Happy Sunday everyone! It’s been ages since I did a Sunday post but I think I’m going to try to get back into doing them. I have the very bad habit of doing updates on Facebook but not posting on the blog about Sammy and I know not everyone is on Facebook. So I thought I’d update everyone on him and me and life…
Sweet Sam – well he wasn’t doing too well so I had him to the vet a week or so ago and we changed up his food and meds. Now he gets spaghetti and chicken which he loves. He never has liked rice much so I knew he wouldn’t keep up an appetite on that. He’s been doing really well on it only being sick once but then yesterday he wasn’t feeling well all day again and wouldn’t eat or drink until finally at supper. I know there is a period of time that it takes to see if the different food will settle his tummy out so maybe he’s just had a few off days. I pray over the next few weeks to see more good days than bad like he had yesterday. Those days really tear at my heart. The vet said it takes about 3 months for their systems to settle and to see an improvement in the liver so we have till the end of March for that. If in the next few weeks he isn’t doing better then it’ll be an ultrasound and likely surgery to do a biopsy and I really don’t want to put Sam through that. Those who have been praying please keep up those prayers!
As for me I’ve finally been able to get into books again although mostly only audiobooks. If it’s not an audio I let my Kindle read to me. I don’t know why but my concentration to actually read a book has been horrible. I’ve been listening to quite a few great audios though which are awesome for taking your mind off the more serious things in life for just a little while. I just started listening to While Beauty Slept by Elizabeth Blackwell and it is already promising to be a very good book. I just finished some great Highland Romances by Eliza Knight and those reviews will be up this week so I hope you’ll pop in to check those out. Oh, wish me luck – I have to have a blood pressure holster test for 24 hrs this week. My stupid blood pressure has been sky high. NOT HAPPY about that!
Ok, the moment you’ve all been waiting for … pictures of Sammy … Enjoy!
So what has everyone been up to this weekend? Reading and relaxing or something more exciting? I hope you all have a great week!
For those of you who don’t follow me on Facebook I thought I should post what’s been happening in my world lately as I’ve been pretty absent from the blog for the past few weeks. My Sammy hasn’t been feeling his best so I took him in to the vet and after some extensive blood work we find out that he has something wrong with his liver as it is showing as injured. For now the vet has him on antibiotics and a few other medicines in addition to a bland diet hoping we can get his tummy calmed down and in turn calm the liver down.
All of my readers know that having just lost Buddy a few years ago this is especially hard. So many bad memories have come rushing back and I want so bad to understand why this has to happen to Sammy too. I am trying hard to stay positive because it’s better for Sammy but I’m such an emotional person that it’s hard not to just sit in tears. He’s the sweetest dog with such a big heart and he sure doesn’t deserve to be sick. I’m praying that after the next set of tests we will see his liver enzymes down and hopefully it can be a matter of being on meds for his life. I’m ok with that as long as I have him.
I’m not sure how much I’ll be around the blog for the next bit anyway. My concentration level is nil and I’m even having issues with audiobooks but maybe once I calm down a bit again I can once again turn to reading for some comfort.
So for those of you who pray I would appreciate it if you can keep my Sammy in your prayers.
Happy Monday to all! I think it’s a holiday in the US as well as Canada so I hope everyone is enjoying a day off. The above picture was taken in British Columbia by my dad. What I wouldn’t give to be in my car heading towards those mountains right now! Well I managed to screw up my calendar and what I thought I was supposed to post today is actually posting next week so I thought instead I’d post some pictures of Sam since I haven’t in ages. Things here have been hectic with dad having more heart surgery and then not feeling the best and I’m having some health issues of my own. Yet I can always count on Sam to cheer me up. Enjoy…
Sammy on his 3rd Birthday!
A rabbit just relaxing right out our front door on the lawn. Thankfully it’s still brown so winter isn’t around the corner yet.
After barking at above rabbit at the top of his lungs Sam retreated to the couch to continue barking at rabbit who couldn’t care less.
Since things have been stressful I’ve had my knitting needles out. I just finished a hat and now I’m trying my hand at mittens.
Ok mommy, enough pictures! It’s time to play sockie again!
I’m going to try really hard to visit all my blogging buddies this week! I miss all of you. Hope everyone has a good week!
Happy Easter everyone! What is everybody up to this Easter weekend? I hope you’re spending it with family and friends. Ours has been quiet but nice. As most of you know my dad was quite ill again and was in the hospital for over a week. He is home now and doing better so this Easter I am very grateful to have my dad home and doing well as we came quite close to losing him. Dinner tonight will be a nice roast chicken with potatoes, polenta, and vegetables. I’m looking forward to that and so is Sam. My Sammy is a chicken fiend! As soon as he starts smelling it roasting in the oven he is pacing the kitchen. It’s pretty funny until it’s out of the oven and he starts howling for it instead.
On the book scene I’m finishing up And Then I Found You by Patti Callahan Henry for review tomorrow and I’ve really enjoyed the book. I’ve got a couple more reviews to go up this week – Through a Dusty Window: New York City Stories 1910-2001 by Delancey Stewart and Oleanna by Julie K. Rose and a few book spotlights with giveaways so I hope you’ll pop in for all of that. I’m trying to get back into reading blogs once again so you’ll probably see me around this week.
What a difference a week makes in terms of weather. Poor little Sammy couldn’t even make it through all the snow we got. I had to clean his paths in the back yard four times just so he could go out. It was horrible and it’s not often we close down roads but it was so bad we even did that. Here’s a few pics of our huge snow storm (sorry they are dark but it was really gloomy with all that snow)…
My uncle was helping out with all our snow thank God!
Our backyard. You can enlarge the picture and kind of make out the paths I did for Sammy.
And here we are a week later and the front is really melting and the road is once again clear.
And then there is my cute little boy. I have a few pictures of him for you this week. He had his hair cut last week so you can see his little eye balls much better and he’s much happier being cooler. Enjoy…
I just got home from my haircut. They all keep oohing and aaahing at me trying to make me think it’s ok to be put through all of that but I know better.
Mommy I’m really tired after my haircut. Can’t you just leave me alone and let me sleep already? Yes, I know I’m cute. Now let me sleep!
Happy Easter everyone! See ya next week!
That’s it for this week folks. I hope you all have a great week!