Update on Boomer and a Giant Ray of Hope—-Sunday, July 2, 2017

The vet gave Boomer a shot and some pills.  Those two things gave me hope.  And the fact Boomer is starting to want to eat again.  For the longest time he would eat and throw it right back up.
The problem is he is coughing and coughing and coughing.  I knew it wasn’t Kennel Cough he gets his vaccines regularly.  But what was it?
Going to the vet helped me and, of course helped Boomer.  I sat with him for an hour after we got home on Friday, just sat there, petting him, holding his paw, helping him relax.  The relaxing is the good…he doesn’t get panicked that way.
If he stays relaxed the coughing lessens; and the shot and pills can work.
So gradually over the day Friday, then Friday night…on Saturday he wanted to eat breakfast—YAY! Huge improvement.
Still coughing, but not as much.  AND he wanted to go with me to do the water and work on the hay bales.  He didn’t want to get off.  Just ride.
HUGE improvement!
NOW WHERE DID THIS COME FROM?!  The only thing I can think of, was one night one of our outside camera caught a stray dog walking down our farm lane. It was extremely thin;  bones sticking out everywhere.  It was walking with a curve in its spine, leading me to think….is this dog was sick/ someone dumped it out here?
There was a collar mark on it’s neck.  Were these people Not wanting to take care of their dog?  If so they passed the illness onto to whomever and wherever the poor thing traveled.
Boomer started acting sick on Tuesday, then on Friday I was afraid I was going to lose him.  My heart was breaking, but I was determined to help him, if I could.
After the vet visit and the sitting and loving and caring for my little beaglie I came upstairs to the office and checked my email.
There is was:
A beautiful double rainbow…a sign of hope and comfort.

Joe Cooper wrote: I hope you are having a great evening.

I just took this.

(I then asked if I could publish this symbol of hope, which I needed so badly, and he said yes.)

Then he said something else, which brightened my day even more:

“I enjoy reading your blog, and I find it comforting and makes for a better day for me. So how could I not try to give back?

 Have a great Independence Day!”
Joe Cooper
What a perfect gift —- reflecting dazzling multi-hued light, lifting the shadows on Boomer’s and my days.
Maybe by Monday this madness while be gone and Boomer well again.  I’m living with Lysol spray, soap and hot water, clorox, and a shovel to bury waste, so no other animal will come down with this nasty illness.
As for that poor dog….  A pox on whoever dropped it off.
Your friend on a western Colorado farm,

37 thoughts on “Update on Boomer and a Giant Ray of Hope—-Sunday, July 2, 2017

  1. Oh Boomie, you have to hang on and get better quickly.
    Wish I could magic you another rainbow, but it’s cool and cloudy here. I hope the scumbags who dumped their sick dog get a taste of their own medicine: unable to speak and explain, feeling terrible, and all alone. Yup. That’d be justice.

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  2. I am so glad Boomer is doing better and that makes you feel so much better. Isn’t it wonderful how we love our animals (most of us anyway) and treat them like we treat our human family! That’s make our world a better place.
    Have a blessed 4th and take care of you and Boomer!

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  3. Get well soon, Boomer!
    Smoky and I are keeping you in our prayers. It’s hard when a dog is sick, they can’t tell you what’s wrong. I’m glad you got him to the vet and I’m sure the shot and pills will help, plus your loving care. I have to find a new vet, the one I’ve taken all my boys to has retired after 48 years, he will be missed.
    Poor dumped dog, sad that he’s going around spreading illness, but he can’t really be blamed, it’s the sorry excuse for human beings that dumped him who are at fault.

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  4. Just caught up with this saga of Boomer’s. What a worry, and what a heartbreak about the other poor dog. So glad you were able to give Boomer what he needs – that TLC that all creatures – including us – need to badly when we are down.
    A year today since I did my leg, and still rather up against it ! Some dates stay in the memory !!!

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    • Oh, My Dear Valerie! A whole year with your leg. I wish there was something I could do for you. I do have something….I will send it to you the next time I’m in town. It’s a great cream https://penetrex.com/ it helps with inflammation. I’ve used it to reduce the swelling of my bad leg, areas on my shoulder I hurt years ago. I will get some in the mail to you asap!


      • Linda, you are a darling… even your loving thoughts must make a difference … your ointment sounds wonderful, but I feel a bit guilty putting you to that trouble when I know how busy you are always .. if and when you have time, dear friend, thank you, thank you… the love counts !!!!

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        • My car is broke right now, but as soon as it gets repaired and I can get to town I will mail it to you. It will probably take weeks to get there, but at least it will be winging it’s way to you!


  5. Hey Boomer! You been in the wars! It’s been a busy stretch for the pack…mating season 😄…cubs everywhere😃 you know how it is 😉 But the Pack looks out for its own…”for the strength of the wolf is the pack,and the strength of the pack is the wolf…” So lending you the strength of the pack to aid your healing and speedy recovery ☺ Healing Wolfie hugs….gentle, caring ones! xx

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