Sunday, September 17, 2023

The Three Fosters

Two vet visits were on the schedule this past week. 

The first one was for Iva for a thyroid recheck. I'll admit to being a bit nervous about this because this appointment would also involve her being weighed. I was feeling pretty guilty because I had kind of fallen off the weight-loss wagon with Iva this summer and now it was time to face the scale.  The news wasn't too bad, Iva has lost 2 pounds over the summer. And now I've gotten a renewed focus and determination to get her back on her journey to lose weight. 


The second visit was to the ophthalmologist with Marley. The drive there takes just more than an hour, and just as we did the first time, we got there in plenty of time, even though I left a little later.

Its easy for me to see that Marley's eyes are not nearly as red or 'goopy' as they were initially. But it's good to have the Vet look at them to agree and make it official. Thanks to the medication, he's producing some tears in both eyes - His left more than the right. It's slow progress, KCS or dry eye didn't happen all at once, it's a chronic issue - But Marley will have another recheck in 3 months, that I'm hopeful will be even better news for him. 
~Marley waiting for the ophthalmologist~

Since we have 3 foster dogs for the rescue, it didn't seem right to not somehow included Lily in the weeks events. That was actually easy - I was reminded that Lily had a birthday. She was turning 12, so at the end of the week, we got to celebrate.  
~Birthday girl, Lily - now 12 years old! ~

I bought a cookie that was of course shared with the other dogs. Lily, being Lily didn't mind sharing.

~Lily: Is that for me?!~

It's an honor to have gotten to know Lily these past 5 months and celebrate her 12th birthday. Her sweet, gentle nature and so many more things remind me every day how lucky we are to have the chance to share our lives with Lily. ❤


  1. Iva, Marley and Lily, your smiles say SO much, happiness at home.And just for Lily, others, you'll wait for your turns, many hugs and wishes for a 12 year old.

  2. I can't think of a better way to start a damp Monday morning than those three gorgeous smiling faces. Such beautiful dogs. Happy Birthday to Lily.

  3. Best wishes to all three of these cuties, Iva on her weight loss, Marley and his eyes and a very happy birthday to Lily. Take care, have a wonderful week!

  4. It sounds like the three fosters are doing well. That sure looks like a tasty cookie Lily got to celebrate her birthday with.

  5. Is pretty Lily staying with you as permanent foster? She looks so sweet!

  6. three beautiful and oh so sweet fosters, yay for 2 pounds, us girls take what we can get..

  7. What sweet and happy faces! I'm so glad Iva, Marley, and Lily are in the good care of you and the vets so their lives are rich in love.


  8. Happy Birthday Lily!!
    What a trio of gorgeous Goldens
    Hugs Cecilia

  9. How wonderful that you are their safe place:)

  10. Lily, wishing you a very Happy 12th Birthday! ♥♥♥

  11. Three dear happy faces and Happy Birthday to you, darling Lily! And two pounds in the right direction is definitely a victory for Iva.

  12. I'm glad the visits went so well. ūüôā


Speak--I really enjoy your comments! Thanks for stopping by today!!