Drop off… We’ll see…
Diagnosis from the doctor: Laudie-dog’s sick. Some hope, but… So, she’s got some meds for a while.
Updates: So, I’ve been bedside nursing Laudie-dog at home…
- Monday and Tuesday: She wasn’t drinking any water at all. Not a drop. So I was taking an oral syringe marked for 5 milliliters for meds but which can handle 8 milliliters. I was squirting full syringes to the back of her mouth a zillion times. We have a great system for that: I ask my guardian angel for help, and Laudie-dog is totally good with it. Every time. The vet recommended a diet of rice and chicken. Laudie put aside every single grain of rice and ate just a little chicken on Monday night, maybe just a 1/2 ounce. Tuesday she ate a whole chicken breast. I had to carry her back and forth to do her duty outside.
- Wednesday: When she stood up she fell over. But then, about half hour later, Laudie started chugalugging water, like four times that I noticed. She ate a whole bowl of rice and one and a quarter chicken breasts, 15 ounces altogether. Three pieces of bread (someone said that wasn’t the best, so, I’ll stop that) and about 1/4 cup of peanut butter.
- Thursday, today: She ate about 11 ounces of chicken breast straight away and has chugalugged water already thrice early this morning. She looks brighter eyed, is doing her duty on her own. I still need to help her up the steps back inside. Last night she actually slept throughout the night instead of walking about aimlessly, instead of standing in place like Styrofoam for long periods of time. She’s still unsure on her feet. She’s resting better.
17 responses to “[Updates] Laudie-dog un-fading?!”
I hope you do not loose her, Father.
Sorry to learn that – I do hope something can be done for her.
I have been watching the Rosary from the Grotto in Lourdes. There are a handful of people there braving the rain, and the swollen flood waters are almost up to the top of the low wall in front. They have not yet brought in the giant red sausages to protect the Grotto but I shall watch the live webcam to see if they do this after the Rosary finishes.
praying for her……
I will pray for her and for you today, Father.
Never leave your buddy alone.
The hardest part of any true friendship is the need to say farewell. No matter what the will of God is for this lovely and loving creature, may you know that you have been a good caretaker of one of God’s most loving gifts. I know that many have taught that there are no animals in Heaven. But Christ tells us that there will be a new Heaven and a new Earth. What would any earth be without animals? After all, the original Eden included many animals, and God, Himself, was fond of them all, else He would not have created them. Praying for Laudie Dog and for you, Father.
I echo the lovely words Gina said, and I join her in offering prayers in support. Any Dog that fights off predators in defense of a Priest deserves a place in Heaven.
Here here! (ditto Gina & 007) Thanks for the update. Keep her comfortable as best you can.
Prayers to St. Francis of Assisi for Laudie-dog. (and you too, Father George)
Our Lord gave them to.us to be our companions. My prayers for you and her.
Laudie is a good girl – the goodest of good girls. I trust you will do what is right for her when her time comes. It’s part of the joy and the pain of living with an animal companion to know from the outset that their lifespan is shorter than ours. Having lost 4 dear cats, I trust that they will await me in Heaven, since our Lord promised it will be a place of perfect happiness and joy…Whatever happens to dear Laudie, she has a place there, too!
Praying for Laudie-dog and for you Father George.
Praying for Laurie. Dogs are a gift to humans🙏🏻♥️😢❤️🙏🏻
Prayers for you and Laudie-dog! I have so enjoyed the pictures and reading about her and Shadow-dog. God bless you!
Thanks for the update! I knew St Francis wouldn’t let us down.
I hope she makes a full recovery.
Thanks be to God, Father! How much more, than a sparrow, must laudie-dog be! How consoled you must be.