Monday, April 11, 2011

THIS DOG'S LIFE

Monday morning....the heavens burst open and torrential rain did fall.... t'was the kind of morning where you just wanted to pull the covers up....listen to the rain....thunder rumbling and linger in bed a bit longer.... But if it's Monday....old lazy bones Winslow Homer needs to get a move on....Our day begins with an 8:30 veterinarian appointment with Dr. Rust. Before we head out the door.... 5:30 insulin injection....

and then an assortment of various medications....heartworm...antibiotic....three medications for Winslow's liver....one antihistamine for itchy skin enhanced by his diabetes....a cough medication... Winslow has a collapsible trachea....so add another pill....and let me just state some of these pills are HUGE....this owner needs to be creative in getting such medications into one small clever dog....for the large HORSE pills....cut a slice of hot dog....insert the pill and seal with a bit of peanut butter....my own creative pill pocket....hey a girl has to do what a girl has to do to keep her little man alive....Last week Winslow ran away from home....thank goodness for kind neighbors....he was returned....no worse for wear....thank you Deb....and each evening he goes out and clears the yard of any night time predators.... and each day.... in the yard....

he takes a siesta....a well earned siesta....
but when his ear's perk up....
he goes on duty....
so this little hen....feels safe and secure....to catch up on her beauty rest.... just a day in the life of one little dog....my little dog....

15 comments:

Pondside said...

One dear little dog!
You are such a good caretaker of that sweet little fellow!

Julia said...

Julie, you must almost be a vet by know or pretty close to it. I bet that you could get a job at the vet hospital with all the knowledge you have about caring for poor Homer Winslow.

How you must love that little dog for all those visits to the vet. It must cost you a fortune in the run of a year He's got as much medications as an old senior. lol

I sure hope that he will get better soon. Your little gray hen looks so cute. JB

~ Janis said...

Glad you got some sunshine and Winslow got some sun time.
its pouring here again.
Hugs to you both.

Leontien said...

oh WOW, that's a lot of pills for a little doggie!

Lucky to have an owner who takes good care of her!

Thanks
Leontien

Hey there, My Delilah said...

ahh winslow homer! I love it haha so cute, hes such a sweetie!

Farm Girl said...

I love seeing him on guard duty. Such a great little dog. You are quite creative in giving him his medicine. I would have wanted to stay in bed and listen to the rain too.
I love your pictures so much.

The Barn Door said...

Awwww....Winslow Homer is such a cutie pie!!

Rowan said...

Glad to see that Winslow Homer is doing well and being a good guard dog. I can't believe that you have to get all those pills into one small dog! I've taken to hiding B Baggins' worm tablets inside Brussels pate:) He absolutely loves pate though I'm not sure how good it would be for diabetes.

Courtney said...

He is so sweet and you are a good Dog Mommy with all the meds you have to administer! I like the hot dog idea...my dog gets his wrapped in bologna!
Courtney

acorn hollow said...

For all you do winslow Homer's life is still a good one and a full one. Blessings to you and the little dog too.
cathy

Kim said...

Dear sweet Winslow. That is a lot of meds for one little dog but he is so worth it. It was fun to follow his daily adventure. The guard duty photo is perfect.
I hide Millies pills inside a piece of cheese.

Ginny said...

Winslow is looking good, thanks to Mom's care.

DayPhoto said...

He is such a sweet little puppy. I'm so glad he has you....and you him!

Linda
http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com

Orange Sink said...

Bless your heart and little Winslow Homer's! Yes, every moment gained even if it takes all those danged pills is worth it! I've had to trick mine with treats for the pills too! Sounds like Halloween..... lol!
Precious photos of Winslow on guard! Woe to any chicken attackers on your property!
Hang tough!
Cathy G

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

Julie Winslow Homer is such a sweet heart...a little fellow with a big heart. I'm shocked at how much medication this little fellow has to take but it's obviously working as he seems to be doing very well. I hope your weather is still nice and that Winslow is still enjoying the great outdoors. Have a wonderful day.
Maura :)