Wednesday, April 27, 2011

All in a day...

Today was a most difficult day for us.  Mike got home this morning and found that our oldest dog, Diamond couldn't get up.  She couldn't walk at all or even get up and stand for that matter.  We really didn't have a clue what was happening with her.  We were so worried.  Diamond a 10 year old and a chocolate lab so we know they have potential hip problems as they get older.  Diamond is a clone of Eeyore.  She moves slow already and over time we noticed that she would sometimes hesitate to jump up in the truck.  But the hip problem is debilitating and doesn't normally happen over night.  She was fine the night before.  I called the vet and they said that it could be that she has pinched a nerve or she has had a stroke.  Mike got her to the vet and she has feeling in her toes, back and she can push her legs so that meant they ruled out a stroke.  She responded well to his tests.  He concluded that she must have just "jarred" her back or she could have pinched a nerve.  She didn't seem to be in any pain at all.  So she has to have pain killers and lots of rest for a week and she should be just fine.  Oh the heavy sighs....We are so glad that she is okay and will be back to her normal snail paced self soon.  I don't know that she likes being carried outside at all though.  Not to mention she is a heavy 60 lb girl.

My red squirrels' eyes are started to open today.  Well one so far!  There are 3 red squirrels so once they have their eyes open that only means one thing...,they will be able to see where their food dish is!  This makes me very happy because these little guys are not nice at all and they do bite the hands that feed them.

Little Laela is doing very well with the weening process.  I am almost thinking that she will be going for release within the next two weeks.  She is quite the character and did I mention fast?  Yes, she is very fast so I will get a picture of her very soon before she advances to the next cage...

I thank God for the small favors in life.

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Kentwood, Michigan, United States
My husband and I have been together for twenty two years now and are still just as happy as we were in the beginning. We have similar interests and one in particular is that we love animals and taking care of them. Mike and I volunteer our time with our local Wildlife Rehab Center (WRC) rehabbing squirrels mostly. Baby squirrels are so adorable and a rare site to most. We have two wonderful children. Which most of the time they totally think their mom is a weirdo. LOL:)

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