Wednesday, February 6, 2013

........and he is back

The cough is still hanging on but at least I am done with the worst of the flu.  I did get my shot before you berate me with the benefits of doing so, in fact I always do get my flu shot but this is the first in a long while that another strain of the bug knocked me down.  The worst part being the total lack of energy, life for me is too full of things that need doing.
The gardens are starting to come to life with the little snippets of spring like weather.  The bulbs are all showing through and the flowering shrubs are full of tight buds waiting for mother nature to give them the go-ahead.  Yesterday I was doing some cleaning up and found a neglected tray of leeks so I quickly planted two rows in the vegetable garden.  It does the body good to get out dig into the soil and start imagining the future rows of veggies.  I spent a good while going through my store of seeds and although it looks like there is enough I am seriously lacking so will have to take care of that little problem soon.

Next weekend we shall pack MeMa's little Beetle up with an overnight bag and head north  to Whidbey Island were the small town of Langley exists.  We shall be visiting "K9 Carts West" were Miss Betty shall be custom fitted with a K9 wheel chair, similar to the one in the photo below that I borrowed from their web sight.
As I posted before Miss Betty is the unfortunate victim of degenerative myelopathy.  Normally a very active little Corgi she can no longer go for walks something she misses terribly.  So we are looking forward to this trip and will soon see our Betty walking and running with the rest of the dogs.
 In the meanwhile we have made sure all of Miss Betty's paths are carpeted as she can no longer navigate smooth flooring of any kind.  So now every path she follows is carpeted.
She spends most of the day in the dining room were the sun streams in the bank of windows.

Our Sophie doesn't mind all the runners as long as she can get to her favorite heat vent
from the kitchen there is a runner that leads to the garage
....and from the garage door we have carpeted clear to the door that leads to the back garden.

10 comments:

  1. I remember when I first saw a dog with rear wheels. I was very young and the device was obviously home-made. It was wonderful seeing a dog owner who was so devoted, and everyone made a huge fuss of the dog. Miss Betty will love it, I'm sure.

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    1. Thanks Crow,
      We had some doubts before but after researching we are sure we are doing the right thing for her. She was a licensed therapy dog for several years ministering love and tenderness to humans in similar situations.

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  2. As a spinal injury nurse I am intrigued.
    Does Betty have bladder problems too?

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    1. Not as of yet but we have been told that it is common.

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  3. How wonderful that you will be able to get Miss Betty the supporting wheels. I am sure you will find her hard to stop once she is used to them. :-)

    Glad to hear you are getting better, Doc. God bless. Hope you are 110% soon. ♥

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    1. Thanks I shall work on that percentage.

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  4. That is so sweet, I hope Miss Betty does well.

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    1. It will be an adjustment for all of us but I am sure she will do fine.

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  5. I am so happy that you are able to do this for Miss Betty.... and I am really looking forward to seeing you here in Phoenix big brother!!!

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    1. and I would like my Phoenix with an extra helping of sunshine please.

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