Tuesday, March 29, 2011


I've been out of commission for two full days now. Luckily, the weekend kitty-sitting was over this morning so  I can actually have a 'day off' where I will rest like I've never rested before. I dragged myself out the door this morning to feed Jewel & Angel. I felt awful. I drove the back roads at 40 and just hoped to God no-one would recognize me. Remember...the cat dragged in analogy. I couldn't speak so I just smiled and petted them. They were giving me looks since I am normally chatting away at them. No voice, head pounding, felt like death. Duties done and an apology for not playing this morning they were happy to eat and go back to the sun-filled windows.On return, I went back to bed.
                                  This is what I see when I open my eyes.
Now, my dog is very spoiled and spends the day accompanying me everywhere I go. He also gets a 1 hour walk at noon. "Not today, Buddy. Today it is the yard and that's that." So with big, sad Collie eyes he kept me company and snoozed most of the day. Me...I coughed.
So, when Gary got home he came straight upstairs to see how I was and if I needed anything. Yah, he is nice like that. Kane was lying as close as he could and never budged. "He's your Florence Nightingale, I see." Seems to be. He won't even go out to the yard today."
Kane is a very smart dog and I only have to say something to him once and usually he understands. "You are a good dog, Kane. You would never leave me, would ya?" He snuggles closer.
"BEEP" the microwave goes off.
With lightening speed, well, for an almost 11 year old dog,  my Florence Nightingale flies off the bed, races down the stairs in anticipation  that dad had a snack to share. OK, then. At least now I could move my leg that had fallen asleep under his weight. "Traitor."

hugs, Deb


  1. Funny how our "Florence Nightingales" can betray us so unapologeticly for the sound of the microwave! Feel better soon.

  2. LOL That was funny! And I hope you get well..that is tough to go through! It hits you like a train and lasts forever. Love the pic's of Kane! :D

  3. Hope you are feeling better Deb. I've had a head cold myself and keep waking up to find Charlie 'guarding' me! Gotta love them! hugs, Linda

  4. So sorry you are sick, Deb! Looks like you have a sweet companion...aside from the microwave moment! Feel better...hugs...Debbie

  5. Hi Deb...what a gorgeous sorry to read that you are not feeling well. I know the feeling. Somedays...weeks it is just better to give it a rest and put your feet up. Your blog is have a great eye for your subjects! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today and following. I look forward to doing the same!

    Best wishes to better health :)

    Jeanne x

  6. That's a dog for you...mine would do the same thing. The cats would too, but I like to think that right after food I'm their next favorite thing. Get well!

  7. I think dat Kane is one extra special doggie. Hlpe you feel better soon.

  8. Get well soon. I LOVE your nurse! Adorable.

  9. Something really ugly is going around. I had 3 days of being dog sick, 6 more of cold, flu virus- like feeling and am beginind day 8 of the sub acute phase. 17 days total. My my was hospitalized for 4 days and all they could tell us was "she has what's going around". Your beautiful boy isn't a traitor. He just needs to keep up his strength so he can take care of you. Take care and get well as soon as you can.

  10. ah!
    the deep thoughtful eyes of a dog!
    read POWER OF THE DOG by kipling
    you'll love it!

  11. Sure hope you're feeling better!!!

    We had a collie when I was growing up. They're such smart and faithful dogs..... I still miss my Lassie.

    Take care....

  12. Dear Deb,
    I hope you feel better so soon. I'm still purrs for you.

    PS : You have a really beautiful woofie : )

  13. Oh thank you so much for the advise. I will try doing the group play time with them together.

    So glad you dropped by. Look forward to getting to know you.

  14. Hey back again. I just now realized who you are.
    Sorry I've been away for awhile. Had several surgeries back to back. Took a lot of time off from the blogging. I remember you like the White dishes. I like clear dishes..I know clear is a little boring but I just like clear.

  15. Kane is gorgeous!! I have traitor dogs too. :) Hope you are feeling much better very soon. Several of my friends are sick right now... some nasty bug is going around.

  16. Hi Deb. I hope you start feeling better soon. It's terrible to be so sick. Yet it's great that you have Kane to keep you company and help you through it. Thanks for your comment on my blog. I did get a good photo of you and Kane from your blog and I hope to use it on my blog next week. Thanks so much.

  17. =) Being a devoted companion is hard work