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Category archive: Pets

Holiday or Vacation – Welcomed Retreat from Vacation Country

Vacation Destinations – We live in one and now we visit another. Here’s our home that we have left for Manitoba. The Stanford Inn at Dusk We are in Matlock, Manitoba, Canada on vacation or as they say in Manitoba, “on holiday.” Manitobans have it right: a vacation is a holiday – or holy-days –…

Gypsy – 1996 – 2010

February 6th, Saturday night, on my way to bed, I passed Murphy, our lab-cross, in the hallway. I climbed the first flight of stairs to our bedroom and in the near darkness, a dog flew passed me. Rounding the winding staircase, I looked up and watched as a white tail wagged in front of the…

Gypsy at the Lake!

Gypsy and Joan, August 3, 2009, at Matlock, Manitoba. For those following Gypsy’s story, here he is at the Lake not shown is his extended Manitoba family. He’s a happy boy!

Cardy

We came home after watching a wonderful movie “Dot.com” one of the outstanding selections of this year’s Mendocino Film Festival. Before leaving for the movie I had prepared a bucket of chopped hay and molasses and alfalfa pellets to give to Cardy after dark. Ravens love her food and spread it around her paddock. When…

Updates on Cardy and Gypsy

Cardy Update. Last night Cardy stood silently, eyes neither open nor closed. Her nose inches from Scooter’s tail. I walked by the horses who were either unaware of Murphy and me in the middle of the night or chose not to acknowledge us. Cardy is not walking in circles. When I let her out of…

Gypsy’s life continues to be a miracle.

Except for occasional pain in his left hip, right knee or left front leg that are continuing to heal, Gypsy is in great shape. He has returned fully from the aspirin experiment. He clearly had been losing blood from internal bleeding and now, without aspirin and following only one acupuncture treatment he jumps and gets…

Gypsy, arthritis and acupuncture

Gypsy barely got up. I helped him to the stairs. Before reaching the first step down to the living room, he collapsed, jammed in the stairway. We got him down the stairs. He was in pain and I immediately checked his mouth to see if his gum was pale or that when I pushed against…

Gypsy

Last Sunday, Gypsy could not get up without help. We had no idea what had happened. An hour before he was prancing in the lobby following Joe on a trip outside. I have to tell you that we were frightened – thinking that something horrible was happening – that the cancer was back. We have…

Gypsy is fat!

A short update: Gypsy is gaining weight, too much weight. We have been feeding Gypsy his normal diet of kibble, PLUS 1- 2 rolls of nori (vegan sushi roll) – about 8 pieces per roll, PLUS the occasional sea palm strudel – about a ¼ serving. Gypsy seemed to be able to take this additional…

Issues in healing

Gypsy is doing well. In fact he is doing great. He continues to recover his strength. He loves being at the Inn, greeting guests and their dogs, taking walks with Joe, head of our housekeeping department, hanging out with our staff when they are eating lunch. It is hard to get him to go home…

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