Time to get your
Monday Dance on!
After your laid back weekend maybe
like the 4 leggeds here?
That is Patches on her side just “chillin” and of course our Jeepers,
showing us how to lay in his bed
with his souls showing!
This of course was AFter the NASCAR fun run around the pool and they had to “chill” while little Gypsy was still on the run with a monkey in her mouth doing the “bark” which still amazes me!
Dogs are just amazing to me, they amuse, and delight and often will find the bark of bark to irritate and make ya wonder what in the world can they possibly hear that I don’t.
Jeepers has a way of running you out of your chair, and having you love on him until your hand becomes numb.
He of course wants you to understand fully that he was born to love and will let you know when he has had enough!
Now Kamryn calls him “his sweet dog” which will prompt a fast visit from Sandy next door when she sees that on Facebook to claim him once again as “her dog” as he runs to take his place in her lap while the others look on.
Gyspy will wag her tail and yet not allow the loving unless Sandy sits on the couch and then allow her to love on her with such kindness and care!
They are funny little creatures indeed.
And last week our Jeepers developed that awful sounding “hacking cough” and we could tell he was not feeling well.
Of course it happened over the weekend, and got its worse after Vet hours here.
As we listened and watched we feared it to be the “kennel cough” symptoms of bronchitis often showing up in little ones.
And oh how I dreaded that vet bill that happens when you walk in the door and then walk out with antibiotics and shots given.
The other two were fine, only Jeepers was not well it seemed and when he was in his bed, when he was in my lap still he was fine.
Yet, the moment he got up, the moment he moved the “hack hack dry cough began”.
By Saturday evening, I had researched old remedies and found one and its variations and we figured can’t hurt, might help.
Good we had just had white rice/chicken for dinner as we had leftovers!
We took 1/3 garlic glove for each baby, put it with broth and cooked it, then added it to the rice and chicken and threw it in a blender.
After it was pureed we added it to some of his dog food and pureed that too into a small amount.
Put that in a little bowl and while he was on my lap I held that little bowl and oh was he one happy Jeepers as the other two looked at me wondering where were their goodies, he lapped it all up.
here is the greatest news.
Jeepers has not coughed since then!
It was like a magical elixir I tell you, and yes I gave the other two a little over their doggie food just for a treat.
Garlic breaths all around here.
the healing properties in that ole remedy did the trick and Jeepers is back to his old self now, playing and having the best of times
with NO cough.
Oh happy day!
A quick call to the vet this morning to see if I needed to bring him in and letting him know of how bad the cough was, the remedy used and his resulting comments of
“I don’t see any reason to bring him in”
validated my feelings that
we can heal ourselves and each other with what we have sometimes.
Gypsy has been barking her bark of
“something is happening and I’m all over it”
with monkey in her mouth as she runs to the edge of the lanai, as she lets us know in the quiet that something is happening!
I have looked and looked as I assure her we are all good here!
I have to laugh as the Monday dance is on,
and then out of the blue I see the lawnmower, here the sounds and oh my goodness
the 4 leggeds are having a ball with the refrains of
“seee we told you”
How do they know these things before they happen?
This is Gypsy with the leg of Blue Monkey as she is trying to tell me
something is happening here pay attention
when our pal John hit the back yard on that riding lawn mower,
can a little one bark with a big monkey in her mouth while running,
I sure hope you can see the joy!
Moral of the story?
Even when something is bigger than you,
go with it, run with it, dance with it
and enjoy every minute of it!
Oh boy she will need water and a big ole’ nap with the others soon,
Monday entertainment has about done her in!
Life with the 4 leggeds and if only we could look and see ourselves through the eyes of our dogs, as they look at us with such love, such fun, and such joy!
IF only we could get so excited at the day, the sounds and the drop of a leaf!
Dance friends, it’s the beginning of something new today.
YOU can run around with your favorite thing and shake your head with fury
even if just in your mind,
having the best of times
you want to!
Oh my, there she goes again,
too bad this doesn’t show the fast pace she and monkey are on as she is managing to bark, run and hold that big monkey in those little teeth!
If she can do it,
surely we can!
Blessings to you all
from me and mine.
Walk in Beauty
- How Long Is Kennel Cough Contagious (gateway559.typepad.com)
- Barking dogs (grievanceswithsalt.wordpress.com)
- Bark Park Brings In Treats (wbng.com)
- Mona (onelanguageproject.com)
- 8 Simple Ways to Keep Your Dog From Barking (everydayhealth.com)
- Dog Training: Ask the Trainer – How to Teach Your Dog Without the Word “No” (smartdog.typepad.com)