Thursday, February 26, 2009

True Colours Thursday and a Dakota Update

It's True Colours Thursday again and today's color is BROWN. As we were hunting for brown in our house, we found a lot of it here, there, and everywhere. But most of it was pretty boring which is how Mom feels about brown in general. So we narrowed it down to eight pictures of some brown in our house.

^^ The family room in the basement

^^ The bar in the recreation room

^^ The huDAD's parents' clock complete with annoying chimes

^^The huMom's curio cabinet of goodies

^^ Mom's piano that really needs tuning and playing
(she wants to get back to it - someday)

^^ Some of the resident stuffies that are paws-off to the pups

^^ Let's feature this one in particular - the oldest grandbiped's favorite stuffy - Corduroy

^^ And lastly, Mom's favorite creation from many years ago - she laid every BROWN shingle one by one. (Don't look too closely - it needs maid service badly.)

We love playing this game and checking out the posts of others who have joined in as well. If woo would like to play too, just talk to Blue to find out all the details.

Now for an update on Princess Dakota from the Mom. Yesterday's wordless post was meant to show woo that the poor girl is not doing so well lately; that mopey position is pretty typical these days and she doesn't stay in one position for more than five minutes - thus the many different poses woo saw. Some of woo already know but from the comments we guess some of woo are not aware of the fact that the big D has been battling Cushing's Disease for a couple of years now. Overall she has done better than the oncologist ever expected but we have been seeing some big changes lately. Even the vet, who has seen her three times now since mid-January, was surprised today at how much things have deteriorated in just the past two weeks. We try not to dwell on it too much here on the blog because we would rather talk about happy things. We have now added some additional pain meds to her daily intake. She has been on Metacam for about a year now and started Tramadol today. She has had two "episodes" in the past three weeks that are most likely seizures or mini-strokes. She has extremely high blood pressure that does not respond to medication. She has at least two malignant tumors that we know of. She is now having a lot more difficulty getting up and down and is very sensitive about being touched in the hind area and abdomen. We are doing our best to keep her comfortable. We know the end is coming and we will accept our responsibility to help her cross the famous bridge when that time comes. Hopefully it won't be anytime too soon.

Thanks to all for your kind comments. And yes, Thundering Herd, rooting or tooting - it's all good.

Woos, the OP Pack


Bae Bae said...

Yeah my favorite brown stuff are the stuffies. ;)

~ Bae

Poopsie aka Blue said...

There's some fine brown furnature there, but with my love of wine will have to pick the bar out as my fav piece - lol!

Do love Corduroy - well, I am a teddy bear fan.
Did you know I also write a bear blog - Sir Woodstocks World, he plays 'Colours' each week introducing members of our household hug!

Am really sorry to hear of dear Dakotas deteriating condition.
Hope the meds help her.

Love, pats & pets

pointerpandemonium said...

Hi Guys! We did not know about Dakotas condition. Poor poopie, we feels for her. We be sending lots and lots of lovely Pointer hugs and kisses to help her feels better. Our Sis Hazel be a bit poorly toos, but we, likes you, do not like to talk abouts it on our blogs, cos we likes our blogs to makes people happy, like yours does!!
We loves your house, you be very lucky doggies to have such a lovely home and have such lovely brown things in it.
Lots of extra love n lickies to you all, Love Scotty and the Pointer gang xxxx :) xxxx

Khyra The Siberian Husky said...

Brown is the kholour of poop and that is what we say about poor D's khondition...ah, poop...

Woo know Mom and I have our paws khrossed fur nature to slow down so woo have time...

To enjoy and to khuddle and to khalm...

PeeEssWoo: Mom has the Snuffles bear on the right!

The Thundering Herd said...

Hey Dakota, your twin Qannik continues to send good vibes as well as that rooting and tooting. Our former Queen Nikita, who raised Queen Natasha, also had Cushings among many other issues.

As for off limit stuffies, that is just unfair.

Samantha ~ Holly and Zac ~ said...

I love your brown choices.

I didn't know about Dakota, i am so sorry. Our Yorkie that we had before Holly had Diabetes for 6 years and so i know how living with them when they are poorly is so hard.
I hope the meds help Dakota feel a little better.

Ozzie the OZmonster said...

I'm sorry to hear about Dakota. She might surprise you with her determination to hang on. My "uncle" Sabo was a husky/mal mix who made it to 15. John and Kelly say that they thought it was his last day, every day, for the last 3 years. He was on Tramadol for the last 2 and it helped a lot. So I hope that it helps, Dakota, too. Hang in there Dakota!

Raising Addie said...

Boy you have lots of browns!

We LOVE love love the doll house that you built! How long did it take you to built it? It looks wonderful!

We are so sorry to hear that Dakota is not doing well. Our hearts are just breaking for you. We will be praying that the meds help greatly.

Lots of Luv & Kisses
Addie and Lucie

The Daily Echo said...

We're so sorry that Dakota has been having a rough go of it. You're all in our thoughts. We're going to have to look into the rules of the color game.

Müge Tekil said...

You have very nice brown coloured furniture. A very nice post for this colour I love. But I'm sorry to hear sad news of Princess Dakota. My thoughts are with you and her.

Dina ... UK said...

You do have a lot of lovely Brown,
I love old clock's that chime..

Sorry Dakota is so poorly...
Heart breaking....

Bless her, hope the new meds help..

Amber-Mae said...

You sure have lot of stuff that is brown colored in your house! Oh my, & I thought Dakota was getting Ultrasound. Ooops! My mistake. That poor girl. How is she feeling now?

Butt sniffs,
Solid Gold Dancer

Dakota said...

We're thinking good thoughts for your Dakota!

Pamela, Kira and Scampi said...

Poor Dakota, I know how it feels when oyu are sick, after my last seizure it was over a week before I felt any better. Puppy kisses for you and your family.

Joey said...

Good browns there! We don't like noisy clocks, either. I knew Dakota had some health problems, but I didn't know how serious it was - hopefully she'll have lots more good days ahead.

Your pal,

Ludo van puppy said...

oh no, poor Dakota. I did not know she is so poorly, you would not know it to look at her happy face. I hope the new medicines help her.

My mum really really loves your little house.
~lickies, Ludo

The Army of Four said...

You know we're praying for sweet Dakota!
Love the browns - that doll house is so pretty! Great job, OP Pack Mom!
Does anypuppy have brown eyes at your house?

Melissa and Emmitt said...

oh i am so sorry!

i did not know about dakota's condition.

she is so beautiful.

i am thinking of all of you and sending big hugs!

m & e

Mason Dixie said...

I did not know all that about Dakota I am sorry to hear that. I do enjoy the doll house, so very nice and mom loves the bar..... whatever that is supposed to mean. =)

Mochi and Mommy said...

I'm sorry to hear about Dakota. We are praying for her.

I don't like off limit stuffies either. Mom has a lot of blue Carebears that are off limit to me. Boo!

That doll house is awesome!


Tracey and Huffle said...

The poor Princess. I am purring for her to feel a little bit better. I am purring for you and your mum too!

Huffle Mawson

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

We sure hope that Dakota's health turns around. We have our paws crossed.. We are hoping for a miracle..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Allison (Dog Mom) said...

Aaw, we're so sorree to hear about Dakota. She's such a purrrty girl. We hope she feelz bettur soon. If not, we hope dat da meds help hur owt.

Gus and Waldo

Moco said...

Your brown items are lovely.
We will add Dakota to our circle of healing vibes. We did not realize how sick she was.

Pugsley said...

We are sending LOTS of Pugs and Kisses to Dakota!!!

Great job on your BROWN post:)
I better get busy on mine!!


River said...

We are so sorry to hear about Dakota. We had a beagle with Cushings--she lived another 5 years after the diagnosis. My pack and I send love and beagle vibes to help keep her comfortable.

love & wags,

Amber and Nala said...

Ahhhh Dakota, we had no idea! We hope you feel better and not so restless and stick around to keep your humans and canine furiends company for a long time. :)

Kisses and lots of love,

Lacy said...

w00f's, me readed this last nite, but bloggie iz being bad and woodnt lemme comment...u no, Dakota is on my mind a lot...wish there wuz sum way i cood make her all better...all me nos to do iz keep her in me thoughts and prayers..

b safe, feel better Dakota,

Suzuki said...

Oh :( I'm furry sorry, I didn't know. Please give her big licks from me...

Huskee and Hershey said...

Poor Dakota.. Please can you give her a hug from us? We didn't know Princess has that condition... We will send some healing vibes over!
Hope you have a lovely weekend.

Jan's Funny Farm said...

We're sorry to learn this about Dakota. It has to be hard to think about it.

You do have some nice brown things in your house.

Joe Stains said...

We love seeing all the brown stuff too, its so fun to learn more about our friends and where they live.

We are sending healing vibes to Dakota.

Lorenza said...

Hi, friends!
All those brown things you have in your house are pawesome!
The doll house is beautiful!
It makes me sad to know about Dakota's condition. I hope the meds help. Paws crossed!
Kisses and hugs

Steve, Kat, & Wilbur said...

That doll house is very cool! Your mom's got some talent.

We're sorry about Dakota. You take very good care of her and we know she appreciates it.

Steve and Kat