Friday JohnKu – AKA – TGIF

“So Friday. You’re here finally. What took you so long?”

 

Another Friday. Hopefully, your week went well, and you were not too disturbed with the correction in the stock market. I also hope you were not too disappointed with not winning the Mega Millions Lottery. (Well except for that one ticket sold in North Carolina.) I guess we are all happy no one won the Powerball jackpot on Wednesday, and we can still dream of winning $700 million plus. The next drawing is Saturday so good luck to us all.

This week has been a bit of a challenge, and I normally wouldn’t share these details, but you have come to know Bailey through this blog. She has not been feeling well, so we are in the process of trying to find out the cause of her symptoms. We have had blood testing and an ultrasound and have narrowed the possibilities. It will in all probability require a cat-scan to rule out the last potential if other treatments do not work.  In the meantime, we are eliminating the other variables as we wait for a cat-scan appointment.

I hope you have a great weekend.

 

Care by John W. Howell © 2108

It is just a dog,

Some would say about Bailey . . .

Family I reply.

68 comments

  1. Ah grim. Lovely and spot on poem…

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    1. Thanks Geoff. Grim is an excellent description. 🙂

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  2. No such thing as ‘just a dog’. I do hope you can get to the bottom of her symptoms and have her back to full health soon.

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    1. We do tto, Keith. Thanks for the good thoughts.

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  3. Dogs are members of our family, it’s so upsetting when something goes wrong.

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    1. It is Melissa. Thank you.

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  4. hugs to Bailey and I see Twiggy is growing fast :)) 💕✌️🕺

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    1. Thank you, Ray. Twiggy is getting bigger for sure. Let me know how Daisy is doing. (please) 🙂

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      1. 💙💙 Her surgery will be in the end of November (bcz of estrus/heat doctor decided to change the dates), so far she feel ok 🙂

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      2. Thanks for the info. Have her in mind. Now switching concentration to the end of November.

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  5. Gwen Plano · · Reply

    You’ve captured it beautifully, John. Dogs are part of the family, and we suffer with them when they are not well. My heart goes out to all of you. ♥

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    1. Thank you, Gwen.

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  6. Beautiful words, John. I’ll keep sweet Bailey in my prayers…let us know. ❤

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    1. Thank you, Jill. 🙂

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  7. Oh, dear. I’m glad you let us know. She’s part of our world, too — I hope all can be made well.

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    1. We do too, Linda. Thank you.

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  8. Hope Bailey gets well soon. Good luck with the cat-scan too. Must be really hard for dogs to go through one of those considering the name.

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    1. You may be right. I had not thought of that before. 😀

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  9. John,

    Sending best wishes and love Bailey’s way.

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    1. Thank you, Marc.

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  10. You would be right, John. Family. There’s no other way to look at it. We wish her the best, and will keep a good thought for her and you guys as you deal with this.

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    1. Thank you, Dan

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  11. Oh, John, I hope and pray all works out well with Bailey. Our pets are indeed family. She is so precious and I know she is dear to your heart. She is precious to your friends and followers too. We have come to know her through you.

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    1. Thank you, Mae. She has us worried for sure.

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  12. “Family I reply” says it all. I will be praying for her and all of you.

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    1. Thanl you, Staci.

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  13. So sorry to hear this, John. I hope everything comes out okay. I get so attached to mine, I know how you must be feeling.

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    1. I know you do, Craig. Thank you.

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  14. God bless Bailey…we love you, Bailey. Get well fast. The rest of the family needs you. ♥♥♥

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    1. Thank you, Billy Ray.

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  15. Awww, here’s hoping sweet Bailey gets well soon!

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  16. I sure hope that Bailey is feeling better soon. You are SO correct – they ARE family. 🐶💕

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    1. Thank you, Lynne. We hope she comes out of it too. 🙂

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  17. Those who say “just a dog” have never had the love of one…
    Good vibes sent Bailey’s way – and yours!

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  18. I hope Bailey is feeling better soon. Good luck with the $700m lottery. Margaritas on you if you win. Have a great weekend.

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    1. Thank you, Guy. If I win I’ll be over in my Gulfstream 600 and hand you the margarita in person.

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  19. My namesake is not well and my heart aches with the news. These furry ones are indeed family as we need and love them as much as they need and love us. I’ll be praying for you all, praying that you find out what ails her and that it’s an easy fix and she’ll bless our lives for many more years. ❤️

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    1. Thank you, Vashti.

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    2. Thank you, Marie. ;-D

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  20. I’m sorry to hear about Bailey, John. I can relate completely with your Haiku. They become part of our families, our lives and we truly love them and when something like this happens it’s worrisome and it hurts. I’m wishing Bailey a speedy recovery, my friend. ❤ xx

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    1. Thank you, Vashti.

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  21. Time for some prayers to St. Francis! Thanks for sharing this, John, and I do hope Bailey will be fit as a fiddle real soon!

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    1. Thanks, Debbie. Me too.

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  22. D.L Finn, Author · · Reply

    Its never just a dog or a cat. Sending prayers for Baily and her family.

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    1. Thank you, Denese. 🙂

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  23. Praying for little Bailey. They are our babies.

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    1. Thank you, Linda.

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  24. Oh I send healing thoughts for Bailey. 😘

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    1. Thank you so much, Cheryl.

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  25. Best wishes to Bailey. On the other hand, don’t get your hopes up for tonight’s Powerball because rumor has it that I have the winning ticket.

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    1. Thanks for the Bailey wishes, Frank. We can share the $700 mil.

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  26. All the best for Bailey. I know how attached we can get to dogs. I’ll never forget how I came home from a movie with a friend and found my mother in tears. Our dachshund had quietly passed in his little basket near the fire due to dropsy. My dad was working that 24-hour day on the fire department. Mom just covered the dog over and dad did the necessary when he came home in the morning. We lived in the country and our dogs were buried in the yard. These days vets have more procedures to use. —- Suzanne

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    1. Thank you, Suzanne. Vets have a lot of tools for sure.

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  27. Absolutely family! Hoping all goes well for Bailey.

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    1. Thank you, Teri.

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  28. Sending ear hugs to Bailey! May it not be serious.

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    1. Thank you, Jo.

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    1. Thank you, Traci

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  29. Oh, no! Bailey hasn’t been in as many photos, either. And yes, it is family! Fingers crossed, John.

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    1. Thank you, Jennie.

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      1. You’re welcome, John.

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  30. I feared this, John. You’re in my prayers. ♡

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    1. Thank you, Audrey

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  31. Family is right! I didn’t get that until I adopted Diva Dog. She’s 14 now and has health issues with many trips to the vets to keep her comfortable, and going. I know how you’re feeling or have a pretty good idea. My thoughts are with you and hope Bailey feels better soon!

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    1. Thank you, Deborah.

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