Our Journey...

Think we forgot to tell you a lil bit about what sort of vacay we're on! Last September of 2011, Dad retired. He and momzers got an RV and decided to plan a trip across the country, visiting national parks on the way to Maine (where's that?) for a family reunion. That's a long trip from northern California! Anyway, this blog is now a record of our travels across the good ole U.S. of A. and even Canada - plus all the things we get to do and see! We started our journey mid-March and hope to be back in NoCal by mid-October - yeah!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Wordy Wednesday - I'm a Nurse!

I've currently adopted a new role; I have been Avalon's nursie since yesterday afternoon. She had her um... er... girl parts removed and when I saw her being lifted into the car at the Vet's, I could tell she was a bit whacko. At home, she would walk into a corner of the room and just stand there, slightly tottering, looking at the walls as if she forgot what she came there for. Well... I had to step in. For one, I had to urge Ma to use the awful cone, so she'd stop licking the um... the "area." So with my ministrations, she made it through the night with a good sleep despite cone! And come early morning (sorries for the grainy photo), she seemed much more bright-eyed and bushy tailed. And she ate a really good breakfast. (We both got excellent treats too and some sheep yoghurt! - Yummmnnnnny!)

Happy December 1st.

Momma wanted to make a post to celebrate Sammie's 2nd Bloggieversary yesterday, but we hope she doesn't mind if we do this on the next post. She's a pretty agreeable lady! Avalon's doing great and this morning, seems almost normal - amazing! Happy Hump Day.


Wyatt said...

Hi Avalon-
Sorry about the vet trip....but I do like your cone. It's kinda fancy, like a 'super hero' cape!
Well, you are a 'Wonder Dog!'


Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...


She does look a WEE bit woozy!

I'm sure she appreciates her big sis being there fur her!

PeeEssWoo: Did woo get any really good pikhs to bribe her with???

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Enjoy her wooziness while you can, Samantha - she will be back to her natural puppy state soon. Glad all went well. You are a very good nurse for her.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Minna Krebs said...

I stopped by to wish Avalon a speedy recovery......butt, it looks like your most excellent nursing skills have already brought her back to good health!

Looking forward to your Blogaversary Post.....what a thoughtful sis, you are!


Kari in WeHo said...

I'm sure you are a most excellent nurse!


Angus said...

Avalon you are a star and Sammie you are a real gent.

Martha and Bailey said...

Oh Avalon, we are sending you lots of basset drool and kisses - we remember Martha being so miserable although Bailey recovered in record time!
We think you will be like Bailey as you have such excellent nursing support from Sammie.
We can see what excellent care she is taking and can we say we thought that looked a much better 'cone' than we usually have!
You rest up and take care sweet girl.
Keep up the good work Sammie. We are loving the wintery background too.
Much love
Martha and Bailey xxx


S and A
Hmmm can you hear me now Avalon? Seems you left something at the vet. I guess you won't be as nutty now. Hey guess what? We have the same sleeping bag.

PS- Birfday kisses to you sammie

Asta said...

I'm so glad that Avalon has such a sweet and capable nuwsie to take cawe of hew
I'm sending smoochie kisses to bof of you

Maggie Mae said...

Puppy prayers fur Avalon is on the way! Sammie you is doin' a great job of takin' care of hers!

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae

Sierra Rose said...

Hi ya Nurse Sammie! Thanks for going on a walkie with me and mom this morning. Keep your lil' sis mellow dear pal, so she will heal fast!

Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
Sierra Rose

Augie and Ti's mom said...

Aww, the little sweetie is looking good! Amazing how fast they snap back!

Barbara said...

There's no way Avalon can't get better with you as her nurse! Always best to lose your girl parts!

Sugar the Golden Retriever said...

Woof! Woof! Nurse Sweet Sammie. For sure Avalon appreciates it. Sending Avalon lots of Golden LOVE. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Nubbin' Tails said...

Looks like you made a wonderful nurse! We are not fans of that nasty old cone. Hope she's better soon!


Mr. Nubbin'

Honey the Great Dane said...

Wow, Avalon - you've got a MUCH nicer collar than what I had to wear when I had my Big Operation!! :-) It's almost a fashion statement - hee! hee!

Honey the Great Dane

HoundDogMom said...

Avalon, you are so lucky to have Sammie to take care of you. Hope you are feeling better soon. Drools, The HoundDogs

KB said...

Poor Avalon. I've seen that glazed post-surgery look... I'm glad that you stepped in with a guiding paw, Sammie. It's a big sis's job!

I hope that Avalon feels all better soon!

Pup Fan said...

Aw... if anyone can make the cone of shame look good... :)

jen said...

Oh Avalon, we wish you well and a speedy recovery:)

NCmountainwoman said...

Avalon is one lucky dog to have you to care for her. Glad you did such a good job. She looks much better after your nursing care.

the booker man said...

miss sammie,

you are the bestest big sis to take care of miss avalon after that icky event! i don't even wanna remember mine. egads. anywho, i know you are pilin' the lovins on her and are helpin' her feel the betterment ASAP!

the booker man

pee s -- me 'n asa got ya'll's christmas card today!! thankies so super duper much! we totally dig the black 'n white photos...so artistic like! :)

Lorenza said...

I know you are taking good care of Avalon, Sammie!
She will be like new in no time!
Take care
Kisses and hugs

24 Paws of Love said...

Glad to hear she is feeling better. Sorry to hear about the cone, but she looks like she doing OK. Good thing you are there for her Sammie!

Dennis the Vizsla said...

hello sammy its dennis the vizsla dog hay hope avalon is feeling all better soon and also i hav that eksakt saym bed!!! ok bye

Ms. ~K said...

Poor Baby...
Sammie, you are so sweet.
Hugs and belly rubs,
~K and The Pups

Sierra Rose said...

Who't the cutie with the cone? Avalon, we know you are healing super fast and will be up and running....nurse Sammie chasin' ya in no time :)

Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
Sierra Rose

YD, sometimes with ♥Samantha and ♥June said...

Avalon, you are so lucky to have such a good nursie/big sister. We hope you heal fast.

Sam & June

Barbara said...

Hey, we got your card yesterday...or should I say Minnie did. I found it under a chair in the living room, chewed open!! Fortunately, no ones head was chewed off, just the corner of the card!! Such a pretty card!!

Mimi and CC Cabana said...

The poor sweetie! I always feel sad when I see a dog in an e-collar, but I know Avalon won't have to wear it long. Hope she has a quick recovery!

The Luke said...

You sure are a good nurse, Sammie! And I know Avalon appreciated your nuturance. She is sure lookin good today!!!

wif love from the Luke

P.S. I love all the girl parts she's got left!

Oskar said...

What a wonderful nurse you are!

We're so happy that she is feeling better.

Nubbin wiggles,

Ms. ~K said...

Hi Sammie, Avalon and Ozzie...
Thank you for the beautiful Christmas card!
Licks and sniffs,
Zack, Sassy and Buddy

BRUTUS said...

Good job Sammie! I'm sure Avalon appreciates all your care & support. But, um, isn't her cone upside down? I'm sure it still kinda works that way, though!

Brutus & Carmen

Maggie and Mitch said...

We just know that Avalon is getting the best care with you in charge, Sammie!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Swimtaxi said...

I hope you have a speedy recovery.

Mango said...

So, she had her zipper surgery? Poor little thing, all dorked out from the drugs. That is one weird looking cone, but if it works, go with it.