Life with Connie…December Edition

The holidays…they seem to suck out time away and warp speed!  Kids school concerts, programs at church, shopping,…and yes, the blog gets put on the back burner.  The good news is that I HAVE been busy working on some new Flash Cards using the new products from Stampin’ Up’s Spring Catalog…but I have to wait until January to share the videos.  Sad face.  I know!  But hey, if your holiday is like mine, you wouldn’t have time to watch them until January anyway!

One other thing is taking up a lot of my time….her name is ROXIE.
Cute right?  Yeah, but wait until I tell you what this sweet little puppy did.  The other night I go into my bathroom and sweet little Roxie has pooped on the tile.  I clean it up and notice that something is not “right” with this poo.  It was bright green (I know, more than you wanted to know, right?)  I mention it to my husband, Rich, and he gets this look of fear on this face.  He goes to the garage and his fear is answered.  The puppy has eaten rat poison.  We get on the internet to find out what to do and all we read was “slow and painful death”.  I burst into tears and we run her up to the emergency vet clinic.  Thank God that we got her there in time and they were able to save her.  We were at the vet until 2am.  Ugh!  Roxie is not totally out of the woods yet but the vet said her blood work yesterday was looking better so that was the sign we needed.  We have to keep her quiet and calm until Monday.  Have you ever tried to keep a puppy CALM and QUIET?  She’s not allowed any hard toys or bone, no tug of war, no chasing a ball, nothing.  Needless to say, I can’t seem to get anything done when she’s awake because I have her in my lap.  It’s going to be  a LONG weekend…..but she’s worth it, don’t you think?

A warning to anyone reading who is a pet owner…rat poison is very tempting to pets (if mice like it, your pets will too).  PLEASE do everything you can to keep those little poison pellets where your pets can’t find it. Now… go give your sweet pet a BIG hug.

14 Responses to “Life with Connie…December Edition”

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  1. VickiM says:

    Connie, she is so cute and definitely worth it!

  2. Gail Woods says:

    So glad you were able to get her to vet in time….puppies and grown dogs also love antifreeze!!! And that is usually immediate death. Just “baby proof” your home, including anywhere Roxie can go (like the garage)….Best of luck

  3. Cindy Henry says:

    Roxie is so adorable ~ way too cute !! What a horror story but so glad that it had a happy ending.

  4. UK Crafty Sal says:

    Roxie is really cute.Hope she continues to recover well. My friend’s dog ate rat poison only a few weeks ago. Like you, they got her to the vet in time and she is now fine. But the vet said it is unusual for a dog to make it after eating rat poison: it’s nasty stuff.

  5. Frenchie says:

    Ooooo, Ms Connie I love her , she so pretty !! , well just enjoy !! We will be here ,waiting for you !!!
    Hugs frenchie
    Have a wonderful weekend !!!

  6. Vickie says:

    She is adorable. I will pray she has a full recovery & that she goes on to live a long life. God bless you all & Merry Christmas.

  7. Cindee says:

    Roxie is so cute! Yes, she is worth what ever you have to do to save her. Thank god she left you that little present that probably saved her life. What breed is she? Isn’t having a new pet during the holidays just so much fun??? We got Cassie, (cocker spaniel) one week before Christmas. Yes it sure made things interesting…..Enjoy your little bundle of joy! Merry Christmas!

  8. Traci Davis says:

    Oh my goodness, pour little thing. She is precious and I sure hope she recovers fully and quickly.

  9. Traci Davis says:

    Oops, “poor” thing, not “pour”.

  10. Thanks everyone for your sweet comments! We are SO grateful for a God who answers prayer even for a little puppy. 🙂 I read so many horrible stories on the internet about what happens to dogs when they eat this stuff. Heartbreaking! The vet told us that most dogs don’t make it and that is just so sad.

  11. Connie K. says:

    Roxie is so precious. Prayers are going up for a full recovery.
    Hugs Connie K.

  12. Connie K. says:

    Roxie is so precious. Prayers are going up for a full recovery.
    Hugs Connie K.

  13. Lisa says:

    Congratulations on your new addition! She is super sweet and I’m so glad to hear a happy ending to that story!

  14. Terri says:

    oh no how scary that must have been. I’m very glad she’s okay now. Stay out of trouble, little pup!!!!

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