Monday, May 26, 2014

When Close Does Count

You all know that little Noah has been having some tummy troubles over the last few months. We tried several remedies but nothing helped. Finally we put him on a different drug and I started cooking for him. Noah eats only his special food made with turkey, sweet potatoes, carrots and peas. He also gets some vitamin supplements to make sure we're meeting his nutritional needs. For treats he gets sweet potato chips made here at home. Our house smells like baked sweet potatoes all the time. I guess it could be worse.
Noah lost a lot of weight when he was sick and got down to about 43 pounds. We've been trying really hard to put those pounds back on him, but it hasn't been easy. We added an extra meal each day but still his weight hung around 46 pounds. Our goal is 50 pounds.
Last Friday we took Noah in for a weigh-in. The scale stopped at 49.5.  Yes, we're getting there slowly and next time maybe Noah will reach that elusive 50 pound mark. To celebrate we bought the boy a new handmade collar. Isn't it pretty? Just perfect for a big strong Water Dog.

12 comments:

scotsmad said...

Well done, Noah (and pawrents)! We're so happy he's gaining back the weight. Such good news.

XXXOOO Bella & Roxy

Mitch and Molly said...

This is great news, Noah, and your new collar is very handsome - just like you are!

Love ya lots♥
Mitch and Molly

Ruby said...

WoooHooo!! Yea Noah! Oh, BTW, you can have some of my extra weight..I won't miss it a bit!! BOL
LOVES the new collar...SO you!
Kisses,
Ruby ♥

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

We are so happy for both Noah AND you - you are such a great mom to all your pups.

Woos - Phantom, Ciara, and Lightning

Rubye Jack said...

And yes he is a big strong Water Dog!
That collar is beautiful.

Ann Oon said...

All the good home cooked food did the trick :) Glad Noah is on the mend... i am sure he'll look smashing in his new collar.

Nichole Burke said...

Yay Noah!!!

Marjie said...

That collar is perfect for a water dog! Hooray, Noah! You're eating right for Mom, and improving!

SissySees said...

How exciting! Sissy is also a "hard keeper" but Gg is jealous... and my piglet. She's trim, but hasn't been called skinny since puppyhood.

Love the collar! Congrats, Noah!

Jed and Abby in MerryLand said...

Wow, you've had quite a time of it recently! So glad Fudge and Noah are both doing well. And three cheers for Morgan!! Isn't it wonderful what regular check-ups and blood work can do to improve the quality of life? And isn't it wonderful how much our quality of life improves as our dogs get better?

Tammy said...

Yay! When you are in the trenches fighting for your babies every milestone counts. All your hard work and loving care are showing results. I'm very happy for you and Noah. :-)

Tammy

Jeanne Pursell said...

Awesome Noah! So glad to hear that you are almost back to 50!! Your new collar is great and will look perfect with your furs!! xo