Saturday, January 19

A New Hat...



Thought I would share a shot of Gracie and her new Heidi hat that she got from Auntie B.  Auntie found a lady in Minnesota that makes these cute hats for dogs. Well I had to have one for each of the girlz.  As you can see in this photo Gracie was not as excited about the new head gear as her momma.

Want to thank you for the kind words of encouragement for Miss Gracie. She received her 3rd Adequan shot yesterday.  I don't know if I am seeing much change in her movement yet, but it maybe cause I just want her to be "perfect" again right now--Patience is not my best virtue. She is also taking extra fish oil, cosequin plus and receiving lots of EXTRA belly rubs while resting on her big bed in front of the woodstove.
We continue to do our walkabouts as it is important that she keeps those knee joints moving. She seems happy to be with her pack exploring the farm. I have noticed that when she stops the rear legs just quiver. That makes me nervous.
I have some questions to throw by Dr.J. when we see her again for Gracie's evaluation. Thanks to you I will ask about water therapy, cold laser treatment and pain meds.  I am thinking just like us humans with arthritis the cold temps must be dreadful on her joints---wonder if I could talk my husband into moving back to Hawaii for the dogs sake??

I must apologize for not visiting and commenting  your blogs lately. I am having issues with my computer again and do believe it's about ready to head for the technology junkyard. Been busy backing things up (especially photos) cuz, I know one of these days ---bam it's going to be gone.  Plus, living in rural America has other issues with internet connections. Let's just say that satellite internet providers are not what they're cracked up to be....Hopefully these situations will be remedied in the near future.

Happy Saturday.


22 comments:

  1. I'm certainly no expert, but from a layabout's -- I mean LAYMAN's -- perspective, let me tell you those extra tummy rubs are VERY important!!! Really.
    Please lick Gracie on the nose for me.
    Luv,
    Dave

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  2. Love the hat. We agree with Dave, the belly rubs will really help!

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  3. That hat is so cute. We will be thinking good, warm thoughts for Gracie.

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  4. sweet baby. i hope her legs continue to get stronger and less painful...

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  5. I love the hat, even if your girl doesn't--I think I may need to get one or two just to give ME something to grin at! :-)

    I'm hoping Miss Gracie feels better--You're doing all the right things!!

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  6. I love her in that hat! Now I'm dying to see your other girl in her hat.

    I'm glad you're finding things that will work for Gracie!

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  7. Hi Val and girls, I'm hoping everything you are doing for Gracie will build up in her body and really start working. Our old Reggie had hip dysplacia and his legs would shake all the time too. He would even run at times-he was slow but it never stopped him from moving. I want things perfect too; I took Hunter to training today and our teacher said that he(as well as one other dog)knows the commands, it is just whether he wants to do them or not-regardless of a treat. I want him to perform perfectly, but I'll love him as he is. Sending big hugs to you today. You mention the Islands and I'm probably going to want to jump a plane girl.
    Have a great night!
    Noreen & Hunter

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  8. That is one cute hat!!

    wags
    Jazzi and Addi

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  9. Oh not a hat. You humans sure have a funny way about you. And it seems to end up on our heads. Continuing to send our very best vibes, good thoughts and prayers for Gracie. And I have to say that extra tummy rubs can only help.
    Blessings,
    Goose

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  10. Oh sweet Gracie! sending nothing but happy thoughts for her healing... and hey tummy rubs can help everything! :D God Bless! And please we all understand... good luck with your computer ... hope it doesnt kick t he bucket before you get your photos saved!

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  11. Sending hugs to you and Gracie. There is something to be said for living in a tropical climate!! Hoping for a good evaluation from the vet.

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  12. That hat is too cute! Paws crossed for Gracie
    Nola

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  13. Hehehe, I wouldn't have even allowed for a photo, so Gracie is doing an awesome job in making you happy! ;-) I'm happy that she is on her third shot and hope that you will see some visible improvements soon. Oh, I would definitely recommend water treatment! My swimming instructor mainly did PT with either senior, recovery, and loss of limb pups...so I know that Gracie would get some relief! :-D And I think you should ask about Hawaii!! ;-)

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  14. Hi Val! What a cute pic with the cute hat!! We are sorry to hear that Gracie is not feeling well...we have the very same issues...it seems that one of us is always struggling with those types of issues...but we do the best we can and continue with the Metacam. Prayers and healing vibes to Gracie! xo Jeanne, Chloe and LadyBug (who would REALLY like to head south at the moment!!)

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  15. Gracie is adorable in that hat! Please give her a belly rub for me. :) My neighbors lab goes to a pool every Sunday for therapy and she's very pleased with the outcome. :)

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  16. So cute in her hat! Sorry to hear your sweet girl is not feeling good. Sending pawsitive thoughts out to her (and you!).
    Jackie & Rita

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  17. Glad to do Gracie is holding her own. Technology...what would we do without it, but boy it sure is frustrating at times.

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  18. I continue to send good thoughts Gracie's way. Sampson's back legs quiver some times too, and that freaks me out. I wonder how much of it is just age?

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  19. The hat is adorable! Hopefully her leg will continue to heal. The vet offices around here have just recently started offering water therapy, but I have heard GREAT things about it.

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  20. I love her hat!! Keeping Gracie Girl in my thoughts an prayers and please give her an extra belly rub from auntie Allison

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  21. I'm sure Gracie wouldn't mind Hawaii at all! Hopefully she gets better over time. Maybe she needs some knee socks instead of a hat. :~)

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