Monday, September 27, 2010

Home again temporarily (for me that is).

Les and I drove 12 hours and made it home about ten last night. We picked up Journey on the way home. It was weird to wake up with only one dog. I woke up in a panic wondering who I had left outside. :)

I picked up Monte, Jackie and Cleo from the vet this morning and they and I were thrilled to have them home. Shelly brought Bavarian and Sweetheart to me about 12:30 pm. It was great to have them all back home. When one is missing from the pack it just isn't the same.

As you all know from Shelly's lovely pictures, video and text, Sweetheart is continuing to do quite fabulous. She is pretty much up to optimum weight, now she just needs to continue building her muscle. She also needs to shed out her old, ratty feeling hair and grow some nice undercoat for winter.

Her leg is doing fine as I was thrilled to see. She is done with her antibiotics and will not be required to go back on them unless her leg starts to reverse in progress. Les will take her into Dr. Kolar's Thursday for another bandage change. He will also get her weighed in.

I have no pictures or video for you tonight. The drive all day yesterday and evening wiped me out. I have been doing laundry and Sweetheart and I took a nap this afternoon.

I leave for Michigan Wednesday morning at 5:30 a.m to visit my grandmother. I will get home around 1 a.m. on October 8th. I am bittersweet in my feelings about going up there. I want to see my family and especially my grandmother but I also love home and am going to miss my fur kids while I am gone ( and Les too :) ) I will probably try to go down to Texas to be with my friend for her cancer treatment but that will most likely not be until late October. Her cancer has worsened and I am just sick over what she is going through. Please keep her, my grandmother and Sweetheart in your thoughts. I really do appreciate it.

Sorry if tonight's blog was a little bit of a downer, I just wanted to share what is going on with both Sweetheart and myself. Thanks for letting share this with you all, it really does help me!!! We will try and have some pics and maybe a video for you tomorrow.


  1. We're sending many good thoughts and prayers! We all have those days where things just add up.

    I think Sweetheart's looking great!

  2. Sending positive thoughts to your gran and friend. Hope you have an enjoyable trip to see your family.

    So please Sweetheart is continuing to do so well.

  3. Safe travel for your visit to your grandmother. I'm sure that the love and comfort you bring to her, and to your friend, are as healing to their spirits as it is so visibly to Sweetheart.

  4. Wishing your Grandmother & your friend all the best, our health surely is the greatest gift and it's not until we have a problem that we realise this. Your Nan and friend are very lucky to have you ... as are your fur-friends. Shelly did a great job keeping us all informed and it is still a daily thrill to see how well Sweetheart is doing. A big hug to Les, surely an extraordinary bloke. Our prayers are with you all.

    X Cami & Spiffo

  5. We can't believe that is the same dog we visited in Prague. She looks amazing!! Don't you go and get yourself sick from all your running. Of course you and yours will be in our prayers!! Thank you for sharing and be careful out there!! ~Angela~

  6. Jess - you must be an incredibly strong person to deal with all life is throwing at you with such grace. God Bless - JB

  7. I don't know how graceful I am but thanks for the kind words Jennifer. I am looking at your Monte right now and he is a good pick me up. :)

    Thanks for all the kind words everyone. I appreciate them.