Tuesday, January 10, 2012

I am still here ---

Sorry I went MIA on you - Things got a bit stressful and tiring. Puppies... They are doing pretty good today - Yesterday it was a different story. I spent most of Sunday night, and all day Monday totally freaking out over the little Blue Merle - "Tuco" the little guy we want to keep. You see he lost all his strength, and wasn't eating. His much bigger brother seemed to have control over all the milk. Tuco just had given up and decided it wasn't worth struggling to get in there and fight for his space. We took them into the vet and decided that we just needed to boost his sugars and vitamins and then it should kick start his strength. So I began trying to feed him a teeny tiny bottle. He DID NOT like it! I did get a little into him a few times over night and early this morning. And at this time he seems to be getting in there and telling his brother to share. But I am going to keep a close close eye on him. The vet weighed both of them... Tuco still weighed his original 1/4 pound - his brother, who was getting all the food, weighs in at 3/4 pound! PIG!
 Darn they are cute though! Now... I have told you we are keeping Tuco, the tiny Merle. But the great news.... That little Piggie... my BFF Tracey and her husband want him! His new name is Ammo. Can't imagine why they didn't like me calling him Toad - Pudge or Piggie can you? I am excited that someone I know is taking him so we can see him... he will probably even visit from time to time :0)

Here is Libbie with two of them chowing down.  - She is a really good Mommy :0) I totally love that Pink Heart blanket. Hubby bought it for Libbie as a welcome to your new home blankie. She loved it as a puppy. Then we brought Autie home and he used it. And each litter of puppies have used it. During normal times it is always in Libbies bed, she knows it is hers and loves sleeping on it. Good thing it washes so well huh?
Then on top of my Puppy worries and stress... Hubby is just so ill he can't live. Ok, so it is a cold. But he thinks he is dying.... I have waited on him all day, covered him in his recliner, made hot tea many many times, and even made homemade Potato soup for him. I think he is going to live... I am sure of it, but wow... Men are really bad sick people!! I really don't mind taking care of him when he is sick, he was a pretty great nurse for me after my accident. All in a great marriage right?

Crafting - so I have gotten to do a little bit of crafting, but it is all hush hush secret until CHA end of the month. OH I can't wait to show off what I have been doing!!!  I'll try and get some other things to share this week for you - besides animals. I know the crafting is the "main" purpose of the blog after all. LOL

HUGS!!

14 comments:

Michelle VP said...

Aw, poor little thing. I hope Tuco gets in there and gets his fair share of food! And how wonderful that Ammo will go to friends that you can visit. Hope your hubby feels better soon too. Thanks for sharing pics and looking forward to your CHA creations! :)

Rufus said...

My hubby has been sick too, so I know exactly what that's like! Hope that Tuco gets in there and fights Ammo for what he needs! Best to both your "sick" boys.
R/

Rhonda Miller said...

Such sweet puppies. I hope your little Tuco keeps up with his strength.
Hope your hubby feels better soon.

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

I hope little Tuco will do okay. Glad you got a great home for the other little piggy, lol. Hope DH is better tomorrow....for both your sakes, lol. Mine is a BABY when he has a sniffle, all stoic with a kidney stone though so I cannot complain, lol.

Martinas Welt said...

Oh my...that cute little puppie! He is soo much smaller than the other one! Keep my fingers crossed he will get his ration of milk now!!!
And ah...your hubby is ill too! Yeah, I totally know what you mean ;) MEN! They could never have any babies!! ;)
Martina

Kirsten Alicia said...

Oh dear, Tuco is very tiny. Now I shall worry about him as I worried about Gabrielle. I hope he is going to be okay.
I'm glad your hubby is doing better, man-flu is such a TERRIBLE illness. ;)

Pop's Cards said...

Morning sweetie, I am so pleased that he is ok today, we went through this last year 2 times, your braver than me as it has put me off for good, they are so cute love the colours on the blue one...

I am almost spat my tea over the screen you crack me up with hubby's cold, weird how they do that isn't it...

I hope he feels better soon, biggest of hugs love Pops x x x x

Lucy said...

Please keep up your hard work with the poor little fellow. I want to hear good news about him real soon.

LorraineB said...

I hope Ammo will continue to get stronger. My reaction was oh no!! Isn't it amazing how we, if we're sick, continue to do what we have to do without falling apart and men, not so much - lol. We definitely are the stronger sex.

Karen McAlpine said...

Hope hubby and puppy continue to do better!! Can't wait to see some of the new Stampavie stuff!

Heidi Brawley said...

Sending well wishes to your Hubby and Prayers for Tuco!!! Love the pics!!! Keep us posted!!
Hugs, Heidi

Helen said...

Oh poor little Tuco. I will cross my fingers and light a candle (just like I did for Gabby); keep a close eye on him (I know you will). They are so cute and the blanket is gorgeous. Don't talk to me about sick men; they always think they are going to die ;-) but we always need to be going on. Good luck and hope he feels better soon (he should be with all your caring). Big hugs to you!

Carol Dee said...

So glad Tuco is getting stronger. Hubby will , too ;) Yes MEn can be real whimpy about sickness. LOL

Anonymous said...

Such cute puppies.

I use regular baby bottles the 4 oz size for the puppies in my litter when they need a little extra. They seem to take to those better than the ones you buy for puppies.

hope things get better.
Love your craft blog and all your animals too.
Kandi