Sunday, September 20, 2020

We're On the Mend!

Two weeks. I can't believe that its been two weeks. There is really a lot going on behind the scenes. I'm not sure where to begin other than telling you that I've not been feeling well, and have even missed work - But not before I spent an entire day in the emergency room, something I hope I don't have to do again anytime soon. The good news is, is that I am feeling much better, and I am planning on returning to work on Monday. For those who might be wondering, yes, I did have a COVID 19 test, and the result was  negative...…whew....

Three dogs are also not feeling well. At the moment, Charlie, Leo, and the lovely Sophia each have respiratory infections. Yesterday they were started on an antibiotic, and I'm hopeful that they'll each feel better very soon. This morning Leo ate all of his breakfast, which I was happy about because he'd not done that since Friday. 
~Leo feeling better!~

I just mentioned that the dogs have a respiratory infection. Dogs typically get them from one another, and I could only conclude that it came from Lenny, who arrived just about 2 weeks ago. He started coughing shortly after he came to us, and he was diagnosed with kennel cough. He was already on an antibiotic, so a cough medication was added, and Lenny was good as new!  I'll add that with all that he was being fed, 3 times a day, he gained 4 pounds, the sores on his feet were healing so well, and he was already starting to look healthier! 

Lenny left us this past Thursday to have surgery to remove the "3 foreign objects" and to be neutered. The surgery went well, and he is still recovering at the vet. The picture below is one of the "objects" that was removed.  

Where Lenny will go to finish his recovery has not yet been decided because a new foster home has not yet been found for him. I will confess to secretly hoping that we'll be asked to take him back. But until our dogs are all healthy, we can't be, and won't be. 

So, send those healing vibes!


  1. Wow! You sure have been through a lot with your scare and the pups not doing well. We will keep our paws crossed that everyone recovers soon.

  2. Ohhhh (((((((Kim)))))))!! If I only lived next-door... *sigh* You have my prayers, dear heart, and so do the rest of your tribe. Lovingly, Andrea xoxo

  3. Wow, too much for one all at the same time. We are happy you did NOT hav Covid-19 and that you are feeling better. That kennel cough can travel quickly. HOpefully all the pups are going to be just fine. Take care.

    Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

  4. These poor dogs. We read this and know things will work out for Lenny, but I can't help wondering what he may be thinking. Something along the lines of: Oh, they had such good food at that place with the nice lady, and I got so many meals! And now what?

  5. Oh, and of course I'm so glad you are feeling better. It must be scary to get sick these days, and a visit to ER is no fun even in the best of times.

  6. So glad your Covid-19 test was negative. Hope you and all three of the dogs are much better soon. Lenny already look so much better. I'll sure be hoping everyone gets well and Lenny can come home to you. How do you do it all? Thank you. You are amazing!

  7. There is no place better for Len than Golden Pines.

  8. So glad you are feeling better and that you were negative. Bet that was a scary thought being at the ER.

    Lots of love and prayers for the gang. Hope everyone feels better soon.

    24 Paws crossed.

  9. Praying for you because without you those dogs are all going to be hurting.

  10. Hello,
    Sending healing prayers and well wishes for all. I am glad you did not test positive for Covid. Take care and stay safe. Enjoy your day, have a happy new week!

  11. Oh Darling Girl.
    what is there to say? you amaze us all.
    you're like the little energizer bunny who finally was stopped.
    I'm glad you're better. but take your time and allow your body to really heal.
    and poor Lenny! OMG. the things in his system. good grief!
    I hope he too can heal now. and if he HAS to go to some other's home... that theirs is only half as wonderful as yours would be! we love you. take care of you. XO

  12. I hope your household is on the mend soon. That had to be a relief that the Covid test came back negative. It has to be so scary waiting for the results.

  13. We hope poor old Lenny will soon be all better! And the rest of your household will too. My ghostwriter has been face to face with that horrid covid thing for six months and even gets hazard pay for it. She gets tested every week and has yet to get a positive result. Hopefully this whole mess will go away once and for all! Sending lots of POTP to you and the pups.

  14. Thankful it wasn’t Covid and that you are on the mend.
    I can’t imagine how you endure even one day.
    (Wrote a nice comment, forgot to copy, and grrrrrrrr, lost it!)
    (What were those things embedded in Len?)

  15. Glad to hear you are feeling better, I do hope Lenny is able to stay with you. We adopted a new pup two weeks ago and he came down with and spread kennel cough to our senior dogs. Sigh, so we're all hacking away in solidarity with you. Nancy

  16. Poor you. What a horrible thing to have happen. Good news that its not C19 but an awful thing to go through. Emergency rooms are 'special' places. Wishes for a rapid and complete and speedy return to good health from everyone here at The Rickety Old Farmhouse.


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