For The Love Of A Small Dog…

“Happiness is a warm puppy.” ~ Charles M. Schulz   This small red bundle of energy who we now know as Rufous Dog only came into our lives on Monday, but what a difference his presence has already made. Harry hasn’t stopped smiling. He now has a playmate, a buddy, a brother. They play together […]

Nurse Bert Reports

“To make a difference in someone’s life, you don’t have to be brilliant, rich, beautiful or perfect. You just have to care.”   ~ Mandy Hale     I’m not letting her out of my sight. Nicole, that is. Because she’s still really sick. I’m making her rest. I’m following her if she needs to get […]

Keeping Bert Quiet…

“The way you help heal the world is you start with your own family.” ~ Mother Teresa   Nurse Bert is healing well from his cruciate ligament surgery. Next week he’ll have an x-ray to see if the bone has healed. If it looks good, the vet says Bert will finally be allowed to run free. He’ll […]

Bert’s Latest Operation!

“Doctors?” said Ron, looking startled. “Those Muggle nutters that cut people up?” ~ J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix “I saved a man’s life once,” said Granny. “Special medicine, twice a day. Boiled water with a bit of berry juice in it. Told him I’d bought it from the dwarves. That’s the […]

Nurse Bert Reports…

“Hoping to get a head start on the next day, I eat breakfast the night before. That way I can sleep in until two in the afternoon.” ~ Jarod Kintz   Hello, Peoples! It’s cold here at the farm this morning. Brrrrrrrrr! Too frosty for paws just yet. There’s ice in my water bowl, and every […]

Terrible Horrible Good

“You can avoid having ulcers by adapting to the situation: If you fall in the mud puddle, check your pockets for fish.”  ~ Author Unknown   Suddenly it’s cold again here at the farm. Yesterday we dressed Harry in a dog coat. Last year he was so cold in winter, but there was no coat […]

The Bucket Of Shame

“What strange creatures brothers are!” ― Jane Austen Bert has a significant wound under his jaw right now after surgery to remove a grass seed that had caused a huge abscess and infection. There are about twenty-five stitches, but in a place he can’t reach. The vets thought he’d be fine and didn’t place a dressing […]

A Morning Cup of Tea With Friends

“Think thoughts that make you happy. Do things that make you feel good. Be with people who make you feel good, and who cheer you on. Eat things that make your body feel good. Go at a pace that makes you feel good. Embrace Life… live!” ~ Angie Karan   Shhhh… Just sit quietly for […]

A Little Bert Update

“Good medicine always tastes bad.” ~ Ron Hall, Same Kind of Different as Me   Thank you everyone, for your love and well wishes for dear Bert. The painful lump under his neck is in fact a very large and infected abscess. For now it has been partially drained and he has drugs. In a few […]

Harry Dog Update

“Constant attention by a good nurse may be just as important as a major operation by a surgeon.”  ~ Dag Hammarskjold   Young Harry is feeling a little brighter each day, and if we get the all-clear from the vet today we will take him home to the farm tonight! He’s still quite tender and sore, […]

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