Sunday, March 10, 2019

The Sounds of Spring with Bailey

Its been another not-so-bad week in our corner of Virginia. We had another wintry blast of cold this week. And, I stayed home from work one day because I wasn't feeling well.
~Alf~
All the tests have been returned for Joy. The results confirm that she does have lymphoma. The good news is that at the moment Joy is not symptomatic. This makes me hopeful that we will have more time with her. So, now that we have that diagnosis, we can now move forward with our plan for Joy's care. This will include herbs from Australia for her specifically for lymphoma that are now on their way to us.
~Joy~
On another day, Bailey began coughing, but it didn't keep her from getting her rest. Making sure Bailey getting up and walking around is key in keeping her airways open. So, I decided to take her with me on a little morning trip.
The first stop was at a friends home to drop something off.  Bailey met their puppy, a Flat Coated Retriever named Keeper. I didn't get any photos of their meeting one another - This was partly because my friend and I weren't quite sure of what Bailey would do. We all know that not all dogs, even including a couple at our house aren't crazy about the antics of a puppy. However Bailey is not one of them. She loved him and wanted to stay and play with Keeper.
Our next stop was Tractor Supply. It's one of the few stores nearby where dogs are allowed, so I took Bailey inside. When the door opened, I heard something that sounded like spring to me. It was the sound of baby chicks.  And they had plenty for sale!
Bailey watched intently as the chicks were taken out of the box. 
 And they had plenty of ducks too.
Bailey really enjoyed all the new smells, and meeting a few new faces too.
Our little outing did the trick for Bailey. Aside from being worn out by the time we got home, she didn't cough once the rest of the day and we've both had a good weekend.
Despite our time change, our lights going out overnight for about five hours, we're ready for the week ahead. And spring too!
~Todd on a recent snow-day, waiting for spring~

23 comments:

  1. Sounds peaceful, even with the snow and a few health problems....

    We think Todd is using ESP to get something, anything to appear so he can chase it....or at least bark.

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  2. I would have wanted to rescue the baby chicks and ducklings.

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  3. Todd, look at that thick winter coat.And all good news for the others, especially Bailey having a trip out and about. Joy will get all the love she needs. Chicks, I remember a shop window full of fluffy yellow ones for an Easter display when I was about 11 or so. Heat lights above the box that filled the window. This was in what was called the " Cash and Carry " store.Everything was weighed and put into paper bags. Those were wonderful days, and those chicks warm my heart with the memory.

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  4. That sounds like a wonderful day for sweet Bailey.

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  5. Hello, I am happy to read good news. I am glad Bailey had a nice day out. Hubby and I saw the chick at our local tractor supply store too. They are cute. Hugs to all your furbabies. Maybe our weather will be warmer now. Happy Monday, have a great day and new week ahead!v

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  6. Despite your day home from work due to not feeling well and Joy's diagnosis it sounds like your week went pretty well. I hope it continues this week too.

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  7. I'm sorry about Joy's diagnosis but I feel hopeful that she'll have a good long time with you. I'm glad that your outing helped Bailey so much! I hope that your week goes wonderfully!

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  8. I remember the patients I'd care for, in the hospital, with pneumonia. They'd hate to "see me coming" because I'd always make them move when they didn't want to. *lol* But movement plays such a vital role in keeping lungs clear. I'm so happy Bailey cooperated with you and moved her sweet bootie. :-) And Joy.... darling Joy. :-( Spending the rest of our lives "living" instead of "dying", after a terminal diagnosis, is the ticket, isn't it. I know you will help Joy do that.... as no one else can. Love, Andrea xoxo

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  9. We're glad Bailey had a good time and is feeling a little better. Our local Country Max is getting ready for chicks and ducklings too.

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  10. It sounds like the outing was exactly what Bailey needed. You reminded me of my sweet Monty. Monty didn't like other dogs or people either. But he loved puppies and would spend hours gently playing with them. I miss that boy.

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  11. So what company do you order herbs from in Australia? I am always writing down things so if the need ever arises in one of my dogs that I have resources. Thanks.

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  12. WE hope that Joy will have some good time left and nice that Bailey's outing did her some good. We are beginning to see that spring might be in the near future here
    hugs
    Hazel & Mabel

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  13. What a treat for Bailey to have such a great outing. All sorts of new things to see and smell.

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  14. I'm so happy about Bailey's outing, and best wishes for Joy. Again, thank you so much for what you do.

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  15. We hope the meds from Down Under help keep Joy happy. And good for Bailey getting out and about. That Keeper is adorable - guess his name came from the fact that he is a keeper:)

    Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

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  16. What a wonderful outing for her.

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  17. such a heartwarming post in every way! baby ducks and a puppy!
    I'm so happy that Bailey enjoyed her special day with you. like any big family I think that must always be important. to have Mom all to yourself! :D and dearest Joy... you've already started making her life better. bless you! sending you love. xo

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  18. Thank you for sharing your trip with us. Hoping your tribe stays well and spring comes soon for you.

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  19. Let’s just skip spring and go right to summer.

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  20. Sounds like encouraging news on Joy and Bailey and soon the snow will be gone !

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  21. Going to the Tractor Supply store sounds like fun! Baby chick and duckies will make everyone feel good! Good no more coughing for Bailey! A million magic healing bubbles for Joy!!
    We want spring too! Robins are here!
    love
    tweedles

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  22. I'm glad your fun day helped Bailey! Sorry to hear about Joy, but glad she is doing well and symptom free!

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