Friday, June 30, 2017

Remember the Great Wall of China . . .

Square Dog Friday is here.
Best day of the week !

Good News first !

Remember the Great Wall of China ?
Forget it !

We now have 
The Great Wall Of thehamish !

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We had to remove the steps that were on the west side of the bed. No more up and down because of his back. 
So I had a ramp built for him. It is carpeted, and has openings for gud dugs and katties. 
We still pick him up and down carefully but in the middle of the night if he needs to go outside,  
it is now easier for thehamish to wake up Son to take him out. 
Not sure why he wakes up Son to take him out now ?  I was the one who always got up with the 
gud dugs but it is just fine with me.  I get so little sleep now so any hour here or there 
is much needed.

I am working on 3 or 4 small watch towers to finish The Great Wall look. 
Plus add the angle wall piece.  The sides on the top are because he has very
little eyesight left. Just enough to help him remember where he is.

Why it is so big is we had to have a nice easy ramp to walk up. 
His ACL has completely crossed over his back legs and 
we now have to be so careful of his back and legs.
I lurve my sweet baboo.

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Now the bad news.
Son and I have been at the vet everyday. We thought thehamish was "okish" and then he dropped 
out so fast.  In 2 week he bottomed out.
We found everything is a huge mess again, his pancreas, liver, kidneys and bladder are all under attack. His pancreas is "hot" and really messed up again.
He is on a new diet that I cook for him and several new meds.
We are watching him very close. Right now he is sort of okish.

But everyday he wakes up with a smile. Scotties smile big time.
He is my only luxury.
I lurve him.
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So today I am leaving you with some happy happy gud dug thehamish
photos  for your weekend pretty.




Thank you all for the wonderful and touching comments on Wednesday's post.
thehamish and I Thank You so much.
xo
cheers,  parsnip

45 comments:

  1. It's a work of art .... as is your beautiful boy :-)

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    1. He uses it, I am so happy about that.

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  2. I love the new ramp! How wonderful, and what a lucky boy the Hamish is!

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    1. He is a lucky boy but I am so happy to live with such a gud dug.

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  3. Hi, Gayle!

    I admire thehamish's fighting spirit and courage as well as yours. That Great Wall Of thehamish is an architectural marvel - the eighth wonder of the world. We bought a ramp for Toto to use for that same purpose but, sadly, she never used it. It was tough near the end because we needed to carry her up and down any and all stairs. I am keeping my fingers crossed that thehamish will rebound and enjoy a lot more of his gud dog life there with you. Have a good holiday weekend, dear friend Gayle!

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    1. He will not get better but still is enjoying his days.

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  4. Perfect! Great photos of The Hamish! xoxo

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  5. Wow Gayle. Now that is a ramp. So glad he is using it. I'd do anything for my weenies. So hope the meds help him improve and everything calms down. Love that boy.

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  6. Now that is a work of art! Well done and how wonderful for thehamish! Wishing you all a lovely holiday weekend. X

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    1. It is really good for him and he does use it.

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  7. I had a ramp for my pig--not to get on the bed, but to get in and out of the house. She was really fat and had arthritis.

    Hamish is a gift, Gayle. Treasure every minute with him.

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  8. He is just so wonderful, love his wall

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  9. I love that you've made him his ramp. What a sweet boy he is. Thinking of you both x

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  10. More hugs and kisses from Eve, Pinky and Fiona.

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    1. awwwwww, have I missed your posts ? I miss seeing Pinky and Fiona.

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  11. He is a fighter Gayle - just hang on to that thought and tell yourself he will pull through.

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    1. Two vets have given him a month or so to live and they are amazed he has hung on this long.

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  12. I have just caught up with your last couple of posts. I hope Hamish is still smiling, he is a great character. You can really see how much he cares.x

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  13. I'm sorry you are ill, thehamish, but you look quite noble on your castle.

    Love,
    Janie

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  14. He looks so proud and happy about his Great Wall Of Hamish there posing on and by
    it. The ramp is a great idea, and you have it planned so well with katty holes too, and side walls so H. doesn't fall over the edge. Our little Fuzzy is 12 now and sometimes has some arthritic stiffness. I worry about him falling when jumping up or down off of the chair. We were going to get him some steps to get up on his favorite recliner, but I am thinking now that we need to look for a ramp instead for when he gets older.

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    1. He is using his ramp and that is gud.
      I look at your blog but you not posting ?
      I love your little Fuzzy.

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  15. I'm sorry to read about the problems thehamish is having, so heartbreaking. The ramp and the great wall are a wonderful idea, well done everyone :)

    Diana

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    1. I am so heartbroken but that is the way of life.

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  16. Oh I absolutely love the great wall of Hamish. Fantastic. They are special and more than repay everything done for them. You are my sort of dog person! xo

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    1. I will do anything for my gud dugs.

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  17. Awesome wall! Hamish is such a sweet boy.

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  18. Not only is thehamish a handsome lad, he's very considerate, too. Quite the gentleman. I think he purposely wakes your son at night so you can sleep. He knows you aren't feeling up to snuff, either, and the two of you are taking care of each other.

    His wall is a thing of beauty, and fit for royalty. He couldn't have picked a better mama.

    have a super weekend, and a very happy 4th of July to you.

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  19. Love that wall. Sorry about the bad news. He is such a cutie. :-)

    Greetings from London.

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    1. He has lived through so much and keeps smiling.

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  20. The ramp looks great and it must make moving around bed so much easier for thehamish. He is such a sweet boy. I'm so sorry for the bad news. Despite all he is going through, thehamish never forgets to smile. He is a sweet and brave boy. Sending hugs xo

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    1. It is indeed bad news all around.
      But he still has a gud time

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  21. Oh, thehamish, that is one awesome structure your tall persons have built for you, you lucky boy ! I'm so glad that you are able to use it to get on and off the bed. My paws are tightly crossed that you will weather this storm, and come through it with that lovely smile on your handsome face.

    Love,
    Inca xx

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    1. thehamish is very stoic and weathers each of these setbacks with grace but this is the last one.
      I try not to be sad.

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