Monday, August 31, 2009

woohoo!

Well, with all the love coming our way I don't know how Shadow won't get well soon! Princess the Pit Bull gave shadow an award in hopes of some "healing love!" How nice is that!? And The Purple Hatter used his talent to make it so pretty:




So here's the rules!
Put the award on your blog and link to who gave it to you.
Give a nod to Purple Hatter who made the award
Share a picture or story of how you 'Showed Some Love' lately
Give the award to at least 5 (or more) of your blogging buddies who you believe have showed some love and ask them to share their picture or story too!!

How have I showed some love lately? Well, go to http://www.walk4wellness.shutterfly.com/ to see pictures from an event I helped organize for mental health and PETS!
And now I'm going to show some love by giving this award to some others:

-I gotta pass this on to Life With Dogs because they showed some love to the Pooches For Peace blog (see previous post!)
-Nellie and Calvert because they left an extra nice message to us.
-Sam because she always shows love to my blog!
-Christina because she also showed some love with a heartwarming story in the comments of this post.
-Princess the Pit Bull because she gave this award to us (although of course you don't have to do the work again! haha)
-Anyone else who has left a comment or become a follower in the past week because they showed love for the blog AND Shadow! Thank you all :)

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Another Update and Thank you

First, I want to send out many thanks again to everyone who has sent thoughts and prayers our way. It really makes a difference :) It is comforting to know that similar situations have happened to some of you, and I hope all of your cases turned out ok! Some of the stories left in the comments were very heartwarming and uplifting.
And I wouldn't have received as many thoughts/stories/wishes without Life With Dogs !!! They gave Pooches For Peace the Gold Hyrant Award and sent over their readers to wish Shadow well. If anyone reading this hasn't checked out this humor-filled and fun blog, do it now! LOL OOOOOOHhhhh, look at it's shinyness:



THANKS SO MUCH !! And sorry to hear that Sola went through a re-spay :(

To those of you who said your dogs had a re-spay or that part of the ovary wasn't taken out, did they just go back in and basically search until they found the tissue, or...how did that situation go?

And now for another update on Shadow..

She seems to be doing better so far although the bizarre false pregnancy behavior is still there. She also is whining a lot when we let her out of her cage- I think it's just a mix of her hormones/energy built up because she can't do anything/ confusion going on, because she only does it when we first let her out of her cage. We have strict orders from the vet to keep her in her cage as much as possible, so I'm sure she's bored. She goes back next Saturday to get her staples out so they should be able to tell us if everything looks like it's healing ok. She's been eating good...that is, if she doesn't have her e collar (cone head collar) on... She's not a fan of the collar at all. Here are a few pics of her with the flamingo before I was instructed to keep it from her. Part of me wonders if she's also whining because she can't find it.

Are youuu my baby weird pink thing?

Yes, I think you are.



I didn't get any picture of her "coddling" it, but she kept putting it up against her belly and under her chin and cuddling it between her leg and chin. It was so cute and sad at the same time.
(And yes, I stole Spud's blue collar from him for now.. hehehe)
Oh...and Kado wanted to say hi. Don't mind that drop of water between his eyes...he had just come up for air from the toilet...

Friday, August 28, 2009

Shadow's Update

I can't tell you all how much your wishes and prayers mean to me. Thank you all for your support. She had surgery today and they said her interal stiches indeed were torn and loose, which is weird because she hasn't been active since her spay...
They had to take out some scar tissue but luckily there was no major dead tissue. They put all her organs (ewww) back where they should be, and she has staples in her tummy now. She has a new cone collar to sport. They said she's doing ok but they may want to keep her overnight for observation so I'll probably have another update tomorrow. I'll also try to post some pics...I took some of her with her "flamingo puppy" before all this started going downhill. Let's hope there are no complications from here...

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Thinking of Shadow...

Hey All. Shadow got spayed last Friday and all seemed well at first. Then we noticed a bulge/swelling around the incision and got a little worried. Then she started treating her pink flamingo stuffie like a puppy and her nipples started getting bigger....
So we took her to the vet today and they did X-Rays. It looks as though her internal stiches have come loose and her intestines are coming through the body cavity wall so they're pretty much sitting on the inside of her skin. Also, she's going through ANOTHER false pregnancy and starting to produce milk which means there may be a minute amount of ovary tissue that they missed, or the false pregnancy hormones starting being produced before the spay. She's staying overnight at the vet tonight and will have surgery tomorrow. I feel like I'm going to be sick, please keep her in your thoughts and prayers(if you do that sort of thing :) )

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Wordless Wednesday (tres)

I know it's late, but it's still Wednesday in Ohio!




Sunday, August 16, 2009

Lazy Sunday (dos)

Shadow is starting to like books. I caught her reading the Sex and the City book...
My camera decided not to flash for a few pics... Can you guess which two dogs these are?

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Lazy Sunday

Shadow helps me read a book.



At least she was comfortable... ;) Sorry again for yet another crappy cell phone pic!

Monday, August 3, 2009

Jealous...


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Hey ya'll it's me, Shadow. I've bin a little disappointid in Blog Lady lately becuz she wuz showin' off all Spuds' cool, I mean, weeeird tricks n stuff like hez jus' the most awesomest dog ever or sumthin well I don't get why I didnt have no video on here i mean she alwayz tells me I'm cute and funny and adorabull and have curves like JLo...i think she jus' says that last one to make me feel betterz bout my big wiggly butt.....but newayz she helpd me put this video of me helpin' my daddy with Saturday chores...he asks me fer tools n stuff but mostly i jus' like to watch. You may notice a random white object in the video ruinin' it as usual...

video