Saturday, 5 March 2011

My Lovely's .... I Saw Sunday - Week 25

 I Saw Sunday where you can join in with pictures, thoughts, observations, anything you like!


My lovely Grace had a poorly tummy so hadn't eaten for about 24 hours. When we went to bed (Grace sleeps on her bed by the radiator in our room) I was woken at 3pm by her scratching at the bedroom door. She never wakes us in the night so I rushed down the stairs with her thinking she needed to 'go'. As I was unlocking the door she sailed past me and into the kitchen and stood by her food bowl ... looked at it ... then looked at me ... then looked back again at her bowl ... it couldn't have been clearer. Her appetite was back! Smiling, I gave her some food which she devoured as if she hadn't eaten in 24 hours, which of course she hadn't! then she started scooshing the side of her mouth clean on the carpet (for undoggy people, it's not as bad as it sounds!) then she looked up to the cupboard where the treats are kept. It was official, at 3pm in the middle of the night her poorly tummy had declared itself well and truly better!

and

My lovely Cracker now has her food in the living room at night where she sleeps in case the 'black cat' gets in the cat flap and steals it. When we go up to bed, I arrange all the cushions on the sofa for her 'princess and the pea style' (she's not allowed in the bedroom because she tries to sleep on my head!) and she settles on them and watches as I place the food on the coffee table just by her. I can tell she thinks this is just how it should be. I have images of her hooking a single meaty chunk with her claw, grape style and popping it in her mouth before putting a little cat sized silk sleeping mask on and stretching out as soon as I leave the room! 

and lastly

A picture of my darling Grace fast asleep on her bed


... don't you just love it when that happens   :o)

24 comments:

Mamma has spoken said...

Ah the fun of having a dog. My one dog thinks scratching on the door at 5:30 every morning is a great thing. Why is she scratching? Because she wants in my bed! Silly dog.

earlybird said...

You're much nicer than me! I don't think I'd have taken well to have been being asked for food at 3am! (from anyone)

tattytiara said...

Aw Grace! That is such a cute photo! It's such a huge moment of relief and joy when they do a 180 after being sick and go straight from flat out to feed me, isn't it? My big guy had a very serious intestinal infection a few weeks back. The vet didn't think he'd make it. Once the antibiotics got to work, though, he went from being force fed to chowing down and playing within a couple hours. Grace is such a sweetie, glad she's feeling better!

Susannah said...

Aaw, beautiful Grace, I love the photo with her tongue out. (Harvey used to rub his mouth along the walls after he had eaten!) lol

I can just imagine dear Cracker on her princess bed. Give them both a kiss from me. x

A lovely I Saw Sunday, I am glad you are back with us. :-)

Deborah said...

Thank you everso much for your lovely comments x :o)

Brian Miller said...

smiles. sounds like your dog itaking a positive turn...

Rashmi said...

Oh Deborah...that was so nice of you to post that cute photo of Grace...We all know her as our own through your writing....She must be really hungry to wake you up at 3am...

Fireblossom said...

What a total cutie, all conked out. It sounds as if you are the same way with your furbabies as I am with mine. :-)

Tracy said...

Thank you so much Deborah for visitng at my place and leaving your nice comment about my son. He is not only handsome but he is the sweetest little boy ever; his teachers even say so and that is saying a lot now that he's in middle school!
Isn't it comforting to know when our furry friends are 'back to normal' 3:00am or not...we need them to be at their best!
Have a lovely day!

Deborah said...

Thank you so much for visiting and your lovely comments x :o)

Betsy said...

Awww..your Grace is a sweetheart!

Monkey Man said...

Dog days are great and what a cute photo.

Friko said...

My Benno's tummy aches last for about 24 hours. He gets special pills when they come on but he must have no food. For a labrador that is punishment indeed.

I am glad your sweetie is well again.

jabblog said...

I'm glad Grace is back to normal. I love the way the tip of her tongue is poking out.
I laughed at the thought of Cracker and her silken sleep mask:-)

Elizabeth said...

Really like your snapshot stories about your critters. They are so much fun to live with,

Elizabeth

Sandra said...

This was perfect! I'm glad she's better. And I'm glad she's treated like a princess.
The picture is priceless.

Deborah said...

Thank you so much for your lovely comments x :o)

Selma said...

What a beautiful dog. I'm so glad she's feeling better. I am a terrible worrier when my pets are ill. When they are better it is like a cloud has lifted off me. Grace is so cute when she's asleep!

PAMO said...

Grace is a doll! I'm so glad her tummy is better.
Your home sounds familiar with all the critters about. It is the same here in my home.
We have this in common. And writing. I'm enjoying your writing. I look forward to reading more!

Deborah said...

Thank you everso much Selma and Pamo xx :o)

Kara said...

I have a vivid picture in my head of Cracker stretched out on her 'princess and the pea' bed wearing her silk sleeping mask. Thanks for sharing :)

Deborah said...

Thank you for stopping by Kara x :o)

Hilary said...

Oh my.. Grace is just adorable. I'm glad she's well and let you know so readily. Doesn't everyone's pets try to sleep on our heads? ;)

Thanks for your visit to my blog. :)

Deborah said...

Well of course! :o) Thanks for your visit too Hillary x :o)