Monday, January 26, 2015

parley view parsnip. . .

Last Saturday morning as I got up and let the dogs out,
I was feeling very sorry for myself.
I didn't want to get up and take care of The Square Ones. 
Really just wanted to go back to sleep, I had a rough night and just wanted to sleep. 
That is a luxury I haven't had for many years.
As I trudge to the door and let The Square Ones out, I check for the coyotes
that have been out around my home in their early morning rounds.
As The Boys go out and I get their food  and medications ready.
I let them in and they wait by the door for the "such good boys" morning pets.
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Hamish is on a scheduled for his diabetes, he has to eat at certain times
and then insulin shot plus the starting of the eye drops
I have to give him at different times of the day.
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So here I am feeling super sorry for myself
and I look down at thehamish and he is just sitting waiting
for me to give him his shot, eye drops and pills.
As I look at him all and wonder why does he look so sweet ?
Everyday I scrunch up the nap of his neck (Two times a day) feeling for a space that doesn't have any scar tissue from all the shots.
Then I insert the needle for the insulin.
Next comes the eye drops and his pain medication.
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As I look at him and  wonder doesn't this hurt ?
I know it does.
Does he understand that the pain I give him is making he better and keep him alive ?
Why does he come when I call him for the eye drops he gets through out the day ?

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And suddenly I don't feel so sorry for myself any more.
Happiness is indeed a warm puppy.
But later I do take a nap surrounded by the Square Ones.
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 Lens replacement surgery.
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 My sweet baby boy.
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Nothing keeps him down for long.
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 Helping with his laundry.
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 Such hard work
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 Singer of songs
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 Art critic
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Helper
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Building expert
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 Here he is cuddling with Watson who takes very good care of thehamish.
And lets him squish in when there is really only room for one.
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Here is your pretty to start the week
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 A roadrunner who has been visiting.

 silly. . . parsnip
music. . . Shut Your Eyes,  Snow Patrol




24 comments:

  1. Yes Parsnip, I am sure they know we love them and that whatever we do for them is for the best. Tess often gets sore ears and hates having drops in them, but she never fails to come when we have the ear dropper in our hands. They trust us.

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    1. I hope they know I don't want to hurt him. We have being doing the insulin shots for so long that it is just part of the day.

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  2. Awww such a lovely Hamish. I hope your sleep refreshed you and you have a better sleep tonight. I have never seen a photo of a real roadrunner, I didn't know they existed. :)

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    1. Yes they are real and look like someone just drew a cartoon with the big eyes and crown of feathers.

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  3. these are some of the best square photos ever! and when i got to the one helping with his laundry i laughed out loud. you are so lucky to have such sweet ones!

    hugs, bee
    xoxo
    yert!

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    1. He does help.... hahahahahahahaahahahaha

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  4. Fantastic photos. Helping with the dryer, I love that.

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  5. He always comes to you and waits for his meds because you're a good Mom and he lurves you!!! The photo of him sitting on the completed grill makes him look like a beautiful Scottie statue. Love it.

    Bearing down and waiting for the blizzard to arrive. Such fun. Can't wait. (Sezs I with a large dose of sarcasm)

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    1. Hope your stocked up with firewood and food !
      Keeping my fingers crossed.

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  6. Sounds like he's taking good care of you, too. Good boy!

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  7. Happiness is definitely a warm puppy! Or two puppies!

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    1. Nice and cuddly when they take a nap with me on my sick days.

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  8. Awww what a beautiful post! I'm sure your square ones know what you do for them is coming from your care and love! And I know their happy faces make everything better for you :-)
    Those are such cute photos. I love the one where your square ones are napping in the basket together. They are such precious babies!

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  9. He is very blessed to have you as his mom.

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  10. They must be such a blessing to have them around. Love the captures where you get help with setting up the barbecue and the laundry.

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  11. They are wonderful aren't they. We should have their patience. Thanks for stopping by my blog. No the shrimp and rice wasn't my Mother-in-law's version of paella, that was different, this is just a nice starchy meal for a cold day.

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  12. The two are very lucky to have you to take care of them.

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  13. My goodness you love those dogs. They're very, very lucky to have you. The way animals deal with pain and suffering makes my heart break, never complaining as we tend to do. I've just done my injection for supper and I feel for the square one and his scruff. Big hugs to both of them....and you!

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  14. What a trooper Hamish is! He is just SO lovely - both of your Square dogs are very special indeed. Dogs know how to trust with all their hearts, and they just give back the love you give them. They are such an inspiration. Hope you all have a spring in your respective steps. - L x

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  15. I know those mornings an am glad you have the comfort of two living, breathing little dogs who love the bones of you.

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