Friday, March 15, 2013

Square Dog Friday... a Watson update and a haiku

First I want to Thank everyone for all the kind wishes and concern for Watson.
I have been trying to catch up on everyone's blogs
but my comments have been erratic or not at all and I apologize for that.
Especially the ones I wanted to write a longer comment and they got lost in all the trips to the vet, I didn't write yours at all !
That makes me sad.
All because I think I need to write a paragraph instead of a sentence.
I promise to write short very comments for now.
Gud old dug Watson.

We think Watson may have caught whatever Hamish was sick with for two weeks.
Many test later we still don't have idea what is going on with either of them.
Hamish is younger (9) and bounced back.
Watson, is 13 and has many health problems kidney failure being a major one along with Valley Fever (autoimmune) and now any illness is a major problem.
He has stopped eating and drinking for several days and we have been at the vets every other day.
We can't leave him there over night because of his anxiety and mild dementia so he gets an IV pack and comes home and then goes back.
He is slowly recovering and Thursday eaten some baby/toddlers chicken sticks (yummy)
and pancakes.
Still not drinking though.

He is a most mellow beautiful dog and gets along with everyone.
He has always been an old soul.
I lurve him !

Plus he has always taken very good care of his partner in crime Hamish.

And just because I can, here is your pretty for the weekend.

Second installment of Subliminal Coffee, Tiny Harmonies.
This weeks haiku is adaptability.

Ever since I can remember I have loved javelinas, plus I am born in the
Japanese year of the boar.
They are my family my tribe my people.
The herds like to spend time in my small citrus grove .
I love to see the little babies that look like hairy loafs of bread with tiny feet.
Javelinas look like boars but are really peccaries and related to hippopotamus family.
This haiku was from last spring and published in Scotland in a friends book.
I just didn't time to think of a new one.

the desert is our home
variegated hues color our hair
sound of tiny feet

I think adaptability is their name.

tired. . . parsnip
music. . . Kaputt,  Destroyer
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  1. I love the last line, parsnip. I remember reading about a javelina in a memoir and the animal has always stuck with me. Reading about it now in your haiku has a lovely circular sensibility.

    Thank you so much for contributing. (Btw, I was born in the year of the Tiger.)

  2. I'm so sorry about Watson being ill. Just looking at their pictures, it's easy to see how easy it would be to love them to pieces. I especially like the picture of the two of them cuddling.

    Love your haiku. "Hairy loaves of bread with hairy feet" paints quite the picture, too. And made me smile.

  3. Keeping Watson in my thoughts at the moment.

    Those javelina are a peculiar looking beastie!

  4. It is just awful when beloved family members are sick. One feels so helpless and awful. Good wishes to the fine canines.

    Lovely haiku: crisp, redolent and elusive.

  5. The javelina is adorable!

    I'll keep praying for Watson...for all of you. Email me anytime. I'll send you my phone number, too. I wish there were something I could do for you guys.

    Don't worry about writing a lot to any of us. Sometimes just a few words say the most, my friend. Take care of yourself and those beautiful boys. We all love them...and you.

  6. Oh dear. I hope Watson is better soon. :(

  7. Awe...poor little Watson. Hope he gets better.

    Hugs and chocolate,

  8. oh bless his little sick heart... hugs honey.

    and yert to the boys.

    hugs, bee

  9. I do hope he makes a full recovery - I am sure he is greatly helped by your love and care and also by the companionship of his mate in crime.

  10. Oh, poor Watson, and Hamish too. May Watson regain his health. It is awful when a beloved dog becomes ill; I hope he feels better day by day.

    A haiku about javelinas! How unlikely and wonderful. Thank you for sharing.

  11. Very sorry for the dog troubles. Ours was sick but is young and back to mischief again- I hate the worry of it :-(
    Haiku is adorable, as are the javelinas, which I had not heard of till today.

  12. Now we lurve him too. I hope it all goes the best possible for him. ~Mary

  13. Hope very much watson does better.

    That part about javelinas not being boars is interesting. Hippos in America. Who'da thunk?

  14. I do feel sorry for poor Watson and Hamish.
    Not much fun for any of you.
    Buster and I send much love for a speedy recovery for both of them.


  15. Poor darling! I know he is getting lots of love and care.