Thursday, May 3, 2012

A Peaceful Week-END?

The very early morning routine was the same.  Carl got up about 4 o'clock to get ready for work.  He let Todd out of his crate and got him outside.  The backdoor was left open to allow the other dogs to go in and out as they please.  I, of course, stayed in bed.  This morning's peace and quiet was abruptly interrupted by the unmistakable high pitched wild and frenzied bark of Todd--The other dogs quickly join in and pandemonium and bedlam filled the darkness.  I don't think my feet touched the floor when I leapt out of bed and ran outside, (not stopping to put shoes on).  The dogs were all barking and jumping at the fence.  In the darkness I didn't see anything but I somehow managed to herd them all out of that part of the yard and close the gate.  I got all the dogs back inside and once I caught Todd, I gave him a really good once over.  Other than being on the edge of hysteria, he was fine.  Of course there is no question it was all caused by 'something' that didn't belong in the yard. With peace restored, Carl left for work.  

However somehow in the chaos and trying to get Todd settled down, I hadn't noticed that Sam was missing. Whenever I call him he always comes.  I searched the entire house, the garage, and he was nowhere.  I turned on the barn lights and walked out to the closed gate and called him, no movement, nothing.  But when I shined the flashlight into the darkness, I saw him laying in a dark corner of the yard.  My heart literally sank and my knees turned to jello.  I went to him to try and get him to stand up and he wouldn't.  Of course I thought that he'd been injured by whatever was in the yard.  But I manged to give him a really good once over and saw nothing that indicated he may have been hurt.  What I did HEAR was his stomach really gurgling--Obviously he's eaten something that hasn't agreed with him.  He's since gotten up a drank some water.  He declined his breakfast but I'm hoping that it's just a bad restaurant review and nothing serious. He wants to be outside laying in the grass, so if it makes him feel better, I'm just going to let him.

The week has been an extremely busy and hectic one with work and the county-wide food drive that I'm helping to organize. I'm really hoping that it ends peacefully with all in good health and spirits.
~CarrieAnne~

43 comments:

2browndawgs said...

Oh I hope Sam feels better soon and you get the peace that you are hoping for.

Country Gal said...

I do hope Sam will be ok and feels better fast ! As for you hope you get some peace and quiet to R&R !

Joanna said...

Get well soon, Sam!

xxx

Jill said...

Such a scary start to your day! Sending good thoughts for Sam. Poor boy.

www.jodistone.wordpress.com said...

OMD, my heart leapt in my chest. I do hope Sam feels better and fast. Here's hoping your week ends peacefully.

Nancy K. said...

DON'T DO THAT!!!

Scare the crap out of me, Kim...

What an unpleasant start to your day. Of course it could have been much worse so I'm glad that the morning ended(?) peacefully.

You're a SHIT...

;-)

Hugs to the crew!

Rubie and Poots (her Mum) said...

I also read this post with heart in mouth..... Hope Sam feels better real soon,

Rubies mum

thecrazysheeplady said...

Bad restaurant review. I like it :-). Hopefully that was all and everyone's okay.

Denise at Autumn Sky said...

I wish you peace....and I hope Sam feels better very soon. Hectic is not a good thing.

GOOSE said...

Oh Sam I hope you feel better real soon! I will keep paws crossed and day a prayer just for you.
Blessings,
Goose

tammy j said...

maybe chinese herbs too strong? hang on sam! they're for your good.
you shouldn't do this to my heart you know... could have had an attack!
you can always go into suspense writing as another career when you're bored with dentistry.
love,
tammy j
those precious faces. beautiful.

MAXMOM IN SOUTH AFRICA said...

I also read your post with my heart in my mouth. Your heart must also have been pumping wildly. I too hope that Sam feels better soon. Wow, what a scare.
Sending lotsaluv
MAXMOM IN SA

Heather said...

Poor boy! I hope Sam feels better soon!

KB said...

That sounds very scary... the part when you couldn't find him and then he couldn't get up. I'm glad that you think that it might be something benign like an upset tummy. We're thinking of you... and of sweet Sam.

Angus said...

Oh the wonderful things to be found and eaten in the long grass !

NCmountainwoman said...

I hope Same is better soon. That gurgling is always scary in Goldens and other large breeds.

Bassetmomma said...

I sure hope Sam is okay and it was just something he ate. I give my dogs two pepto tablets when they have that really gurgley stomach from something they ate and it usually works quite quickly. I hope everything settles around for a nice peaceful weekend for you! :-)

Ellen said...

Wow, that was scary for you. I know when my Sugar Plum has a tummy ache or just doesn't feel well for some reason, she loves to go out and just lie in the grass. Hope Sam feels better soon.

Diane Cayton-Hakey said...

Aaah, yes... the gurgly stomach sound. We generally just leave our dogs to get over it because being outdoors so much we never know what they are out there munching on. Hope Sam feels better quickly.

TexWisGirl said...

i hate it when the pups aren't feeling well. hope all will be okay.

bellaboo said...

Get better soon Sam,your Mum is really worried about you...and so are we. :0)

Scrappy Pink Corner said...

Oh boy, never a dull moment over a golden pine. I hope Sam is fine and nothing more than just maybe a stomach ache. Hope you have a peaceful weekend.
TFS. ANA

Hound Girl said...

I sure hope he feels better soon! We have always had a doggie door and one night at about 3am I was awoken from a dead sleep by horrid screams from the dogs outside, I ran outside with no contacts and shoes on to the back corner of the yard and later found out if was a racoon that Fred had treed, sigh.... scared me half to death.

Jill said...

I hope that Sam is feeling better. What a shock to find him in the yard like that! Hugs.

rottrover said...

Feel better, Sam. And good guarding, Todd!!

-Bart and Ruby

marejohn said...

Good job of scaring all of us Kim!!! I was so afraid it was fatal news! That being said, I am thankful he is still with you and hope the ailment passes..i HATE that tummy sound (and my doxie MOANS like crazy with it-and what can we do to help??)
Hoping your weekend comes quickly and that it is a quiet, restful and HEALTHY one!

Sheila and Bob said...

Kim,

I hope as of now nothing has changed and that Sam is feeling better. Those are the kind of mornings I hate. Give Sam a Hug from us.


Sheila & Bob

NanaNor's said...

Hi Kim, I'm hoping by now that Sam is feeling better, completely. How scary it must have been to hear Todd carrying on so much. So thankful no one was hurt. Hopefully, whatever critter was out there won't come back. I'll be in touch after our dust settles tomorrow-I'm so very excited!
Hugs, Noreen

scotsmad said...

Around here, it would have been a cat!

Hope Sam feels better soon.

XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

Sweet William The Scot said...

After all the ruckus being in the quiet grass alone probably felt good to Sam. Hope all goes well.
Sweet William he Scot

John Gray said...

thank you kim for your words
you KNOW what its like eh?

A Brit in Tennessee said...

Sending Sam get-well wishes !
I know that panic feeling after a section of my privacy fence once fell down, and six of my yorkies went missing for weeks...
Here's to a peaceful and realxing weekend.
~Jo

RiverBend Farm said...

First of all, Carrie Anne has the sweetest face..now, for Sam...I sure hope he's feeling better. I love your little tidbit about the bad restuarant review. Ha..

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Karine said...

Wow, that must have been really scare! I hope Sam is feeling better now ad that you have a quieter weekend!

A Quiet Corner said...

Sometimes Moon and Copper go crazy when they hear something walking through the surrounding woods even though I see nothing. Their senses are amazing! Praying that Sam simply has indigestion...:)JP

LindaG said...

Hope Sam will be okay. I'm worried about the whole affair.

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Oh my gosh! I wonder caused all the ruckus!
Poor Sams tummy ache- well, I hope its better and that he is ready for something to eat.
I know you ready for a calm weekend for sure after all that hecticness!
love
tweedles

MySpecialDoggies said...

Paws crossed that Sam will be feeling better

Nadine & golden Neeli

KT and Easton said...

When they go off by themselves, it is always an effort to heal whatever is bothering them. For Sammy, we hope it's just a tummy ache.

Thinking of GP on this hot, sunny Friday.

KT and Rooooooooooooos from Easton

Kari in Vegas said...

oh no sam feel better!

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