Gardening, Cooking and Decorating on the Prairie of Kansas

Welcome to Linderhof, our 1920's home on the prairie, where there's usually something in the oven, flowers in the garden for tabletops and herbs in the garden for cooking. Where, when company comes, the teapot is always on and there are cookies and cakes to share in the larder.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015


We arrived home from Minneapolis to find Dolly

 Dolly, the Corgi with a cough
It only got worse and we took her to the vet on Thursday.
A shot and pills to take home
She seemed better . . . 

And then Friday, she was really lethargic
And gasping for air
So I called the vet and we loaded her in the car
(for she didn't have the strength to climb in herself)
and took her.

We left her
It's always sad to leave a pet
For we knew that Dolly was really sick and hoped that the vet could perform her miracles.

Later that afternoon we took Doogie for his scheduled shot and mani/pedi
Dolly was some better
We could take her or leave her

I chose to leave her

And then we had a long weekend
Of not hearing from the vet (good news?)

Yesterday, I went out
She was better
So much better than Friday
And I sat in an exam room and got corgi kisses
The vet, however, said she needed quiet and would like to keep her another day

So I came home, alone.

Doogie, smelled my pant legs, smelling his buddy Dolly

And then he sat in front of me and "talked"
I know he was asking where she was!

I picked her up today!

She's home
On bedrest
Only to go out on a leash
No excitement for 48 hours
Oh, and I have another sack of pills for her!

The diagnosis?


It will be good when we come home to Linderhof

To see the corgi waiting for us at the gate!

A big thank you to Dr. Jenny at All Creatures for taking such good care of her.    It was rough Friday -- she was one sick pup.

She's napping now.    Doogie's napping now for his Dolly is home!

And for the next two days, it will be as if we didn't have a doggie door!


Canadian Chickadee said...

So glad Dolly is going to be okay. These little guys are so important and it always seems so dreadful when they get sick and can't tell us what the trouble is. I hope it will all be smooth sailing and blue skies from now on. Love and hugs, Carol

Terri said...

Poor Dolly! So happy she's home and on the mend! BTW...LOVE your blog!

Sandra said...

Happy your doggie is home now; and hope she will continue to recover and feel all well soon.

Pat said...

So~o~o sorry to hear that Dolly has been ill, dear friend!!!
I'll be sending up a prayer on her behalf tonight here on my side of the Prairie.
Pets enrich our lives in amazingly wonderful ways!!!

From the Kitchen said...

Oh so happy that sweet Dolly is better! We are battling canine influenza in our area. Dog parks have been closed as are pet grooming shops.


gretchen said...

Wondered where you were ~ just knew something was amiss. Delighted all is back on track for everyone. ; )

Lottie said...

So glad to hear Dolly is better! It can be so stressful when our pets are ill. That is the most adorable picture of Doogie!

Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...

Awww, I'm so glad Dolly is better, it is so very hard when our pet's get sick, or worse yet die. It's been almost 2 months ago that we had to put down our beloved Yorkie of 9 years. How I miss her presence.
Take care and I hope she is 100% very soon, enjoy her.

Thickethouse.wordpress said...

So sorry to read this! But good that she seems well on the road to recovery and with the good weather coming I think she will completely heal.

Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

That rough. So glad Dolly is doing better. Nice that your dogs miss each other.

Pondside said...

I've just had a lovely catch up, Martha. Life has reared its head in a huge way and I don't get to visit much these days. Your wee Lucy is a little doll - how happy you must have been to visit and have a chance to babysit! A granddaughter is a special kind of joy!
I'm glad to hear that Dolly will recover - what a worry that must have been.

Rue said...

I'm so glad that Dolly is okay. The post really started to worry me and I was ready for tears. I'll say a prayer that she's better.