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Monday, January 16, 2012

Wrapping up the Weekend










We are still watching LadyBug closely as she is still clearly not back to her normal self. She is still being picked up to go up and down stairs. She is being carried when she has to go outside. As much as she wants to run and play...we just cannot let her do that. Every single time she even tries to play....just a little...she starts not using the leg again.

She's still on the metacam once per day and I am trying the heating pad. My friend suggested a heated, vibrating foot bath. I haven't yet tried that because even with the heating pad...she doesn't seem quite comfortable. She is still a little bit skittish about "strange" things. So...I am trying to massage by hand and make sure she stays ON the bed at night. The biggest challenge is that she loves to follow me everywhere, so I am having to stay PUT more than I'd like to...in other words...laundry is piling up...things that should be getting done...aren't.

LadyBug's health is more important to me...so we will stay huddled close while she is recuperating.

Tonight we enjoyed the Golden Globes Awards on tv in front of the fireplace...both her and Chloe love that!

Hope you had a great weekend!! It is eight degrees right now...quite frigid!!



30 comments:

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh my gosh, Jeanne, I didn't realize that Ladybug was sick. I sure hope that she will be better soon...8 degrees? You are one brave woman! I've never been in 8 degree weather, so your fireplace is looking very inviting!!! XO Cindy

Cloudia said...

I so enjoy your images. We do hope the dear little girl is all well soon!


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♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

It looks beautiful outside and cozy warm inside. Poor LadyBug - we hope she recovers soon. You are a good Mom.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

raisingdaisy said...

Oh my goodness! I'm so sorry to hear that your adorable pup has a problem with her leg. I'll have to find the post where you talk about what happened. I know how hard it can be to care for an injured dog, especially once they want to start being active again....but too soon.

We're jealous of all the snow you have - we haven't had more than meaningless flurries that didn't stick, and we love snow! Beautiful photos!

Patrice and Higgins said...

Mom thinks that the laundry can pile up too!! Stay put until she is feeling much better! :o)

~Higgins

Finn said...

Looks lovely outside! Hope she's feeling better real soon!

Karen said...

UGh! Sorry to hear you are steal dealing with her injury. Your snow looks very pretty, we just have the cooooold.

Amber DaWeenie said...

Oh Ladybug, I had hoped you'd be feelin' all better by now. Just keep doin' exactly what your Momma tells you to do....even though it might be a little hard sometimes.

Mary, Roxy and Torrey said...

Look at all the snow. We have a little and getting more today. I hope Ladybug feels better soon.

Remington said...

I hope all gets better soon.... Snow? I wish we had more!

Ron said...

BEAUTIFUL photos, Jeanne!

Your home looks so warm, cozy, and comfortable.

LOVE the outdoor shots of the snow and sunset. Stunning!

Happy Monday!

Keep warm.

X

Mr. Pip said...

Hope she feels better soon!

Your pal, Pip

Maggie and Mitch said...

We hope you're better soon LadyBug. Paws are crossed!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

2browndawgs said...

Poor Ladybug. Hope she feels better soon.

Holly Loves Art said...

Oh LadyBug! I had no idea that this was going on. I hope she'll be feeling better very soon. You are such a good mama to give her lots of love and keep her quiet and calm. It's hard to do! Watching the Globes is a great way to relax. We did too! I, of course loved seeing all the gorgeous dresses.

I can't believe your beautiful snow. Wish we had just a little bit of what you've got! It is going to get "cold" again this week! Wow... I think we'll be in the 60's! ha!

Take good care,
Holly & Phoebe

Kari in Vegas said...

Brr that snow just looks cold

Stop on by for a visit
Kari
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Teddy Bear said...

We sure hope Lady Big is ok. We are jealous of all your snow.

Love,
Teddy Bear & Sierra

Au and Target said...

Poor LadyBug! We're purring for her.

Target is much better today. Thanks for your purrs!

Ann said...

hope LadyBug is back to her old self soon.
Looks like you had about the same kind of weekend that we did. snow snow and more snow

jen said...

I love your fireplace! That area looks so nice and cozy! I hope Ladybug feels back to herself soon!!

Tessa the Maltese said...

Woo Hoo fur the snow! I loves the snow!

I gots my paws crossed fur LadyBug to gets lots better.

I loved all the pic but specially the fireplace, I just LOVE that special heat. Mom says that fireplaces "heat her bones". I just like the warm.

woos, Tessa

Wyatt said...

Brrrrr....it sure is pretty at your place, but 8 degrees...Brrrr!

Wyatt

browndogcbr said...

Hi Y'all,

Paws crossed for LadyBug. Beautiful pics!

Stop by tomorrow and pic up your Liebster Award!

Y'all come by now,
Hawk aka BrownDog

Two French Bulldogs said...

Feel better Lady Bug. Beautiful pictures
Benny & Lily

BeadedTail said...

Everyone in our house likes staying inside watching football in front of the fire too but I love the snow! We hope LadyBug feels better soon!

Woos,
Sadie

Scrappy said...

I can so relate to this. When I was on Metacam, the vet said to not let me jump or go up stairs. this was especially hard cuz it's my job to follow mom everywhere. how are we going to do this, mom said! It's hard. For everypawdy. Hang in there. Time will help, as hard as that is!

haopee said...

Hi Bichon Mommy.

I'm a little out of the loop at the moment. What happened to Lady Bug? Is something wrong with her foot?

I hope she's okay.

Huggies and Cheese,

Haopee

chicamom85 said...

I love those pictures, it makes me want to come over and snuggle with you.

licks and sniffs Sasha

injoyinmylife said...

You are so right that Ladybug's health comes first. We do whatever it takes for our furbabies to get well. Even though I'm not a snow person, it looks absolutely beautiful out there. My gosh 8 degress, so reminiscent of our time in Missouri. It wasn't always that cold, but at least once or twice a winter we hit 8 degrees. I love your warm fireplace. That's where you all need to be right now. Of course with Ladybug propped right next to you. Take care lil darling.

Katya said...

You are so right. Laundry CAN wait! (it always does!!! hehehe)
So sorry about little LadyBug. She is such a sweetie and we want her ALL better! I think lots of Scotties have the luxating patella as well.

Beuatiful photos and aren't you GLAD to have that cozy fireplace? Something about even seeing the fire makes one warm all over!!!!