Wednesday, November 14, 2012

An Important Day

For better or for worse, life goes on. It was tempting to curl up on the couch and ignore the computer today, but there was a very important reason for me to get up and get going.
Today is Miss Morgan Magoo's birthday.  Lucky number 13!!

She misses her birthday buddy Tsar who shared the same birthday with her, but we have eight others who are only too happy to get a special birthday cookie.
Can you find the birthday girl?

Here she is!

On a less happy note, Sky is still critically ill. He has lost a lot of weight and is quite weak. He still has severe diarrhea and we're running out of time to get him turned around. We are using the pancreatic enzyme powder on his food, but he dislikes either the smell or the taste and refuses to eat. We're now force feeding him which is a slow, messy, unpleasant procedure.

I prepare his food, a combination of kibble and moist food and add some water, stirring to make it mushy. Then I add the enzymes and stir till all the food is coated. It then has to sit and incubate for 20 to 30 minutes. We offer the bowl to him and if he refuses it, we put the whole mess in the blender and make it liquid enough to work in a syringe. Then while Rob hold his head, I shoot the food into his mouth. He absolutely hates this and we're not especially fond of it either.
We repeat this whole procedure three times a day and hope the enzymes are working to help him absorb some of the nutrients. Please keep those paws crossed for him. He's running out of time.


♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Happy Birthday to you, Miss Morgan Magoo - what a silly name Mom has for you!! Hey that all rhymes:) We hope you have a wonderful year ahead of you along with all your other pupmates. All paws crossed here for Sky - Mom and he have been through so much - it is time for things to change for the better.

Hugs and Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

Nichole said...

We know it's a very sad time, but still hope Miss Morgan will have a very happy birthday... much love.

And we have all paws, fingers, toes and anything else possible, crossed for Sky. Hang in there buddy - Mama needs you and we need you!

rottrover said...

Happy Birthday, Miss Morgan! You look awefully cute lying there with your tongue out! SKY!! Please eat!!

-Bart and Ruby

Rocky Creek Scotties and Rocky Creek Ramblings said...

Have you tried putting goat's milk on Sky's food - my dogs all love it and will eat anything that is covered with it. Best of luck.


Two French Bulldogs said...

Happy Burthday sweet Morgan. It is a special day
Benny & Lily

Casey said...

Happy birthday to Miss Morgan! I hope you have many more of them.

Mr. Sky, you need to stop fighting your momma and daddy and focus on getting BETTER! They're worried about you, and so am I. We're keeping our paws crossed for you.

The Life of Riley said...

Happy Birthday Miss Morgan.

Paws are still crossed here too.

Mitch and Molly said...

Happy Birthday, Morgan!
Our paws are crossed for Sky. We hope he eats the biggest birthday cookie!

Love ya lots,
Mitch and Molly

Anonymous said...

Never have uncrossed them, and won't till you tell us all is well. HAPY BIRTHDAY to Miss Morgan, 13 and still rolling around like a pup!!!

Your Furiends
Susie & Bites

SissySees said...

Happy birthday, Morgan! We hope you had a very special day.

We still have paws and everything else crossed for Sky. Please eat, sweet boy...

Life with Wrigs said...

Happy birthday, Miss Morgan Magoo! Thirteen is a wonderful age. (We hear you're supposed to get double treats from 13 on.)

So sorry to hear about Sky. Have you tried Hills Prescription Diet a/d? I've used it for very sick animals. It seems to be quite palatable (though I'm not sure it would be with the pancreatic enzymes added). Your vet should carry this. Here's a link:

We continue to send best wishes and hopes for Sky's recovery.

Susan and Wrigs

Nola said...

Happy birthday, Morgan!
FIngers and paws crossed for Sky!

Ruby said...

Oh, Morgan Magoo, Happy, Happy Brthday gurl!! You are a cutie patooie, and do NOT look a day over 8!
I'm still keepin' my paws crossed for Sky. I've had to do the force feeding (on a much smaller scale), and I do feel for you. Not fun for peeps or pups. I'm keepin' you in my thoughts, always.


~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

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(¸.•´ (¸.•` ¤HAPPY BIRTHDAY MORGAN!!! I hope the day has been full of all her favorite things!!

I am continuing to keep Sky in my prayers...Let us know, we're here...

scotsmad said...

Happy Birthday to Morgan! Thirteen, that's still young enough to boss the pack around.

We're so sad about Sky and hope he hangs in there. He has people all around the world praying for him...

XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

Jed and Abby in MerryLand said...

Happy 13th birthday, Miss Morgan Magoo. Sometimes the need to care for others is the only thing that gets us out of bed in the morning. Thanks for giving your mom and dad a bit of happiness in a time of worry and sorrow. You're a good girl, Morgan.

Sky, please get better!

gMarie said...

Happy Birthday Miss Morgan! Abby will soon be 13 like you! She says it's not so bad.

Sue - hang in there. Paws are crossed here for Sky. Did you find his ball? Holding you in my thoughts and prayers. g

Jo's World said...

Let me join everyone and wish you the Happiest Birthday, Morgan. You will make a wonderful teenager!

So sorry to hear that Sky is getting worse. This is such a nightmare disease! We will make some prayers for Sky to recover.


Jeanne Pursell said...

Happy Birthday Morgan! We sure are keeping are paws crossed that Sky will be turning around!!! It is a difficult road you have been on!! Sending you all kinds of good vibes!! xoxo Chloe and LadyBug

Kerry said...

Happy Birthday sweet girl.

Oh Sky, please get better.

Kia's World said...

You may have considered these balls for Sky already, but this seemed to at least have a bumpy surface and be close to the right size. Maybe he would like one?

Kia's World said...

Would Sky like these?

Marjie said...

Happy Birthday to Miss Morgan, so adorable with her bow in her hair. Sky has been much in my thoughts. I'm hoping for the best for all of you.

charlie girl said...

Happy Birthday Morgan.
Hearts and Paws all go out to you!
Monty, Penny, and Clyde.

STELLA and RORY from Down Under said...

Happy Birthday Miss Morgan. Sending you birthday hugs and love. Sky, please eat mate. We have paws crossed you will start to feel better. Gentle hugs to you. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

soulbrush said...

Happy birthday to you- love the one with her and the toys, ha ha I honestly couldn't see her! Praying for Sky!