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Grace in Small Things #3

I really need a dose of positivity right now, hence today’s Grace in Small Things post.

1 Receiving Valentine’s Day cards in the mail
2 Reese’s Puffs breakfast cereal
3 Clean sheets
4 My niece, Hannah, agreeing to take me to Starbucks

I dropped Daisy off at the vet clinic early this morning for a day of tests. I’ve put this off as long as I could, but it’s time to admit to myself that she’s sick, and NOT getting better. The vet has been treating her with antibiotics on and off for the past year, but sadly it’s not helping.

I’m hoping today will provide some answers about what’s going on. This dog is my kid, and I need her to be OK. I’m scared, but forcing myself to remain positive. Positive thinking apparently includes calling the clinic every single hour to check on her. I’m that dog owner.


  • It’s okay to be THAT dog owner– she is your kid and it’s more than understandable that you’re concerned to the point where you need that hourly confirmation. Hang in there.


  • I needed positivity right now as well, so thanks for letting me live vicariously through yours.

    As I’m sure is everyone else, I’m pulling for Daisy. Hope the tests shed some light on the root of the problem(s).

    I work in an animal hospital, and we don’t always hate THAT owner, particularly when their pet is actually sick. I only hate THAT owner whose dog is being groomed. When people call a lot when their pet is sick it just reminds me how much they care about them and it makes me care a little more, too. Not that I don’t care about all the animals in the hospital, but there are always a few that I spend a little more time with, talk to a little more, give a few extra scratches behind the ears, etc.

  • Oh Honey! I am thinking all the positive thoughts I can and sending good vibes your way. Having a sick kid is no fun. I know I would be a wreck if it was my kid (cat).


  • Sending happy puppy thoughts to you and Daisy. I’m sure she’s just fine, chasing around those damn vet cats and wondering why nobody is wearing pajamas and drinking wine in bed, what kind of alternate universe did she walk into?

  • I can’t imagine how afraid you must be right now. Sending you lots of good thoughts, and goodness to Daisy, too.

    Take good care.

  • Daisy is fine. Daisy is fine. Daisy is fine.

    Also, I totally had Reese’s puffs for breakfast every morning last week.

  • My thoughts and prayers are with you and your little princess.


  • Daisy will be fine. She’s a tough little pug.

  • I’m sorry you’re having to do this with Miss Daisy. Please let me know if there’s anything I can do to help…even if it’s just chugging a huge bottle of wine together.

  • Put on the brave face. Do not let your baby see you cry. Do not let her feel you tremble. Make them beg to give you an academy award for the acting you will do. She needs you to be strong right now, so go be that take no prisoners babe that we have all seen you be. And make those doctors fix the problem. (When I say babe I really mean bitch, but I could never call you that… but you know what I mean.)

  • I am sending every ounce of healthy pug vibes that I have on hand!

  • Your Daisy will be ok! I have faith.

    PS. I’m that kind of dog owner too. It just means we care. A lot. =)

  • I’m pulling for your pug.

  • I’m that dog owner too.

    Daisy is lucky to have you.

  • Any updates?

  • From rassels.blogspot to this. Could I have hit any bigger extremes?

  • Reese’s Puffs are THE BEST.

  • It doesn’t make you crazy to have a heart. Especially for an animal that has been there for you, unconditionally. She will be fine. Im willing her to be. :)

  • I cried with relief when my vet called me to inform me that everything went well in surgery for neutering my 3 1/2 month old cat.

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