Friday JohnKu – AKA – TGIF

Yes, It is Friday. Yes, I’m a bulldog.

It is Friday and time to start preparing for the weekend. This is the last Friday before Thanksgiving. It is hard to believe the holidays are on us already. I’m not sure if we are ready or not. I guess there really is no choice since the day comes around and ready or not it will be Thanksgiving.

We have had another pretty challenging week with Bailey. She has had some difficulty with nausea. We have some new medicine, and so far it looks like it is working. Bailey, bless her heart, does not like to take medication. We have to grind pills and then get some media that she will accept. She used to take her medicine in baby food. Now she is on to us. The only way she will take it is in a suspension that I give her by syringe. No needle, just the syringe into the mouth behind the molars. Even as I write she has decided to keep a clamped jar. Well probably TMI, but all in all, Bailey is hold ing her own.

Thanks to everyone who has offered such kind words of support. Those words do help.

Today’s JohnKu talks about what words can do. I hope you have a lovely weekend.

Words by John W. Howell © 2018

Words can encourage,

When all seems dark and hopeless . . .

Kind thoughts work wonders.

62 comments

  1. I hope it will work for her 💕 meds… we have also lots of struggles ahead – surgery 27/11.. but I believe in a good result.
    Hugs to Bailey and to that TOUGH bulldog on the picture haha

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    1. Doesn’t Twiggy look tough? She was sitting there demanding that I go to the couch and sit with her.(Of course I did.)

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      1. bulldogs are tough 🙂 my Daisy is tough, but very kind 🙂 Twiggy got THAT look, you know lol 😎🍹

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      2. Ha ha ha. Thanks, Ray

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    2. Will keep Daisy in my prayers.

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      1. Thanks a lot 💕

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  2. With such loving parents behind her all the way, she’s sure to improve!

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    1. Aw. Thanks, GP. Very kind words.

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  3. Great to hear that the new meds are helping. Good luck getting her to stay on them. Is it really that close to Thanksgiving?

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    1. It is close to Thanksgiving. Look out it may be gaining on you.

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      1. It’s definitely coming up fast.

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      2. Like a hundred miles an hour.

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  4. Gwen Plano · ·

    Beautiful, John. Kindness softens life’s blows and keeps us going, doesn’t it? I love the photo of Twiggy. Do you ever show your pups the photos you take of them? I think they might enjoy the disclosure. Thinking of Bailey and your family during this hard time … ♥

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    1. The pups do not care about their photos. They love to watch their videos. Twiggy especially likes the video of her demanding something. Thank you for the kind words.

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  5. Wishing Bailey some comfort whatever time she has left.

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    1. She is comfortable and becoming more normalized. The prognosis is still the same, but she is enjoying her life a little more each day. Thanks, Craig.

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  6. Beautiful JohnKu, John. With all of the love in your home, Bailey is sure to put up the good fight. Prayers and good thoughts to all. xo

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    1. Thnk you, Jill. Since you have your comments turned off, I send you best wishes on your break and prayers for your folks.

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      1. Thank you so much, John. ❤

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  7. Another wonderful JohnKu.

    Much love and many hugs.

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    1. Thank you, Marc. Much appreciated.

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  8. I hope you keep one step ahead of Bailey with a method for taking the meds Thanksgiving snuck up on me as it isn’t celebrated here. Have a great weekend. 🙂 — Suzanne

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    1. Thank you, Suzanne. Have a sgreat weekend as well.

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  9. What a beautiful Haiku, John! It says it all.

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    1. Thank you, Jan. 🙂

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  10. We’re all behind you and Bailey…
    Lotsa love from Quebec!
    Love your Johnku, too

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    1. Merci, Dale. ❤

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      1. Mon plaisir, mon ami<3

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  11. Words do work! So, too, the medicine, I pray! ♥

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    1. They al help. Thanks, Billy Ray

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  12. Anyone who has owned and loved a pet know the helpless, horrible feeling that you are going through. Cheers to Bailey for being a trooper.

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    1. She is a tough one for sure.

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  13. Our kitty Elodea (RIP) had jaws of steel. We dreaded giving her meds in any form. The thing is, as she’d get better, it would get harder to medicate her because she was stronger. I imagine your struggles with Bailey are the same, and you probably try to reason with her too. At least the syringe method seems to be working. I hope and pray she continues to improve. ❤️

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    1. Thank you, Marie. We hope so too. 🙂

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  14. Hope these meds work for her, John. I know how challenging it is getting pets to take their meds – they sure are smart at figuring out when something’s hidden in the food.

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    1. Thank you, Teri.

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  15. Another apt Johnku. Hope Bailey comes around to those meds. On the subject of dogs, my dog puked half his bodyweight this morning. I suspect he’s been gorging on festering chunks of deer the annual cullers have left lying about in the woods.

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    1. Ugh. Not a pleasent thing to wake up to in the morning.

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  16. Always in my thoughts and prayers, John.

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    1. Thank you, Staci.

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  17. Sending healing prayers to poor Bailey {hugs}}

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  18. Sometimes it’s hard being a pet paw-rent. Dallas refuses to chew the chewable meds, and he’s onto me crushing them on his food. Consequently, I end up poking them down his throat, which *both* of us hate. Tell Bailey to hang in there and trust you’re doing the best possible for her.

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  19. peggyhattendorfcom · ·

    Sending good thoughts and prayers, John. Hang in there . . .

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    1. Thank you so much, Peggy.

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  20. Kindness and hope are powerful. We’ve gotten to know Bailey and will continue to hold a good thought. Maddie gets a syringe of water, a pill crammed in followed by more water. So far, it works.

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    1. Sounds like a plan.

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  21. D.L Finn, Author · ·

    That JohnKu is so true. Sorry you had a rough week, but glad it went in a better direction. Giving meds to a pet that doesn’t want it is a huge challenge. And , no I can’t believe it Thanksgiving next week either. Have a peaceful weekend.

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    1. Have a peaceful weekend as well, Denise. Thank you

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  22. I rarely had to give Dixie any medication, but I got enough experience to appreciate your description. I hope the improvement you mentioned in the comments continues — it has to be a stressful time.

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    1. Thank you, Linda. It is stressful. 🙂

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  23. I haven’t dropped in for a while, and thus was unaware of Bailey’s problems. I do hope all works out, and please, give this hug 🤗 to Bailey for me!

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    1. I will, Jill. Thank you so much. 🙂

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  24. My goodness, what a wonderful JohnKu. Yes, words. My best wishes go to Bailey.

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    1. Thank you, Jennie.

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      1. You’re welcome, John.

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    1. Thank you for the reblog. Traci

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      1. You’re welcome, John!

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  25. Aww I hope Bailey is on the mend and that you have a super Thanksgiving on Thursday, I used to celebrate with my American friends at college but they’ve gone home now.

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    1. You can still celebrate. Gettng turkey might be a problem but maybe a goose woud do.

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