Sunday, March 29, 2009

A Quiet Weekend _ Cooper's Notes

We have had a quiet weekend at home. Dottie is feeling better but she is still very sick. Dr. Williams called and said the radiologist read Dottie's x-rays and said the big stone should come out. But Mum and Dr. W decided to take a "wait and see" approach. Dottie will be 16 years old in two weeks and Mum is not sure she would survive the surgery and recovery. Right now Miss Dottie has a very big strep infection in her bladder so she is on antibiotics and pain medication. So our whole focus on Dots is for her to rest, eat her special food (which looks disgusting), take her medications and rest some more. I think the angels upstairs heard our prayers because they brought us a beautiful sunny, warm day - just the kind of day Dottie loves. So she went outside and walked around the yard and looked at her apple tree.

Doesn't she look good? Dozer says he looks better but I think he is missing the point (as usual!)

This is Miss Dots watching the bird feeder - I can't figure out if she thinks a bird would be tasty or if she just likes to watch them.

All her outside activity made her tired so Dottie feel asleep on her snake toy. She missed the NCAA basketball game but Mum said to just let her rest. Mum bought Dottie a brand new orthopedic bed which is giganormous and very comfortable - but only Dottie gets to sleep on it. (So I licked it a bunch instead).

We have a big package from Moco but Mum says we will wait to open it until later in the week. We are..what did Mum say?...Oh, we are just living in the moment with Dottie and taking each day as it comes. Thank you for all your nice thoughts and prayers.


19 comments:

ClassyChassy said...

How sweet - we are still praying for the best for little Dottie....

ocmist said...

Mom says that if God cares about Sparrows, then He definitely cares about Corgis, so we trust He will help you know what's best for Dottie and her care. Corgi Country is sending love and prayers your way! OC, Dott, BG and Linda

Melissa and Emmitt said...

hi nancy!
oh miss dottie so so lucky to have you. i am so glad she is making improvements and you are doing everything possible for her.
we love all of you.
xoxoxo
m & e

Tee said...

Wow! Dottie is 16 years old ... that's some good happy years she's had. We hope she'd get pass this infection and go on to enjoy many many more bright sunny days and apple blossoms.

Licks and Wags

Tuffy of Dog Woods

the Casbah Kitten said...

I'm purring for you Dottie! I hopes you get better soon.

jane

Peanut said...

We are glad Dottie had such a nice day. We hope she feels better soon.

Nancy and the fatties said...

We are sending loving, healing thoughts Dottie's way, just hoping she is feeling better soon.
xxxooo

Moco said...

We are so glad that Dottie had a good day. We are hoping that she has many more nice days to come. Enjoy each other.

Totally Timmy said...

Dottie is so sweet. When my poodle was 14 he had cushing disease plus lots of other problems. Anyhoo he swallowed a 4" rawhide stick whole. Long story short I decided to have the emergency surgery to get the chewy out. They opened up his stomach to get at it.He came through it good as gold. Dogs really are amazing. Heres hoping Dottie passes it on her own.

Totally Timmy said...

PS..left you an award on my blog!

~ maggie crawford ~ said...

ooo dottie looks beautiful.. so happy she enjoyed her day in the yard...
thinking of you all!
maggie ruby herbie & lulu

Martha Basset said...

Thinking about Dottie, she is a wonderful old girl! She doesnt look anywhere near 16 yrs!
All our love
Martha, Bailey and Mum xxx

the Corgi Girls said...

Dotty! We love you!

Nancy and the fatties said...

Dear Miss Dottie, we have put up a post about you on mom's bloggy today. We are sending healing, comforting thoughts your way, and lots of jiggley puggy love from Texas
xxxoooo

Martha Basset said...

Hi Guys
We would love it if you could come and play with us in the garden.
Thinking about you.
xxxx

dreameyce said...

Poor dear Dottie! I hope you feel better VERY soon! Bladder additions, are NO fun!

wally said...

Hi Dottie, I hope you are feeling as good as you look. We older and wiser pups have got to stick together.

wally t.

Clover said...

Hi there Dottie,
I sure hope you are feeling better really soon. I am sending lots of puggy hugs and healing vibes your way.
Love Clover xo
P.S. My blog is gone now, but I will be back soon, and I will let you know where to find me.

SassyDog said...

Hi Dottie, we just stopped by to say get better soon. No fun being sick, whether dog or human. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.