Thursday, September 13, 2012

A Surprise For Us

Today is a lovely day. The sky is blue, the sun is shining and the temperature is only in the 80s. We all went into the back yard together for a stroll around the yard. This is the first time Samba has been in the back yard since she got sick and Morgan is usually confined to the front yard so she doesn't have to cope with the stairs. Today I leashed Samba and led her and Morgan down the hill and thru the gate. Everybody was happy to be  together in their favorite place.
As we entered the yard we heard pinging noises and looked up. A flock of blackbirds, both grackles and red winged blackbirds were in the two oak trees above us.
 This year the trees have a bumper crop of acorns and the birds were snapping off the acorns and probably eating them, but they were dropping some. The ones they dropped were landing in the gutters and making the pinging. As we stood under the trees we were being pelted with acorns singly and in bunches.
Shortly after coming back inside the doorbell rang. That's always an exciting time. Some run to the door barking, but others race to the dining room windows to see who's on the porch. This time it was the mailman with a package. I didn't remember ordering anything and was surprised when Rob handed the box to me. It was from Hill's Science Diet.
 I opened it with my helpers all standing around watching and we were all pleased. There were two sample bags of dog food and two full size bags of treats. One was pumpkin and yam and the other was cranberry and oatmeal.
Samba thinks these look pretty good and I was pleased that they're ingredients that she can eat in small amounts.

Samba is still very sick, but I think this new medicine may be starting to have an effect. Today, for the first time in a week, she's showing some interest in eating. She's always been a great eater and to see her refuse everything I offer makes me very worried. Today she's already had three small meals. When I say small, I mean about two or three tablespoons. I'm trying not to stress her intestines any more than they already are, so we'll take things very slowly.

Sky who got sick over the weekend, hasn't shown much improvement yet. He's feeling well though and wants to play ball and eat. Lola got sick on Tuesday but seems to be feeling well today. Norma Jean and Tess are the only ones left who haven't gotten this virus and possibly Sebastian. We're not sure if he had it or not. The vet thinks yes, I'm not so sure.
A surprise package of yummy treats have sure made the whole pack feel better.


SissySees said...

Hooray for surprises, and thanks for the descriptions. I will have to see about the pumpkin yam variety...

I'm glad there's some improvement. I'm sure you're all but exhausted from nursing all of your patients.

Two French Bulldogs said...

Sure sounds like a beautiful day. We felt like we were right there with you
Benny & Lily

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

I does sound like a great day and I hope there are many, many more ahead just like it and everyone feels better!!

scotsmad said...

We are sooooo happy everyone got the treats. Quite frankly we didn't want to look at the 'dark side' of treats...the No treats for one, no treats for all!

That was a great surprise. Lucky dogs. Glad Samba felt good enough to have a treat.

XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

Mitch and Molly said...

A box full of treats can always make you feel better!

Love ya lots,
Mitch and Molly

Pei In The Life said...

Glad to hear the Pack is on the mend.

Ear Scratches and nose Kisses to all

Pei In The Life

Ruby said...

Yea! Treaties are ALWAYS good, weather we really want to eat em' or not, just the fact that they're there, is nice.
I am still keepin' my paws crossed for Samba. I am sendin' AireZens every day.



Jo's World said...

Nice story and good to hear that pups are on the mend!

We had a nice day too.!

Jo, Stella, Zkhat

Nichole said...

Surprises are always nice - was that for being a great customer? Will we get an official review? :)

Glad to hear Samba is doing better... Hugs to you!

Marjie said...

Hooray for surprise treats! It's logical that once one of your pack got sick, they'd all eventually catch it. After all, that's the way it works with people! I'm glad your girls got to go play with the rest of the pack, and hope everyone is back up to snuff soon!

Cotton said...

Looks like a great day for lots of walkies! Love the first picture :)

Soggibottom said...

Oh my word Sue, what has happened since I last visited here ?
I'll send Frankie de tabby over with his paws, that is bound to get you out and about.......

bbes tribe said...

We have missed blogging and so are catching up. SO sorry to hear some of the pups are not feeling well and we are keeping paws crossed and sending get better wishes to them.
Those treats look yummmmyh...