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This blog used to be about me and my new husband starting our life together in Brookhaven, Georgia. Now, 8 years, 3 children, and 1 trans-continental move later, I'm writing for me; to document the emotional and spiritual journey I am on so that I don't forget the paths I have traveled in my heart and mind.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

More Emory

This is Emory cheering me up after a bad day...

Thank you so much to everyone for your concern about Emory.  She is doing MUCH better, and as you can see, her growth seems to be unimpeded by the sickness so far!  We put her on a new food which is ridiculously expensive, and that's helped a lot.  Of course, it's no fun spending twice as much on your dog's food as your own, but it sure beats scrubbing poop off the walls and carpet every week.  She is getting to be very feisty, and makes herself clearly known when she is unhappy because we aren't paying her enough attention... just what I need... a diva dog!  Oh well, I have to admit I still love her and she can brighten up a bad day any time!



Thursday, May 7, 2009

Pics O' Emory

These were taken from our friend's i-phone... Thanks Nikki!!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Emory is sick

So, I know we probably think way too much about our dog, and if you are not dog people, I can totally understand you thinking we are ridiculous (I would think that, too, if I were you).  But nonetheless, here it goes.  Emory is really sick.  It seems like just about ever since we've gotten her she has had diarrhea on and off.  Lately, she has been throwing up, too.  Yesterday I took her on a 1 mile walk and she was WORN out afterwards.  This just isn't normal for a 4 mo old dog.  I know it shouldn't, but it is making me so sad.  We've taken her to the vet, changed her food, made sure she doesn't eat any foreign objects (which is really hard), tried giving her pumpkin every day, several rounds of antibiotics, tested for every parasite possible, and nothing seems to be working.  I am so sad, because she's just a dog, you know, and we can't spend thousands of dollars on blood tests and surgery and crazy treatments.  Obviously, we would do all of these for one of our children... but she is just a dog.  All the same, the thought of losing her makes me extremely sad.  I start to think, how long can she last without absorbing any of the nutrients from the food she eats?  The past few days she has done nothing but lay around the house.  She is the sweetest thing, ever... she loves to cuddle and when we come home she gets so excited that her whole body is thrown back and forth by the weight of her tail wagging.  She never barks, never bites, and mostly leaves alone things that aren't hers.  I can't imagine us ever finding another dog like her!

If anyone has any suggestions, we are open to anything that doesn't cost us tons of money!

I'm at school right now and I don't have my cord to post pictures, but I will post some tonight.