Had I the heavens' embroidered cloths,
Enwrought with golden and silver light,
The blue and the dim and the dark cloths
Of night and light and the half-light,
I would spread the cloths under your feet:
But I, being poor, have only my dreams;
I have spread my dreams under your feet,
Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.
'Share It Sunday' Part 1 & 2, Guest Blog Dip Dip And The Bridge!
by last week’s guest blogger We 3 Doxies!
one good turn deserves another and it is certainly true with this geranium.
When it was
just starting to grow in the park last Summer, someone had cruelly ripped it
out of the ground and flung it on the path to die. Mum picked it up and took it
home and we planted it in our tub in the garden.
closed his eyes and wished with all his might that it would bloom. He
obviously has some supernatural power because not only did it flourish last
year, here it is this Summer, the lushest plant in the garden.
Elliot - "I am Elliot the
Amazing! Behold, I can make flowers grow with just the power of my mind. All
that water and sunshine didn't hurt either, mind you.”
"It's a pity you didn't concentrate on the roses then, they are
non-existant this year."
"Although it could have something to do with the fact that Dad didn't
prune them like he was ordered requested to."
Dip - "The
climbing rose is even worse. We wouldn't like to be in your paws Dad, he
"Luckily the pots are coming along nicely."
"Even plants respond to kindness, although not everything grows very big
with plenty of food, hmmm.."
About Dip Dip and the Bridge
We are 2 Chihuahua girls who live in the North East of England
with our little brother Elliot and our Mum and Dad. We enjoy being pampered and
getting our own way in everything.
food, toys, sleeping, car rides, walkies and treats.
Thank you and you can find Dip Dip and the Bridge on the link below!
Part 2 Susie
and Sidebite would like you all to be aware of Hemorrhagic Gastroenteritis ! Well gang this is a very serious post, only the ending is good so don’t worry!
You see Tuesday evening Sidebite didn't eat dinner,
then later dad came out to play, like we do every night, and Bites hardly
pawtisipated. Then we came in for the night and usually get a snack, Bites
didn't want any, he just got in his chair and did not move, not even
to bed beside dad!
Around 11:30 we heard a loud screehing sound, dad
turned on the light, and there was Bites trying to upchuck, yeap found it,
nothing but water with some white foam. Dad followed him around and everywhere
he went, the same thing, then to the water bowl to drink, Dad said he was
drinking enough to drown 10 dogs.
Sickie Sidebite in his chair!
Dad took him to the chair, got a blanket and he would lay down for 20 to
30 minutes, then the same process would happen again, over and over and over.
Well Dad stayed up with him until about 4:30, finnally he layed down on the bed
an sleep until about 6:30.
OK, time to go outside, he did get off the bed an
Slooooowly went out the back door, drank more water then just sit there,
looking at dad like "really Dad, outside, I am Sick". Dad said he
would call the Dogter as soon as they opened, sure enough, they said to GET HIM
THERE!, and off hes goes.
Left him there and around 11:00am the lady called
and the bad news was given;
He had Hemorrhagic Gastroenteritis (HGE), the
dogter said getting him there so quick was the answer, she said it is very
severe, and can be fatal if not treated. This is most common in youg adult dogs
of any breed, but especially small dogs, it is not contagious.
Suspected causes include abnormar responses to
bacteria or bacterial endotoxin or a hypersensitivity to food. The symptoms are
Profuse vomiting, followied by depression, bloody diarrhea with a foul order.
The progression of HGE is so rapid that shock and death can occur within 24
The most important aspect of treatment of HGE is
intravenous fluid therapy to replace lost volume. The upchucking and diarrhea
are treated and will usually resolve after one to two days, along with some
antibiotics. Prompt, aggressive treatment is required and the prognosis is
good. There is less than 10 percent mortality with treatment.
OK GANG GET THE WORD OUT PLEASE, DON'T WAIT.
Dogter said that dad being a bicyclist and understanding the proper hydration
was key to getting him well. He had to spend two nights and days there with his
IV and some sedatives to help him sleep (I said he don't need know help in the
sleep department). So we went to get him this evening, boy was he glad to see Dad, and me, Heeheehee, MY
BUBBY IS BACK. Still a little groggy, but wanting to eat that chicken and rice
Mom had ready for him (Lucky Dog). Now we are outside Barking, yeap he's back.
Pees from Dad; Hope this helps someone keep a
family member OK, by the way, Susie has followed him everywhere since we came
home, in the house, watched him eat, then outside. I am sure he will be worn
out with all that loving attention from Sweetie Petunia., AND ME, AND MOM, AND
About Susie & Sidebite!
I am a 4 year old rescue born in a puppy mill and
abused, rescued from the pound and found by them on he web, claimed on Friday
after Thanksgiving. Don’t like people, other than my Peeps and I am Queen of
the acrage and control everything including Sidebite.
I am a six year old AKC dude , Master and Commander
of the back yard and I rule the house and let Susie think otherwise.
Thank you and you can find Susie and Sidebite on the link below!