Sunday, May 8, 2016

On the Flipside

'With hey, ho, the wind and the rain,' wrote Shakespeare in a what I think was a cherry mood. But I have to admit that I have not been all that cheerful because of rain for more than a week. 
The rain and the lack of sun really zapped my energy and affected my mood. 
On the flipside, Todd didn't mind the rain at all.
Adding to the dark cloud overhead, we had water leak in around the outside door to our basement.  We hardly ever go into our basement, and I was so thankful that I'd thought to check downstairs before any real damage occurred.  On the flipside, I've no doubt the dogs would have come down to help us with the clean-up if we'd let them.
Saturday morning I was off to the vet with Dusty.  The tumor on his leg has some redness to it, and feels warm to the touch. I felt that he should be put onto an antibiotic to help hold off any infection.  Mobile vet doesn't see the dogs from the rescue, and with our second choice vet not working, we saw new-vet contestant #3.  I'll spare you all the details, and just say that my preference will be to not see new-vet contestant #3 again.
On the flipside on the drive home the sun came out.
~Cissy enjoying a sunny afternoon~
My inner-solar batteries are recharging and I'm feeling better!
On the flipside, for 94 days, Jake has never stopped feeling better!


  1. We have a lot of rain here today and more for the week. It can really dampen the spirits. We hope Dusty will respond well to the antibiotics, and go Jake, go!!!

    Happy Mother's Day!

    Woos - Ciara and Lightning

  2. Jake! My mom loves you!!


  3. Let the usual vet return, and all be well and happy at your place. Though... they do all look so happy, even with a very wet undercarriage!!!

  4. What a bunch of adorable pictures. Samson and Faith (and me too) say Happy Mother's Day to the best doggie mom in the whole wide world!

  5. Poor Dusty. Sounds like you have the normal "if it's not one thing, it's two" weeks. We hardly get used to sunshine and it clouds over again. Hoping for better days ahead!

  6. Hey Ho! There's always a bright side - if only there was a little more sunshine so you could see it more easily, aye? "Him with the low undercarriage"certainly enjoyed the rain, didn't he!! :-)) Hope the antibiotics do the trick quickly.

  7. I hope you get more and more sun to lift all of your spirits! That is just awful about the leaks!
    Enough rain! Come on sunshine!
    So glad Jake is doing so good! And that silly Todd,,,! He really is silly!

  8. Solar? You have solar here. There's some precipitation, but not bad. The rotten news is that there are no golden pine trees.

  9. Lovely pictures of such contented dogs. Good to see Jake looking so happy - what a difference your TLC has made to him, Kim.

  10. It's amazing what a bit of sunshine can do to your mood
    Oh but Todd, so wet, soooo muddy!!!!! I see you don't worry about getting your paws wet like this Princess does
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  11. Hello, I was so happy to see the sun come out. Todd looks so cute all wet. Very happy for Jake and I hope Dusty recovers with the help of the medicine. Happy Monday, enjoy your new week!

  12. OH!!! GO BIG JAKE! such great news!
    and i'm glad you "spared the details" on vet #3.
    it would have raised my blood pressure.
    why do they even go into the field if they have such an attitude.
    the pictures here are priceless. as they always are!
    i can smell todd's wonderful wet scent from here!
    LOLOL! i love 'eau de wet dog.' always have!

  13. We are all tired of the rain on the east coast, but today I woke up to the sun shining through the window. They say there will be more rain this week but I refuse to think about it and will make hay while the sun shines.

  14. So glad to hear that Jake is doing well. I love that first photo. "Boy, I'm glad I'm not out in that!".
    Glad to hear you are doing better, too. Have a blessed week, Kim.

  15. WE are so happy that Jake is doing well - Oh my Todd is just a tad muddy BOL! We are having very strong winds today - ugh
    Mr Bailey Hazel & Mabel

  16. Wonderful picture! Glad to hear that your pup is doing well!

  17. Love the picture of Todd looking out the window and the one where he is wet. Happy belated Mother's Day to y'all's mom.

    Aroo to you,

  18. We have not had all that rain. It can really get you down....except for Todd, of course.

  19. That line is from a song sung by Feste, the Fool in Twelfth Night. It actually depicts the weather in the UK very well, but it's so everyday, that you may as well get on with it! x

  20. We had rain yesterday....all was enough for us!

  21. Morning Kim, raining here today but much needed.... Always enjoy the pictures of your furry kids.Hugs Francine.

  22. sorry you had another bad vet experience. still wish i had a good mobile vet. *sigh* just glad i have one for the horses, i suppose. muddy todd makes me laugh.

  23. Good news mixed with meh... that's the way of life, isn't it, my friend. So good to see pictures of the dogs again. I've missed them.... and you!

    I sympathize with the vet issue. Once our standard vet retired many years ago, it was never the same. We shuffle from one to the other, never happy with any of them. Bleh!!

    Happy Spring~ Andrea

  24. Happy to hear about Jake! Love the photo!!!
    We could sure use some of that rain here! Not much snow and an early dry Spring.

  25. Happy to hear Jake feels so good

  26. Glad you discovered the leak!
    Water came in my basement too and made it's way up to the cat boxes.
    Ugh! The worst mess ever.
    Everything has been moved and fans on full blast.

    Sorry to hear about Vet #3.
    Seems like every place has one of those.
    Glad to read about Jake and
    that photo of Todd - Priceless! LOL!

  27. Seeing the change in Jake is so wonderful. You should feel very proud about how you've helped the boy.

  28. Thanks for the share, such cute pups! Love the pictures.


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