Monday, December 17, 2018

One of those days, weeks and months !

So late with everything this year, cards, tree and packages,
no decorations and a messy home.
I have made peace with what gets done this year is what gets done.
And then. . .

Truffles has cancer and needs an operation that we will not OK. She is very old, 
has back and leg problems and the oncologist wants to remove her front leg. 

That is not even the problem, she is having seizures. They had tapered off and I thought
her meds were working. Then Friday night, Saturday morning she had a major seizure. 
I thought we had lost her. Shallow breathing and unresponsive.  I was worried.
Agatha kept sniffing her face and laid her head on her chest. We couldn't keep her away. 
she was like glue.
Adam, Agatha, Winston and I sat with her all night till about 4am.  I fell asleep.
Truffles woke at 8am and ate a small breakfast and so far is relatively fine.

I will mail very late Christmas Cards Monday, and get a Christmas tree.

This has been a very interesting November and December. I seem to jump from
one disaster to another. But my small little family is here and we will be fine.

I love these gud dugs !

Here is you pretty for the start of the week.

Snowman in Tucson !
YeeHaw !

cheers,  parsnip


  1. Hi, Gayle!

    I am very sorry to learn about Truffles' diagnosis and prognosis and the scare you had with her over the weekend. What an awful ordeal! Our Toto had a seizure of that magnitude and four months later another, forcing us to take her to the vet in the middle of the night and have her put to sleep. It was one of the saddest days of my life. I know you will do what is best for Truffles. I offer prayers, dear friend.

  2. Hello all of you. Forget being behind with Christmas - you are giving all your love and attention to those good dogs - kind and gentle care, which I know you are giving her,- that is all you can do, safe in the knowledge that no one can do more.

  3. Do what you can, don't try to over extend yourself. However long Truffles has left, she's been well taken care of and is loved.

  4. Very sorry to hear about all this. Nice to see that one dog can care about what happens to another.

  5. So, so sorry to read this. She has clearly filled your house with love and has been loved so much. I admire your decision to not make her suffer through surgery. I am sending you all my love!

  6. I’m so sorry Truffles has been going through such a difficult time. I’m glad she has recovered a little from a major seizure. Agatha is so sweet to lay her head on Truffles. And you all by her side all night. She is really lucky to have you, and be cared and loved dearly. xo

  7. Poor Truffles. Agatha is so sweet. I'm so sorry this season has been so difficult.

  8. So sad for all of you. Remember Christmas will come whether there is a tree, gifts or cards. All you need is the love your house is full of.

  9. Oh. Gayle. I'm so sorry to hear this news about Truffles. I wish I could give you a big hug.

    Hang in there, and try not to stress over the holiday on top of everything else. Take it easy on yourself right now, please.

  10. Thinking of you as you go through this sad journey. Christmas isn't about the trees and cards and such, it's about the love :)

  11. Do the best you can for Truffles and take care of yourself.

  12. That is so hard. Our pets are our family and to do surgery that would only cause them more pain and agony is not what we want for them. Truffles needs you now and everything else can just wait.

  13. Thank you for your card! Love the Scotty. You are so sweet. May God Bless and keep you and Truffles safe and warm always. Hugs to your little pawprinters. I can imagine it's hard right now.

  14. You know what I think? That she found her way to you for her end of days care. and you are making it so much more loving and better than the rest of her days have been. You are a special lady, Parsnip. x

  15. Dear sweet Truffles. Sending heartfelt thoughts and prayers for her comfort and resilience to stay with her loving pack. X

  16. Loving an old dog can be hard and it hurts, but knowing that Truffles will not suffer and when it is time she will have a gentle and pain free end surrounded by her pack helps it hurt a little less. Our vet makes 'house calls' in these circumstances and is worth every penny of the fee, do yours provide a similar service?

    Been there, done that and it's a b*tch, but pain and fear and suffering is our job, not theirs. Thinking of you, dear girl. xx

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