Sunday, 10 July 2016

Puppies, Ambulance

My son reads my posts so his hair will be standing on end at my title. He already considers us unsafe to be left alone. I better get on with the story


We have puppies!

Honey
Rose
Rose has the anxious look perfected. Do not be taken in-she is the wild child of the pair.

What are they? Good question-the shelter was calling them lab mix-emphasis on the mix I would say. Honey does look like a mini lab-Rose more like a 18lb Chihuahua. 

We collected them from the shelter in Vancouver on Wednesday-left home at 6am and crawled into our house four ferries and 13 hours later. I was exhausted and fell in to bed at nine-hubby (the night owl) was tasked with putting the girls to bed and getting himself something to eat and drink. He managed the girls to bed part. Then he fainted!

Long story short: All night in the emergency room. Diagnosis of dehydration. Hubs asleep wrapped in warm blankets as they poured I.V. fluids in him. Me beside him parked in a very hard chair. At one point I considered asking if I could sit with a more interesting patient but I thought they might not appreciate my sense of humour.

Home at 5:30am-I had now been awake for 24 hours-me who cannot manage on less than a solid nine. Alarm went off at 7am for me to take pups outside while hubs slept on. The puppies, by the way, slept through the whole thing.

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  1. Ah, puppies--they'll sleep through anything. Hope your hubby is better!

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    1. After a good sleep he was fit as a fiddle-me not so much.

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  2. Oh my, what a day you had. I assume that everybody got their fluids and sleep and all is now well.

    Having had to sit on a hard chair for hours in a hospital many, many times, I appreciate your joke.

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    1. I hope those days of hospital sitting are over for you.

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    1. One of many fainting adventures.

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  4. Now that's a 'remember when' as we call them in our family!

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    1. Family stories are very important, especially for grandchildren, I think.

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  5. Here, they have comfortable chairs. Okay, remember to hydrate him next time. I am with you on needing sleep, especially when it is hot. I probably need to go hydrate myself!

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    1. Lesson learned! I have him on a feeding now-I call him my third puppy.

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  6. Sometimes we try to fit just too much in - but pleased he is alright now and that the puppies have found themselves a good home.

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    1. Thanks Rosemary. all doing well.

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  7. Pffft, that were a day and night.....Hope your hubby is well by now, and the puppies, so adorable, but they will need a lot of love and care, especially as they come from a shelter. Wish you lots of fun with them.

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  8. Phew, did the dog shelter do any checks on you to see if you'd be a good owner and not abandoning them at the first available opportunity?!!! lol Just kidding, what a day and night….Poor you, my very best wishes for a speeding recovery to you all!!!
    Wren x

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  9. Never a dull moment with you two! What adorable puppies! I love their coloring. I also love that you adopted two rescue dogs.... :)

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  10. That is scary! Love the puppies though and glad your hubby is ok

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  11. Sweet photos. :) Warm greetings from Montreal, Canada.

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  12. I enjoyed your story, not good for your hubby though! The girls are adorable!

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