May 17, 2011

My Pup

**EDITED TO ADD: I can't say to all of you enough thanks for all of your kind comments and prayers today. I am continually touched by the heartwarming thoughtfulness that each of you offer to me and eachother, my friends. Your positive words have helped me get through a rough day! Right now Toffee is really dehydrated and still quite lethargic. The vet believes that he may have ate something that upset his stomach. We need to give it 24-48 hrs to know for sure. I hope that our little family has dodged a bullet and I will keep you updated on how he's doing. Oh, and I'm pretty sure that my furry little friend said to tell you all "thanks" too! Ruff, ruff! :)
I'm sorry to say that I don't have a card for you today. I came home from work to find that my sweet dog Toffee had been sick all day and is now extremely lethargic and weak. It breaks my heart to watch him suffer and it is scary to me as he is 15 years old. Needless to say, I just couldn't leave his side last night to prepare my post. We are taking him to the vet this morning and I will keep you updated on what we find out. I hope it is just some fluke and nothing serious.... My husband and I are both HUGE animal lovers and our dogs are like members of our family so it has been a really rough night.



42 comments :

Diane said...

What a beautiful member of the family...I am praying that he is alright...we are pet lovers, too and I feel your worries and pain...we just went thru a bad time last week with a pet...poor baby...give him a huge hug from me!!

Sheilagh said...

Hi Jill, I'm sorry to here your news about Toffee as this is the first time I have visited your blog, I hope all goes well and Toffee makes a quick recovery, I know how you must be feeling as we had a border collie called Molly and she was my best friend for 16 years. I hope you have good news in your next post, hugs and best wishes.
Sheilagh x

anna gs said...

Tofee is a beatiful dog !!!
Iwish it is nothing serius.
hugs for you and for Tofee.

ANNA

Kathy said...

Oh Jill I'm so sorry. I hope and pray Toffee will recover quickly and that it is nothing serious. Don't even think you need to post something creative at a time like this-we all understand.
praying for you,
Kathy

Denise Marzec said...

Oh...I'm so sorry, Jill. My heart goes out to you. That's one of the hardest things to deal with when a loved pet is sick. Hopefully he bounces back. {{{{{BIG HUGS}}}}}

Anonymous said...

Sorry to hear about Toffee, hope it's nothing serious

SannaS said...

hope Toffee feels better soon!!! big hugs for him!! =)
SannaS

Tanya said...

Sending you Hugs Jill, as a Mom to 3 sweet dogs, and a cat they are just as special as my children.

debbie said...

Jill, I am so sorry to hear that Toffee is so sick. It is heart breaking to watch them when they are not well. You are a good mama for staying by his side and loving him while he is not well. The posts can wait. They do become members of your family....When someone asks about my children, I say my husband had 2 daughters from a previous marriage, I had a son from a previous marriage and Rascal was the only child from this marriage.
Hugs to all of you.

Shoshonee said...

I hope your sweet pup feels better soon. It's heartbreaking to know they are sick. I too have older pups and I'm always terrified that they'll get sick. They really are like my children as I'm sure Toffee is to you.

shirley said...

So sorry Jill to hear about Toffee.
We are big dog lovers and I have had a few in my life. At the moment we have a beautiful Gold Lab who my friends refer to as Shirley`s third child!
Hope its nothing serious and a quick recovery for Toffee. x

judy said...

Sorry to hear that Toffee has been
sick! Wishing for a quick and complete recovery.

Barb said...

Oh, Jill, I hope he's okay too. Such a difficult thing when our furry family members aren't well. I'll be thinking about you today and hoping he's going to be alright. Sending lots of hugs your way. . .

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

Jill, I hope your baby is okay. I kow how difficult it could be when they're sick. Really hope it's nothing serious. Sending you hugs and keeping you in my thoughts.

Joy said...

Oh Jill, honey my heart is aching for what you and hubby are experiencing...please know that I am here for you and I pray that things will be okay for Toffee...keep in touch and I am sending lots of positives and thoughts your way, Huge hugs!

Kathy (krolski) said...

Oh Jill, I hope Toffee is ok and it's nothing serious. I'm thinking about you and sending hugs.

mary bartolotta said...

I'm sorry to hear about your dog being ill....it's gut wrenching when you're faced with wanting them to be ok, yet knowing that they're old...my thoughts are with you...

Libby Hickson said...

Huge huge hugs Jill - pets are definitely a part of the family and it's heartbreaking when they are sick. Keeping you and Toffee in my thoughts today, hope all is well soon.

Shawna said...

Jill, I am sorry to hear your precious Taffy is ill. Our pets are definitely family so I know how you are feeling. All of you are in my thoughts and prayers this morning. Many hugs

Cindy said...

Jill, so sorry your Taffy is sick. It breaks my heart when someone's beloved pet is ill. She is beautiful, and I pray she gets better. As a "Momma" to 2 dogs and 3 cats, I know how much we love them. Sending you love and hope...xo Cindy

Pat Castillo said...

I'm so sorry your beautiful dog is sick, Jill! I had pets growing up and they do become like part of the family. It broke my heart when we had to give them away b/c of my allergies. I hope he's ok!!! Keep us posted...

gaijinjoy said...

Sending Toffee, you, and your husband strong good luck vibes. Toffee looks like my 9 year old Sailor. Will be waiting to hear an update.

Froggietalks said...

I am so sorry to hear that your doggie is sick Jill. I hope the vet can figure out what's wrong and get Toffee back to health quickly.

Barbara said...

Oh Jill, I hope that everything turns out okay for you and your sweet boy Toffee. You are in my thoughts.
Barbara

Jean said...

I feel so bad for you - I have 2 13-year old dogs myself and my husband and I would be devastated if something happened to them! Hope everything turns out all right!

Kathy said...

It's hard to find the right words when you know how painful this is for you and your hubs. I hope that Toffee just ate something that isn't agreeing and he gives you some more time with him. We have had golden for the past 20 years so we know your pain. I am sending you hugs and prayers too. Hugs,Kathy

daisydilly (vicki) said...

hoping that all is well with your precious furbaby. Keep us posted . Hugs

Mendi said...

So sorry to hear about your dog--I think we all completely understand. You could take a week or two off and I think we would all understand. I hope Toffee feels better soon! Hugs!

justsomestuffimade said...

REally sorry to hear your news about poor dear Toffee. Thinking of you all and praying he's feeling back to top form very soon!
Hugs, Ruth S

Wanda G (stampcat) said...

Hang in there Jill. Prayers are coming your way. Be well soon Toffee. Hugs from Cali.

Colorado Crafter said...

So sorry to hear of Toffee's illness. I hope all is OK and that he'll be feeling much better very soon!!!

Elizabeth Allan said...

Sending prayers for Toffee and hugs for you my friend.

Barb Ghig said...

Hi Jill, I just wanted you to know that lots of prayers are coming your way! BIG (((HUGS))) to Toffee...I sure hope he's OK!

Smilie girl said...

Hope darling Toffee is feeling better.

Nancy said...

I just saw your post, Jill, so sorry you've been dealing with a sick pup. It's always so stressful when our special fur-babies have a medical emergency. Praying that Toffee will weather this storm and keep smiling his sweet smile for you. Hang in there, sweet friend!

Bonnie said...

Hope Toffee is feeling better by now. Hope it is temporary. So hard to have an older dog who is sick. It can be scary.

Simone said...

Oh Jill I am so sorry. I hope Toffee feels better really soon and you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Hugs

Dotty Jo said...

I'll be thinking of you hun. Pets are such a vital part of each and every family, Jo x

Sarpreet said...

I am really sorry to hear of this. I really do pray for you and hope it is an upset stomach. Thinking of you.

Ayana Posadas said...

Oh, I am sorry that you are going through a scary time. I'm thinking of you, Jill, and sending BIG hugs your way!

Jenny said...

So sorry my dear. My furkids are my kids and my family and I Love them dearly so I know how you feel. Sending big hugs to you!! And I will be praying for him!!

smithdd said...

So glad to see that he is doing better! Our pets are part of the family..