief with your Empty Leash folks at the last meeting and we're sure they're right that time is the only healer. Its a shame that the wonderful facility you've always used is not going to be available any longer and we hope you can find another place that suits everyone's needs. That wonderful lady who organizes everything is truly an angel with so much compassion despite all her own medical issues. I didn't see anything about Mel in Sally's fundraiser for Brandi, but it sounds like it all got straightened out. Poor Brandi has done so much for others and now she needs all the help she can get. Hope she's able to save her home...we chipped in a little bit and hope enough is raised to help her.
I've been taping "Downton Abby" and will watch when I have a few more episodes.
Flicka Mom, we LOVE Red Lobster, but haven't been in years! So glad you enjoyed the seafood, despite the salt content. Living here in VA we've always had easy access to the wonderful Maryland blue crabs, but for the last few years they have been very small and WAY too expensive. We used to go to a place called Mike's Crab Shack in Parole, near Annapolis, MD and sit out on the patio to crack & eat the crabs...always enjoyed the atmosphere of being on a pier, hearing & smelling the water, and the clanging of all the boat riggings...made for a total experience & was so enjoyable. Nice that you'll be able to get your steak next weekend! Won't this be about yours & Jay's 8th Anniversary?
So nice that you could get out & work in your garden with such nice temperatures yesterday & surely the boys enjoye romping and playing in their wonderful compound!
My last physical showed a great deficiency in Vit D as well and the doc prescribed 3000mg a day, which I took for awhile and really should get back on them. Just hate having to take so may pills every day! What do you hear from Nancy whose husband is so sick with cancer? Sounds like she's been through an awful lot and, though we don't know her, send our best wishes.
Scooter, we only got a dusting of snow the other day here and it was gone by the time the sun was fully up. Sorry you didn't get any over there since the beagleys enjoy it so much! Hope you Mama's feeling much better now!
Annie Mom, how's your weather there today (think you said rain was on the way)?
Is your medicine helping your gastro problems? That can be so very painful and we hope you've gotten some good relief. Hope Jim is feeling better now and is more able to come to terms with losing his friend Dave so tragically. Keeping our fingers crossed that son's home sells this time and that all is well with him & his family in Las Vegas.
DarlaMae's family is always on our minds and we keep them in prayer always.
Hoping little Trickle is healing up well and that River and family are enjoying their travels. Assume they'll be heading back to Canada in early spring.
PapaC, its so heartwarming that Maiyah has brought so much joy back to your family (thanks to our sweet Angel Jenna for sending her). You always post such sweet words and pictures and we enjoy your kindness and thoughtfulness in the various wonderful e-mails and posts. Hope you all are staying warm in all that cold and snow!
Sending loving thoughts to Rhon, Lar & sweet Burt and hoping that Rhon is feeling better after having a bad cold.
Will check back tomorrow for word on Tom and hoping he's feeling some better today.
Much love to all & healing wishes for all who need them!
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