You have searched me, Lord, and you know me. You know when I sit and when I rise: you perceive my thoughts from afar. You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways. Before a word is on my tongue you, Lord, know it completely…For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made…Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be. Psalm 139:1-3,13,16

Sunday, February 20, 2011


Our dog, Dixie had kind of a rough day today. She woke us up last night vomiting, a lot.  Currently, our dogs sleep with us in the bed. I have a feeling that may have to change soon. So last night we are snoozing away and I wake to the sound of wretching.  I am sympathetic to the fact that when you vomit it is difficult to try to get to a good place to go, however on the bed is possibly the worst place to vomit.  She sleeps there too so I know that she doesn't want to be sick there, but she couldn't help it.  Before we could clean it up good (by the way it was made more difficult by the fact that I can't see at all without my contact lenses or glasses and couldn't look for them while trying to look out for vomit) she started again. In all she threw up about six times, two of which were in the laundry room---she got moved from our room after round one--but hubby let her back in the bed around six (thank you very much Neil---he stayed on the couch) and she had round three in the bedroom.  All sheets and blankets have been washed and there has been no vomit since about 9am this morning.

This afternoon Neil worked in the yard and I sat outside and read a book for a little while because the weather was so nice.  The dogs barked and ran around.  Afterward, we decided to go for a drive in my car with the top down and see if there was a sno-cone place open.  We found one and it was so good to have the first one of the year. I can tell I am going to be craving those as often as I can get one this spring and summer!

When we got home, I was watching Dixie a little to see if she was acting normal and noticed that one of her eyes was a little more closed than the other(to any optometrist reading this I know that's called a ptosis), after looking closely I could tell that it was very swollen. Then I called her to me and looked and that eye was swollen almost shut with big hives on top and bottom but there was also a huge bump over the other eye and on the front of her chest and arms and on her tummy.  While we were gone she either got into an ant bed or was allergic to some of the bushes Neil was cutting. Daisy didn't break out at all and I didn't see an active ant bed so we aren't sure what happened.  I chopped up a Benadryl tablet and gave her a tiny little piece in some cheese.  Within just a few minutes the swelling around her eyes started to go down and she quit scratching.  I am watching her closely to make sure the vomiting and the hives aren't connected, but we hope that it is just a scary coincidence.  When you weigh six pounds it doesn't take much to get you down! I am just hoping I don't have to make a trip to the vet tomorrow morning with her or Daisy doesn't get it tonight!

That's about it for our day! Just hoping there is no more excitement tonight!


  1. Poor Dixie! And you, for having to be woken up to that...yuck. Speaking of Dixie, I was over at my sister's house the other day playing with Rori and she held up a stuffed animal yorkie that my mom had given her, and said, "See Aunt Kelli, Mimi gave me a Dixie."

  2. Oh my gosh Kelli that is so cute about Rori-although I don't know how she would know to call it that--Neil and I do the same thing-poor Daisy but anytime we see a yorkie-- we call it a Dixie-dog! Ha!