Friday, March 23, 2007

Flower SNAGS

              

Thinking spring here and waiting impatiently for flowers to sprout.  I just started hearing the birds chirping so there's hope.

Joey didn't have to work today because of the monsoon rains...thank the Lord because he was able to go to the vet's with me.  Grizzly actually behaved better than usual in the car but probably wouldn't have if I was driving him alone.

He was a total spazzo at the vet's.  He howls louder than two dogs put together.  He is like a mule....we have to literally drag him in and then the howling starts.  As soon as we get there, all the vets and techs come out to greet him because they know he's there from his howl.

He needed a good bit of blood drawn from his neck...oy, he needs to be sedated just to have his claws trimmed.  They took him out of the room.  All of a sudden there was total silence.  Joey and I jokingly said they must have knocked him out.  Actually, what they did was muzzle him; not because they were afraid he would bite them but to distract him.  It did the trick because he was so busy trying to figure out a way to escape from the muzzle that they drew the blood and trimmed his claws with much less stress on him. 

From all the preliminaries, he is tolerating the Rimadyl well.  They expect that the liver profile will be pretty much the same.  He will start a slightly increased dose tomorrow when the final results come back.  His left leg is fine now.  That was the worst to begin with.  His right one is still sensitive.  Mama and Griz will start gentle exercising, i.e. walking each day to keep his joints moving.

Here are a few more flower snags....THINK SPRING and HUGS...CHRIS

       

                       

                       

            

19 comments:

sunyruby said...

Chris I was wanting something springy and found them. Thank you I snagged a couple.  Have a great weekend!

jckfrstross said...

i love the daffadials have a great weekend:)

Deb

lanurseprn said...

Love your flowers. I especially like the Minnie Mouse one!  Poor Griz....he sounds so funny!
Pam

butterflies4me04 said...

very cute flower snags :)

Theresa

hugsdoodlewacky said...

((((((((((((((((((((Beatifu, greaffics,I snaged them all.Have a  nice weekend.

princesssaurora said...

Oh I am glad to hear that Grizz's appt went well!  Yay!!!

be well,
Dawn
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astoriasand said...

Hi Chris,you are so funny.I had to laugh at the word Spazzo I love that one LOL!!! Must put that to use over here LOL!! I here those sounds of Mules here on the beach Haaaaaa so I don't envy you when Grizzly starts tuning up Haaaaa.Happy to read all went well though and that Joey was able to go along with you to help.Awwww thankyou for the pleasant snags.They have brightened my morning.Lovely lovely lovely.Have a nice weekend Chris, hope all goes well for you and yours.Take Care God Bless.
Astoriasand http://journals.aol.co.uk/astoriasand/MYSIMPLERHYMES

jeadie05 said...

I thought your trip to the vets ,the way you describe it any way very funny ,poor Grizzly I bet he was confused by the muzzle , such lovely graphics ,we will be seeing these all over JLand lol ...love Jan xx

jlocorriere05 said...

Poor Grizzly! Nina hated the vet and channeled a groove up his arm with her claws! I'm glad he's responmding to treatment and doesn't hide his meds this time! Have a great weekend, the tags are beautiful Chris! I love seeing the spring blossoms and flowers come through! Jeannette xx  http://journals.aol.co.uk/jlocorriere05/Welcometomytravels/  

queeniemart said...

oh i want to give Grizz a kiss. Poor baby getting poked and trimmed and muzzled. The dogs do not realize if they'd act like normal kids, oops, i mean dogs, we'd not have to do all that!! I am glad he is doing better and Joey was there.
LOVE,lisa

springangel235 said...

What a beauty Grizzly must be, going into the Vets office.  I worked for our Vet and loved dogs like him...he sounds like he knows exactly what will happen the minute he arrives.  So happy to read the Rimadyl is working...sounds like he will be just fine.  I am thinking spring and love the tags...all of them...hugs and love,
Joyce

mariebm56 said...

Found your Journal thru Donna's.  You have some beautiful graphics.
I was checking you archives & snagged a few.
Thank you~
Marie
http://journals.aol.co.uk/mariebm56/PhotographsMemoriestoo/

chevyz71gurl74 said...

Glad Grizzly's leg is better...with any luck...the walking will help both his legs get back to as good as new!
Hugs,
Terri

chat2missie said...

Love your snags. Glad Grizzly was able to get his blood drawn.  Loved the idea of a muzzle.
Missie

thegirlnexdoor77 said...

Hope that Grizzly gets back to healthy for ya soon..poor thing!  Love the spring graphics...I am soooo ready for spring!  Have a great day!  TerryAnn

pharmolo said...

As long as Grizzly gets better, Chris.

queenb8261 said...

Love the tags. thanks for sharing them.  All of my tulips are up and have buds. Some of them (about 1/2 dz or so) are actually blooming. Odd because my crocus came up but they didn't bloom.  
 So glad that Grizz is tolerating the medication. Hope it continues to help him.
Spring hugs, Barb  

jaymact1 said...

Thank you for sharing your lovely tags. Love Joan.

penniepooh said...

I might be snagging that daffodil tag. I`m glad to hear that things went well for Grizz.  :)
Hugs
Penny