Friday, November 26, 2010

Buddy and Roo

Hi, I'm Cyndi and I get to introduce the after Thanksgiving post.

Jan says Thanksgiving was a very good day. Well, maybe it was for her but we were left alone for most of the day and she still hasn't shared any turkey tidbits with us. She says they're coming as soon as she can catch her breath.

But we might forgive her.  We did have a bit of excitement here this morning.  We cats watched from inside the screen door as Jan raced outside.  If anyone reading this drove by early this morning and was shocked awake at the sight of Jan bent over, back to the road, in her pajamas, we hope you didn't spill your coffee.

She opened the door and the 3 dogs charged down the steps as usual.  It surprised her because Buddy stops dead and refuses to go outside if it's rained or is too cold first thing in the morning, but then she realized Buddy was in trouble.  So, cool-headed and clear-thinking as ever, she started to run through the house to pull on a pair of jeans, realized it would take too long to get dressed, grabbed a jacket on her way back and ran outside to comfort Buddy who was having his first seizure of the fall/winter season.

He generally takes a few minutes to come out of it, gets to his feet and has to make an emergency trip outside (this is the first time he has had one outside) to empty his bladder and bowels.  But before any of this could happen, Merci suddenly ran for the fence, barking, Squirrel, squirrel, squiirel!.Buddy, who was on his side with his legs rigid, shot straight up in the air, came down on 3 legs, nearly fell over, and kind of hopped, staggered the few feet and stared, probably not seeing anything.  At least not a squiirel, which had disappeared. Then he turned and started staggering, stumbling along the fence toward the house.

Sam gets upset when Buddy has these episodes. He usually races around barking in Buddy's face.  When this was over, Sam went crazy racing around, barking at Buddy, slapping him in the face with his tail, body slamming him with his brick butt (Jan's nickname for him), and trying hard to get Buddy to play. We're all glad Sam decided not to be a physician. His bedside manner could use some work.

We're happy Buddy is okay and things are back to normal.  

We'd like to share a happy video with you this morning.  Roo is a Chihuahua mix puppy born without front legs.  He had a happy Thanksgiving - he went to his new home.  His new mom drove 2 1/2 hours to fill out the adoption paperwork and it was her handwritten letter that singled her out from the other potential adopters: She said she wants to let the puppy just be a dog and do doggy things. 

If the video doesn't play, click here.  You can read the story and watch a short news story here.

Jan is cleaning today so we're going to go hide out from the noise machine. Mr. Doug is supposed to come by today to turn on our heat because it's supposed to be COLD tonight!  And it's wet out too so as much as Jan is grumbling about the price of gas, it is time.  If she really wants to be cold, we can just lock her outside.


  1. Holy Cod! What a morning! Jan, we were nowhere near your house to see the commotion...really!

  2. Oh my goodness! Buddy!! Me and Charlie are so glad he is ok! Oh my goodness what a morning!!! Big hugs to Buddy and well done Sam for helping!! Awwww!! Phew!

    And thanks so much for this amazing clip of Roo and his new mum!!! What a tiny little doggie -so adorable!! We just know they both will be very happy together!!

    Take care everyone at Jan's Funny Farm!! Enjoy your after Thanksgiving turkey! x

  3. WHOA that was some morning but we are glad alls well that ends well and everyone is ok...... We were QUITE nervous as we were reading!! Love and kisses A+A

  4. Yikes don't scare us like that. We are happee the kid is ok. as for the tukrkey bits, maybe mom will prepare you leftovers.
    Benny & Lily

  5. Good heavens! Poor Buddy! We hope he's okay now, that the seizure didn't last long.

    Lots of (((hugs))) and Light to you all!

  6. And all I got was a walk...

    Seriously, we hope Buddy is doing okay - and that Jan has khalmed...

    Thanks fur sharing Roo's story!


  7. Talk about a hectic morning!!! Glad everything got sorted out. Sweet video on Roo and his new mommy.

  8. I Hope Buddy is doing better and - Jan is ok, too.

    That was such a sweet video - Pellie cried - she said they were happy tears though.


  9. I'm glad that Buddy is back to normal. It sounds like quite a hectic and scary start to the day. I had an epileptic dog once - and I never learned not to be terrified of his seizures. Amazingly, he gradually got better as he aged and eventually didn't need meds anymore when he was about 14 years old. I hope for the same for Buddy.

    I hope that turkey leftovers are coming your way!

  10. We didn't know that Buddy had seizures. They are so scary to watch. Phantom has had several over the years but nothing consistent.

    That little Roo is just adorable - he sure found one loving mom.

    Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

  11. Wow! We are glad your mom ran out to help and glad that buddy is alright. Mom says she has seen a few seizures, and can't get use to them, scare her really bad every single time. We salute you and your mom for handling everything so well, calm and collected!

  12. Glad to know Buddy is ok!
    And hurray for Roo!
    He is adorable!
    That cleaning thing is not funny, right?
    I hope you are now warm and comfy!
    Kisses and hugs

  13. hello evrybuddy its dennis the vizsla dog hay hmmm i do not rekommend lokking yore mama owt of the howse becuz she wil eventchooally figger owt how to git bak inside and she wil probly not be amyoozd!!! ha ha ok bye

  14. Oh poor Buddy - thank goodness he is ok - oh Jan you are an angel.
    We watched about Roo - he looks as though he has got a loving furever home.

  15. OMD...glad that Buddy is ok.

    Hope you all had a good thanks giving day.

    Big Nose Pokes
    The Thugletsx

  16. WE are glad Buddy is OK, that sounds really scary to us. We don't thinks you should lock Jan outside though, please don't she might freeze.

  17. Oh no - poor Buddy! Glad he's OK.

    By the way, love your new header picture with all the socks - ha! ha!

    Honey the Great Dane


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