Petra is at this very moment on the surgical table, undergoing a very terrifying surgery. It may be hours before I know if she will . . .
Bloat is the diagnosis, with stomach, spleen and circulatory issues potentially life threatening, and unknown.
I feel crushed, truth be told.
This 5-year old Black Russian Terrier has won my heart.
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Your faithful pal and companion has a faithful advocate and supporter. A lucky and happy dog.
Sweet Petra is a heart-stealer for sure. Such a very special dog! Know that I am with you both in spirit tonight, and hoping for the best outcome to your vigil.
Thanks, Barbara Ann. Good morning update from the Emergency Vets.
Oh Jeff ….. prayers going up for a successful surgery for Petra and loving spiritual arms to embrace both you and Petra whatever the outcome.
Joanne, Thank you so much. Got a good Update call this morning from the Emergency Vets office. What a night!
Awesome news, Jeff!! Praise God!
Chesapeake Bay, the Delmarva and Texas. Joanne, you only choose the best, No? Texas, do they have butterflies? And thanks for the kind thoughts.
We love butterflies in Texas, Jeff!! Texas has more varieties of butterflies than any state in No. America! The middle of Texas where I-35 moves traffic north and south through Texas has been named the Monarch Butterfly Flyway. The Monarch butterfly is the state insect of Texas! We get the Monarchs through here when they migrate and we are smack dab in the middle of migration through Texas right now. I’m a member of Monarch Watch, and my garden is designated as a Monarch Watch Way Station. I grow Milkweed for the Monarchs to procreate and I tag them, wild and reared, for the Monarch Watch register to track movement. Mike Quinn, a Texan, heads the Texas Monarch Watch and also tracks the Black Witch moth, of which I’ve been lucky to have 2 use my patio as an overnight rest stop in recent years. The Dallas Morning News did a piece on my gardens this year in June, actually to promote the 12th year I’ve been on the North Texas Water Garden Society’s Annual Pond Tour (I have a koi pond) and they forgot all about the pond and did the whole article on butterflies! I had a huge crop of Pipe Vine Swallowtail caterpillars, chrysalis and flying beauties at the time. I usually also get Easter Black Swallowtails, Tiger and Giant Swallowtails, Gulf Frittilaries, Queens, Pearl Crescents, Hairstreaks, a variety of Skippers, Cabbage Whites and I had some beautiful Sulphers for the first time this year. I also see an occasional Red Admiral, Question Mark or Comma. Local garden clubs come to see my garden and I give them a presentation on gardening for butterflies and encourage the use of butterfly friendly plants, as well as for other pollinators. I guess it would not be an exaggeration to say I love butterflies : ) I too like to photograph them and have been lucky to get a few really nice shots; not as nice as yours, of course, but not back for an amateur, lol! I am so relieved to hear that Petra’s surgery went okay. Now for the healing process to begin. I have two dogs myself and they are part of my beloved family – two female (sisters) Cavalier King Charles. Don’t think I could ever be without 2 pups by my side! Sleep well tonight my camera toting friend, knowing that Petra is through the worst and you will soon have your companion by your side! Peace!
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