Friday, February 18, 2011

Love Hurts

"He's just a dog."

Tell that to someone loves their dogs like the kids they never had.
And try not to feel helpless when their little body is wracked by giant coughs throughout the night.
Thank goodness for early morning appointments with my vet Jim, and for drugs.

And last but most definitely not least, thank goodness for the people in your life who understand when a dog is not just a dog. You all know who you are and I am eternally grateful.

FYI those folk,  Reilly is much improved and is about to join me for a little sleep on the couch. After his dinner and drugs.

A humble pic of my vet's little practice, and a short clip of what Reilly sounded like throughout the night and into this morning. Not nice.


  1. Woah, poor Riley! So glad he is on the up, that was such a nasty cough(?)/sound he was making.
    Animals aren't just animals - I hear ya, totally part of the family and one of our kids!!

  2. Aw Deanna asked if it was a fur ball? Since our puppies spent a night a few houses down Warren has become such a loving dad. To the point of extra feeds and playing fetch. They truly are part of the family Lynn.

  3. Even when you have kids a dog is so much part of the family. I am grandma to a dog who lives in Auckland and I talk to her on the phone and on Skype and get worried about her from time to time. Hope Riley is fully recovered soon.