Doggy daycare 5-4-15

Enjoy!

He's just so handsome! Not a Dalmatian, but guessing he's a mix of one.

He’s just so handsome! Not a Dalmatian, but guessing he’s a mix of one.

Just enjoying the nice weather....

Just enjoying the nice weather….

Awwww kisses!

Awwww kisses!

"I'm not sure yet if I want to go in."

“I’m not sure yet if I want to go in.”

"Come on in, little puppy! The water is great!"

“Come on in, little puppy! The water is great!”

"Oooo! A Kong toy and it's all mine to play with!"

“Oooo! A Kong toy and it’s all mine to play with!”

"Ok, ok. You can play with it now!"

“Ok, ok. You can play with it now!”

"I'm tiny but I'm tough!"

“I’m tiny but I’m tough!”

"Uncle!! I said uncle! You win!"

“Uncle!! I said uncle! You win!”

"Hey, look kid, I'm trying to rest. How about you leave me alone?"

“Hey, look kid, I’m trying to rest. How about you leave me alone?”

"Haha! Ok pup, I will play for a few moments."

“Haha! Ok pup, I will play for a few moments.”

Update on Jenny and Storm

Hello all!

I realize I am horribly behind on replying to comments and reading your new posts and apologize for that. Things have been a little crazy here as I decided to break things off with my boyfriend AND decided to go on Housing (Hmmm maybe I should put a new blog on my Lupus blog about this…) on the same day a couple weeks ago. I have only two months to find a place that accepts housing vouchers otherwise my voucher expires.

I wanted to give you a quick heads up on how Storm is doing. She had surgery and is healing well. It’s been about 30 days and she is still not using that leg much. We both are getting impatient as we want to go and play at the dog park and doggy daycare!

 

"Seriously, Mom? You're going to show everyone what I look like when I'm not feeling well?"

“Seriously, Mom? You’re going to show everyone what I look like when I’m not feeling well?”

She has a bulge of fluid on her leg that sticks out. It gives me the willies. The vet said it was fine and sounded like it was normal. Even with his response, I still feel weary. But that could be just the mother in me worrying about my baby. :)

Not the best picture but to give you an idea how the bulge just pops out.

Not the best picture but to give you an idea how the bulge just pops out.

But I will try to blog again soon, I have more doggy daycare pictures for you all. :) Have a great day!

Short Story

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A short story with a big lesson. :)

Originally posted on Ankit Mishra:

Here’s a short story,

A psychologist walked around a room while teaching stress management to an audience. As she raised a glass of water, everyone expected they’d be asked the “half empty or half full” question. Instead, with a smile on her face she inquired, “How heavy is this glass of water?” The answer called out ranged from 8 oz to 20 oz. She replied, “The absolute weight doesn’t matter. It depends on how long I hold it. If I hold it for a minute, its not a problem. If I hold it for an hour, I’ll have an ache in my arm. If I hold it for a day, my arm will feel numb and paralyzed. In each case, the weight of the glass doesn’t change, but the longer I hold it, the heavier it becomes.”
She continued, “The stress and worries in life are like that glass of…

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Help with Storm’s vet bill??

Hi all!

Storm here! Most of you know that my mom has Lupus and that I am her companion dog. And some of you may know that I recently tore my Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) and the only way to correct this is to have an ACL repair surgery.

Mom hates to ask for help but says I am so good at begging that I thought I would put my skills to use! My mom needs assistance in helping with my vet bill for this surgery.

It is very important that I get my leg fixed! I make sure she gets her exercise by giving me small walks when I need to go out. Sometimes she tells me that she is in too much pain but I make her do it anyway! I need her to be healthy, just like she needs me to be healthy.

She even uses me as leverage when she can’t get off the floor. But I need my strong legs to be healthy in order to hold her up until she is able to stand on her own.

I am asking for any donations to help with the vet bill as funds are hard to come by. Any amount will do – even one dollar would be fantastic! If you are not able to donate, please pass this or the word along. Below is the vet’s information if you wish to send a check or call in with a payment over the phone. Thank you so much! You have no idea how much Mom will appreciate it!

Slobbery kisses,

Storm

Lukens Animal Clinic
3505 W 49th St
Sioux Falls, SD 57106
(605) 361-1955 (Make sure to mention Storm Whetzel)

As you can see, I can't put any weight on my back leg. :( Surgery will fix this!  :)

As you can see, I can’t put any weight on my back leg. :( Surgery will fix this!
:)

With my leg hurt, I'm not able to jump on the couch to cuddle with Mom. :(

With my leg hurt, I’m not able to jump on the couch to cuddle with Mom. :(

I like my bed but this is the only comfortable thing on the floor.

I like my bed but this is the only comfortable thing on the floor.