Two steps forward, one step backward

September 22, 2014 Flo 3 Comments

Rough night little girlfriend?   

I really wish Flo could tell us how she was feeling. I was gone most of the day yesterday, so I couldn’t really observe her. It seems that when she’s up, she’s her spunky little self. She eats like there is no tomorrow and barks her fool head off until her dinner bowl is placed before her.

At about 11 pm last night, she started to cough, her breathing was labored and she was really restless.

I panicked a bit, do we take her to the e-vet where they don’t have her records and would probably want to start testing from ground zero? Do we call our vet at home? And then, it dawned on me, she’s a cardio patient at Oregon State University. So we called the emergency number down there. They responded quickly, thankfully. They thought she was probably experiencing more symptoms of the congestive heart failure. They had us increase her lasix and give it to her last night. By 4 am this morning she was finally starting to relax a little and begin to rest. We were pretty scared.

She went in for another ekg and chest xray and lab work this morning and between our vet and OSU, they both concurred that she probably wasn’t on a high enough of dose of lasix.

She’s much better tonight.

Happy birthday little one

September 20, 2014 Flo 3 Comments


I see by the calendar that today is number 11 little girl. Wow, where has the time gone?

Here’s to every day a good one.

Happy birthday Flo.

Visiting grandma

September 18, 2014 Goldee 3 Comments


We told ghost stories.


Two point oh by 2

September 15, 2014 Fergie 2 Comments

Extended tongue edition   

Extra long tongue for better sloppy, wet kisses.

Two point oh

September 14, 2014 Fergie 3 Comments

Well, hello!

It’s the weekend happy dance

September 12, 2014 Pete 2 Comments


Some days I think the weekend is never going to get here. We all let out a big sigh of relief at 5 pm on Friday nights.

So many things to see and do, The real question is, how many things will actually get checked off of the list. Before we know it, Sunday night will be right back.

Still ticking away

September 11, 2014 Flo 2 Comments


Flo’s new cocktail of cardiac meds seem to be helping. She’s not as logy as she was, she’s eating really well and her heart rate seems to have slowed some.

I’m not sure when she gets her next ekg. I’m so glad she is so easy going. It makes it so much easier to go to the vet clinic.

We changed her over to the Darwin’s food and she really loves that. She is a pain in the butt to get pills into though.

We are scheduled to go on vacation in three weeks. All the dogs except Flo and Flocko will go out to the boarding kennel. These two will have their very own private vet tech staying with them.  I just felt better knowing that they were going to be close to the vet clinic.

The mid-week stretch

September 10, 2014 Minnie 2 Comments


Chances are pretty good we will make it through the week, but right now, the verdict is still out.

I think I’m losing my marbles now

September 9, 2014 Danny 4 Comments

Danny Bleu   

I walked into the living room the other day and I swear I saw Danny Bleu laying on a cushion. I looked away and he was still there.

That night as we were watching TV I saw a shadow running into the house from the back yard into the kitchen and that happened two or three times.

We have said good bye to many of our greyhounds and things happen around the house all of the time that are remnants of behaviors past, but I have never ever been wide awake and at the same time see one of our dogs.

I guess everything that has happened over the last few months is starting to catch up in my brain.

It’s probably a good thing we are going on vacation in a few weeks.

Sara vs the spider

September 8, 2014 Sara 3 Comments


Our vet thinks that Sara was probably bitten by a spider or some other bug.

I felt much better with that diagnosis, but that doesn’t help the panic it put us through last night. My only hope is that she squashed it the bugger in the process!

She’s still limping just a bit tonight, but she is so much better. The vet sent her home with antibiotics and benedryl.

Guess we’ll be keeping a closer eye for spiders this fall. I think it’s a little early for them to be moving in though.

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