Friday, September 2, 2011

{home is where the heart is ... }

Sorry for the late Friday post, I have to fess up and admit I have been under a bit of stress this week and it's left me feeling a little uninspired today. I've got a big work deadline and I'm fighting against the clock, strambling away writing etc. But the {much needed} long weekend is around the corner! I can just smell it :)


However, most of my recent stress has been due to my little fur baby, see the problem is that he looks like a puppy, acts like a puppy, but is actually 12 years old and we tend to forget that. He just seems like a baby to me, always full of energy. So when he started having violent seizures this week it was quite a shock to our system. Totally unexpected, and at VERY fast progression. I totally thought this was it.

After a couple visits to the vet we are now dealing with a sedated, sleepy dog on anti-seizure meds {any one out there have advice/experience with this?}. We are working out the correct dose for this poor little 8-pound ball of fluff, and I'm happy to see that he's getting a bit better in the last 48 hours. I'm also just thankful to still have my little buddy around.

Because of all of this, I was feeling a wee bit distracted/disinterested in posting this week, and I apologize for the lack of visits and comments to my fellow bloggers blogs! I strive to bring you inspiration through beautiful interiors and gorgeous finds I come across every day, but it really got me thinking that none of that matters when a loved family member or pet isn't doing so well. I think I speak for many when saying, I wouldn't care about the latest fabrics or furniture lines if it weren't for the love in my home. It's the people & often pets that make our homes full of beauty and comfort. So I leave you with that thought for the long weekend, please say a prayer for our little one and take the time to give your loved ones an extra big hug for me this weekend :)




31 comments:

erin said...

I've never commented on your blog before, but I was so touched by your post. It's true, all the beautiful furniture in the world does not make a house truly a home. Our homes are made beautiful when they are filled with the people and furry friends we love! I hope your little guy responds well to his new medication! It is amazing how much love 8 pounds can generate (and how much stress when we are worried for them)! Wishing you all well!

Wendi @ Classic Chic Home said...

I completely agree with you, Nancy. Everything else fades to insignificance when we're dealing with a crisis involving someone we love.
I'll definitely say a prayer for your little buddy, and for you as well.
Wendi xoxo

nancy @ {COZAMIA} said...

I know how stressful this can be..my pooch was seriously sick once for an entire summer, thought we were going to lose him but luckily he recovered. I never knew I could feel so sad and stressed over a pet but they really are part of the fam! I hope the little guy feels better soon!

Kelly @ JAX does design said...

Awwww, sorry to hear that you and your little guy are going through a rough time. Fingers crossed the meds help him get better and he's back to his usual self soon.

Hope you have a stress-free weekend filled with puppy kisses :-)

Taylor Greenwalt said...

OOOH so sorry. Its so hard when a family pet gets sick. They are part of the family. I hope the meds work and he is back to normal soon.

raggygirlvintage said...

Hang in there Nancy and hugs for your ball of fluff:-)
Tracey

Romana said...

Nancy, it is amazing how much our fur-children can mean to our lives and you are so right that it is the people and pets that really make our houses feel like homes. Here's hoping your little mate adapts to his meds soon and you get lots more time together. xx

kandnarnold said...

I hope your poor fur baby feels better soon xo

Designwali said...

aww...i hope he feels better soon!

Annie@A View On Design said...

oh we are so lucky to have pets at all, and I bet your mate has had 12 fantastic years, hopefully a few more. I do hope he's feeling better soon, and gives you all some peace of mind too. We love our dog to bits too, (and the 2 cats), but the doggy a bit more (dont' tell the cats!)

Marianne {Style For Living} said...

My heart goes out to you and your adorable fur baby. I have two little dogs and they are my everything too. Sending good vibes your way and that he is feeling better very soon.

Erica M. said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your pup. I have 2 of my own and can't imagine anything happening to them. I hope everything works out for the best!

Anonymous said...

You are so right!! And he is adorable! Love, Light, and blessings to your little fur guy! And to you too. May the angels of healing do their "thing" so perfectly with him.

Anna@Directions Not Included said...

Big hugs and lots of healthy vibes headed his way. We have a little pack of mutts that are our kids. My oldest is 11 so I completely understand.

My best friend's dog suffered from seizures all her life but once they were able to get the medication at the right dosage she would go months without having one. Is he on phenobarbitral?

lisaroyhandbags said...

What a sweetie pie! I hope your fur baby feels better soon. And I completely agree - nothing else matters xo

Wallpaper said...

Hey Nancy, your beautiful dog is in my prayers, I hope he makes a speedy recovery.

As you probably remember I lost my sweet dog Jennny in March of this year. She was just like your dog, she looked like a puppy and everywhere I went people would say so, I forgot as well that she was technically an old lady! She was 13when she started to have seizures as well, which led us to the vet to discover she had an enlarged heart and and a medium sized heart murmur, we quickly started her on heart and other meds and she got slightly better but the seizures persisted and eventually she went into congestive heart failure and we lost her. It still breaks my heart to think about her. I hope eveything works out for you and your dog. Cherish all the time you have with them, it goes way too soon.

Cynthia at Interior Design Hound said...

We'll be thinking of you and wishing you both well! The meds can really throw them for a loop, the poor, sleepy Pom. Get Well Soon.

Macarena said...

Hola Nancy! I'm sad to know your furry buddy is not quite ok. He'll be in my prayers and I'm already sending you and your baby tons of positive energy! Have a great weekend and let's hope everything is going to be just fine! Huge hug! XoXo

The Simply Inspired Home said...

So sorry to hear about your little dog. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.

Try to have a great weekend.

Jodi

Sally@DivineDistractions said...

Work is just work. Those that we love and who love us, just have to come first. Only the most heartless of folks wouldn't understand the stress of dealing with a sick pet. You're both in my prayers. All is well. Keep your eyes on the prize!

Lora Coburn said...

Sending lots of good thoughts your way! XOXO

Sarah Klassen said...

*blink *blink oh dear me!

Oh Nancy, I feel for you—this is not a fun time. I will pray for your little one, and completely understand the feeling of being helpless at the moment... you are SO right. All of the fun things we talk about, share, etc. is fun but not nearly worth that of the ones that we love and cherish. We must enjoy and be sure to spend time with the ones we love...

Thinking of you & your family.
xoxo, Sarah

Kathysue said...

Nancy I am so sorry to hear about your little buddy, that is so hard and you are so right, when it comes to our loved ones nothing else matters, not even a pretty room. Enjoy him and your hubby this weekend, xo Kathysuse

diane said...

Beautifully siad and I am glad your little buddy is doing better. We have probably all been through something like this with a pet and he/she is very lucky to have you as his family.

I hope all continues to go well and thanks for the lovely words. Think I'll go kiss my hubby and annoying college age daughter!

mwaxter said...

Hope your little buddy is doing better, it certainly puts things in perspective when there is a crisis.Wishing you the best.

barbara@hodge:podge said...

I hope he is getting better. So true, family and love in the home is far more important. Hugs :)

quintessence said...

OH my thoughts are definitely with you - it's definitely family (including the furry members) that comes first!! I'm sure you'll keep us posted!!

Vanessa@decor happy said...

So true! Hope he's feeling better soon.

cat said...

OMG, that is The cute-ess dog ever! I just went thru this with my cat, he is like 17 and cld barely walk. I was devastated, but was probably arthritis and a sot os cortizone helped tremendously! Oh Nancy,I so feel for you. It is just fine to not post and really who gives a crap about any of this when it comes to those we love including pets.
Cat

Bri@Meyouandawiener said...

Sending get well wishes to your little furball. Timmy sends hugs. I dont blame you. Pets are family and we treat them as so.

hugs!

bri

Browning said...

My parents dog lived a long, happy life with epilepsy. Hang in there-he will be fine. He's lucky to have a great human parent like you to love him. PS we have a pom that we adore too!

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