The Week In Seven Photos

It has been an extremely quiet week at home while Gabby tries to recuperate.  We are often dealing with her stomach illnesses, but this week she decided to double up on her recent stomach illness with a severe infection in her paw.  Most of the week she could be found resting in her favorite position with her new Minion baby socks.

Once she began to show little signs of improvement, there were walks around the yard carrying her and my camera.  Finally she was well enough for the stroller and we could explore the yard and admire the neighbors flowers.

All signs of winter have disappeared and the woods surrounding our home have turned a beautiful shade of green after those long bare months.

I’ve discovered Gabby loves to travel around the yard in her stroller and the squirrels still scatter when they see her coming.

On a good day we were actually able to add a few flowers to the bicycle containers under her supervision.

We were able to spend some time on the deck and finally by midweek you could hear the wonderful sound of her barking after the silence.  I’m pretty sure that the squirrels, deer and birds had not missed the barking.

My mother always told us while growing up to make a wish whenever we saw a cardinal.  Gabby needed extra get well wishes this week and I’m hoping this cardinal that landed near us, which is extremely rare, was delivering good news that our wishes were heard.

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  1. I hope Gabby continues to improve and that the lovely cardinal brings good luck!

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    1. Thank you!🙂 She is still showing small signs of improvement each day and the vet thought her paw looked a little better yesterday.

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  2. scifihammy says:

    Love these photos 😀

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  3. Poor Gabby, she sounds like she’s had it rough, but glad to hear she’s on the road to recovery.

    Love your bike planter, beautiful. And so is the Cardinal, a wonderful visit at the right time! Good news for sure! We grew up with the saying, “When a Cardinal appears, an Angel is near.” When I see one, I always think of my Mom and say hi to her. 🙂

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    1. Thank you!🙂 She has never been this ill and I’m so relieved she is starting to feel better. She actually looked like she wanted to jump out of the stroller today and walk, but I’m not sure when she will actually be ready for walking.🙂

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  4. Laurie Graves says:

    Oh, gosh! Read this post with tears in my eyes. Nothing like the sound of a barking dog buddy to perk you up. Lovely thought about wishing on a cardinal. May the wish come true!

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    1. Today has been her best day and thankfully I have seen many cardinals to wish on this week.🙂 She’s still not barking enough for me or doing many of normal shenanigans, but a little bit of her attitude returned today.😁

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      1. Laurie Graves says:

        So glad to hear! May she continue to feel better. Our own dog buddy is very sick. I’ll be writing about it today on my blog. Sigh.


      2. I was hoping Liam would start feeling better and I’m so sorry to hear he hasn’t improved. The companionship and love of our wonderful dogs is so special and it hurts to hear this news.


  5. plaidcamper says:

    Sending all good wishes to Gabby – such a delightful dog! I hope the squirrels are looking over their shoulders soon.
    The switch from grey to green has been most welcome this year, after a long winter. Colour at last!

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    1. Thank you!🙂 Gabby has had some rough illnesses, but nothing compared to this week. It was a relief to see a little bit of her attitude return today and I’m hoping she’s finally on her way to feeling better. I love the colors of May and they all seem a little brighter this afternoon after a good day with Gabby.🙂


  6. I am so glad Gabby is on the mend. She has great taste in flowers!

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    1. Thank you very much!🙂 I have hope after today that she may finally be feeling better and I have a feeling she expects to be included in all flower projects now that she can supervise everything from a stroller.🙂

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  7. SoyBend says:

    Poor Gabby! The cardinal being there was a good sign.

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    1. Gabby really scared me this week, but I’m hoping after a better day today that she’s starting to finally feel better.🙂

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  8. Eliza Waters says:

    So sorry to hear that Gabby was feeling under the weather, but glad to hear she is on the mend. I love her Minion sox!

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    1. Thank you!🙂 I have been worried nonstop about Gabby and I was so relieved to see a little of her spunk return today. Gabby is not a fan of the socks, but I’m hoping I can convince her to continue wearing them after she can walk.😁

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  9. jillslawit says:

    Poor little Gabby, hope she is soon on the mend and ready for more adventures.

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    1. Her energy has not returned and I think our adventures will be on hold for awhile, but over the last two days a little bit more of her wonderful personality and sassy attitude has returned.🙂

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  10. Jet Eliot says:

    Oh, so sad to hear Gabby’s been sick, ACI. She looks like she’s recuperating well, and very content in her stroller on the way to health. I liked your mother’s cardinal sentiments, and I’m sure this one so close was bringing good wishes to you both. It is a spectacular photo and when I first saw it I gasped…stunning. Best wishes to you both, ACI, may the spring continue to unfurl its beauties on you….

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    1. Thank you!🙂 Gabby will be enjoying the scenery in her stroller for a few more days, but today was the first day that her personality and attitude were back to normal.😁

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