Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays to everyone!  Work continues on the house- now I am just down to the little things which is really nice.  Hopefully I will be in by January 4th, at least that's the plan.  Ginny continues to defy the odds.  Her kidneys are okay, but her liver has suffered due to required medications.  She is still her perky self, she just takes more naps.  Thanks to everyone's well wishes for the monkey.

Friday, December 18, 2009

A Dog's Tale

 Here is an update on the girls. Ginny's one eye is better, the other got worse and required another medication.  Along with that, I am waiting to hear if her kidneys are failing her now. The little monkey can't catch a break lately. Meanwhile, Ms. Gracie made an appearance at the police Christmas party where she wowed the crowd with her tricks and good behavior (even when the baby pulled her hair).  She trumped Santa with the kids! Can you tell I love my girls?

Friday, December 11, 2009


It was relayed to me this week by the vet that Ms. Ginny would not be a candidate for an eye removal if it came to that...her right eye worsened over last weekend but her left eye responded to the medicine. That was the nice way of the vet telling me there would be nothing they could do if the new medicine didn't work. The thought of loosing Ginny breaks my heart, but I don't want her to be in pain or to suffer just so I have her around. I refuse to give up hope that she will improve and I think she refuses too. She is my little blessing.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Unconditional Love

I always had pets around as a kid. Once out of college I decided that I needed to be a pet owner so to the pound I went. Two cats and two dogs later, I find it quite interesting how attached I have become to my animals. Is it because I don't have kids? Am I just an animal lover? Or is it the ability to help animals escape from the shelter? The more I think about it it's none of those. They give unconditional love- very simple I guess. My Ginny was diagnosed with glaucoma yesterday and the vet says she would be unable to go through surgery if needed due to her heart condition. Unfortunately my contractor took the emotional brunt of that news (he had bad timing yesterday). But my mother pointed out that Ginny is a fighter- she was abused, starved to bones, battles a heart condition, allergies, blindness and arthritis daily but she is the sweetest soul on Earth. So I will continue to fight for my Ginny as long as she is a happy girl and not suffering. If everyone gave the type of love Ginny gives, what a great world it would be.