This was supposed to post last night. I’ve been having a little trouble with my scheduled posts going live. I’ll talk to Kayla about it over the weekend. But on to the birthday post…
Little Miss Rosie is celebrating a birthday today! Can you believe she is ONE?
We aren’t big into celebrating do birthdays…we hardly celebrate people birthdays around here but it is a great time to take note and look back on when I got her and how far she’s come.
Rosie came into my life at Christmas time last year. These were the pictures of her when we first found out about her. I know they are tiny but it’s all we have. Originally the owner had named her Nelly.
She came to our house on December 23rd….just a day or so after Ruby, our beloved beagle died.
Rosie has been a big handful and I know some people would have given up on her by now. In fact, I had a blog reader wonder why I hadn’t.
Rosie has faults…the bathroom thing still isn’t all good. Better and perfect most days..but no always.
In fact, she had some labs that are being run on her as of your reading this.
Last week she was back at the vet…
She has had some accidents again and she has excessively been drinking water.
I got a urine sample from her expecting she had a UTI again. After pouring it into a jar, I noticed it was VERY clear. It was hard to tell it wasn’t regular water. That had me concerned.
Thursday was our appointment day…After some blood work and some exam time, we still don’t have a clear picture of her. No UTI though. So..some samples went off to a larger lab hoping they might come to some conclusion. The blood sugar test came back slightly elevated but not enough to worry about diabetes which is something I thought of. We’re mostly checking for kidney function right now and better tests can be done at bigger labs.
The vet and I were laughing and commented on how I get all the beagles with all of the problems. Seriously, I do. Our vet, who we love, even said that my beagles had taught her about a lot of things that aren’t classic vet issues. I wish it weren’t so, but Gracie had problems with a large tumor on her kidney and had to be put to sleep. Ruby had her troubles and had to be put to sleep. I’ve yet to have a dog that lives past seven. I sure hope we can figure out what’s up with Rosie.
In the meantime, we wait and love on her. Of course, in true dog form, she’s been better in the days since we’ve been to the vet. She’s as bad as a kid. Remember the days taking a kid to the doctor sure they were so sick and then once they got in the doctor’s office they were magically better. That’s Rosie now.
She is not a perfect dog but she sure does love me. She came into my life when I needed some TLC and she sure has provided it. If I’m at the computer, she’s laying in her dog bed by me…or playing near me. If I’m upstairs sewing she’s often at my feet or on the dog bed in the sewing room. If I’m stitching, she’s laying on the couch by me. If I take a shower, she lays on the rug in the bathroom. If I go outside without her, she’s at the window and watches me. She is totally a companion dog. I would say 95% of her day she is within 6′ from me. She’s not underfoot, she’s just being a companion. As much trouble and vet bills that she’s been, she’s totally worth it.
So happy birthday little girl. Let’s hope this next year requires fewer trips to the vet. That would be the best present for us both.