Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Nothing and Something

The first of two days off this week and I was up early and on the road to the dermatologist with Buddy.
~Buddy, my co-pilot~
He had a recheck of a pretty ugly ear infection that's only marginally better. A culture was done and maybe new medications for him when the results are returned next week. The good news continues to be that the Apoquel that Buddy is taking for his allergies is still working really well for him. We both couldn't be happier!
Afterwards there was time to stop at one of the local farmers markets.
I prefer the no frills markets.
I think they let the fruit and vegetables speak for themselves.
Back at home for a mid-day walk and lunch.
~Sunny, unaware I've taken his photo~ 
I did pretty much nothing the rest of the day, 
 Todd on the other hand, of course, always finds something!   


  1. Of course Todd finds something. If a Scottie can't find mischief, he creates it.

  2. Glad to see that Buddy's allergies are clearing up well. I sure hope his new medicine for his ear infection works well. Is he really itchy and does he need a special diet? I am just curious. I know he must be feeling better from when he first came to you. It looks as though he enjoyed his one on one with you.
    Those veggie look wonderful!
    Gus' Mom

    1. Hello! First of all, THANK YOU for your kind words on my last post about Sunny. As you know, I have no regrets. Keeping him was the right thing to do.

      As for Buddy, yes, he is on a special diet that is a commercial kibble that is limited ingredients, fish with peas as the binder instead of potatoes as many are. He was really, really itchy all over when he first came to us with swollen watery eyes from rubbing his face and he had to wear an e-collar because he would pull out his hair, and always was chewing on himself. His first foster home had him on 15 (yes fifteen!!!!!) benedryl a day and about 4 other medications. YIKES!! Then of course there were the baths 3-4 times a week. Now he's down to 2-3 pills a day, one being apoquel which is one daily. Quite a change, and he of course is much happier -- He's a pretty silly dog!!

      The veggies were great -- My favorite are the fresh tomatoes, one I bought, I ate like an apple -- Delicious! :-)

      Hope you're having a good week! Thanks as always for your kind, supportive comments, and cyber-friendship!

    2. I so enjoy your blog and love keeping up up with all of your babies. I am amazed and humbled at your ability to take such good care of your loves!
      Thanks for the information concerning Buddy. Wow 15 Benadryl! How great that he is doing so well with less medicine.I laughed at your story about cleaning his mouth, when come to find out, his hair was growing in on his muzzle. Hysterical!
      So glad, Sunny is doing well(:
      Gus' Mom

  3. I'm so glad you had some down time. That's so important to our mental health.

  4. Oh yum! Nothing like freshly picked produce! We're just getting the local Navel Oranges at the moment.

  5. Good morning, Kim. I am happy the medicine is working for Buddy and his ears! I love your pretty Goldens and cute Todd. The Veggies and watermelon look great. So glad you had some down time, it is necessary! Enjoy your Thursday!

  6. That market looks amazing, just the sort of place I luffs!
    Glad to hear the meds are working, paws crossed the ear thingy can be sorted soon as well.
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  7. I have a feeling that someone will pick up that ball and play with Todd.

    I agree with you. I like my my veggies right off the truck.

  8. Buddy seems to like riding shotgun. Such a sweet face. Nice to see Sheba acting so frisky, she is a pretty girl. Todd likes to pose, huh? (And obviously Sunny doesn't)
    Love the veggie market!

  9. just look at buddy's face.
    that's the thing about dogs ... and goldens in particular...
    even when they're miserable. or hurting. they still manage that smile.
    or a wag.
    on our news last night was a horrific case of animal abuse. the reporter was in the shelter where the poor darling had been taken and was being treated. someone had taken some of his skin off one side in a large area.
    with a knife???? or burned??? who knows.
    he had to be in excruciating pain.
    he looked up into the camera and WAGGED HIS TAIL.
    faintly. and weakly. but the wag was there. just incredible.
    ohmygod. they teach us more about humanity than any human ever could.
    no matter how exalted the human is. WELL.
    except for the lady who owns this blog. now SHE is pretty right up there exalted in my book!!! :)

  10. Thank you for such a nice comment about Stellie's movie to her love Stan, we are hoping his mom will treasure it as he gets older. Wow those veg. stands looked so good, my mom loves tomato's. We hope Buddy gets to feeling better real soon.
    stella rose

  11. So hard to find markets like that here. Really strange.
    God bless! ♥

  12. Glad things were okay with Buddy, here's hoping some new meds will do the trick for him.

    Love the farmers market set up, no wonder you stop there.

  13. I have yet to get to the farmer's market this year and the season is practically over. Good news for Buddy, I'm glad the meds are working, it's so hard when they don't feel well.

  14. sweet buddy. hope his ears get better!

  15. Evening Kim, hoping his ears feel better for real soon. Oh love visiting the farmers market, yummy goodness.....miss your visits, hugs Francine.

  16. Hope you find something for the ear infection soon! We are learning about this and Zaphod seems to be very prone to them.

  17. Paws crossed for Buddy that his ear infection gets better.

    Those watermelons - wow - I'd love to bring a few home now.

  18. I'm with you on the farmer's market. Don't care for entertainment and demonstrations. Just give me a bag and show me the fresh veggies.

  19. Thats a wonderful veggie stand for sure!

    Were so hoping that Buddys itchies get better.

  20. Great news. Soda in the vets waiting room ? Is that the innovation part of the mission statement ?

  21. Buddy looks happy in spite of all his itches, just hope he's soon better. Good to know Todd's up to his usual antics, while Charlie is busy with overseeing those kittens. We wonder how Georgie is too, maybe he's a little less grumpy these days?

  22. Hi Kim, So many pups have allergies this time of year, I'm glad they found something to help him. It is good to see Todd and Charlie. Hope you had a great week.
    Hugs, Noreen

  23. Glad to hear Buddy is feeling better. I hope you will eventually be able to clear up his ears too.

  24. I am glad to hear things are working for Buddy and he is feeling better always a trial and error when it comes to pets as they cant tell us what it is . Also glad you had some down time and some farm fresh goodies . Lovely photos thanks for sharing , Have a good weekend !

  25. Glad Buddy is doing well! Nothing better that some time spent at the market and getting some great fresh produce!

  26. Hi Y'all!

    Summer is waning. So wonderful to enjoy farm markets. The foods and fruits get the most plentiful and taste best just as summer ends.

    Y'all come on by,
    Hawk aka BrownDog


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