Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Thankful for the Here and Now



I decided to post our Thanksgiving post a day early, since tomorrow many of you will be busy with family, and I will be watching the loser Lions play, then I will be enjoying dinner with family following the game.  This year I am feeling grateful for the here and now. I want to keep this post from going down a dark road, so I will keep this short. Both Dakota and Cody are having some health issues that are in limbo right now, (which is why I am not around as much reading blog posts or posting on ours as I would like to be, along with the fact that many of your blogs stopped coming via email weeks ago, but that's an entirely different story). Dakota's blood pressure was up again (a few times after having been normal in August), and we will find out what our next steps will be, and we are waiting to find out some test results for Cody that we won't know for a few weeks. Cody has dropped from almost 11 lbs to 9.8 pounds since Spring (he was 10.4 lbs a month ago). I am hoping it is a thyroid issue because that is treatable.  He also has a slight heart murmur. Cody is eating like crazy (has been since Spring and I wondered then if he had a thyroid issue), and he is fine in every other way, so paws crossed with both boys their issues will be treatable. So, this year, with both of my boys having things going on I am grateful every moment for the time we have with them. 

Sending lots of love!


43 comments:

  1. Yes, every moment is precious with our fur babies, though it's easy to lose sight of that as we go about our day-to-day lives and routines. I'm keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family, and hey, maybe your "loser" Lions will win.

    Peace and blessings...and hugs too.

    Kim

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    1. oh I am beyond guilty of losing sight of that for sure. Thanks so much, we had a nice Thanksgiving, even if the "loser" Lions....LOST.........xoxo

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  2. Purrs and mega-prayers to both Cody and Dakota, we know how worrisome health issues are and the stress gets awful for everyone. We love you all and hope you have a nice Thanksgiving.

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    1. Thanks so much dear furiends. So true! When Dakota first started his issues I kept telling Cody to please stay well...then...BOOM! I KNOW you understand all too well. Thanks so much! Hoping you had a great Thanksgiving and we love you all too!

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  3. Big healing hugs to Cody and Dakota. Big hug to you honey. ♥

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  4. Please ask your vet about giving Cody 1/2 baby aspirin twice a week. I was told to do that with all my thyroid cats with murmurs ( 5 of them). The only one I couldn't pill was KaTwo and I think that is why she had a blood clot. Dakota and Cody are both in my prayers. Happy Thanksgiving! XO

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    1. thanks so very much! When he calls with Cody's test results (they were sent to Michigan State so he said it might take 2 weeks), depending on his results I will mention this. Thanks so much! Happy Thanksgiving!

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  5. I'm sorry to hear about Dakota and Cody. Sending them both best wishes. Happy Thanksgiving!

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  6. Our paws are together for both Dakota and Cody!
    Remembering to be kind is impawtant during the holidays; we all get overwhelmed!
    Happy Thanksgiving!

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  7. We're sending tons of healing purrs to Dakota and Cody ! Happy Thanksgiving ! Purrs

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  8. Happy Thanksgiving, Caren. We will keep Cody and Dakota in our purrs and prayers. We hope their health issues end up being ones that are easily treatable. And we hope your Lions surprise you and give you reason to celebrate tomorrow. Love and hugs to you all.

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    1. thanks so much dear furiends! Wishing you a blessed and beautiful Thanksgiving! We love you!

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  9. I am sorry that Cody and Dakota are having health issues. I hope that it is something easily treatable. I send my best wishes for both of them.

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  10. We are sending purrayers and POTP to Dakota and Cody, and thankfulness for your blogs to you and yours !

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  11. Purrs for all of you. We love you guys and wish you a very happy Thanksgiving.

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  12. Happy Thanksgiving! We're sending purrs to Dakota and Cody.

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  13. We are sorry to hear Dakota and Cody are having health issues. We certainly can relate. Hoping whatever is going on, both can be treated easily. Sending all of you many purrs...and Happy Thanksgiving.

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  14. I hope you have a good Thanksgiving. I can't help you with the Lions, unfortunately.

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  15. Those Lions...sigh...I will try to watch thdm in snatches as I will be at work tomorrow. At least I do have some residents who love to watch football.

    Sending tons of POTP and healing purrs to Cody and to Dakota too.
    I do hope that the vets can find out the mysteries and give you good news and advice.

    Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

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  16. Happy Thanksgiving! And sending lotsa POTP to y'all!

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  17. Happy Thanksgiving to all of you. We know all too well what it's like to worry about our precious babies. Sending you much love and healing energy to Cody and Dakota! xoxo

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  18. We will be sending all kinds of positive thoughts and POTP to both boys and you as well....it's tough we know and LOVE gets us through anything. We are thankful for your friendship and hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving together - make some sweet memories.

    Love and Hugs, Pam and Teddy

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  19. Oh, Caren, we are sorry to hear about Cody and Dakota's health issues. We will keep them in our prayers and purrs and you too, dear friend. We will also start sending you an email again. when we post on our blog.

    Today is another big day for our Lions and Bears. May the best team win!

    Happy Thanksgiving. We are so very thankful to have you all as such wonderful friends.

    Love,
    Mom Peggy and Laila

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  20. We are so glad that you all are both here and now! A lovely Thanksgiving for Dakota and Cody and YOU, dear Caren. 🌺

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  21. Prayers for both fur babies. Happy Thanksgiving to you all

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  22. Healing Pawkisses and Purrayers that everything will get better soon for Dakota and Cody💗💗💗 Today we're especially Thankful for YOU💗Pawkisses for a Happy and Healthy Thanksgiving to all of you🐾😽💞

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  23. Catzowey! I has all my paws crossed and my Staff has toes/fingers crossed for Signore Cody and Dakota to gets really well and swell soon. Happy Friendsgiving Day from Me & Myself to youza all

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  24. I hope you had a good Thanksgiving and hopefully the boys will be okay.

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  25. Oh I sincerely hope both the boys issues are minor and treatable. Prayers up for them. I hope you and your family had lovely Thanksgiving. This post is a great reminder to cherish your loved ones in the here and now.

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  26. Caren, if you need to talk, please let me know. Bear's been going through some stuff too - but I haven't made it public. I can't remember, but I think Bear's older than Cody by a couple months. We love our boys! And they know it too! Well, after the vet visit is over and they are safely at home :)

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    1. you are soooo sweet!!! THANK YOU! I just may do that. I am waiting for test results that should be here within the next week or two. I am so sorry to hear that Bear is having issues too. I am going to PM you right now........Cody will be 13 April 1st (God-willing) and Dakota will be 13 February 28th (also God-willing). Going to PM you!

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  27. Paws crossed for both of your handsome boys. I hope you had a nice Thanksgiving.

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  28. With every one of his birthdays (13 a month ago), I'm feeling the same gratitude for Boomer, and everything magical he brings to my life... but the poignancy of that increased awareness has its own little cloud, as the disparity in our lifespans becomes ever more a presence, as well. Sending the hugest of hugs and much love from us to all of you.

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    1. and we send it right back to you and Boomer!!! Much, much love!!! xoxo

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  29. Oh dear, I'm keeping my paws crossed for both boys. We're so sorry to hear of their health issues. Because of what dad went through with his old pal Orbit and my age he's always worried about such things. Our thoughts are with you, and hope things turn out okay.

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