Post Edited (vestabula) : 2/4/2009 6:24:49 AM (GMT-7)
Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, scoliosis, back problems, hypothyroidism.
Thank you all so much for your kind words...for the first time in a week I am smiling! Just a small post about Vesta...as Sherrine said she was found in a ditch with a litter of terrier/dalmation puppies and taken to a doggie day care center where I was volunteering. I adopted her knowing nothing about her. I took her to a local vet(this was when I lived in VA Beach) to have her checked out and he walked in the door and said..."Well, hello Vesta!" I asked how he knew her name and he showed me her ear where he had done some hematoma surgery, and also how her previous owners tried to 'unload' her on him because they were 'moving and couldn't have pets'....especially a pregnant dog. He pointed out to me where she had been beaten and abused....then thanked me for saving her life...he had reported these owners several times but nothing was ever done. He had all her records and she was born on June 22nd, 1991.
BTW...all her puppies were adopted!
Thanks again for all your support...I WUV YOU!
OK... Now I'm really choaked up.. **sniffle** What an incredible story about and incredible dog. You need to write a story about Vesta. You, Eric, Vesta and her kids (ooops I mean puppies) are amazing.
BTW, all of my dogs have been pound puppies, I wouldn't have it any other way.
Big gentle hugs..
Donna, I tried to post this earlier to you but I just was so sad. I took a break & sat with my Muffin, a Pekenese, for awhile & thought about you & Vesta. I get attached to animals & I just want them to go on & on. Your Vesta sounds like a miracle & so loving & loyal. I'm glad she is ok for now. I couldn't have a dog for a long time because I was allergic to them & cats so I took shots for 8 years until I got so they didn't seem to help anymore but now I know what I was dealing with at the end of that period was Fibro. With my allergies I got so fatigued, flulike & depressed. Anyway, I have found out the shots must have helped me some because I can have Muffin with no problems. I still can't have cats (which I love) but I will stick with my Muffin.
Your humor is a breath of fresh air & I look for your threads often for an uplift when I am down. During my recent bout of fatigue & depression which had gone on for several months I found myself laughing & laughing at the story "Two Fibromites entered a Bar". It was the start, & the catylist, of my coming out of the flare. I hope you don't mind that I did bump it up but I do go & read it every so often. You sense of humor are a gift to us, thank you Sweetie, Denise
I have: Fibromyalgia, MECFS, Holt-Oram Syndrome, nasal allergies, depression, TMJ,
Married to a wonderful supportive husband & between us we have 4 children & 7 grandchildren
As apples of gold in silver carvings is a word spoken at the right time for it. Prov. 25:11
Again, thank you all for you support and kindness. I have taken some of your advice and used the towel to walk her around but last night she started to walk on her own and has actually hiked herself up without me lifting her hind end. She is eating and drinking...have to buy some doggie diapers because the diuretic is REALLY working and she can't get to the door fast enough.
Diane...thanks for the proof reading offer! I just may take you up on that...am half way through a book and because of the fog most of it looks like I'm dyslexic!
Thank you again, my fibro friends.
Huggies and Kissies
Donna- What a story! Was gone yesterday, full day with follow-up Dr's appts. etc.
You give so much of yourself here at the forum, and you have made me laugh till I have had tears coming down my face and my stomach hurting! Who knew "Marlees Couch" post was going to be so funny! I roared from laughter to so many of the replys.
I know humor helps tremendously- but "please" let us know when "You" need support, like with Vesta or anything else, OK?
Ahhh Vesta, she sounds amazing- and I know how hard this has got to be on you. My bird that passed away a year and a half ago was my buddy. He was here with me always! And had been through alot with me- just being "company/companion" when no one else was there. Also, my granddog is a gem. He is and continues to mean the world to me. He will be 6 yrs. old in May and is a big yellow lab and I know they do not live much beyond 10. That thought scares the heck out of me and I cannot even go there and think about it too much.
Sounds like Vesta is doing a little better this morning- that is good news. Will be thinking about both of you-
Gamjill...don't underestimate the power of animals. Dalmations have a life span of 10 years also. It is amazing how much love they give us and defy the odds so don't even think about how long you have with him. Just enjoy the moment, love him and as you know, they will return that love ten fold!