Dec 13, 2009

This, That and the Other

Where does the time go... for me, I had dental surgery so the previous two weeks has been an unpleasant blur, but I am finally getting back on track and mailed our Christmas cards last Friday. I will follow up with the email cards soon. I didn't have the strength to build a set this year, but I believe it turned out cute. I hope you guys enjoy it!

Lucie has been on her new meds for almost 3 weeks now. She does not want to eat her Royal Canin dog food any longer, or any type of dog food dry or canned so on the advice of our Vet we have moved temporarily to low fat ground meat and rice just so she will eat. She has been getting more finicky over the last week. If she can smell the pill that she is getting at all she will not take it. I am waiting on a call back from our specialist to see where to go from here.  There are times of the day where she is very growly and unhappy so we are wondering if she is having a side effect from the antibiotic.

Basically, she not much better, but not worse either. Later in this post I have a video of them running in the snow. You can see the energy level difference between Addie and Lucie. I feel like she is on hold right now and hope that the specialist can shed some light on how to get her better, faster. I can still see that she has trouble sometimes getting up with her back legs. We have put training on hold for now since she hurts too much afterward. Hailey continues to stick by Lucie's side. I really don't know what these two would ever do without each other!

Addie is also concerned about her sister. She knows something just isn't right.

Several weeks ago we purchased a new ball for Lucie. It was an instant hit!

Addie liked it too, but Lucie claimed it as her own.

My husband and I also found a new hobby involving our new FJ Cruiser.
4 Wheeling

We took our first trip to an OHV park in Bridgeport Texas. I had never done anything like that before. We did some more difficult trails than I had expected but it was crazy fun and a great adrenaline rush!

One of Ron's friends showed us some of the trails. We drove through a lake where the water came up over the front of the hood of our vehicle, up level three "hills" and soaked our FJ in mud! His off roading truck is below.

The First Snow of the Year
The Fort Worth area does not see much snow at all, so when I see it snowing I immediately get the dogs and head out side. This snowfall lasted about 30 minutes and melted in about as much time, but it was worth it. The girls really didn't know what to think about it!

Now that I have my Christmas cards out I am finally getting in the Christmas spirit. We purchased our potted Christmas tree yesterday which we will replant in the spring. I have some gifts purchased, but am still a little behind. We hope all of our friends out there are having a great holiday season!

26 Treats:

Dina ... UK said...

Nice to see Lucie running in the snow.....
I wish my dental visit was over...LOL
Good to see you getting back on track...XXX

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...




Tank woo fur the Lucie update as well -

PeeEssWoo: Paws still khrossed her fur all of woo!

Clive said...

Good to read how Lucie is doing - hope she continues to improve.

We'll keep our paws crossed.

take care
Clive and gang

Paco,Milo, Maya and mommy Simona said...

Isn't it sooooooooooooooo funny????
we would love to be there and play with you in the snow!!!
Thanks dear Staci for Lucie's update....
We're sooooooooooo sad for her...
Hope the new med work well on her...
We're praying for her everyday and our paws and fingers are all crossed for her!!!!
The girls look soooooooooo happy sleeping sooooooooooo close!!!
We're sure their love have a wonderful effect on Lucie!!!
Pleaseeeeeeee....if you can....continue to write news on Lucie soon!!!!
You and your husband had wonderful time on your "car"!!!!!
Our mommy and dad were soooooooooo excited looking your adventure!!!
And they are hoping to come over there and having the same experience with you!!!!
Thanks for sharing!!!!
Hope your Christmas time will be GREAT from now on!!!!
Tons of love and kisses and special hugs to Lucie!!!!

Ruby's Raiser said...

So glad to see the girls enjoying the snow! Hope that Lucie will soon feel as good on the inside as she looks on the outside - she is just gorgeous.

An English Shepherd said...

Lovely snow ;-)


Ps Great 4 wheel off roading :-)

Huffle Mawson said...

Poor Lucie, I hope she feels better soon. Being sick is No Good. I'm glad Hailey and Addie are looking after her so well!

Lorenza said...

Thanks for telling us about Lucie. Like you said... thankfully she is not worse.
Paws crossed!
Snow!! Too cold for me!
Happy Sunday!
Kisses and hugs


Wow!! You girls played in the snow!! I was scared of it and wouldn't even got outside. Mommy say's thank goodness I use the pee pads.

Mommy wishes you did live closer to us, so we could play some. She loves all you girls but right now Mommy is really concerned about you, Lucie. She would just love to squeese you tight and make all the pain go away.


Twix said...

I'm glad Lucie is not any worse. That is good news even tho it isn't what you want....yet. I love Hailey's pink coat and she and Addie are good nurses for their sister. I'm surprised Hailey doesn't mind being out in the snow because I absolutely hate it!

Huskee and Hershey said...

Good to see the girls having so much fun!! Poor lil Lucie... at least her condition is under control now.. Hmm as for her medication, have you tried hiding it inside a piece of cheese? Huskee is REALLY good at sniffing out his medication and so far, cheese seems to help. What we do is feed him a few pieces of 'normal' cheese first to get his guard down, and then we sneak in the cheese with the pill in between! (LOL.. the things we do for our doggies..)

Awwww.. Hailey is such a sweet pup!! Can she get any sweeter than this?

Maggie and Mitch said...

We're so glad you girls got to experience snow! Isn't it just so much fun?!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Three Dogs Long said...

We're keeping our paws crossed for Lucie!!

PS-Both Oskar & Xena have undergone dentals recently - so know the misery!

((hugs)) your friends
Oskar, Schatzi & Xena

Selita & Craig said...

The Lucie pic right there at the end of that post is SOOOO good...she looks happy in that and I need a dog whisperer - I think Pete is getting dog Alzheimers - he can't seem to remember when he ate last...he gives me that look and starts barking.....for the life of me, I don't know what he wants......I'm keeping my fingers crossed for Miss Lucie - that she gets better real soon :)

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

Oh that 4 wheeling sure looks like a lot of fun. Dan and I were both at work already when the snow came so the pups missed it.
We sure hope Lucie gets better soon.. Big Heeler Vibes are going out to her..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

C.l.o.v.e.r. said...

Hi girls!
Aw I love all those great pictures. Hope Lucie starts to feel better soon. The pics of her and Hailey together are priceless!

The OP Pack said...

Looks like you two had a grand time in the mud:) Mom said she wouldn't want to have to wash that vehicle:) We are glad to hear that Lucie isn't any worse, but it is easy to see that she just isn't herself yet. Hope things improve for her soon.

Woos, Thunder and Phantom

Sagira said...

Wow...the 4 wheel video was very cool.

I am jealous that you have your xmas cards mailed out. I am WAY behind. I still have your thank you card on my to do list. We plan on getting caught up on things once our foster puppy goes to her new home this Saturday. Hectic with 5 dogs around! :)

Toby- The dog with a blog said...

Thanks for the update, cute picturse!
Hope Lucie gets better:)

Toby's Trainer
SEGDI Raiser

pam said...

Oh Luuuuuuuucieeeeeee (pretend that's Ricky Ricardo) you must get better little girl!!!

Bobo and Meja

River said...

We hope Lucie will feel better very fast. It's scary when animals don't eat. Haley is a little doxie angel (from my mom).

love & wags,


Dental Surgery? Oh no! Hope you feel much better now.

Glad you're in the Christmas spirit and I hope Lucie feels better soon also.

Riley and Star.

Mack said...

We got your Christmas card - Thank you so much!!

We had forgotten how pretty these ladies are!

Have you ever tried those pill pockets? Mom hasn't but wondered if it might be worth a try!!

Stay pretty!

Samantha said...

LOVE your X-Mas card - sorry about yr dental surgery - owtch - hope you are feeling better now. Was happy to see Lucie playing in the snow - won't she even take meds in a wad of p-nut butter? Oh dear. That photo of Lucie and Hailey together is soooo cute. Amazing Picture. Hope everything goes better - we LOVED the RVing pix! What FUN!!!
Hugs xo
Sammie et al

Sunny,Scooter,Shamus&Jamie said...

man, we have so much catching up to do. And how come I either did not realize or it fell out of my head that you are in Ft WORTH?!?!? Geez, we are neighbors and whenever I move I definitly want to go west of here(Denton). Depends on where I can find a job. But definitely want to be in Ft Worth area. Course you made me a tad more nervous about my oral surgery coming up.....YIKES
I hope the pups get ok. I have lots of questions. Why don't you email me and maybe we can hook up(at least on phone til after holidays or whatever)
the texas sun dog at g mail dot com

drop me a note, k????

Jamie and the pack

Southbay Girl said...

well we sure do hope that Lucie starts to eat more!! We'll be keeping our fingers and paws crossed that the specialist can shed some light on Lucie's condition so that she can get back to her bouncey self!!!

we loved the christmas card!



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