a tired dog is a good dog

Monday, July 28, 2008

Updates on FWIENDS

Don't despaiw evewyone..just keep thinking pawsitive thoughts and wooting fow them..you can do so much wif youw doggie enewgy..you have no idea!!!
Us nuwsies awe just letting Jackson west wight now

and Snickews is patiently waiting, and we'we just twying to keep hew still and entewtained

Update!!!! I just weceived this lettew...
Hey Pals, Just wanted to tell you first that I have NO liver problems!!! Mama is soooooo happy right now. She already went to the vet quick to get my medication. I start on 1/4 gram 2 times per day of the Phenobarbital. The vet is hoping I don't need to increase the dose. It will take 2 weeks to get into my system well, so I could have some small seizures in that time period. After that time, then if I have any, they up the dose a bit. My weight is right in between 2 different dosages so the vet opted for the lower dose. So that's why I might need to up it later on. He also said I could act a bit spacey while I adjust to the medicine. (we'll just tell my other pals I was drinking Lacie's smoothies, tee hee!) Thanks so much for everyone's paws & prayers. We know they helped me out!!! Luv & Wirey Hugs! Snickers, Butchy & Mama
while we wait fow those wesults..I wushed ovew to Snowball's house to massage hew back..she has constant pwoblems and pain fwom it fow a long time now

and finally, I went to see my dawling Fwiend Noah, who has awfuw -Itis.. It's quite cold in Austwalia, so I built him a fiwe..we awe doing spa thewapy..while he thinks of tweats and his beloved...I am massaging his back

(his sissy Tess had to have hew cwacked toof pulled, but is feeling pwetty good, thank dog)

Pleez keep youw paws cwossed fow all these fwiends and fow any othews you know who awe feeling poowly like Dakota


Anonymous said...

We'll keep them in my thoughts.

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

We are hoping that all goes well for everyone.. We have all our paws crossed and our doggie vibes going out to them all..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

Good news for Snickers. Glad to hear it. Dakota had mixed news too. Check out the blog for details.

Hoping the best for all the rest.

Woo, the OP Pack

Deb Cushman said...

We are hoping that all of your friends are doing better soon! In the meantime, they are very lucky to have a great friend like you to come massage their aches away!

Peanut said...

We are thinking of them all. We are so glad snickers news is as good as it could be. We are home today taking care of our sick boy. It seems to be going around.

Molly the Airedale said...

You're just the best caring nurse ever, Asta! We're glad to hear the update about Snickers! And our paws remain crossed for Jackson! We bet that massage felt pretty good on both Snowball and Noah! You sure do get around!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Lady Kaos said...

You've been a really busy nurse! Don't over do it! We don't want to have to get a group of nurses together to take care of you next!

Lady Kaos said...

You've been a really busy nurse! Don't over do it! We don't want to have to get a group of nurses together to take care of you next!

Maya and Kena said...

You are such a good furriend Asta, taking care of everyone!
We've got our paws crossed fur all those who are feeling down and not so good.
Wags and licks,
Maya and Kena

Joe Stains said...

Thank DOG for the good news about dear Snickers. I do wish they could figure something out for Jackson. Perhaps he is just making up symptoms to get visits from his favorite nurse???? ;)

Abby said...

Hi, Asta...

We are keeping our paws crossed for all our friends...

You are such a good friend to everyone...You are always there to help...

We all love you , Asta...

Abby xxxooo

Lacy said...

w00f's Ms AstA, that iz pawsome news bout Tess and Ms Snickers...wish it wuz better news bout jackson and noah and dakota....ur shuch a pawsome nursies...me not c how we got any sick pups or kittys wiff u nursies on the job...

b safe,

Noah the Airedale said...

Thank you so much that massage was wonderful even better than my medicine. You are just the best.
We have all our paws crossed for all our other friends and thanks for the update on Snickers.

Hugs and tail wags
Noah xx

Huskee and Hershey said...

I am crossing my paws for all our friends... You must be one of the busiest nurses around Asta, cos you are simply so good! Hopefully all your patients will get well with your tender loving care!

Moco said...

Take some time for yourself so that you will not wear out.

Snowball said...

Oh... Asta, Thank you soooo much for the massage. You are reeeaaally good at it! I really appreciate you taking time to come over to message me.

I am glad to hear that Snickers' liver is alright. Now we just have to wait for Jackson's test results. I hope everything is alright for him too.



Lorenza said...

Hi, Asta!
I am sure that with you taking good care of them and our good vibes they all will be fine soon!
I still have my paws crossed for all of them!
Kisses and hugs

i said...

Glad to hear about Snicker's good news there.

Keeping paws crossed for them. Hope they'll be fine soon.

You are such a good nurse, Asta! When you can find the time to take a breather, hop on over here and I'll take you for an island vacation!

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

Oh Asta...I just had to do the Heimlick manoover on Mumsie..she was lookin' at the pic of you dancin' at Jackson's house and she um CHOKED on a glass of water. I'm sure it wasn't from the picture...just bad timing. Well that Heimlick lickie thing works...she fell over on the floor, so I'm assumin' she's ok! Isn't it pawsome Snickers is ok...!!! Those silly seizures can be easily controlled with the right combo of smoothies...piece of cakie!!!

We need to go to bedie bye...it's fresh sheets night!!! My favorite....

Hugs to you my sweet BFF!!!!!


I promised Noah that I'd take night turn and use my usual basket and sleep right by his basket! If you can sleep with Tess and use the blender to grind up some of those stinky fish heads she likes into a raw gruel??? Thanks Asta...ur the best!

Boo Casanova said...

that's good news on snickers. asta make a bootiful nurse!

wet wet licks


Jackson's J1 and J2 said...

Hey Asta, wow you've been busy while I was asleep! You're so kind to worry about all the sick dogs...
Glad to hear the news about Snickers. Here's hoping the medication starts working quickly! J x

Simba and Jazzi said...

You have been busy. Hope all the doggies are feeling better now.

Simba x

Princess Patches said...

We are soooo glad to hear the news on Snickers! We hope the medicine starts to work sooner than two weeks so she doesn't have to suffer anymore seizures. You are doing a great job of nursing everydoggie!

Poppy, Penny & Patches

Two Schnauzers from New England said...

Hi, Asta -

You have been very busy taking care of all the sick doggies. That is really good news about Snickers.

Love -

Hershey and Kaci

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

You're just the best caring nurse ever, Asta! We're glad to hear the update about Snickers! We are purring for Jackson! That massage looked like it felt good on Snowball and Noah!

Mommy wants one and some smoochie kisses!

Dexter said...

Asta - You are a miricle worker. That massage therapy looks good. I think my back might be a little sore. Hee hee.


Mango the Maltese kiddo said...

Hi, I'm Mango the Maltese kiddo. There is another nice big brother Mango out there!
I'm glad I discovered your interesting blog today.
You are the doggy doctor, I like the picture that had you massaging Snowball's back.
Your Mom is a great painter, I admire her talents. On the other hand, my Mom is a great pain in the bumbum, she clicks at me with her annoyed camera 24/7.

Jessie, Jake and Lola said...

ASTA, we could have used you with Jake's bout of colitis but we understand you were very busy and performing miracles everywhere.

Pls keep up the good work - you are a second Mother Teresa!

Clover said...

Hi Asta!
Great news about Snickers! :)
And you are such a great friend and nurse - I know all of our friends really appreicate you and your hard work & caring!
Love Clover xo

Koobuss said...


You and your nursie assistants are doing such a great job! What wonderful news abut Snickers! I'm keeping my paws crossed that all your other petients do as well. Good luck to them and to you in handling their care.

Love and Koobiuss Kisses,
Kousin Koobie

Cassidy said...

Great news about Snickers! I'll keep thinking pawsitive thoughts for Jackson.

Cassidy x

Misadventures of Widowhood said...

What good news to start off my day. I'm glad all that special nursing is paying off.

Levi's mom

Faya said...

Asta, merci de prendre bien soin de tous nos amis. J'espère que tout le monde ira bientôt mieux grâce à tes bons soins.
Bisous, Faya

Myeo said...


That is great news about Snickers. We will be thinking of Jackson and we hope he will be fine too.

You have been a great nurse!

Boy n Baby

Gus said...

Asta Sweetie. Bloggie was givin me problems yesterday, but I wanted to say we sure are glad you are in our little community. You not only have excellent nursing skills, you spread sunshine where you go.


Petra said...

You have the magic touch, Asta! If I get sick, I'm going to call for you right away.

Hooray for the good news!

Deetz said...

If I ever get sick, I sure hope you come and take care of me. You take such great care of everyone and I know how much they all appreciate it and stuff. I may pretend to drown in my pool, just so you will give me mouth to mouth recessition.....hehe......Just kidding.

Eric said...

Asta, you are doing a most wooferfull pawsative job...and the other nursies too. I'm going to take you nursies on a fun day out when all dogs are well. Wasn't that smashing bout Miss Snickers? Praying for the same for my hero Jackson.. I've been barking loud all day so he can hear me encouraging him to get better.

Grrreat treatments on Noah and snowball too Asta..

Wags n kisses, Eric x x x xx

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Martha said...

Asta, you are an incredible nurse. I hope if I ever get sick, you'll come and take care of me! Love, Martha

Fenway said...

Yay, Jackson! He'll soon be Action Jackson when his medicine starts working.

That was some great nursing Asta. You got all the Doggie Mojo from around the world to work out a good result!

See you around....come by my house, okay? I live right near Washington, DC. We can watch all the politicians trying to look important!

Juno said...

Asta sissy!! You look very very cute and sweet in the nurse uniform and we know you're so good to look after our friends. We'll keep our paws crossed for our friends.

Momo & Pinot

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

You are a great nurse Asta and it looks like you give a good massage too.I like to wake my mum in the morning with a nice head massage. I think she likes it cuz she sez Oh Eric, Eric.
We hope all your furrends get better. Would some kitty purrrs help?

Mack said...

I'm with Martha!

You could probably cheer any doggie up Asta!!

Kirby said...


You are just the best nurse ever! It is so sweet of you to take care of all your friends like you do. If only every dog could be as caring and loving as you are. Keep up the good work with all your caregiving!

Your pal,

Rudy said...

You are such a great nurse Asta! I'll remember you whenever I start feeling poorly. You're the best!