Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Annie's Second Milestone


For the second time this year, we reached a milestone with Annie.  The first one was her 15th (!!!) birthday in January, and the second was that as of yesterday, Annie has been with us for two years now.  Reaching these two anniversaries hasn't been easy for Annie because of her health.  As you know, she was diagnosed shortly after she came to us with liver and kidney damage from un-monitored long term use of a medication (rimadyl).  But despite being in renal failure, the test results from a vet-visit this past Saturday indicate that for now, there are a few slight changes, but everything appears stable.
~Annie and CarrieAnne~
Over the past couple of months, (understandably) Annie has really slowed down.  She has good days and some not so good days.  And there are days where Annie will eat both meals eagerly, then have days like today when finding something to tempt her to get her to eat is a challenge.  Annie is also having some weakness in her back legs, and I sometimes have to help her stand-up and steady her on her feet. But, it's all okay because she seems happy and so we just take each day as it comes and let Annie set the pace as I have set a goal for a third milestone.  

37 comments:

  1. beautiful old white-faced girl. bless her!

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  2. A beautiful girl, who has thrived and come so far from 2 years ago, with all your TLC, and the rest of the pack to give her the company and support together. Super last close-up. Roll on, another year together. Cheers, Jean.

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  3. Hi Kim
    We celebrate Annies milestones with you!
    You are right to just take one day at a time. That's really best for all of us.
    We help each other get up sometimes-- don't we?
    Just like you helping Annie get up.
    She is beautiful in more ways than one,, and all the love that you have given her- has helped her to enjoy life and love. And I know you feel her love in return.
    love
    tweedles

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  4. I know this one first hand. I wish I could live to be 15 but we Scotties don't go much past 12 and I'll be 12 soon. Just because I can't hear you is no reason to yell at me.

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  5. Annie looks to be in fine shape, thanks to your love and skilled care. Oh how I love old dog faces!

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  6. As long as she's happy. Bless you both!

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  7. What a gorgeous girl she is. Congrats on another milestone and hugs for her.

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  8. Sweet Girl! And her eyes are so clear!

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  9. Fifteen years. Just keep on keepin' on Annie. Now that the weather is improving, you can just enjoy yourself.

    XXXOOO Bella & Roxy

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  10. Sounds like Annie is doing great, keep it up sweet Annie! Love your puppydogs! Have a happy day!

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  11. What a sweet girl. Hugs to you Annie.

    Woofs,
    Nadine & goldens Neeli & birthday doggie Elle

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  12. 15 + 2 ! That's some cause for merriment .

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  13. Oh Annie you are so beautiful and so fortunate to have such wonderful people caring for you. You remind me of our Emma who came us when she was 5 and we had to let her go when she was 12. We think her first owner overdid the treats and even though we got her down to a good weight I feel the damage was done. She, like Annie, was so beautiful.
    I hope you reach the third milestone for Annie that you are aiming for. Good fortune. xx

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  14. Looking good Annie ! Just put your paws up and relax in the sunshine lol ! Lovely photos ! Have a good weekend !

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  15. she looks so well & happy,may she have more milestones in the future...phyllis

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  16. So glad to hear that Annie has reached a second milestone. I am hoping to read her 3rd milestone. Ana

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  17. God Bless sweet Annie and you for loving her, Hugs Francine.

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  18. Happy Gotcha Day Annie! You are a sweet old girl.

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  19. Sweet Annie.....love is good for her...and you give her that !!...our IIris is olso almost 15....so weet to see her so....love old dogs.....love Ria...x !

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  20. She is such a beauty with that white face and sweet eyes. We hope she has a few more birthdays!

    Cheers,
    Jo and Stella

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  21. Morgan sends her best to Annie. Morgan is 14 1/2 and her back legs are weak. Sometimes they just fold up for no reason and she falls over, but she scrambles back up. She doesn't want help even though I try. At dinner she eats well but in the morning she only eats part of her breakfast. Then mid morning, she comes and tells us that she's ready for brunch. She finishes her breakfast and demands a treat. She's a tough old girl.

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  22. Beautiful Annie! Hugs and happy vernal days for her!

    Satu and Mickey

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  23. Sweet Annie, your love and care is seeing her through all of these milestones. Wishing her many more.

    xx

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  24. *hugs* :-) Good to hear, Kim. ♥

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  25. Annie has such a sweet face; such a sweet look. So innocent.

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  26. How wonderful that you have already had two years with this fine old girl. And what a lucky old girl she is to have found such a wonderful loving home.

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  27. Go Annie!

    Monty and Harlow

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  28. that face dear heart . . .
    that exquisitely heart warming face.
    you're giving her the gift of your patience . . .
    and of life itself continuing however best she can.
    i love you for it. xo

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  29. Congratulations on two wonderful years together, I wish you more. She is adorable, please give her a big hug from us!

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  30. All of our days should be lived as days of grace, because no matter our age and health, that is what each is. The nice thing for Annie and all of your loves, they have quality days because of you and Carl.
    Sweet girl Annie. I love those sugar faces!

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  31. She is beautiful and such an expressive face. I hope she lives forever!

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  32. Yay for Miss Annie - she's so lucky to be with you. She's such a pretty girl. I think she's earned the right to have slow-paced days whenever she wants (and I know you agree!). Congrats sweet Annie and to you.

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