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I am proud to announce that Buster, our house guest, has overcome his fear of our wood floors… Well sort of, you can still see he’s a little nervous. I however, take no credit in the matter – Willie is the one who helped. You see Buster couldn’t stand not being exactly where Willie was, so he began to venture out onto the big bad wood floor. It’s too bad that Buster is leaving tomorrow – I know Willie will miss having his little friend around.

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Things have been a little…

…crazy around here the past week or so. Almost comical really. It all started with me getting sick last Wednesday – not on my list of things to do! I’ve been sleeping on the couch so that I don’t have to take care of a sick husband, which in my book can sometimes be worse than just being sick myself. Yes my husband is a bit of a baby… but I do love him! We are also dog sitting for a friend while he’s on vacation. The dog’s name is Buster and he is about the sweetest dog in the entire world, he’s a leaner and always wants to be right with you. Only one problem… Buster is afraid of our hardwood floors – which is the entire house! So we have to carry him from area rug to area rug of whatever room we are in or else he will stand at the very edge of the rug and whine. It is pretty hysterical, he’s been getting a little braver and venturing out some on his own. But he can’t make a b-line for where he wants to go exactly, he has to stop at each rug on the way and gather up his nerves again. Buster just loves Willie and does whatever Willie does.

Monday, Willie came in from some time outside and immediatley laid down and started licking his paw – not normal behavior for Willie. So I went to take a look and saw it was bleeding a little and Willie was whimpering. I looked and looked for a sticker burr or a splinter from the deck – but there was nothing. He wouldn’t put any weight on it at all. Within 5 minutes his foot had doubled in size and I was on my way to the vet! Willie was given some medicine directly into his blood stream along with some other shots and a big rinse of his paw. They kept him there for 2 hours to watch him and soak his paw in salt water. We aren’t really sure what happened – worst case senerio would be a snake bite, best case would be a wasp or bee sting. Whatever it was, Willie was having a bad reaction to it. After 2 hours Willie was ready to go home, he looked much better – he was putting weight on his foot but it was still swollen even up to his elbow. The vet said that since it had stopped swelling and he was putting weight on it so soon, it most likely wasn’t a snake bite – THANK GOODNESS!!

As of now Willie’s foot is completely back to normal, except for the patch of hair I shaved off while trying to look for bite marks… don’t tell Brad I used his electric razor 😉

I’ll leave you with an adorable photo of good things to come! Meet Sadie – the aussie puppy that will melt any heart!

Coming Up: More photos of Sadie, 2 Cocker Spaniels – Bailey & Jake, 2 black labs – Duchess & Painted Lady, and a BABY boy – Little Will

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