Monday, November 16, 2009

Acorns and warm puppies


I am nursing a cold today and stayed home. I was supposed to go to a work meeting in NC but decided that others from the institute can deal with going to the meeting. This cold has more or less whipped my butt today.

The acorns have been falling from the trees and they make a loud banging sound as they bounce on the roof over the porch and on the deck outside the bedroom window. I like the sound that they make. It means that the squirrels and deer will have a lot of food for winter. Today the temperature is near 74, so I'm not sure that when winter will arrive as we are still in Indian summer.

My old heart dog isn't eating well so later this afternoon we will take her to the vet to be checked over. I think that she has another bladder infection. Her kidneys haven't been very healthy for the last year. I get very sad at the thought of losing this old girl who has been such a part of our lives for 14 years. I'm hoping that some IV fluids and antibiotics will help to get her appetite to increase.

On Sunday, I went over to a friend's house to see my old girl's great grand puppies. They were really cute. They ran around and were happy babies. It does me good to know that these little bundles of fur are part of a legacy of good dogs. There is nothing much better than holding a warm puppy. The acorns haven't fallen too far from the old oak tree it appears.

I am making the best of today. I hope that you are also.

33 comments:

  1. Much cuter than my grand-fish. Feel better soon!

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  2. I looove puppies, and even love them when they grow into old dogs...
    hope you get to feelin better

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  3. hope you feel better syd. and the puppy is positively adorable

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  4. Get well to you and your dog too!

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  5. A lovely post - hope that you will soon be feeling much better.

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  6. I have been fostering a puppy the last 4 weeks - so much fun - but also so much work!

    I love that you have attachments that enable you to stay in touch with the grand puppies and great grand puppies - that is so fortunate!

    I hope you and the old girl get back to the best feeling version's of yourselves you can be soon.

    Cat

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  7. Puppies are so cute... a lot of work... but cute....take care of your cold.

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  8. I hope you and your dog are feeling better soon. jeNN

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  9. Sorry for your illness - I wish you a speedy recovery. I'm an old dog person myself (well, I'm old and I love dogs, young dogs too, err., well...).

    Blessings and aloha...

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  10. I've never heard an acorn drop from a tree. This is interesting writing. You're sick :( the acorns are falling :) the dog isn't eating well :( nothing better than holding a puppy :) So, good day on the whole.

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  11. Old dogs are a treasure. Hope you both improve in health quickly.

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  12. I have lost too many wonderful dogs in my lifetime. I guess that's why I stopped having dogs....not counting daughter's Lucky.

    Loved this blog. Get well quickly.

    PG

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  13. Awww! I thought you were going to say you got a new puppy...maybe? Get well wishes to you. I hope it's not what I had which lasted 10 days...ugh.

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  14. get well soon, today is a good day. i like holding warm babies. and i am waiting for my snow, it was supposed to snow today we got some flurries but nothing stuck. hopefully tonight, it has been 34 all day long.

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  15. Best wishes for a speedy recovery. Except your Al-Anon recovery, thats SUPPOSED to be slow :)

    Feel better and prayers to your "old girl".

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  16. Syd.
    It is a sin to have a cold when the temperature outside is 74 deg.

    Get well fast, like tomorrow?

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  17. that's one cute damn puppy in the picture.
    my Otto turns 5 next month, hard to believe he was just a 3 lb 8 week old baked potato sized dog 5 years ago, feels like last week.

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  18. get well soon, dear syd, and your pup too. they do tend to creep into our hearts, much deeper than we realise...

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  19. Glad you are taking care of yourself and not going to work and ignoring your cold.
    This is good recovery in action.

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  20. My friend Patrick grows a beard whenever he has flu. Grizzly bear, and nobody is surprised at the grumpiness.

    Just an idea.

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  21. Well at least you and the dog can nap together. Hope you feel better soon sugar.
    PS: I want to kiss that puppy in the pic.

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  22. Bunny loves those acorns, too. He will eat just about anything.

    My allergies are kicking my rear this year.

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  23. Love your dog, he sure seems like a loveable one. I hope this cold rids itself fast, there is allot of that going around, H1n1 so be careful..

    I am still amazed at how tall an acorn tree can grow. I love the loud sounds it makes as well. but NOT when they fall on the windshield of my car. They sure leave their mark. But as you said, it is a good sound reminding us that the squirrels and deers will have food for the winter.
    Get well soon dear ONE.. HUGS

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  24. Wishing you a speedy recovery, Syd. Warm puppies will help...

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  25. Recovery is steady but slow no matter which kind it is. God bless the old dog. My old cat got too sick to live this summer and I wound up afterward with two kittens. Wouldn't trade them for the world because of the laughter they've brought into the house. My beagles love to eat acorns. They treat them like massive nuts. Yum. I prescribe a puppy.
    Get well soon.

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  26. I hope you feel better soon, Syd. Sorry that your heart dog is under the weather again. My sympathies.

    Sending love,

    SB

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  27. Dogs are truly amazing animals.I just look in my dogs eyes and I see a spirit staring back at me,full of gratitude,fun and calm.
    I am sending healing hugs to your doggie from mine-oh and I send you healing hugs for the cold that is whipping your butt(unless of course you're into that kind of thing..lol) KIDDING.

    {{Cyber bowl of chicken soup here}}

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  28. Sending you wishes that the cold will be gone soon. I imagine that seeing your faithful dog ill doesn't help much either...I hope she will get better, too.

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  29. I feel sad for you and your pup syd. They become family & friend so quickly to and for us. I know I still hurt to this day having lost my 12 & 14 years companions last year, 4 months apart. It was more than I could bear, truly. But, somehow, 5 more made it into our home over the last year. Even though they can't take the place of my kids gone to God, they sure do make turning off the t.v. a lot easier.

    I hope your pup heals quick. Blessings to you and yours and you'll be in my prayers for both of you to have a quick & full recovery. Hugs. Tammy

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  30. I like that. Even without being able to hear, I imagine I would still be able to know when the acorns fell by vibration.

    I can't imagine life without Pickles. Somehow I don't think there would ever be another quite like her. I've watched the puppy next door grow quite quickly.

    Acorns and puppies. Sounds like the old poem about what little boys are made of. I kind of think I'm made of some of the same. (Hugs)Indigo

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  31. Hi, as you may already discovered I'm fresh here.
    Hope to get any assistance from you if I will have some quesitons.
    Thanks in advance and good luck! :)

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