Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Testing, one, two, three......

We are testing to see if the computer is now free of fleas.    Nala is licking her lips, she is ready to begin reporting on her exciting daily activities.    It took four days to get the computer back, it had multiple viruses, even the back up had viruses.    We think we are clean now, we ran three different virus programs on it and they now say -0- found when they are done.    We are terribly behind in reading our friends blogs and exchanging notes. 

Our bad news is that Nala is slowing up.   She was recovering fast from the heartworm treatment, then she seemed to peak and begin going down.    She was eating mixed dry food and canned food, but she stopped chewing the dry food, so now she is on canned only.    She only has teeth on one side of her mouth, only one canine tooth.   It was getting harder for her to chew on the few remaining teeth.   She hears nothing, she is so deaf that we have to run in front of her to get her attention when it is dinner time or time to go outside.    Her vision is decreasing, she was almost up to a visitor today before she even knew they were here.    Her hips are weaker and she has a hard time getting up after a long night.   Her medications are a good help, but they can't make up for the age in her joints.  Her spirit is still strong, she gets up and goes outside through the dog door, then back in, around the house and back out again.   She will do this three or four times, then take a nap in the sun.   She gets lost more often.   When she wakes up in the middle of the night and she does not know where her pack is, she will sit and bark till someone comes to get her and tell her that everyone is still there.    Then she will happily go back to sleep.    She used to wake up and bark at every car that drove in the circle at night, she could see when the lights came in the glass front door and swept across her face.   Now the paper boy comes and goes without being announced.

We keep our paws crossed that it is just a temporary thing, that she will perk up.   She has slowed up in the past and then bounced back, so we are hoping......   We even miss being awakened at 4:00 a.m. to greet the arrival of the newspaper. 

Mogley G. Retriever


  1. Welkhome Bakhk!

    We know Nala will be pampered like the royalty she is!


  2. We hope she bounces back too!!!

  3. Paws crossed for Nala. As for waking up and not knowing where you are? Yesterday Mom and Dad were exercising in the living room and hadn't woken me up before they started, leaving me asleep in the bedroom. Abby went into the living room with them, and when I woke up, I was All Alone. I barked until they called for me, and I went to find them. The nerve, leaving me alone like that! (So I kinda know how Nala feels...)

    *kissey face*
    -Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus

  4. I hope the fleas are gone


  5. We hope it's just temporary too. Poor Nala, she's so pretty...

  6. All our love to Nala. We hope she will feel better soon.

    Lady(senior), Sandy Paws and Oliver

  7. We know that Nala will get the best possible care and love. We have all our paws crossed and our Mom & Dad are including her in their prayers, that this is temporary and will be feeling better soon.

    Hamish & Sophie

  8. From here in Virginia we are sending energy and paw-sitive thoughts to Nala!! Please let us know how she's doing and let her know she's in our prayers too!

  9. Sweet Nala! Its hard to get old, be you dog or person. I am happy Nala has a loving family to care for her, if in fact, these are her last days. We say a little pray though that she will get better. Maybe one of the virus from the computer bit her.


  10. When any of my dogs feel poorly I add a boiled chicken liver to their food. Maybe it would help Nala some.

    Special hug to Nala.

    Mommie of Lady, Sandy Paws and Oliver.

  11. Paws crossed for Nala - hopefully it's a temporary thing. It's so hard when our doggies grow old...

    Nadine & Neeli

  12. Oh Nala - this post breaks my heart :( We send you all the love you can possibly tolerate! Kisses to your snooter and belly rubs too.

  13. Murphy and I are sending are best wishes to Nala. We both think that returning to blogging will probably help with her recovery.


  14. Hi Y'all,

    So happy the fleas are gone from the computer. It's been such a busy week here! We have to play "catch up"!

    Tell Nala to "hang in there". I've added my crossed paws for her quick energy recovery.

    Y'all come by now,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

  15. Love to all...hopefully this is only temporary and she will feel better once the treatment medicine has left her system..so glad she has all of you to take such good care of her..hugs to the humans