Thursday, May 22, 2014

Our Little Patient and Some Pictures

Our little patient, Abby, is back at the vet's office today. 

Extremely lethargic this morning, I knew something was up and 
took her to the vet... her blood sugar was so high it wouldn't register on the meter. 

The vet kept her, and is going to try to stabilize her this afternoon, so we 
can bring her home this evening. 

Yes, we're very worried about our little girl.  We have had a hard time 
learning how to give the shots... it is not pleasant for her or for us... 
and now we are worried all over again. 

The Calamity Acres chicken flock. 

These guys stayed in the rafters so long, they are hesitant to come down, though 
they know now that there are no other chickens to bother them.  They do still have 
an open area in the old chicken yard they can go in, though the little chicken yard is 
rapidly becoming overgrown with weeds. 

Proof that they DO hit the ground from time to time! 

Ummm... this guy is living in their house with them... 

He's a beauty, isn't he? 

Here's our girl Lil after a pop up storm cleared the air this morning... you can see the pasture grass is now higher than she is, and she does not go down there now.  
She still runs all over the yard, though.  

I took this Tuesday night... the iris show is still going on... and yes, the gardens are very beautiful but becoming overgrown, as well.  I am still moving boxes, and trying to keep up with both places... and it is not easy.  

I am making progress though... little by little!   I hope to have some things to show you here, too... very soon. 

And, as you will see below, nocturnal visitors are still coming to Calamity Acres at night.  I have a fortex on the porch for the wild birds, still... and someone else is drinking from it! 

I left the camera up today and will leave it up tonight... and we'll see what is on it tomorrow. 


  1. We will be praying for Abby!

  2. We're crossing our paws that Abby will get stabilized and her maintenance treatment will go smoothly!! We don't like that snake so much though!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  3. We are crossing our paws for Abby too. Power of the Paws,, and doggy prayers for Abby

  4. Oh no! So sorry to hear that Abby is sick. I hope she is much better soon.

  5. oh poor abby! i hope they get her stabilized soon. getting the right balance with diabetes can be so difficult. teddy and i send big hugs!

  6. Sending POTP and hugs to Abby. Feel better real soon pretty girl.

  7. Blogger Susie and Sidebite said...

    OK, we gots the POTP going full blast here for Abby, go give here all our loves, we can't seem to open her blog, been trying for the last two hours

    The Mad Scots

  8. Sorry about your sweet little dog. Hoping the vet can get her feeling better soon.

    Seeing that snake just gives me the heebie- jeebies!!!

    Are you keeping both houses?? Hope you are able to get your boxes moved, and don't wear yourself out.


  9. I hope Abby is feeling better soon!

    Those snakes you have are absolutely amazing, they do boggle the mind:)

  10. Hope Abby feels bettet soon!

    Take care of yourself too.

    Part one of the garden tour is
    up. Stop by.

    M :)

  11. POTP for miss Abby! We hope that she can come home soon!!

    Edgar and his mum

  12. Hopefully your sweet little one is home soon and the sugar is regulated. My daughter had a dog that went through that too. It isn't easy at all. Glad you are seeing some progress being made that is a good feeling. We are seeing some beautiful days here and looks like a great Memorial Day weekend ahead.

  13. So sorry about Abby. I know it is hard to balance the levels with diabetes. However once stabilized it gets easier. Any you and she will get used to the shots. I had a diabetic dog that I gave shots to for four years. I would say "Time for your shot." and he would come and sit with his back to me waiting for it. He got much love and praise for being such a good boy. He would do anything for a hug.

  14. Thinking of you and Abby and hoping for the best.

  15. Sending our love for you and Abby
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Greta

  16. We're sad to hear Abby is still having some problems. We hope she'll be home soon.

    I think your snake in the chicken coop either has or will shed his skin. I noticed his eye is cloudy in the picture.

  17. Soft husky woooooos,

    RA, Isis & Nanük

  18. We had hoped for good news this morning and have just seen the 3 Little Pugs post about dear little Abby. We haven't been followers of yours for long, but we are tearful this morning at hearing of your loss, Mary Ann.

    Run free, run fast, sweet Abby

    Edgar and his mum

  19. Mom Kim here - I also heard the news from the 3 Little Pugs - so very sorry for your loss. I have been where you are now a few times before and it is so difficult.

    Run free now dear sweet Abby, forever young at heart - romping and playing at the Rainbow Bridge.
    Mom Kim, Shiloh'n Shasta

  20. I'm so sorry to be hearing this news today. All the good memories will be safe in your heart forever. Run free again sweet girl.

  21. We are so sorry to hear about Abby. We hope you can feel the love and prayers coming your way.
    Bailey, Hazel, Greta & Mom

  22. We read over at the Three Pugs that Abby went to the bridge. We're sorry for your loss and know how much it hurts! Hugs, purrs and tail wags.

  23. This is Keith. Thank you everyone for your kind comments. It truly was Abby's time to cross the bridge, and she did it quietly and gracefully last night. When we went to bed last night, Abby was laying quietly in her crate on her pad. Her breathing was labored, but she seemed to be relaxed. At about 2:15 this morning I went to check on her. I said something to her and she slowly looked up at me and wagged her tail, then quietly laid her head back down to rest. At about 5:15, I went to check on her again. She was in the same position, but cold to the touch and stiffness was starting to set in. She had obviously been gone for a while, and I think she must have passed away shortly after I checked on her at 2:15. We do and always will miss her, but we are so thankful that she was able to cross the bridge quietly tucked in at home rather than in some cold vet's kennel. Mary Ann will post later. Thank you again.

  24. "Be thou comforted, Little Dog. Thou, too, in Resurrection, shall have a little golden tail." Martin Luther

    So very sorry--I sit here with tears for you both & your sweet Abby.

  25. I am so very sorry for the loss of your Abby. She was well loved.

  26. We read Abby went to the Bridge - very sorry for your loss. Sending lotsa big hugs.

  27. We are so very sorry to hear about Abby. Our hearts are breaking for you. Godspeed, Abby ♥

    Love ya lots♥
    Mitch and Molly

  28. We are so sorry about Abby going to the bridge. Just know that she had such a lovely home with all of you and that she passed very peacefully. We sure will have you in our thoughts and prayers. Take care.

  29. I am so very sorry. But how nice that she died at home with those she loved and loved her.

  30. I read on Tweedles page that Abby went to the Bridge. I'm so sorry for your loss. Those little ones just don't have enough time with us, do they? *hugs*

    Karen and Riley

  31. We were so sorry to hear you lost sweet Abby. Our heartfelt condolences.
    KZK and the girls at Ao4 HQs

  32. Howdy Furriends. We read on Stella Rose's bloggie that your dear Abby passed to the Rainbow Bridge. We want to offer our sincere sympathy and love. Run free Abby. Hugs to you all.
    No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

  33. That looks like a possum to me.


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