Sunday, January 27, 2013

Never a Dull Moment

As told by Rudy...

Since Mommy made it through her surgery on Wednesday, we needed some more action to fill the Waibel house.  That seems to be our luck.  Who really wants a nice restful weekend, right?  On Friday - Daddy had to bring me in to the emergency room because my electrolytes were all out of whack.

I'm starting to feel a little better, but still very weak.  Mommy and Daddy have visited many times, and I drank out of a bowl of water for them today.  We have been singing our favorite songs and taking walking tours so I can look out the window at all the new snow.  I am sure Boomer! is enjoying the new snow, but we sure miss each other.

Tonight before bed time I sat up in my crib and watched people go by.  That is a big improvement.  We are encouraged by the baby steps.  I'm sure I'll be home soon to see my little brother and our big back yard full of fresh snow.  If anybody has any extra prayers they can share, I wouldn't mind a couple coming our way.  January has been a very tough month.

Thanks for all your support.  It means the world to me. 

Rudy the Recovering Poodle

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Ups and Downs

Establishing a new routine with my tummy tube has been a series of small ups and downs.  Overall, I am adjusting and there are always tweaks involved with new things.  The vet thought I might have a little infection so the medicine made my stomach upset, so we tried something new.  I am a lucky poodle to have a family like mine.  Mommy, Daddy and Boomer! have taken great care of me.  They love me so much.  Feeling is mutual!

The high today is expected to be 5 below zero.  YIKES!  I will definitely have my sweater and coat on when I go outside!

We have had 3 sales so far this year.  They were from Minnesota, Las Vegas and England.  WOW!  Maybe that is the beginning of a European wave.  We are now in Denmark and England, that's very exciting.

Mommy will be unavailable for a little while.  She usually helps me come up with ideas for my blog, so it might be a couple weeks before we post again.  Sorry about that.

Our wonderful friend Miriam created a new flash banner for our website.  It is awesome and full of animation.  If you have a moment, you should check it out.  It's super!

Life is full of ups and downs.  Sales are up a bit, the temperature down a lot.  Medical ups and downs - what else is new!?  We need to keep the spirits up and the stress level down.  Good advice for everyone.  Keep on smiling and dancing!

Rock Star Rudy the Positive Poodle

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Happy New Year!

Well, 2013 started out with a bang.  I have been recovering from a small surgery.  My special vet put in a feeding tube to help with my hydration.  I was a bit tender, but after a few days, I feel like my old self again.

I don't need to go into the vet three times a week for fluids anymore and eating is much easier.  Mommy and Daddy can do it all from home and I can get fluids whenever I want.

I am dancing again and running laps in the backyard!  Boomer! has been great; he's very gentle.  I know he's really curious because he keeps sniffing me, but then he backs off.

The NKF appreciated our donation and offered to have us as guests at the Kidney Education day in April.

The weather is beautiful, especially for winter.  The sun even made an appearance.

I will need to find some new sweaters to wear.  The sweater covers my tube so it doesn't fall out.  The one the vet gave me is like a mock turtleneck with short sleeves.  It's cream, so it gets dirty quickly.  I would like something with a little more color!  Daddy's looking online for some.

Now I must get going and make plans for the new year.  I am way behind!

Rudy the Poodle Fashionista!