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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Busy busy=Happy happy❤

Hi Friends,

This will be a post of updates just in the past week. It's been busy and mostly in a good way. Although, Jack got a nasty skin infection. His cousin Leroy, the silver lab, was up for a visit with his mommy, my daughter, and they had lots and lots of fun. They ran and romped about and went swimming in a new pond we found. The swimming was so fun for them we took them the next day too, this was during our Indian summer weather we were having. Well, our visitors left, I went to work and Jack went to doggy daycare. When I was dropping him off I noticed he had a dirty face, but honestly I was running late and decided he would have to go to DDC with a dirty face! BAD MOMMY! Well, when I picked him up I noticed his face was messy and dirty. Sorry this is turning into a l--o--n--g story. Got home scrubbed him up and noticed oozing and an odor. Well, time to call the vet and make an appointment for the next day. Jack was getting lethargic and would just lie in his bed, I could not wait for the appointment time. Bottom line Jack had a raging skin infection from the pond. Apparently there was a bacteria that found a nick or scratch on Jack that settled in and the infection started. Leroy was not affected at all, thankfully, because it was nasty and he is a puppy.  So the Vet shaved the side of his face gave me lotion to cleanse his face 2 times a day, a cream to put on after and antibiotics for 15 days! The antibiotic alone was $125.00, very powerful medicine.

Let me show you what I am talking about. Starting with the fun and then the  *not so pretty* part.

Amy, Jack and Leroy

Happy Doggies

Tug-of-war anyone

Oh, feels so good on a HOT day

So cute aren't they?

Before we went to Vets

Thought it might have been a Hot Spot, something pets get in the heat and when they stay damp.

But no, after getting all shaved a raging, inflamed infection. My poor Jack

Jack is feeling so much better and is on the mend.

I will update you later but he is soooooo much better, and the mediation is working!

I have wanted to show you a picture of "Little E" in the sweater I made for her for her Birthday.

I think it fits great with room to grow and to be able to wear with tops underneath! She a happy little one❤

Couldn't leave out "Little-Big A", I bought them these matching dresses with leggings. There are so many sweet clothes for little girls. They love to wear dresses!!!

I think I will leave you all with some Fall pictures from around here. Foliage isn't as great as past years, I think because we have had so many raining days that a lot of the leaves have fallen.

Pasture on my road

Delicious apples-sweet and crisp

Ponies and Jack (leroy was scared) down our road

Some color

Beautiful sunrise out my front door

Can you see the sheep?

Hasn't Leroy grown?

Jack says good bye and no more swimming in this pond!!!!!!!!!

Well, I'm doing to say good bye. Thank you for stopping by and taking the time to read my lengthy  post. I appreciate all my followers and new friends too.

Take care, xoRobin❤


  1. Poor puppy! I hope that skin infections clears up soon!

    Lovely fall pictures! Leaves have started to change here as well but some good winds and storms have came through and there may not be many left to photograph:/

  2. Dear Robin,

    I am so happy to hear Jack's better already, poor boy :(

    I am happy you're happily busy, that's the best kind, and oh, thank you so much for the gorgeous pictures!

    Wishing you sunshine!


  3. Hello Robin I loved all the fall pictures of your beautiful surroundings. Poor Jack, what an unfortunate result of that lovely swim...so glad he is recovering quickly though. Glad to hear you are busy and happy. Enjoy the rest of your week and wishing you lots of sunshine to accompany that wonderful scenery. (Btw, I'm still loving my dotty crochet hook...might also need a pink one now that I've seen Mia's!) Helen x

  4. Poor poor Jack...I am so glad he is improving Robin. That is a nasty infection..thank goodness for antibiotics! Your photos are lovely, happy autumn shots, thanks for sharing them and a Happy Autumn!
    Jane x

  5. Always good to be happy busy! :)
    Poor Jack, that must have been so miserable for him, thankfully he's now on the mend!
    The little one looks lovely in her sweater.
    Vivienne x

  6. Oh poor Jack! he looks so sorry for himself in that cone :(
    Love the sweater. She looks very proud of her new apparel. They both look so sweet.

  7. Hi Robin, oh, poor pup! I'm glad he's on the mend. It's amazing what ailments are in this world.

    Your surroundings look wonderful, perfect Autumn landscape.

    ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  8. Poor Jack!!!! And to have that much fun end on such a bad note is a real bummer. I hope he is feeling better soon. Love the pictures of the girls, they are getting so big.
    Hugs to you,

  9. Hi! I'm sorry to hear about Jack's skin infection! Looks painful and it's so uncomfortable to wear that big collar! I hope he gets better soon! Your photos are beautiful!
    xxx Teje

  10. Hi Robin,

    poor Jack! But I am glad that he already feels fine. The fall pictures are so beautiful! Thank you for sharing with us.