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A Dog's life is not so bad!

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Friday, October 21, 2016

Peek-a Boo-------
Couldn't you just grab this wee fella and hug him to pieces?

Sometimes I wonder why we have pets----and so many of them--
They are work----the vacuuming--the time it takes to prepare their meals--- getting their medicine into them-- picking up what they leave behind outside--walking around their bodies as they sleep sprawled out on the kitchen floor--washing their doggie beds--pulling fur from your glasses because it hangs over your eyes---the work is continuous!

Himself constantly says, "Too many animals"----and "think of what we could do if we didn't have these dogs!"---
I remember the time I had both dogs in the car with me---drove in the driveway, to see Himself at the front door--with tears in his eyes---
Unbeknown to me, he had come home from work early, only to find no-one at home--an empty quiet house---
:"You took both dogs ", he said ----

Our problem is, Himself and I , start out with a healthy cat--or dog----which after a short time, and a very expensive Vet bill, we are told this animal has some life threatening disease -------odd that it seems to always happen to us--
And so, my nursing skills are forever back in place-----with my patients now having 4 paws!

But, in spite of himself complaining---and the work involved, pets do contribute to a longer life--I hope---
I always believe Beau is a role model for me, as his kibble is measured out daily---so as not to allow a weight gain--and so far, he is looking slim---a lighter weight is better for his irregular heart----
Now, if someone could only measure my kibble----all my meals---and-with no amount of begging for the ice cream---would it appear---
Lord Love A Duck eh?---- Dogs have it pretty good!

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    1137 days ago
  • 97MONTY
    yes they do, they have the life
    1137 days ago
    1137 days ago
    I would not be happy with out my pets
    1138 days ago
  • HOLLYM48
    Our little dog drives us crazy, but we love her to pieces and the house is always so empty when she is not in it! Sometimes I think we like to be driven crazy by these little whippersnappers! LOL!
    1139 days ago
    I've loved all my dogs and nothing is too much work in comparison with the joy and love they give to me!

    Just put a bit of (expensive) ointment on a sore part of Charlie's left hind leg -- and he thumped his tail gently to say "Thank you." Made a vet appointment for Monday (earliest possible). It takes two of us to get him in the car, poor old thing. And will require reorganizing our day entirely . . .

    He's a good dog.
    1139 days ago
  • TWEDEE777
    Wouldn't it be nice if we didn't like the taste of food and only ate what was necessary?! Have a good day dear!!
    1139 days ago
    Always enjoy your blogs. Your dogs are blessed to have you and Himself taking such good care of them.
    1139 days ago
    I've often wished someone would measure out my food, like I do for my pets. But, that is MY job for me, unfortunately. Oh well, I'd probably get really mad at someone else if they kept saying, "no, you've had all your food for the day".
    1139 days ago
    I love my little doggie, my little Chihuahua, Chiquita, to pieces!!! emoticon
    1139 days ago
  • DALID414
    I agree, I'd like my own nutritionist to feed me the right things at the right times and nothing else.
    1139 days ago
    I can't imagine not having my babies! I plan on getting to be with every one of them in Heaven!
    1139 days ago
  • EDWARDS1411
    1139 days ago
    I hear ya!
    I love animals and the special needs animals always seem to find me. emoticon
    But I wouldn't trade them for anything,

    One of my favorite quotes
    " Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole."
    ~ Roger Caras
    1139 days ago

    Comment edited on: 10/21/2016 10:45:26 PM
    Take care of them and they take care of you, just in different ways.
    1139 days ago
    I'm always saying it's a dog's life! My dog has it made! I do wish someone would measure out my kibble.... rub my belly each morning.... Snuggle with me.... Well, you know.... But, worth it? You betcha!
    1139 days ago
    I need someone to measure out my kibble also.

    Have a great weekend!
    1139 days ago
    1139 days ago
    Yes especially if they are in a happy home like yours seems to be
    1140 days ago
  • LINDAK25
    Measured kibble would be nice, but boring! Hehe. It is hard when your fur babies get sick.
    1140 days ago
    We say the same thing but when we find another that needs a home we always find the room. They add so much love and enjoyment to our lives that they are worth the work...I think...at least I'll say that right now while they're all sleeping and they are so cute when they're sleeping.

    1140 days ago
  • GABY1948
    GREAT blog! I can't wait to see my gone babies again "someday" and love the love they ALL give us! emoticon
    1140 days ago
  • JUNEAU2010
    I need measured kibble, too! That will be in my mind at the next few meals! HA!
    1140 days ago
    While we don't have any dogs and cats (I'm allergic to them) we are loaded with all kinds of birds that just love to eat. I have to fill up their feeder every third day. It's a lot of fun watching them taking turns. The deer weed my plants for me as well as the raccoons and ground hog go for the grass and such. Mother nature is grand.
    1140 days ago
    To those walks through life... together with our pets. emoticon
    1140 days ago
    I learned a lot of medical information from all the pets we have owned over the years. From food allergies, surgeries, seizures, etc., my medical training became quite extensive and really helped when the kids and grandkids came along! You started with an advantage being an RN. One of the DD's dogs developed a form of Muscular Dystrophy which is rather rare. Still lived a good life for several more years. That might be why my DH says we are through. We will see if that holds.
    1140 days ago
    You are so right...how do we survive without these amazing critters... Our last one has been gone since 2003 and my DH refuses to get another because his heart was so broken after Sheba died. Yes, they are tons of work.Yes, they require care. But they give back so much, too. Daughter wishes we had one so the grandson could enjoy it, but g-pa says no. Oh well...enjoy your wonderful babes!
    1140 days ago
    Yup we do love our fur babies and I know I take better care of them than I do for myself. Getting meds down and cleaning up fur is a full time job. Then the walks, hugs and fixing their food adds up to a lot of time, but I wouldn't have it any other way. I would be very lost without them.
    1140 days ago
    If only every dog the world over could have the loving care that your Tess & Beau receive, Lynda.

    I believe the good Lord assigned each dog that your Himself & you have been guardians over, to y'all because He knows that you have a heart for "Germans" (as in dogs) - after all He gave you that love of them - & that you would see (with funds He gives y'all stewardship over) that the best possible care would be given to His creatures.

    I feel the same where our Little Gal is concerned. Quite frankly, if (without having foreknowledge of the absolutely amazing & precious little creature that is our Little Gal) I had known beforehand only the staggering cost that would come with this particular dog (what with her eye concern & the eye surgery & medications & the expense that comes with needing to take her to an animal eye specialist - not to mention unscheduled trips to the Vet trying to figure out what the initial need was & trying to correct allergic reactions to the medications that the specialist prescribed, etc.), I probably would have opted to forgo the great pleasure of having her join us. And what joy such a decision would have robbed us of. I am so very thankful that I was not aware of the eventual costs & the ongoing ones, as well as the hassles involved with her daily care, until after obligating ourselves to her care for her lifetime. We love her so very dearly & she adds so much richness to our daily lives. We would gladly pay ten times as much in out-of-pocket expenses to have the blessing of her in our lives.

    God bless!
    1140 days ago

    Comment edited on: 10/21/2016 5:57:01 PM
    I know what you mean! I weigh and measure my own food. Any extra I have to take the blame for but then I put it in my tracker. Yesterday was that kind of day!!!
    My younger sister in Montana has had the same sort of problems with her animals. She has had to put her critters on special food and has had to measure the food out. Unfortunately hers have all passed at this point They have chickens now!

    1140 days ago

    Yes, some pets do have it made..

    But... not all fur babies have good homes.

    1140 days ago
  • no profile photo JEANNETTE59
    Life is much richer with companion animals no matter how big or small. It is obvious by the comments that we all love and take care of our animals. But the sad truth is that no matter where you live animals are being abused and abandoned. So if you have room in your home and in your heart please consider rescuing a new friend.

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    1140 days ago
    I lived a couple of years after my beloved cat died but I couldn't stand it any longer. So I went to a local dog pound and found my current dog, a chihuahua and Boston Terrier mix and he gives me so much love I don't know how I made it without him.

    Measure my food, I kinda have that. My son usually cooks and brings me supper most days but I don't think our measurements are the same. I usually end of having half what he provides for supper, the next day for lunch.
    1140 days ago
    emoticon emoticon for the 2 of both of ours
    1140 days ago
    emoticon Measure your kibble, me too!
    1140 days ago
  • ALICIA214

    What would we be without our beloved pets,they love us unconditionally and just ask for love in return.
    My only complaint is, they don't live long enough .I hope that Beau lives a long and healthy life..

    Have a great week-end. emoticon
    1140 days ago
    I keep asking myself why I do it, why do I have 4 dogs and 4 cats. Glad they give so much back too emoticon
    And I need someone to feed me the right amount of kibbles every day emoticon It would be the perfect solution!
    1140 days ago
  • _LINDA
    Yes they do! Love the Ducktoller photo -it was a dog Mom was considering, but there was a long wait list. I always wondered why you got two dogs. Usually one big one around is plenty. We have never had more than one dog at a time, a bit more manageable I would think. They do fill up your house with love though!
    1140 days ago
    I've often found myself wondering the same thing! emoticon If the roles were swapped, would it be me getting slimmer and my PUP the one fighting for each ounce lost? G emoticon
    1140 days ago
    Hurray for dogs! We have one, and also 8 birds. I could not live without a pet!
    1140 days ago
  • THOMS1
    Great blog Lynda! emoticon
    1140 days ago
    Mmmmmmm! Kibbles with ICECREAM!
    1140 days ago
  • no profile photo CHAYOR73
    Yes, can't help to fall in love with these creatures, they are amazing and so loyal, plus they teach me a thing or two. emoticon
    1140 days ago
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    Comment edited on: 10/21/2016 11:04:55 AM
  • PHOENIX1949
    1140 days ago
    Most dogs DO have a good life. Having someone measure out my meals and pick up after me sounds very good.
    1140 days ago
    Perhaps God is sending you these animals because he believes in your nursing skills.
    1140 days ago
    Pets are in people's lives for a reason. They can be a lot of work but worth it for all the unconditional love they give. Like you, my dog reminds me to keep my healthy habits and helps me stay active when she wants at least two walks a day. emoticon
    1140 days ago
  • LOSER05
    I wouldn't have it any other way emoticon
    1140 days ago
  • GLORYB83
    Aww, you and Himself, with your big hearts, should have a house full of fur babies!

    And I need to measure my 'kibble' too, lol.
    1140 days ago
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