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2.24.2011

On Heartbreak and puppies

I know we are past Valentine's day, and heart themed everything is so passe now, but I am continuing my theme of heartbreak.

Tonight when I got home from work, my sweet baby girl Marlo was still in her crate, even though Billy was home, and she wouldn't come out of her crate to go potty with him. Baby girl got so excited to see her mommy {I am perfectly OK with this vernacular for my pets, as they are my fur babies, and I don't plan on having any real babies} so she got up and started to come see me...but then she started yelping in pain. She wasn't stepping on anything that I could see, so I coaxed her out of the crate, the yelping continuing, and made her lay down on the carpet. Her little bum was wiggling like crazy because she was so happy, but her leg muscles were shaking and twitching in her back left leg, and she would yelp any time she tried to support her weight.

Billy was over in a flash when he heard her cry, and we both sat with her for a minute trying to figure out what was wrong. I pressed on her paw pads, and no reaction, so it wasn't a cut or something stuck in there, so seeing as she didn't want to straighten her leg or put weight on it, we think it's join or muscle pain. The vet is closed, so I'm keeping her in the crate laying down until I can get her in tomorrow. Sad thing is, baby girl has got to go potty, but can't walk to the park with me, and refuses to go in the dirt patch outside our door or on the puppy pad inside. She just breaks my heart every time she starts yelping. It's not your normal yip of a dog in pain, no, English Bulldogs apparently bay/bark/squeak or something, and it's heart wrenching. I can't imagine how parents get through their real children's illnesses, broken bones, and every day pain that they can't fix. All I want to do is make her better!

So for now, I sit and worry. Hopefully this Audrey quote can make me feel better eventually. Happy Friday to everyone else! I added extra Audrey photos with puppies because of Marlo.




Finding someone to accept you as you are, support you 100%, love you infinitely, be your shoulder to cry on and your ear to listen is probably what drives many of us to find our mates. I found my soul mate in Billy, and I didn't even believe in the thing before meeting him because of my previous experiences with love. Sometimes you have to have a broken heart in order to find the one who can make you whole.

"Your heart just breaks, that's all. But you can't judge or point fingers. You just have to be lucky enough to find someone who appreciates you." 




4 comments

  1. Oh hugs to Marlo. Breaks me heart when puppies are hurting. Poor things. Hope he weekend helps! :)

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  2. Poor baby! My heart breaks for doggies when they are in pain because they can't tell us what's wrong :(

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  3. This breaks my heart, I hope everything turns out okay and she was just a little sore from the extra exercise she maybe got the day before! Poor thing.

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  4. I hope your appointment with the vet went well!

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