Thursday, November 1, 2012

All's Well and Another Package!

Whew!  Blood work is good!  I was so relieved when the vet called us yesterday with Freddie's blood test results and said everything looked really good even his thyroid. How did Freddie wind up at the vets Tuesday?  Well, Monday night I was up most of the night with him.  He started around 10 p.m. shaking and drooling like crazy.  He was listless and couldn't walk very well.  I panicked thinking these were the same signs that our late basset Barney had when he had his seizures.  This wasn't quite the same, but of course I panicked anyways.  I laid on the floor with him until he finally made his way to our bedroom around 4 a.m. We covered him in blankets to try and stop his shaking. In the morning when he was still shaking and wouldn't eat, I called the vet when they opened. They checked him over thoroughly and found nothing, but wanted to do blood work to be sure it wasn't something else.  In the end, they figure Freddie was just in a lot of pain with his hips and knees as a lot of dogs will shake when they are in a lot of pain. With the change in air pressure, wind and rain we got from Sandy (nothing like our friends in the eastern U.S.) he was just plain sore! I felt so bad as  I should have given him a Deramaxx, but I just didn't know 'cause usually Mr. Dramatica is very vocal and moans a lot when he's achy.  He seems fine now that the weather has died down and he is eating again!  I am glad we had his blood done though as it's just a relief to know everything else is okay.  While he was there we had them check his "rusty" spots. They agree it is some sort of reaction.  Could be the glucosamine but unlikely. More than likely food.  So we will be trying a grain free diet. If that clears it up then I will put him back on the glucosamine.  We give him the liquid formula.

Now besides the good news on Halloween about Freddie's tests, Gloria and him got a package in the mail from our friends Marsie and Nosey. All the way from Kentucky!

It didn't take Fred and Gloria long to tear into it either.

Will you look at that!  Dog treats a basset card with a lovely note inside, a beautiful picture of Nosey and a split heart charm.  See what it says? Partners in Crime! Fred and Gloria each get to wear half on their collars since they really are "partners in crime!" lol

 Look at those treats.  They are special ones for hip and joint support!  How thoughtful is that?

Freddie Spaghetti just loved them and didn't believe they were also good for him

And Gobble Guts......well she could have eaten the whole bag!!

We even got a couple of Marsie's business cards. You can check her out here.

Thank you so much Marsie and Nosey!  How great that those treats came right on Halloween!

Not only are Marsie and Nosey great friends but they're famous too!  They were on Fox19 where Marsie talked about how to have fun with your pets on Halloween and made pumpkin dog treats that Nosey was waiting to sample in her adorable bumble bee costume!! You can check it out here.

Now for Freddie's plug.  I've entered three of Freddie's pictures in the Purina "Wonderfur Winter's Gift Pack Contest" and would like everyone to please go and vote.  You can do it here. Just type Freddie into the search box and his pictures will come up. You can vote on all three if you want!  Thanks.

P.S. - I probably won't be around until next week as I am going in tomorrow for a bit of surgery. But don't worry it's just day surgery so I will be home laying around all weekend eating bonbons! lol  Have a great weekend everyone!!


  1. SOOOOO happy to hear that Freddie blood work came back good!!! How cool is that you got a present in the mail on Halloween!! Hope you all had a Happy Halloween!! xoxo Chloe and LadyBug

  2. We are very relieved that Freddie's blood was behaving itself! Excellent news.
    Wow, all those lovely pressies, have fun.
    Dip Bridge and Elliot x

  3. That is just totally pawsome news about Freddies blood work! What a relief. I hope that he is feeling much better by now.

    Hope you'll be back on your feet and feeling better too real soon.

    Lily Belle & Muffin

  4. you and Fred will be able to cuddle up together. Glad he's feeling least over that latest problem. We eat a no-grain kibble, but that's because I got itchies.

    What a great package....something that tastes good and is good for you...BONUS!!

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

  5. Pawsome awesome Freddie results are good. We hope he feels better as each day goes by. Have a terrific Thursday.
    Best wishes Molly

  6. So glad Freddie's tests were good! You must have had a looong night worrying.

  7. Oh how scary about Freddie. Of course those things always happen when the vet is closed. I am glad that it seems to have resolved and that the blood work came back normal. Guess you will know if it happens again, but I doubt you will be any less scared. You know how that goes...

    Got our votes in for Freddie...good luck.

    Hope all goes well with the surgery. I'll be thinking good thoughts for you.

  8. Whoa! Cookies for Fred and Gloria in a package. Cookies for you while you recover. I need me some of those cookies too! Seriously, take care of yourself!

  9. So glad that Freddie's blood tests were OK and wow - tasty treats! They look yummy. Hope your surgery goes well and have a good rest afterwards with plenty of bonbons - woofs and licks from Magic xx

  10. So glad Freddie is doing better and hope you recover quickly from your surgery. It was fun to watch Marsie and Nosey make the biscuits. What a nice package of presents.

  11. Glad the blood tets are OK.
    Voted on three pics.
    Take care and do rest over the weekend

  12. That's just fantastic about Freddie..Some cool swag there guyz :) Hope the surgery goes well :) xx00xx

    Mollie and Alfie

  13. Good for Freddie, Wow a bag of special treats. We know about that pain stuff, Shadow has a bad hip and when the weather changes it REALLY gets her down.

    Your Furiends
    Susie & Bites

    Pees; we went and voted, how long is this on and how many times can we vote, Like 87 thousand?

  14. Blogger has been gobbling my comments this morning. Must have had a bad Howl-O-Weenie.

    Glad to hear Freddie's blood test came out OK. We know that he and Gloria will take good care of you after your surgery. {Sending prayers for a quick recovery}.

    We just went and voted for Freddie. Love the snow picture but voted for all 3.

    Very nice presents.

  15. Oh, we love good news!
    Thank goodness Freddie's blood test returned no scary stuff.
    Keeping the paws crossed for your speedy day surgery recovery.
    Off to vote for Freddie..............

    xo Cinnamon

  16. Glad the blood results came back ok and good luck to you - being laid up is just no fun!

  17. So glad that all went well with Freddie's bloodwork but I can only imagine how frightened you had to be.
    I am hoping that your surgery goes poor deserve a break!!

  18. That sounds really scary with that shaking, etc - mom would probably have raced to the emergency vet, glad he is ok. Take care of yourself with the surgery, good excuse to be lazy for a short time ;)

  19. That's fantastic news! So glad to hear that Freddie's blood test is good. Love the last picture of the two dearies; they are so adorable.

  20. Yay! So glad his blood work was good. And wowzers! Look at all those goodies from your Kentucky nice and thoughtful! Will be thinking of you during your surgery tomorrow xoxo.

  21. Seems like this week is the perfect time for surgery ;-) Take care and get better really quickly! I'm so glad that Freddie's blood work came back perfectly!! That was a lovely gift to receive and I'm going to get Domeek to check out those joint treats!!

  22. Poor Freddie....I am very happy about the results and you are so blessed to have someone who loves you this much to lay with you and help you through all these scary times.... You are in our thoughts and prayers, my dear friend.... Great present!

  23. We are so glad Freddie's bloodwork came back okay but sorry he has had to deal with so much pain. Poor guy. We went and voted for him and wish him the best of luck on winning. Sniffs, The HoundDogs

  24. Poor Freddie!! But we're glad to hear he's ok and it wasn't anything serious. Presents in the mail are always so much fun!

    The CheeseHounds

    P.S. Good luck with your splurgery Basset Momma!

  25. Keeping paws crossed on your surgery!

    We are glad Freddie's blood work came back clean. What a worry!


  26. So VERY glad that Fred's blood work is A-OK. We have been praying for him and continuw to do so. And look at those yummy treats. Very sweet. Going over to vote right now!

  27. Thank goodness for good news, Freddie. We all need good news.

  28. Glad Freddie is OK, but sorry he was so sore. I can attest to the extra aches and pains from the storm. My arthritis definitely flared up!

    Oh, and I voted for Freddie!

  29. Very happy Freddie's blood work was good, hope you heal very quickly too!

  30. That sounds like a rough night for all of you. So glad to hear that the blood work was good!

    What a nice surprise to get in the mail. Rita loves Zukes!

  31. that is good news that freddie is okay and what a wonderful package they got. Just check if the treats have Glucosamine in them - be careful not to double up on his dosage. Good luck with the surgery

  32. Oh, that is indeed good news!! It's too bad Freddie had such a bad night, butts, I'm sure glad it was somethin' fixable! Those treaties should help!
    Healin' thoughts comin' your way too for your surgery! Eat some bonbons for my Ma, too!


  33. So glad to hear the good news on Freddie's test! And that it was technically nothing serious. So glad he had you to hold on to.

  34. Oh, no. I am sorry to hear Freddie is not feeling well. Hopefully the Zuke's Hip Action will cheer him up. Chester loves them and they have one of the highest concentrations of glucosamine among similar treats.

  35. Wow, so much in this post! Firstly, we are glad Freddie is better. Mom used to have a dog a long time ago and his name was Leroy. Anyway, in 14 years Leroy only had 1 seizure and it was the same night as there was a tornado that touched down. The vets could find no reason for the seizure and said the same thing about change in air pressure, etc. So she thinks that is about right with Freddie. So sweet that Freddie and Gloria received the pressies!! Also, we will cross our paws that your surgery goes well and you get lots and lots of bon-bons!
    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  36. Hi Y'all!

    So glad Freddie is as okay as possible. Hip pain is the worst.

    BOL! Gloria, "Gobble Guts" is not the delicate name a beautiful lady like you should entertain! I'd do something to correct that "name calling", if I were you.

    So glad y'all survived the storm okay.

    We have your Momma in our prayers. Y'all stop by and read Friday's post while your Momma recuperates over the weekend. ;)

    Y'all come back now,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

  37. We had just typed in a long reply when Nin came to help.
    We are glad Freddie is ok and we voted for him.
    We hope your surgeon has a good day tomorrow. When our Lady had day surgery once and people were wishing her luck, the surgeon said he thought maybe they should be wishing him luck! So BOL to both of you!

    Lee and Phod

  38. Thank goodness for good news. There sure are good friends in Blogville
    Benny & Lily

  39. IT is great to have blogville friends....that was such a cool package to get. good luck on the surgery. We hope it goes well and you get lots of rest.

    Bert adn My Vickie

  40. Hey Fred, Hey Gloria, Jet here. Hi Miss Janet.

    Phew, so glad Freddie Spaghetti's bloodwork is ok, he's feeling more comfy AND he got pawesome treats. (BTW, Mom calls me Jetty Spaghetti!) Gobble guts made Mom giggle out loud. How kind of your friends to send a care package full of meaningful items. We will check her out soon. (we're deeply behind on comments.)

    Sending speedy recovery Jetty kisses and JJ hugs to you Miss Janet. xoxoxox

  41. I'm superglad that Freddie is okay!

    Also, I didn't want you to think I forgot you. I'm just lazy, and there was some weather. Your book went out yesterday, so maybe you'll get it in time to read with your bonbons! I was going to put Freddie and Gloria's names on the box, but had already liberally applied tape by the time I remembered. I hope they don't mind!

  42. HOwdy All, so glad Freddie is ok. It must have been scarey for sure. What wonderful friends to send you a pressie and especially the treats to help with Freddie's hips. Hope you are ok Momma. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

  43. Poor Fred! Lucy and Tucker both had extra aches with weather changes and I'm so glad that's what Fred's trouble was! What a great treat package you received! Hoping your surgery goes very well and that you really will get some bonbons and relaxation!

  44. Oh, poor freddie! What a brave dog, I can't believe he can endure such pain. It's good though that the blood tests were all good. Your such a good mom to freddie and he knows it.

  45. We have had no computer because of the storm and are so glad that Fred is ok, but the pain must be awful. Dogs are so stoic its amazing what htey can endure

    urban houndss

  46. How sweet! Looks like they really enjoyed their Halloween treats!

  47. I'm so glad to hear Freddie's blood work came back good. I'm sorry he is in so much pain though. I bet those treats made him feel much better though hehe

  48. Hello!! I'm trying to get our life back to 'normal' and caught up in the aftermath of a very long week. But I wanted to let you know that I'm thinking of you this morning. I hope that Freddie continues to be 'okay' and all is well! I think that great package would certainly make anyone feel better! :-) Take care, and enjoy your weekend!

  49. Freddie I hope you continue to improve! Those look like some great pressies.

    Nubbin wiggles,

  50. First, I'm so happy that Freddie's tests came back good. It does sound scary... but I'm glad that you've figured it out.

    I hope that your day surgery goes well, and that you're enjoying the bon bons!!!!

    I'm heading over to vote for Freddie!!!!! He's a star!

  51. Glad the pups are well. We voted for Freddie! Hey I grew up near Woodstock (kind of- Tillsonburg area).

  52. Thinking of you through all this...please care !

  53. Awww those treats do look good. We are glad they are for hip joint problems. Poor Freddie.

    Of course, we will vote. We even bookmarked it so we get to vote daily! LOL. We hope you guys are okay. I'm glad the blood results were positive.

    Huggies and Cheese,


  54. What great gifts! Lamar loves his glucosamine snacks too.

    Glad the results were all good. Hope all goes well with your surgery and that you are up and about in no time!

  55. Woohoo!! I'm so happy your blood results were good Freddie and that you got over all that pain :) Really BIG Hugs!!

    I'm also sending big hugs for your Mum too, hope she's feeling better,

    I'm off to vote for you now :)

    Your pal Snoopy :)

  56. I hope you are doing ok this week!

    Gosh - that is really scary with all the shaking. Poor fella! Gosh, that reminds me of when my Copper had such bad pain with his hips - he'd sometimes get "stuck" in the middle of the dog door and I'd have to help him. Take care of Freddie and hopefully with the weather passing he'll be a whole lot better. He's blessed to have you looking out for him and willing to sleep on the floor and comfort him! :)

  57. Freddie I am so happy to hear your tests came back GREAT! YAY! :D
    Sorry the storm made your bones ache :( Hope the change in diet will fix ya up before the next storm comes through :)

    What a fantastic package you and Gloria got! Wowzers! That Marsie is a pretty cool gal :)

    Waggin at ya,

  58. I am so glad to hear Freddie's blood results were good. Sorry, his hips are giving him so much pain. I've tried those treats and they are super yummy!

    Your pal, Pip

  59. I saw the Fox 19 news with her, I did not realize she had a blog. I am glad Freddie's blood work is good. Freddie does not need more problems. Hope you are feeling fine after surgery.
    Thanks for being a friend
    Sweet Wi;;iam The Scot

  60. How exciting! A package from friends! And surgery? Bonbons? Can you just eat the bonbons without having the surgery? That would be the best option, right?

  61. Glad Freddie's bloodwork was okay! I voted...Go Freddie!!! Hope everything goes okay with your surgery. Enjoy the bonbons!

  62. PS: We have something for you over at our blog. It is under wordless Wednesday! Lee and Phod

  63. Oh poor Freddie. And poor you! I'm glad everybody's feeling better but you must have been so scared. :(

    Bella definitely showed signs of the pressure system changes as well - limping more and being over all kind of mellow and subdued. I'm glad it was nothing more serious for Freddie.

    (And just because I seem to be commenting on all of Freddie's stuff today - Hi Gloria! Smoochies to you too , beautiful girl!)


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