Friday, January 16, 2009

Update on Snuggles, and Brrrr!

I had a brief visit with Snuggles this afternoon. She seemed glad to see me and wagged her pretty, bushy tail as I spoke with her. She's hanging in there, but has developed a cough, one of the symptoms (details omitted) following the treatment. She is confined to her large indoor kennel except for brief, gentle walks outside as may be necessary. She must be kept from excessive exercise for some time. Still keeping my fingers and toes crossed that she's going to survive the cure.

I think it's colder than a well-digger's boot here today (19 this morning), but I'm really very grateful that I don't live in Iowa, Nebraska or the other states that are suffering from the 40 (or more) degrees below zero temperatures I have read about on blogs from those areas. The older I get, the more sensitive I am to temperature extremes; I dislike both. I had to make a run to the local warehouse store this morning to buy supplies for this coming Sunday's annual church meeting. When I left the house, I looked like Nanook of the North; layers of clothing underneath a heavy coat, a fuzzy hat pulled over my ears, and gloves -- and I was still cold.

Ah, well. This, too, shall pass, and I'll be wishing for a bit of this cold weather when the thermometer hits 110 degrees in the shade this summer.

18 comments:

Snap said...

So glad to have you back in blogland! You were missed. I'm sorry to hear about your friend. We had a hard 2008 with the loss of two close friends -- all young -- at least to us! I keep forgetting I'm getting older and everyone else is too!

I've been sending dragon vibes to Snuggles.

Deb said...

Ahh...it was 12 here this morning. Atlanta! 12! Crazy!

Rottlady of the Ozarks said...

We're supposed to have a heat wave tomorrow, 40°. Woohoo! Hope it warms up for you all too.

Praying for Snuggles...

richies said...

I'm looking forward to one of the 100 degree days. Well maybe not, but I sure am looking forward to spring.

An Arkie's Musings

Ruth Hull Chatlien said...

Saying another prayer for Snuffles.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Pat, I've been thinking about Snuggles--and hope and pray that he makes it. He's got a loving family now--so that has to help.

My blog tomorrow talks about our cold weather.
Hugs,
Betsy

Jeannelle said...

Glad to read that Snuggles is hanging in there.

"Colder than a well-digger's boot".....I've never heard that before!

Though bundling up is a hassle, I'm glad to hear you're doing it.

Marvin said...

Thanks for the update on Snuggles. Jo and I are hoping for the best.

8º in the Ozarks overnight. Cold, but still nothing when compared to the upper Midwest. I, too, wish it would warm some, but am not ready for 100º+ temps.

Abraham Lincoln said...

We had a different word or two for the cold well-digger...

I hope Snuggles gets through this OK. It must be a worry.

We still got cold temps here. Not as bad as you but 1 degree right now.

Rottlady of the Ozarks said...

Pssst I have an award for you to pick up on my blog.

I always enjoy reading your posts.

Old Lady Lincoln said...

I had to bundle up to go out and feed the birds as the one feeder is way up in the back of the yard, heavy coat, with hood, scarf tied around my face, gloves, used a broom for a walking stick and carried three containers of seeds, and nuts in the other arm. It was a nippy 10 above zero. Sure was nice to get back indoors.

rhymeswithplague said...

It's rare to catch Ruth Hul Chatlien in a typo, but Snuffles...that's a good one!

rhymeswithplague said...

Hull

Hilary said...

Ahh yes, dress in layers to keep out the cold. I'm sending warm thoughts to you and to Snuggles.

jinksy said...

If I don't stop reading all these comments and turn up the thermostat, I shall be turning a bit blue myself, though it's balmy here at plus 5 !

Rose said...

It at least sounds positive that she greets you with a wagging tail. When our dog had her treatment it was a while before she even greeted anyone with a wagging tail. but she was older. And she had no desire to do anything...so no trouble restricting her activities.

david mcmahon said...

It's gonna be 100 in the shade here today!

Louise said...

I'm with you on extremes, but my age makes me appreciate the summer extremes (in NM with so little humidity--NOT in the Ozarks!!!) more.

Glad your dog is doing OK so far.