Monday, January 24, 2011

Gotta love Diva

My birthday was last week.  We took a road trip to Vegas!  On my birthday, my daughter fell off the bed and broke her clavicle!!!  I felt so badly for her.  As we began our drive home, she cried off and on.  The thing we heard most frequently was "I miss my doggies"...
When we finally arrived home, her doggies were VERY happy to see all of us.  Especially their kiddo!  They all knew something was wrong, but three of them went off to bed.  Diva stayed behind and watched Christa.  For the last several days, Diva has not left Christa's side, except for the occasional bathroom break.  She has brightened Christa's days of pain and sadness.  What a sweet mastiff!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

The big scare

When I left today, Beau was on the deck.  When I came home, he was not there.  The other really scary thing, not a single bark!  My lab is a VERY mouthy boy.  He barks all the time.  To hear only silence when I got home was scary and upsetting, to say the least...
Godiva was acting strange, so I said "take me to Beau".  She just jumped and wiggled.  I went all over he house, searching.  Nothing.  I went back downstairs and asked Diva again, "where is Beau"???????  She ran outside.  My heart sunk.  I thought that maybe it had been time.  Maybe he went outside to find a quiet place to go in peace.  I searched the yard, nothing.  No Beau, no bark......  Diva was not being helpful!
I went inside again.  I went upstairs, my daughter downstairs.  No Beau....  I went to the closed, quiet laundry room door.  I opened the door and WOKE BEAU UP!!!!!!!!!  Really?????
Apparently, he wanted to do some laundry and fell asleep, after he shut himself in!!!  This labby is going to give me a heart attack!

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Old guy update

So Beau had his vet check up.  He's lost 6 pounds (a good thing!).  He was happy and barky at the vet.  We upped his rimadyl and he seems to be doing pretty well.  All in all, the visit was good!  We talked about keeping him comfortable.  We will know when "it is time".
In the meantime, the day after the vet.  Beau leaped into our bed!!  He laid with us and grumbled for about an hour.  So far, the rimadyl seems to be helping him out!  Yeah BEAU!