a tired dog is a good dog

Thursday, May 1, 2008

anExplanation, and Invitation,Myrna's cold, and a gawden pawty

My Fwiends..you have all been so vewy sweet and cawing...Thank you!!!
I think I should explain Mommi, cause I don't want you to wowwy about us..It's not some howwible deadly disease ow anything..hewe is what's going on:

Mommi has been getting wowse and wowse menopause symptoms..it' been going on for years, but wecently, she gets dwenched sevewal times an houw, she can't sleep..she wakes up in a puddle sevewal times a night..and is constantly exhausted. She can't concentwate on anything..(she fowgot hew best fwiend auntie Kawen's birwhday yestewday for instance..)
She can't paint, ow wead, ow get much of anything done, and feels like killing hewself if she doesn't find a solution .

She cancels pwogwams with fwiends, and spends most of the day lying down..whenever she has a flash, she also gets dizzy and nauseous.
She's twied, pills, cweams, patches,homeopathic stuff and so faw none of them have wowked.
Doctows say it's diffewent for evewyone, and they just have to find the wight combo, but meanwhile she just wants to cwawl in a hole and die.

I guess you can't weally call it a sickness,(just old age) but the quality of life sucks.(pleez excoose my language)
She also feels like she's letting evewyone down..not just the bloggie fwiends, but evewyone in hew life.

Anyway..that's the pwoblem. As fow me........

I'll twy to keep doing things, and we awe going on the cancew walk on sunday, but I think that's about all she'll be able to do this weekend.

Yestewday my Sissy Myrna couldn't pawticipate in Wheeley Wednesday cause she caught a cold
I've been checking on hew...she sneeps a lot, and hew nosey is dwipping
We made hew tea and chicken soup, and she didn't want much of anything, but she's westing now and should be fine by next week.

This is a vewy exciting piece of news!
My Fwiends Snowball and Blue have the same Birfday, and awe going to have a fabulous Pawty in Dweamingspiwes...make suwe you go to Blue's site and save the date!!!! She is planning so many wondewful activities, we'we suwe to have a ball!!!!

My cat fwiends who wewe hewe fow the slumbew pawty took me along to a most magical gawden pawty to help celebwate Gretchen's fouwf Birfday...
I love a delicate cup of Tea among the flowews (my favowite wight now is LadyGwey)
The gawden is full of flowews and evewyone is dwessed so nicely..it's a pawfect spwing day, and I'm having a lovely time.
Gwetchen gave us all souveneew tea cups to take home.

Thank you so much fow taking me along.This will cewtainly cheew me up.


Ruby Bleu said...

Oh Asta...give your mommi and big hug and some licks from me. She will get thru this and you are a big help to her I know it!!! You and your daddi's love are the bestest medicine!!!

I'm gearing up for all this pawties...may is going to be a busy, busy month for us! I'll post about all the pawties tonight and put up the RSVP list for Blue & Snowy tonight!

Oh and tell Myrna I said get well...you are such a good nursie!!!

Lots of licks, your diva pal, Ruby!

Lacy said...

woof's asta, me sorrwy u mama and myrna iz sick...me hopes dey feel better soon..cant dey give ur mama hormonies whatcha call it..mite make her feel better..wowzers me never been to a foriegn country... hope u haded fun at da garden pawty...

b safe,

Jans Funny Farm said...

You might want to make your mom a hot cup of tea in your new teacup. She doesn't have to drink it till it cools, but it sounds as if she could use some extra TLC from you.

We hope she feels better soon. (Jan can't remember things either. Maybe we need to make her some tea.)

We hope Myrna is feeling better soon. Good thing she has a supply of tissues.

Have fun at the garden party!

Noah the Airedale said...

Crikey Asta the dreaded menopause how horrible. We hope your mummy can find the right combination of meds to help her through it. It truly sounds like a nightmare. We're sending big dale hugs and lots of aire-zen. We hope it helps.

Hugs and tail wags
Noah Willow Tess & Lucy

Daisy said...

I'm sorry your mom is having a difficult time, but thank goodness she has nurse Asta at her side!

Petra said...

Oh, Asta! Your poor, dear mom! Give her lots and lots of licks from me. Motch says that sometimes mean-o-pause can make you feel crazy but with time and the right meds, things should settle down. I hope it's soon.

Maybe a cup of tea would help?

Oh yeah! If you feel like playing a game, I tagged you, Asta!

Faya said...

Oh Asta dis à ta Mamy que je suis désolée pour elle. Oui être une femme c'est pas facile tous les jours. Je suis certaine qu'elle va trouver une solution. En attendant elle pourait mettre dans son lit (près de ses pieds) un morceau de savon de Marseille. C'est un truc de bonne femme mais pour la maman de Véronique ça marche bien....et ça ne coute rien d'essayer...
Grosses bises à toutes les deux et bon rétablissement à Myrna...

Mr. T-Bone Beasley said...

Menopause huh? I think I may have the cure...just tell her to get some menoplay...maybe it will go by a little faster!

WEeeeee! Birthdays are the best!

I hope your mom feels better soon!

Mr. T-Bone Beasley

Molly the Airedale said...

Mom knows all about the meno stuff! Sometimes our mom can be so bitchy for no reason at all and then the next minute she's kissing us! Some days we just can't figure her out, Asta! We sure hope Myrna feels better soon!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Simba and Jazzi said...

Your poor mummy, hope she is out the other side soon. Party looks like fun.

Simba x

erin said...

Asta, you look so cute in your garden party pictures! I'm sorry your mommy is feeling rotten. I don't understand why those doctors can't figure out how to make her feel better. My girl doesn't think very highly of doctors, but I think nurse dogs are the best!

the many Bs said...

hi Asta and Myrna and Ami, we're sorry about your mommi's "stuff", and we're happy it's not a terrible disease like cancer or parvo or fleas. our mom has that kind of "stuff" too and she knows that it does suck. it sounds like your mommi just needs to keep looking for the magic solution that works for her individual self. we hope she finds it soon!

we're sad to hear about Myrna's cold. we hope you're taking good care of her. that's pretty rough when your wheely gets sick.

you can come play with us if you get tired of taking care of all of those sickies! hee hee, but don't leave your mommi, she needs you.


Deetz said...

Gosh I hope I don't get the menapaws...I don't want to wake up all sweaty and puky, and I need to concentrate cuz I guard the yard, I can't read very well so I could do without that..My mum could read for me.... I HUG you Asta's mummy, you are very brave and old...just kidding on the old, my mum just flicked me on the nose for that one....WE love you

The Black and Tans. said...

Your poor Mum Asta. We hope that a remedy can be found asap for her. It sounds awful what she is going through.
We wish you well for your Cancer walk on Sunday let's hope it is a nice sunny day to help cheer your Mum.

Molly and Taffy x

Agatha and Archie said...

Oh boy,PL2 is shaking her head up and down.....We can attest that one minute she is sweeter than pie and then her evil twin arrives(just like M+M's Mom)She is always tired too.....She said to tell you that yes indeed this does suck.... We love your hat...Tell Myna to drink a lot of water....Can't wait for blue's party!! lvoe A+A

Abby said...

Hi, Asta...

I hope your Mom feels better soon...I'm sure you can cheer her up...

I would love to go to the pawtie on May 10th, but me & my Mom & Dad are going to the Ocean in North Carolina for a whole week...

I hope I can go to some other pawties when I get back...They look like fun...

Abby xxxooo

Lady Kaos said...

Your poor mom!! I'm sure you're taking good care of her. My mom has to deal with hormone problems, but not like your mom. Everyonce in awhile when Mom's medications are off a little all she wants to do is curl up in a ball and cry. She has some new doctors that are figuring things out, but it took them awhile to get the right combination of meds. I hope your sister gets over her cold, too. You're a very busy pup taking care of everyone!

Lorenza said...

Hi, Asta!
I think it is not fun to feel down with that menopause thing! Sure I hope the doctor find the right med for your mom soon!
Give her lots of kisses and hugs from us! And to Myrna too!
Kisses and hugs

PB 'n J said...

Ooh we hope that the doctors can help her find a solution soon, our Grandma went through that, and it was hard on her. We'll be purring for her!

You look lovely, all dressed up for the garden party. We'll see you there!

Harry said...

Aw, poor mummy. That sounds horrible, no wonder she feels so fed up. Me hopes the doctors can find something to make her feel lots better soon.

Cassidy x

Stanley said...

Hey, Sweet Mommi de Asta!

You are too sweet to feel this way, and I'm sending you truckloads of juicy goob smooches to help you through the rough patches. I hope they find the combo of stuff that works for you PRONTO!

Astaroni FuzzButt, you are a godsend to your mommi. I know she confides in you and you help cheer her up. I'm glad you got some good time with the cats. You look so proper in your tea hat.

Gobs of goober love coming your way, and smooches too,

Two Schnauzers from New England said...

Hi, Asta -

We are so sorry to hear your Mommi is sick. We hope that the doctors find the right meds for her real soon. We know that you are taking really good care of her.

And poor Myrna sick with a cold. We are sure you are nursing her back to health and that she can help you take care of your Mommi when she is better.

That garden tea party looks wonderful. You all look gorgeous with your hats and drinking tea out of those beautiful teacups.

We'll have to check out those birthday parties. We met Snowball in the Chat Room last weekend but we don't know Blue.

We know you will do pawsome on the cancer walk this weekend.

Love -

Hershey and Kaci

Gus said...

Asta and Sweet Mommi...first of all, we love the hat! You look like the quintessential lady, and we're sure you act like one too!

Muzzer says...tell Mommi she has the sympathy of lots and lots of other hooman ladies...and muzzer is not sure that it gets much better, but she does think one gets accustomed to it in time. Tired, yes. Crabby, yes, hot, yes, cold, yes, weepy, yes and so on.

Dad says to tell Daddy he is now an honorary member of the "Sleeping in Siberia" club. Named for the required room temperature when sleeping with a menopausal woman. He also suggests your daddy buy lots and lots of fans, and aim them all at your mommi. He thinks this helps a bit with the power bill, probably because the sweat dries faster with the air moving across more rapidly.

We sure hope that Mommi starts to feel a bit better. Tell her to call Muzzer for sympathy. You can also tell her that muzzer puts a glass with lots of ice in it by the bed. We think this is great, because during the night, me n Teka can steal ice! But Don't Tell Muzzer that part please.

Kisses and Hugs from Gussie and Muzzer. Teka is too young to understand


Sassy Kat said...

Wow, that is nasty stuff that your mommie is going through. Tell her to just hang in there. Be sure to give her hugs and snuggles but make sure she isn't having a hot flash when you do it. Was a fun day with all of the parties and looks like plenty of more to come.
Hugs from The Heartland of America.
Your Sissy

Joe Stains said...

omdog we are so sorry to hear about your MOm. WE sure don't have any advice for her but we are always here if she wants to rant and rave or cry or scream or umm whatever else she wants!! Give her some licks from us!

Kirby said...

Oh Asta, I'm so sorry your Mom is having such a hard time. My Mom told me it took a pill cocktail to finally make my grammy feel normal again, so I sure hope your mom can find what works for her. Sending some Airezen to your mommy!!!! What a wonderful little girl you are, helping take care of sick Myrna, organizing parties and going to tea. Ah, what a life!! Take good care of your Mommy and give her licks for me!

Your pal,

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...


Cough, cough sneeze.....


Itths Gilbert here...ACHOOOOOO!!!

I seem to have a twerrable cold...sniffle sniffle...and a high fever...and my eyes ache.....

Even my wheels hurt....um...it was fun kissin you last week....


I'm sorry ur sick too....do you have a kleenex????

Love...achoo!! Gilbert

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

Oh Asta...Myrna and Gilbert are so sick....

Myrna and Gilbert sittin in the tree

K I S S I N G!!!!!!!!

Wanna jump wope this weekend, Girl???

We should do a jump rope rhyme contest...

Anyway...smoochie kissies to ur drippy mom...I think I need to come there and nurse her with you as soon as Gilbert is feelin' better....

Hourly sheet changes with one million count sheets....mmmmmmm....

A special soothin' herbal tea to help.....

A back massage to get her ying and yang back in order.....

Hopefully, Gilbert and Myrna don't have mono....

Kissies to ur mom, dad, Myrna...and to you too my BFF


Moco said...

Grammie went through that menopause early. She was mean and nasty. She threatened to kill her doctor if he didn't help her. Now she is medicated and nothing seems to bother her. Tell your Mommi to email Grammie (mcadernc@comcast.net) and she will let you know what she did.
Tell Myrna to get lots of rest and drink lots of fluids. She will be well in no time.
You look lovely as usual in your Garden Party attire.
I am hoping to be able to get to the party. Time will tell.

Girl Girl Hamster said...

I hope your mom and Myrna are getting better. It's no fun to not feel well.
Yeah for pawty. I love pawties..

You look so pretty in the flower hat Asta

~ Girl girl

Moki The Wobbly Cat said...

Headbutts to Myrna and your mommie. Hopefully you will both be feeling better soon.

Lacy said...

woof's ms asta, we shure hopes u mama gets sumthing from the doctor tomorrow..tell her doctor if dey dont help her we will all come and bite him/her...heehee dat shood do it...

b safe,
bear and
angel lacylulu;)

Amber-Mae said...

I hope your poor sissy Myrna will get better soon. How did she catch a cold/ She's a wheeley! That Garden pawty looks like soooper fun. Wish I was there to join the fun too...Hehe!

Love licks,
Solid Gold Dancer

Kyanite said...

Hi Asta,

I do soooo feel for your Mommi.
I know the menopause can be really awful - I locked in & it just sorta passed me by.
Give Ami a huge hug from me.
A lovely nurse like you must be such a comfort to her.

Hope Myrna cold gets better soon - I see the secrets out ablot who she caught her cold from....

Thanks again for designing the pawty invite and posting about it. It will be heaps of fun

Love, pats & pets

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

Hi Asta, our mommy completely understands what your mommy is going through. Pre-menopause or menopause is NOT FUN!!!

Tell Myrna that we hope she feels better soon.

We love your hat!

Kisses from us!!!

Deb Cushman said...

We're sorry for the rough time your mom is having. It's a good thing she has such a great cheerer-upper like you to help her through this!

Your garden party pictures are such fun! Love your hat. You are such a classy lady! (And so is your mom!)

Deetz said...

Hi Asta....I am so glad I will not mene-paws...My mum has to take Niaspan now for her cholesterol and he makes her get all hot and sweaty, so my mum now knows what your mum is feeling...
Its time to vote, please spread the word for me.

Weeny&Daisy said...

:( poor mummy, we hope she can find something to make her better, in the meantime, we send lots of puggy licks and cuddles.

Love Weeny and Daisy xx xx

Eric said...

Poor Momi, that's so not fair and really tough.I'm sure you are a big help and comfort to her Asta, dogs are truly the best medicine and cure.I'm sending more camomile tea for soothing, more gelato's for cooling,and more ear nuzzles for you just because. Plus comforting licks for your Momi and a hug of sympathy from my Momi too.

Your hat is most bootiful Asta, just like you

Now I'm a blushing Eric boy. . .x x

Mack said...

Oh pretty Asta,
Would you please give your mom a Macky kiss for me?? And let her know we are rooting for her and want her to get better asap!

With you around to provide nursing care, Mommi & Myrna will be good as new in no time!

Sugars to Asta,

Peanut said...

Oh we want your mommmy to feel better soon and Myrna. The party sounds like fun

Lizzy said...

Oh, Asta... I'm so sorry to hear about the trouble your mom is going through... Give her a big, slobbery kiss for me, okay? We'll be prayin' for her!

I can't wait 'till Snowball and Blue's party! I'll have to go save a seat on Aire Ruby!

It's Friday already, I hope you have a grrrrEAT weekend, Asta!


Rudy said...

I sure hope they find something that'll make your Mom feel better soon. That sounds so awful, that menopaws! Mom thinks her own hormones are messed up but that's nothing like what's going on with your Mom.
Give her kissies for me!


Dewey Dewster said...

Gee Kousin Asta...sorry to hear about your Mom feelin bad....I wasn't around yet but my Gram remembers the bad times she had and is glad those bad days are gone now. Some people have a much harder time than others and Gram says she needed those hormone pills to get her through those bleak days...we all hope your Mom feels better soon...

Dewey Dewster here.....

Koobuss said...

Kousin Asta,

I think I have a cure for what is ailing your Mommi. I think that she needs massive doses of gelato. That will cool her off and give her lots of energy. It will also cheer up you and Myrna. I think that your Mommi is really going through gelato withdrawal. She is much too young for menopaws.

Love and Koobuss Kisses,
Kousin Koobie

Koobuss said...


If only Koobie were right! She sees life with such innocence and naivete.

Hang in there, pal!! You'll get through this. Although it seems like it's already lasted a long time, remember all this misery you are having is temporary. You will feel better and you have many good years ahead of you to enjoy with those who love you. We 60 year-olds are tough!

Love and Good Luck to all of you,
Koobie's Mom Phyllis

Charlotte said...

You look gorgeous in that hat. We decided on the same cup/saucer set!

Hope you enjoyed the party - you weren't the only dog though. Hope Mommi is feeling better soon.

Alasandra, The Cats and Dogs said...

Asta, Sorry we haven't been by to visit more.

Hope Myrna is over the cold soon.It is awful to have a drippy nose.

Hope your Mommy finds a solution soon. Our Mommy says getting old is the pits sometimes.

We LOVED seeing you at Gretchen's party and now on the cruise. Take care, your Mississippi friends ~Socks, Scylla & Charybdis

Jackson's J1 and J2 said...

Hey Asta, I do hope you mum feels better soon. That menopaws sounds like no fun. Good job that you're there to lend a helping paw, Asta and nurse her through this. J x