Saturday, December 17, 2016

Ready or Not!

Here it is December 17th, and I am so far behind - Faster than Todd, Christmas is coming, ready or not.  And I am really not ready.
I keep having to remind myself  to not stress over how much needs to get done.  But it's hard not to be that way.  This past week has been an unusually busy one, and it's not all because of Christmas.
Our little foster kitty, Lucille had her final surgery this past week to remove the pins in her leg.  Two final weeks of confinement for her. When her staples are removed, she'll be allowed to be a cat again.
Off to the vet on another day with Bo.  He's not been feeling well.  At least I think that he hasn't. He is so hard to read.  But he has no energy and is sleeping through practically everything. Blood tests show nothing to be concerned about, so a few other tests may be on the agenda for him.
Finally there's Jake.  We are at 318 days since he left the shelter.  Today he's struggling to stay standing and walk, and I'm not sure why.  I've added another pain medication in hopes that the soreness that he has in his front leg will ease and he'll be fine.  If not, a vet trip will be on the agenda for him too.
I did get the approval this week from the rescue for Max's second knee surgery.  I'll schedule that on Monday with the date of after the holidays in mind. The lovely Eevah is scheduled for her spay surgery at the start of the year, so she and Max can recover together.  I did hear from Retired Lady this past week asking how she was doing.  Retired Lady has heard nothing whatsoever from the kennel where she got her, and she has not followed through with the complaints that she was going to file against them.  I still feel the need to be cautious.
But I'm also feeling a bit of a relief that maybe "E's" past is behind her, as we look ahead to Christmas.

24 comments:

  1. Sorry about Jake having problems. Sounds like some more recuperation time for some members of the Wiff household. I hope it's no biggie with Bo.
    Yes! 'Tis the season, Todd looks like he's ready for some snow!

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  2. All those surgeries scheduled and right before Christmas, you will indeed be a busy lady :)
    Your home always looks welcoming, and the perfect haven for the animals, they seem to be so content and happy at the 'Pines'.
    Wishing you both a Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year dear sweet ones.
    Hugs,
    ~Jo

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  3. Your wonderful four legged friends sure keep you busy. I hope you all have a Merry Christmas and a healthy New Year.

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  4. You sure have a lot on your plate just before Christmas. I hope you can have a happy holiday despite all the work with all the animals.

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  5. You take such lovely pictures of the dogs. I'm wishing you and the animals a peaceful, happy and healthy Christmas!

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  6. Oh Todd! You are Christmas cheer personified!!

    -Otto and Osa

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  7. With all the good that you do for your furries, we think you have earned a respite from some of those Christmas have-to-dos. We have our paws crossed for everyone's health issue to be resolved, especially Bo and Jake. Mom always says she wishes we could talk to her so she would know when something is wrong and what is bothering us.

    If we don't visit again before the holiday, Happy Holidays to you and all your family, human and furry.

    Woos - Lightning and Misty

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  8. You have so much going on, I worry about YOU!
    Please take of yourself too.
    I hope the meds help Jake and ease the soreness so that he's able to get up and around.
    Maybe the weather is getting to Bo?
    My Christmas wish is that those in your care will soon be feeling better and that you will get some rest!
    XOXOXO

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  9. Dear Kim.. I just read the last few posts of all that is going on at Golden Pines,, I dont know how you keep putting one foot in front of the other at times!
    I do hope everyones health issues get okay, We send you a million magic bubbles,, and we hope they bring you some magic. and some peace. Yes,,,Christmas is coming - ready or not
    love
    tweedles

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  10. So sad to hear that some of your little ones are not feeling too good just now. Hope that they all recover very soon. You are so kind to care for them all as you do. Take care of yourself too and hope you can get some rest at Christmas - nose licks and love from Moth xx

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  11. Hello, I am sending get well wishes and hugs for all the furbabies. I hope they all recover and feel better soon. I wish you and all your furbabies a blessed and Merry Christmas.

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  12. Not many quiet moments at Golden Pines . . .
    Wishing all goodness for you and the furry ones . .
    And some relaxing, quiet moments for you Kim . . .
    Thank you for filling my heart with joy, and the sadness too . . .
    this past year. I am happy to have found you, follow you and to meet your "treasures." Merry Christmas Kim . . .

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  13. Hoping things get better for Jake. You certainly never have a minute that there isn't one thing better and one thing worse. My Christmas wish for you and yours is that all will be better in the new year.

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  14. cindi said it all for me.
    take care of YOU too.
    each picture was beautiful.
    leaving in a few minutes with the marine to visit his son and family in Georgia. it's 8 below zero wind chill here with a fine covering of ice. and there it will be like spring.
    love and huge snoopy hug to my kim. XO♥

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  15. Todd is smart enough to help with the others. Get with the program, Todd.

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  16. Wishing you, Carol and all the furry ones all the very best for Christmas, and the New Year. May all the fur babies' problems be speedily resolved.

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  17. Good luck to one and all and especially to Max as he faces round two !

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  18. Lovely pictures as always. I’m wishing all the very best for all, with special concern for dear Bo and Jake. My heart goes out to each one mentioned, including you. May you have a Merry Christmas and many blessings ahead.

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  19. Seems like everything just piles up like snow sometimes. Just take a deep breath and try to deal with one thing at a time.

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  20. I read this post to Rob. He used to complain about our vet visits but now he sees that we're not alone.

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  21. Don't kick yourself for being behind. You have your hands full and are focusing on the important stuff.
    Seems the dogs are fascinated with your gorgeous Christmas Wreath!
    Wishing you and your gang Health and Happiness now and in the New Years!

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  22. I feel the same way as you. Ready or not, here it comes!

    I cannot imagine how you take such great care of so many animals! My hands are full with just two. They are all so lucky to have you!!!!

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  23. I love everyone of the photos with the "furrys" and the wreaths!
    love
    tweedles

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