Friday, March 27, 2015

My Very Own Idea

Have any of you seen the General Electric commercial that features the Idea? The Idea is shaggy and messy looking and for some reason always makes me want to cry. Here's a picture of the Idea from the commercial.
One day I realized that the Idea lives here with us. See the similarities?
This is our very own Miss Morgan.

In the ad, the Idea is given some love and care and it becomes beautiful.
So does Miss Morgan.
You may have noticed lately that Morgan looks rather unkempt in her photos. Her coat is pretty scruffy and she does feature a few mats, especially on her legs. There's a reason for that. Her arthritis makes her legs very sensitive. She doesn't like us handling them and gets stressed when we do. She can't stand for any great length of time, so whatever grooming we want to do has to be performed quickly and just a little at a time. At this stage of her life it doesn't really matter how she looks as long as she's healthy and feeling good.
 Over the weekend she stopped eating and drinking. She became weak and wobbly. Fudge was driving me crazy because he wouldn't leave her alone. He spent a lot of time sniffing the side of her face. On Monday she visited Dr B and I told him about Fudge's obsession with her face and mouth, so he checked inside her mouth. He thought there might be a bad tooth causing her to stop eating and drinking.Her teeth looked fine, but there was a pocket of yellow pus in the back of her mouth at the jaw joint.
We started her on an antbiotic and probiotic. She wouldn't open her mouth to drink, presumably because of pain, so I gave her water from a syringe. After her second pill, she started drinking on her own. Tuesday she ate a little and continued to drink.
On Wednesday she ate better and on Thursday she started barking at me to tell me she was hungry. She cleaned her bowl and asked for a cookie. Today she's getting around more easily and is eating well. We don't know the cause of the infection but we're just very happy that this little messy idea is sticking around for a while longer.
Loving a dog is a great idea!


Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

Good ole Fudge, he does look after his Morgan, doesn't he. He seems to be annoying, but he always alerts you to a possible problem.

We think Morgan can look however she wants when she's old.

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

We were wondering how she was doing. Good detective work, Fudge AND Mom. We are so happy to hear she is doing better. She looks great to us..

Woos - Phantom, Ciara, and Lightning

rottrover said...

Loving an old creaky dog with idiosyncratic issues is a REALLY good idea.


the person who lifted her old rottie onto the bed several times a night for the past two years, and has slept more this week, but is still sad.

Anonymous said...

That fudge...he is awesome....he had and Idea his gal was not well...happy she is doing better! Give her some hugs from us and a big atta boy to Fudge!

The Mad Scots

Mitch and Molly said...

You are the bestest, Fudge! We love your scruffy look, Morgan, and we are so happy that you're feeling better!

Love ya lots♥
Mitch and Molly

SissySees said...

We love your "idea" and are happy to hear she's feeling better. Sissy says she's pretty sure that kind of diagnosing makes Fudge a doctor.

Nichole Burke said...

Oh Miss Morgan, please stop giving us all heart failure! We are so glad the pills are working (good catch Dr Fudge!) and you are starting to feel better.
And you're right, it doesn't matter how a dog looks...... :)

Marjie said...

I'm glad she's perked up a bit. Good for Fudge, notifying you that Miss Morgan had a problem.

Tammy said...

So glad she has decided to stick around awhile! And bless Fudge's heart--what a handy (if a bit obnoxious) fellow to have around!

I know what you mean about the older ones and them looking a bit unkempt. My old kitty Meshach (17 years old) has a few mats and looks a bit scruffy sometimes. I work to get them all out but it takes awhile as he too is very sensitive and I'm sure his joints are sore. But he is seems pretty happy in his old cat ways.