Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Little Help, Please


I know that there's a lot going on, a lot of scary stuff, all over the place and even our thoughts and prayers are beginning to be spread a little thin. If you could, though, spare a good thought for my friend, Teddy. He's exactly Em's age with a little more arthritis trouble than she has but in generally good health. Until last night. He's probably got a gastric ailment that's treatable with rest and antibiotics and a few other things but there's a slim possibility that it's something more serious, possibly aided and abetted by the meds that help his arthritis. I saw him tonight and he's well, doesn't look worrisome at all. Just a few minutes ago, though, I saw a sick, arthritic dog on TV and had myself a little come apart over the Tedster. I took that as a sign that it would be a good idea to ask for a little assistance. If you've got a quick thought to spare for the boy, it turns out I'm really not ready to do without him.

9 comments:

  1. I'll be thinking of Teddy and hoping for the best for him. That face, I just want to kiss it!

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  2. Hoping Teddy is doing ok.

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  3. Aw, baby dog. Hope he is all better.

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  4. I'll be thinking about Teddy.

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  5. Are we EVER ready to do without them?

    I'll send some love into the Universe on Teddy's (and your) behalf.

    The other day, I was having breakfast with a girlfriend, and she told me about her Sadie, her ancient kitty she had to send on to her rest. "I know it's nothing like what YOU'RE going through with your mother, but..." and I stopped her RIGHT THERE. I don't downplay the loss of pets, ever. I'm going to be mush when any of my cats pass on. The loss of a loved one, regardless of species, is always wrenching.

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  6. I'm thinking about Teddy too.

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  7. Teddles! I hope he's feeling better.

    I agree with Mrs. Chili--one should never downplay the loss of pets. Their relationship with humans is without language, and therefore 100% emotional. That's why it's so difficult when a pet dies.

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  8. Thanks for all the good thoughts. I'm still waiting to hear. Probably tonight.

    No, we aren't ever ready to do without them which is part, I'm sure, of why he's stuck around as long as he has.

    I wasn't meaning to downplay this because he's an animal I was more downplaying it because there are just SO MANY bad things going on everywhere all the time right now. It's exhausting, isn't it?

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  9. I think I saw Teddy in the park this morning. It occured to me too late it was him. I turned around and waved, but I'm not sure he saw.
    Plus the tiny Jack Russell wanted to bite his face off, so it was best we kept walking.

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