Friday, January 11, 2019

HaPpY (belated) New Year!!

I am sorry to say I have been sick.....again...... I couldn't breathe and I was coughing and coughing and coughing and .... Well, you get the idea. Even with the maximum over-the-counter-strength medications redeployed from being sick the week before, I knew I needed to step it up and go to the doctor. So that's what I did.  And I (unfortunately) tested positive for the flu.
I am not sick all that often, so I will admit that I make a terrible sick person. The dogs seemed to know I wasn't feeling well, and one day when I was home alone, they let me sleep in until about 10 o'clock. I am finally back on my feet, and I'm pretty confident I've finally got this flu bug behind me. 

Despite my not being 100%, our newest arrival Ginger is all settled in. Aside from chasing the cat on occasion, she's easy going, happy and getting along well with everyone. All the dogs like her, and we of course, like her too. And we aren't the only ones. When Ginger came into the rescue, she met a family that happened to be at the vets office (with their cats) when she arrived. This family taken by her story applied to adopt her. I was asked to let them see Ginger and spend some time with her.
They had a 3 year old dog that was unneutered, and pretty energetic. He wouldn't leave Ginger alone. With that, and my just not getting a good vibe from the family, I felt strongly that they weren't a match for Ginger. The rescue supported my opinion, and they let them know. And then this week I had a reminder to follow those feelings when it was discovered that Ginger is NOT spayed....That's all I'll say about that and what a disaster it would have been to place her with that family and their unneutered dog.

Aside from that and snow expected this weekend, it has been pretty quiet as we're nearly halfway into January.


Happy belated New Year from us!
~Alf~

22 comments:

  1. So glad that you're feeling better. Don't get re-exposed again. Being sick is not fun.

    A late Happy New Year to all of you from all of us.

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  2. You avoided the pitter-patter of little puppy paws.

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  3. We're glad to hear you are feeling better. It sounds like you definitely made the right call for Ginger.

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  4. The Shutdown and the flu. DMV is a very quiet place at the moment ! Stay well.

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  5. Ginger is a cutie and I'm hoping she gets time to rest with your loving tribe before she finds that happy home she surely deserves. Get well!

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  6. Ginger is so happy right now, her family will come along in time. Keep well, let those bugs freeze when the colder days and snow arrives.

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  7. Glad you're on the mend. If there is a family out there for Ginger, they'll come. If not, she's in the perfect place.

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  8. Intuitiveness, thy name is woman. We get that feeling, and we know.

    They are saying that the flu bug is spreading. I m glad that you are feeling better and I am hoping that the vaccine will protect me again this year.

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  9. I'd trust your judgment any and every day of the week, dear heart!! So glad the rescue feels the same way. I'm also glad to know the flu is more behind you than ahead of you. I had it last year and I'm tell you... it's the first time that I can remember that I was fearful for my life & where that flu might lead me. Stay healthy, dear lady, and happy new year to you & yours as well. Love, Andrea xoxo

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  10. Sorry to hear you were sick with the flu. NOT fun! Hope you feel better now and stay well.
    We had a doggie named Miss Ginger. She was the queen of the house! I hope your Ginger finds a good home.

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  11. So sorry you were so sick. We hope the flu is gone for good. That is no fun at all.

    Glad you followed your instinct on the decision for Ginger. She will be safe and happy with you for now.

    Stay well.

    Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

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  12. So glad you are feeling better. One of the joys of older dogs is that they are very understanding when you aren't feeling well.

    Ditto the OP Pack: Good instincts with Ginger. Hope she is doing OK. Thanks for stopping by.

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  13. I'm so sorry you were sick and am glad you're better now. Please take care! Ginger and the other pups are blessed to have you.

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  14. Good to hear you are feeling better.
    hugs
    Hazel & Mabel

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  15. Hope you are feeling better soon. The Man has had a very similar virus (I had a much lighter version over Christmas). I am confident the right people will appear for sweet Ginger. Happy New Year!

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  16. The picture of Alf has definitely made my morning happier!
    Stephanie Jo in Northern California

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  17. I am so glad that you are back on your feet. It sounds horrible - and *no one* makes a good sick person!

    Oh no, on the Ginger front. Her family never spayed her?!? WTH were they thinking? I'm so glad that she's with you. I feel sure that you'll get her on track... she sounds like a real sweetie, settling in so well with your current family.

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  18. Happy New Year - hope you continue to feel better! Glad that you are active in the adoption process and can weed out one's that just don't "fit".

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  19. I do hope you continue to avoid more flu, cold, crud!
    And little puppies underfoot might be fun but tons of work.
    Ginger getting spayed??

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  20. You have excellent instincts when your dogs are involved. We're sure your pack took good care of you while you were sick.

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  21. Hello, sorry your were so sick, I am glad you have recovered. I think it is time for Ginger to be spayed, thankfully she did not go with that family. Wishing you and all the furbabies a happy, healthy New Year.

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