Saturday, March 9, 2013

Where did the week go.......

We got back to the Casa Grande RV Park On Monday... blinked, and it's late Saturday afternoon already!
After stocking up on groceries we settled back in our routine of going for walks, reading by the pool, relaxing in the hot tub, learning how to play Pickle Ball (Tennis for old people) and just enjoying the warm temps and sunshine....we both comment everyday how blessed we are to be here and have great family and friends back home. A lot of our time this week has been focused on Lucy, she normally would be with us wherever we go whether it be on walks, in the car, or sitting   under a shade tree having sips of my beer and a bite of whatever I'm eating.
It's been a rough week for her and the steroids aren't having much of an effect. The vet said it would be a long shot but we're giving her every chance short of surgery. Having to carry her out to do her potty thing all through out the day and now in the middle of the night (steroids make her thirsty have to pee a lot) is wearing on her and me. All she is able to do really is lay on her side, that is no life for her when she's used to being on the go all the time.
Surgery would be $5000 minimum with no guarantee of success and it could happen again anytime. The Vet said Lucy is one of the healthiest Bassets she'd ever seen and could tell we take excellent care of her by keeping her weight down and feeding her right ( I didn't tell her about the beer and Doritos). She said "Her breed just caught up with her", meaning this happens to long bodied dogs no matter how healthy.
We made the decision that surgery is not going to be an option,  so we're going to give the steroids a few more days and then make a very tough decision. I'm not writing this for any sympathy or approval of our decision, it's just easier to write words than to talk about it right now :)
This is the worst part of having pets but knowing when to let go is important not only for Lucy, but us too. Quality of life are words I've said a thousand times this week. We feel she was lucky to have had us as her caretakers and we were lucky to have her as a pet.
Enough about that.
Saturday we drove to Tempe for a ham radio flea market...worst $6.00 I've spent in a long time. I paid the admission fee, & parked. Since it was out doors and all electronics, and it started to sprinkle and everyone packed up and left. I was there literally 5 minutes..that's like $1.20 a minute. Oh well, at least I didn't spend money buying something I didn't need.
We then headed to Mesa and had lunch with Uncle Richard & Aunt Corky Robinson. We wanted to take them out to eat but they insisted we come to their place. Corky made a mouth watering Bar-B-Q lunch with all the trimmings and we had a great time visiting. They are heading back to MN about the first week of April so I'm sure we'll get to repay them when we're all back there.
More adventures are sure to come this week as we keep crossing things off the bucket list.
Love and miss ya all................Bob & Laurie

A few sprinkles and they run for cover. $1.20 per minute flea market.

Sam's Club with Palm Trees

My favorite Auntie and Uncle

Their favorite Nephew

Yea, they love Laurie too

Hey Beaver, this is for you. It's called Beaver Tail Cactus!

The resident 9 year old teaching me how to play.

Look at that form!





3 comments:


  1. My Sir Duke and I are thinking good thoughts and pulling for Lucy.....sure hope the steroids kick in and she turns the corner.....
    Needless to say, it is soooo difficult to have a sick pet ...... Hoping for the very best.....

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  2. My Sir Duke and I are thinking good thoughts and pulling for Lucy.....sure hope the steroids kick in and she turns the corner.....
    Needless to say, it is soooo difficult to have a sick pet ...... Hoping for the very best.....

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  3. Lucy is the best looking Bassett we have ever meet!!
    Hoping for the best... Tummy rubs....

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