Saturday, December 20, 2008

The Thing

The thing about German Shepherds is that they don't exhibit many (any?) warning signs. They're fine, maybe a little odd and then they're bleeding from inappropriate orifices.

The thing about life is I always remember the times it felt like I was getting ahead and then WHAM an unavoidable expense. Like an emergency vet visit. I don't remember the times when I felt like I was getting ahead and I really was.

The thing about ethics are that I don't think I'm too bad a person but then someone says I am and my dog gets sick and I wonder if I'm being punished.

The thing about friends is that when you call at midnight with a veterinary emergency the good ones not only lend you their car but drive the car, too.

The thing about now is that it's 2:23am and I've been up since 6:30 this morning (technically yesterday) and I got a lot accomplished in that time and had a good time up until the whole veterinary emergency but now it's all swirly.

The thing about my dog is that she's on antibiotics and pain meds and she'll probably be fine but she's still thirteen and a half and peeing blood.

The thing about that is that it sucks.

16 comments:

  1. I hope Emily feels better soon. And that you get some sleep.

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  2. OMG. SO sorry. I know exactly how you feel and I am hating this for you. Please keep us posted. I love you both.

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  3. I love you.

    If there's ANYTHING I can do, you have my number....

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  4. okay, that sucks...I am so sorry for Emily and you. Please keep us posted and try to get some sleep

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  5. Stay strong. Get sleep. The latter helps with the former, I've found. I'll send good energy.

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  6. That does suck. I'm so sorry. I know it hurts when your pup hurts.

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  7. All all all my love and prayers to you and Emily.

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  8. oh, I hate when doggies are sick. I hope she's better soon.

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  9. Oh, poor you and pour pup. I hope you both get a good night's sleep tonight.

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  10. oh no! I hope she gets better soon. Good she has some pain meds!
    Pet stuff happens all the time. It's amazing how often the poor things get sick.

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  11. Good energy from here, too. takes an animal lover to get what your feeling....I am one and my heart is breaking for you. Vibing - and HARD - from way over here.

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  12. Miflohny12:23 AM

    You are a wonderful person, with a wonderful dog as a friend. I hope Emily is feeling quite better very soon and that you can got a lot of sleep this weekend!

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  13. Hope she is feeling more comfortable today. The good thing about dogs is they usually recover from these things quickly. Give me an update if you have a minute.

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  14. Poor puppy. I hope she gets better soon.

    Take care

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  15. How is your dog doing today?

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  16. That absolutely does suck. I'm so sorry, and I hope she improves.

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