Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Not in the mood

Cliff tells me I had better do a blog entry for my "clamoring public", so here goes nothing.  We expected bad news about my grand-dog, Titan, and that's what we got:  He has dysplasia in both hips.  That is pretty much of a death sentence, although the vet put him on a twenty-two day regimen of anti-inflammatory supplements to see if that would help.  


I, who absolutely never have back pain, have really been troubled by it for the past few days.  It especially hurts when I bend, even slightly.  This is making me very grumpy.  
On the positive side, I have gone a whole winter without having a single cold, flu, or case of the sniffles.  I hope I'm not bragging too soon.  However, I think I would trade this backache for a cold if I could. 

I love my spring mornings.  As soon as it's barely daylight, I go outside with my cup of coffee and just walk around, looking for flowers that might be blooming or vegetables that might have come up in the garden overnight.  


Bonnie is usually waiting for some grain when I go outside.  She normally only gets grain when I milk her, but she lost so much weight while she was away that I'm still in the process of getting her back to her normal condition.  She's become quite accustomed to it, and will likely be unhappy when I stop the daily feeding. 




Most of the daffodils are finished for the year, but there are a couple of stragglers left.  


I can never remember what plants I've put in any location, so I'm waiting to see what this is.  Perhaps some kind of lily?  


Bonnie lets me know when she's done eating by standing at the gate, which I closed to keep the other cows out while she has breakfast.  


I feed the cats while I'm on my morning rounds; the kittens are moving around a lot now, and are beginning to eat a little cat food.  


As the sun was showing itself, I went back in the house to find Cliff lying in bed awake, (im)patiently waiting for somebody to take him his coffee.  

13 comments:

nerves05 said...

I'm sorry you arent feeling well.
I do miss when you don't blog about something everyday.
and i meant to tell you i love you tatoo.. Looks really cool.
My mom got 2 since being in her 60's. She loves them.
She has one on her shoulder and one on her leg. She had said she always wanted one. So she went ahead and got it.
I hope you feel better soon.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

I can relate to your back pain. I've live with more years than not and have to be very careful how I do things. It's not bad at all when I sit down so I take lots of breaks and sit too much. You do have a lot of bright spots in your day and I loved all the pictures especially the one in your header with you sitting with your dog. Hope you feel better soon.

darev2005 said...

Sounds like the kind of day I am having so far. I'm sorry to hear that.

My Daisy has had dysplasia for years and even though she limps, she has managed to live with it on anti inflammatory meds for longer than anyone though, so don't lose hope!

ADB said...

I know someone who has a puppy of a few months old with suspected hip dysplasia. Confirmation is awaited... Hope the anti-inflammatories help your dog.

Milly said...

Lovely morning reflections -- I can't wait until I get to have some myself. I've got a classroom of kids at 7:30 -- and I'm in the classroom itself at 6:30. One day soon I might get to see the dew on the flowers, too. M.

TARYTERRE said...

LOVELY photos of the sunrise. Glad You are fattening up Bonnie. So sorry to hear about Titan. I know how much you all LOVE him. POOR thing. All you can do is make him comfortable. I know what you mean about BACK pain. Never had it myself, until recently and it makes you miserable for sure. Hope yours, lets up soon. LOVE the header quote, too. Take care.

Jon said...

I enjoyed the photo tour of your world.
And I can definitely feel your pain. I fractured my spine over 20 years ago and STILL have back pain and numbness in my legs.

Margaret said...

Back aches are SO nagging. Don't wait too long before you go to the doc. Maybe there is something he/she can give you for it! Love your pretty photos. And I wish I had your life right now.

patsy said...

I have had pain in my left knee for months then 3 month ago my left foot swelled, but day before yesterday I started having shoot pain in my left thigh. it goes up and ends in the cheek of my butt. I did some reserach and found I have sciatica pain.
i had a freind that had this a few years ago and when she decribed having pain in the cheek of her butt i laughted. not laughting now.

krueth said...

Love your morning walks with pictures for us. up here in northern MN we are just starting to have our tulips, daffodils etc, peeking out of the ground :-) So sorry about your back pain. I have regular chiropractic appts. to keep mine in check. I feel for you! Your kitties are so darned cute too. Hope you feel better soon. Maybe should get it checked out too Wendy

krueth said...

Love your morning walks with pictures for us. up here in northern MN we are just starting to have our tulips, daffodils etc, peeking out of the ground :-) So sorry about your back pain. I have regular chiropractic appts. to keep mine in check. I feel for you! Your kitties are so darned cute too. Hope you feel better soon. Maybe should get it checked out too Wendy

Lori said...

I hope your back is feeling better now.

I'm very sorry to hear the news about Titan. Maybe the meds will work.

Lisa said...

Donna, my back has been killing me lately too. Was almost to the point of tears today. I hope Titan will be ok, Hugs Lisa