Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Jealous Riagan

Riagan is the typical younger sister: she always thinks her older sister, Maggie, has something better. When I hand them brand new bones out of the package, Riagan lets hers drop to the ground like it's not even there because she already wants the one Maggie has.

Maggie is a wonderful older sister, very understanding and kind. She will usually trade bones with Riagan. However, when Riagan does get the bone she was crying for, she'll then want the one she gave up. So, round and round and they go like this until they lose interest switching.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Riagan is Better

Well, that was scary. Riagan went off food and didn't go to the bathroom yesterday. However, it's been solved! She's gone to the bathroom both outside and INSIDE today! (Usually, I wouldn't be all too happy about the inside one, but in this case, YAY!)

I let it dominate and somewhat ruin my day. When one of my animals is sick, I can do nothing but hover over them. My husband, on the other hand, is quick to point out it will all be okay, everything's all right, etc. And he is correct 99 percent of the time....but the other 1 percent, he's wrong!

So, I'll continue to take seriously every possible threat to my animal's welfare. But for the time being, we're out of the woods.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Riagan Is Sick

Something is wrong with Riagan. A few nights ago she threw up at about 3:00 am. Then, yesterday, we found traces of where she'd thrown up again. And, last night, she gagged a bit.

Other than that, she seemed perfectly normal: playing, sleeping, eating...until this morning. This morning, she isn't interested in food and she hasn't gone to the bathroom. She still seems happy and energetic, but going off food and not going to the bathroom are bad signs.

If it doesn't clear up soon, by noon, we'll be taking a trip to the vet.

I'm wondering, could it be parasites--worms? An obstruction? It will be an interesting day. I hope it will be resolved quickly and easily.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Stylish Blogger Award--Thanks!

I want to thank, Wolfie, at What Was I Thinking, for the Stylish Blogger Award. Thank you so much! How fun to get an award for this blog--For the Love of Irish Wolfhounds!

The rules are:

1. Thank and link back to the person who awarded you this award

2. Share 7 things about yourself

3. Award 15 recently discovered great bloggers

4. Contact these bloggers and tell them about the award!

As for the 15 bloggers, please see my Blog Roll on my blog, Beautiful Mustang, they are all my favorites, and I read them every day. They are all quite different-some are horse people, artists, writers, dog lovers--a large collection of interesting people and stories.

Now, for seven things about me--seven unusual things about me....

1. I love to hot tub (almost 12 months out of the year) with my husband and a cigar. We like to look at our horses, let a glass of wine float (the stemmed ones float really well) and smoke a stogie together. If you read someday, I've died of throat or lung or tongue cancer, you have my permission to blame it on this particular bad habit of mine.

2. I'm really bad with money. I really don't "get" the phrase, There's no more money. I mean, I can understand it intellectually, but not practically. Luckily for me, my husband does.

3. I love to watch reruns of Frasier and the PBS version of Sherlock Holmes. Love them. Love them.

4. My first car was a yellow Datsun pick-up from the '70's. It had bad rings and blew smoke every time I shifted. I paid $500.00 for it from the lemon lot. Oddly enough, even though it could barely push 50 mph, I managed to get tickets in it. I think the cops saw me coming from all the smoke and probably thought---This will be fun! Lucky for me, the truck was hit by another vehichle when it was parked--like winning the Lottery!!--and I got a new car out of the deal--um, a newer car.

(Riagan's dad, Keller, US and Intl Champion)

5. I want to "show" my Irish Wolfhound, but I have no real idea how. I might give it a try this spring, despite that.

6. I have to wear arch supports.

7. I LoVE, LOVe, Love boots. I try to wear them all year 'round. If I had an endless supply of money, I'd buy more, more, more. I'd love to have a pair for every mood, every day, every outfit, every whim. Ahhhh....if only.

Thanks again, Wolfie!!!