Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Relief - But Not Out Of The Woods Just Yet...

My little Doogs is not afraid of heights...he is peering over the edge at the observatory...down below is a smoggy view overlooking the Bay Area - San Jose is down there somewhere...Susie, where are you?
Kitty misses playing with her buddy when he is not feeling good. He is giving her kisses - can you tell that she is actually liking this?
"Ok, who is going to make the first move?!" A stand-off ... Doogs is saying, "I am the alpha pet here!!" See how is tail is in the "jump" mode?
Here is Doogs all decked out in his Scottish Tartan scarf at the Highland Games. He got lots of attention that day! Below he is loving life and chasing the ball at the park.
Last night, as I was making Penny's Fabulous Chicken Dish, we got a phone call from our sweet Vet. She called to give us the good news that the biopsy for our sweet Doogie came back negative!!! Praise be to God!!! This ruled out that he has an auto-immune disease, which can be very dangerous for our pets. What he does have, which we are treating him for, are allergies. We thought we had been doing everything right by cooking whole foods and giving him his allergy pill. So, the next step that we decided to pursue is that of finding out exactly what it is that this little furry face is allergic to. It is similar to testing us two legged creatures for allergies. Ooooo, ouch!

Each one of you have been extremely kind and so sincere and sweet with your comments, prayers, good wishes and overall affection for my little guy. Do you find yourself sitting alone at your computer and giggling, ooowing and awwing out loud and darn right crying? Well, truth is, that has been me. My heart is touched by all of you! You know, there are so many good people in this world and I thank you from my heart for taking time from your busy day to visit and comment. You all are amazing people - just amazing - sigh!

Please check back soon as I am going to have a gratitude giveaway - be it an early Christmas giveaway...maybe not so early because I know some of you are already a step ahead of me...

Have a wonderful week, and take a little time in the day to appreciate our world and the beauty that is all around us. xx00 and a thousand :)'s
-- Becky and Doogie
PS: I put my favorite Martina song as the second song. It is so uncanny how it is like my life...how many of you can relate? If you have never heard it, listen to the words. This is for all of you GIRLS (women) who are AWESOME - YOU ROCK!!!!

64 comments:

Lauren at Faith Fuel! said...

Harry and I are celebrating over the good news! (Alright, I'm the one doing the dance of celebration, and Harry is just snoozing as always- but that's his sound of agreement!)

Deb said...

So happy to hear the good news! Doogs looks very handsome in his scottish tratan scarf :-}. "loving life and chasing the ball at the park" I loved reading that ~ it's what we want for our dear dogs everyday.

the feathered nest said...

Woo hoo! That's so great! Doogs is so cute and I love that picture of him "kissing" your kitty!

Manuela

Lallee said...

Oh I am so relieved to hear that the growth is benign. First I'm going to cry, then I'm going to hug my Scotties since I can't hug Doogs, then we're going to play and laugh in celebration. I'll be praying that you find just the right solution/relief for his allergies.

{{{{{HUGS}}}}}} to both of you!
Lallee, Oliver, and Baggins

Kari & Kijsa said...

Yea! We are celebrating with you!!! What handsome friends, and we love the captions too! Can't wait for your fun giveaway!!

blessings,
kari & kijsa

Jen said...

That is wonderful - wonderful news about Doogs!

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Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

I am so glad to hear the good news! He's such a brave boy way up high looking out in that picture...Gigi would be shaking in her lil' doggie boots (like her momma) LOL

Hugs,
D

Susie said...

What wonderful news about Doogs! I love him in his little scarf at the Highlands games!
How brave he is to look out from the observatory. I'm trying to figure out where this is. Can you see north of SF from here? If so, you'll see me waving!
xo

Maria said...

Glad to hear your gorgeous pooch is not seriously ill. Our vizsla used to get allergic reactions when he was a pup, but seems to have grown out of it. We never got him tested to see what it was - a good idea if it's an ongoing problem. Hope you will find out what it is:)
I love the photos with him & your kitty! Have a great week!
love Maria

ginger at enchanting cottage said...

It is sooo good when God answers prayers!!! I grew up with lots of animals but the only animal I have now is my husband! (HA HA)
ginger

daisy cottage said...

Oh I am sooooo glad that your baby is okay!!! ((((((hugs)))))))
I know you are very relieved and happy!!! He's so handsome too - what a cutie!

xo,
Kim

Esther Sunday said...

Oh, Becky!!!!! Sooooo happy over here! Great news!!!! Really!!!!!! Thanks for making my day!!!! Love ya! Esther

Becky up the Hill said...

Good news is very welcome in my neck of the woods..thanks Becky for letting us know..big sigh of relief! Praise God is right!

Jenn and Jacqui said...

Becky, oh we are so happy with this good news, our Hamish and Miss Penelope are at our feet and in canine agreeance!! Let's hope they can sort this allergy out real quick, he is such a handsome boy! Now you can relax some :) Have a great day! Jenn and Jacqui

Rosemary said...

Yay!!
Glad Doogs is OK!!!
Your cat is adorable too.
You must be so relieved.
Have a great week yourself,
Rosemary

Rosie's Whimsy said...

Glad to hear the good news! Always so scary when one of our furry babies have a problem.

Natasha Burns said...

oh yay that's so exciting! go Doogs!!! now for the allergy tests....
yes i do that at my computer too, ooh and aaah and hahaha and aaaaawww xo

Brenda@Spareminute cottage said...

Great News Becky;I know you are happy.Doogs looks wonderful especially in his scarf.Please keep us posted.XXXOOO
Brenda

Shelley said...

Hi Becky, so glad to hear Doggs got a good report !Our Boston has allergies as well.Those are some oh so cute pictures of your puppy baby and kitty. Animals can be such a blessing to our life's !

Blessings, Shelley

Nunnie's Attic said...

Oh I'm so glad to hear that he's doing better. Poor little thing. Give him a big hug for me and tell him that I too suffer from allergies and I am feeling his pain.

If you haven't already, be sure and drop by for my giveaway! I'm trying to catch up on blog reading and haven't been able to read my own comments!

Love,
Julie

BittersweetPunkin said...

Well Howdy...I know I know...it's been awhile...I am trying to visit everyone today. I LOVE your white linen cabinet...everything looks so neat and organized! I would have to put a lock on it for it to STAY that way!! LOL I too am going to be hosting a give away in the not too distant future!!
Blessings,
Robin

BittersweetPunkin said...

..Oh...and I am sorry...I wanted to give your lil pooch a (((HUG))) too!!! Glad its good news!!!

BeachysCapeCodCupboard said...

That's wonderful news about your pup! What a sweet thing he is! I love scotties (my mom had one growing up, and my best friend had one, too). =)

Anonymous said...

Hi Becky,
I'm so happy to hear the good news about your precious Doogs. He sure is a cutie, just want to come through the computer and give a hug! Your kitty is adorable too and fun to see them together. Hope all will get much better and you can find a cure for his allergies. Hang in there! Karen & Jeanne

Sweet Remembrance said...

Yahoo...That's fabulous news!
He looks quite handsome in his tartan plaid!
Have a great week...
Priscilla

The Old Painted Cottage said...

My dearest Becky & Doogs,

That is quite simply the BEST news ever, to hear that it's just an allergy, and nothing worse. Oh you must be so relieved! I am so, so happy for you!!

Loved the photos of your babies playing together..what fun!

Puppy kisses,
Jennifer

PattieJ said...

Yay!! I'm so Glad Doogie is going to be OK!!! Boy those darn allergies... I thought the Pug breed had the most problems with allergies and stuff, but I guess not! Hope they find out quick what it is thats bothering him so he can get better. Give him a hug and a kiss from me and the puglets!

Pattie:)

Nancy said...

Hi Becky,

I'm so glad to hear the good news about your little guy. What a relief! I think loving animals is one of life's greatest pleasures. We now have 12, yes 12, kitties. I just can't resist a furry hug.

Enjoy your evening,
Nancy

Michelle said...

Yippee! What wonderful news from the vet! The photos you shared today are the sweetest. Doogs is quite a looker. My pups are sleeping but I will share the good news when they wake up. :)

Cottage Contessa said...

Paris Fifi & I are jumping for joy over the biopsy news! Hoping you find out soon what Doogs is allergic too. It's awful to see our fur babies suffer isn't it. Paris is on the mend now with her ear drops for her allergies thankfully! Hugs for Doogs.
Amanda (aka Cottage Contessa)

Meggie said...

Great news about Doogs! So happy to hear it.....whew! what a relief that it's allergies. It may be difficult going thru all the testing but at least it's not that serious.

Anonymous said...

I'm so happy to hear about Doogs!
My little daisy thinks he is quite the guy.

~elaine~
roz_etta@yahoo.com

Heidi said...

Well, that is just the best news! I was awake early this morning with you and Doogs on my mind. I thought I would check your blog before I emailed you to ask how things were. And here is my answer! I am sooooooo happy for you. Doogs is just too precious to be sick! All the photos are just so adorable.

How fun to do a give~away! I love hosting them and can very soon. CelebrateTheSeasons is almost a year old. I will look forward to entering yours too.

Hugs ~
Heidi

Kerrie said...

wwhhooo!!! What an Awsome God, that we can even pray over our pets....and he will listen!!

Yes!!! Here I am crying as I read your post..Heart on my Sleeve.

Sooo happy for you...smile

These photos that you share make me love him even more...Thanks!!!

Shelby said...

Awesome news and love the photos!! :)

regina barnett said...

So glad to know that your fury friend, is going to be o.k. I enjoyed looking at the pictures of your baby. very sweet.

Kristen said...

Ok, first I am soooo glad that the biopsy came back with good news! That is a blessing! He is just to handsome for words! By the way, I love that song! It is one of my favorites! It is so interesting how we have formed such a bond through our blogs! I really do feel like we are an extended family. It is so nice to have the extra support and encouragement every day!

A Thing for Roses said...

Becky, hope you are having a nice week. I have to tell you a story about the Carpenter's song you have playing. When my husband and I were dating and after we got married we would go hiking and a lot of times we would end up at the top of a hill, rock, what have you, and whenever that happened I would burst into this song. Hubby would always crack up and shake his head. I'm sure he was wondering why he married such a kook! ha ha Just wanted to thank you for the fun memories.

Love,
Lisa

Anonymous said...

Yay for the good news on Doogie! I am so happy for you. He is just the cutest little thing (almost as cute as my little black yorkie-poo LOL)! We become so att'd to our fur babies.

Good luck with the allergy testing, hope they find the problem soon.

tina

Amy said...

Oh Becky - that's such great news about your adorable Mr D! He really is darling - thanks for all the pics. -amy

Lisa said...

I am so glad that the biopsy was ok, although I'm sure the remaining process will not be enjoyable either. What good news! Quite a special animal who is very lucky to have a mom like you!

FarmHouse Style said...

Oh, I'm so glad to hear the good news! Doogs is such a handsome gentleman in his tartan scarf:) Sorry about the allergy testing, Doogs:( Sending {{{{Hugs}}}} to you.

Love the song! Yes, I do oooh and ahhh and laugh and cry at the computer screen. My husband just rolls his eyes, LOL!

Rhonda

Bejeweled said...

I just read all about poor little Doogie. How horrible about the allergies, but what fabulous news on the test results!!! Give Doogie a hug for me!

Mary said...

Pleased to hear the good news about your very cute dog. Hope you find out whats wrong soon

Linda said...

Oh Becky, this is just great news. I'm celebrating with you! Good things happen to good people. Hugs to you all. Linda

crazyhaberdasher said...

What great news for Doogs and everyone!
I hope the allergy problem is solved quickly.
And what adorable photos of Doogs and Kitty.
((((big hugs for everyone)))!!

Sam I Am said...

awwwwwww...what sweet pets!!!!!! :) :) :)

Cottage by the River said...

Oh my he is by far the cutest dog, I could look at him all day. He loves the cat, does the cat love him back? I am glad that the biopsy was neg.

Bristol

Beth Leintz said...

Doogs looks so distinguished in his tartan. So glad he's ok, but I know that dogs with allergies can be their own challenge.

Love that cabinet in your earlier post- especially that old wavy glass!

melissa @ the inspired room said...

Horray about Doogs. I have got to get a subscription or reader or something so I am not always the last one to find out everything! This is getting ridiculous, I want to be the first to know, not the last!

Sweet Doogs, so happy he will be OK. Sorry about the allergies though! He looks so smart in his scarf! Winston loves to wear scarves too.

Ok, well, I am definitely going to be more on top of things so I don't miss your giveaway. You are such a popular girl these days I could be out of the running before I even get here!

PS. Thanks for your rat story, hilarious! Hubby says it was just a mouse sized dropping, but it looked HUGE to me!

xoxoxox,
Melissa

She'sSewPretty said...

I'm so glad your little dog is better. I know how much pets are a part of the family. He is adorable too.
I was thinking about you today. There's a big country folk art show in Turlock this weekend. I wanted to go but we are leaving for Disneyland on Sunday so I guess I will have to miss it. You should go and take pictures for me.

Sophie Honeysuckle said...

Becky I've been thinking of Doogs-and am so relieved to hear the good news!!! Spider sends him his love too (but is secretly relieved Doogs lives far away, as he's terrified of dogs lol!!) Enjoy your weekend!xx

Kali said...

YOU Rock dear girl ~ and that is why you have so much love and friendship right here on your sweet blog.
I'm so happy for the wonderful news on cutie Doogie!!
I'm off to bed now, I hope you have a wonderful day.
xo Kali

Anonymous said...

That's a relief. Now you can focus on Thanksgiving and Christmas with a lighter heart.
Best,
Kathy

Julie said...

Adorable pup!!! I enjoyed visiting your blog.

tina said...

This one is for you and Doogs~ YEA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm so HAPPY for your great news!! I just knew it was going to be OK! And the little kitty getting licked, I can tell your kitty is lovin' it! LET'S ALL GET LICKED!

Scrappy Moments said...

Happy To hear The wonderful News. I love the Pictures of Your Pets :) I have a Calico Cat that Looks very similiar :)

Angie

Cheryl said...

Thank goodness you got good news!
Doogs looks like such a wonderful guy and so handsome!

bj said...

oh, I'm so glad to hear the great news.
bj

Anonymous said...

I love Scotties! Most of them think they're grizzly bears!
One of my GSD started sneezing so hard one day, he was banging his nose on the floor! On the way to the vet, I realized that I had just changed his food. I discovered I had switched him from a corn based kibble to wheat. I hope it's something as simple as that...
Susan

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

Hi Becky,

Hope all is well, pop over to my blog when you get a chance to pick up an award ;)

Hugs,
D

black eyed susans kitchen said...

What a relief! I'm not sure that everyone in the world would get that, but when you love your pet so much...he just becomes a part of who you are. I'm happy for your good news. susan

Jaimie said...

Cute pictures of Doogs! I am so glad his tests showed nothing serious. How scary that must have been for you! He looked very cute kissing your kitty!

Back Through Time said...

SO happy about your dog!! Such a cutie too!! I am sure you are having a super weekend after news like that!
Michelle