Saturday, 23 May 2009

Very Poorly

Joe came home in the early hours last night and found a bit of a mess on the floor. He cleaned it up and very kindly left us a note...

By the time we got up and found the note Barley was very poorly indeed. He'd been very sick and had passed a lot of blood. After rushing him to the vet he was admitted to the animal hospital to be put on a drip and have tests. They are hoping it is just a tummy upset but it could be something serious.

I had all sorts of photos this week of sewing finished, cakes baked and plants growing, not to mention some lovely work from students but somehow I don't feel much like blogging about them now. Meanwhile I've got to get back to the kitchen as we've thirty people here for lunch tomorrow... a bit of a celebration for Sam for the publication of his book and because it's his birthday on Monday. I don't feel much like celebrating though... hope I'm back next week with good news.

35 comments:

  1. Fingers crossed for Barley - really hope it's nothing serious.
    Just back from holiday in Cornwall, so will have to post soon!

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  2. Gina, Hope news is good for Barley
    Such a worry, pets- but we wouldn't be without them, take care and try and enjoy your weekend.

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  3. I hope that you get good news about your dog. Enjoy your celebrations tomorrow.

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  4. Oh no Gina! Poor Barley and poor you - I hope it is just a tummy upset and he gets better really quickly. Good luck for the lunch tomorrow and Happy Birthday to Sam for Monday.

    Lots of love Lucy xxxx

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  5. Oh Gina! poor Barney - my fingers are crossed that it's not too serious and he's soon back at home and on the mend.

    Happy Birthday Sam - and hope all goes splendidly tomorrow.

    Celia
    x

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  6. What a worry for you. I do hope the prognosis is good.

    Happy birthday to Sam, I hope you all enjoy the celebrations; my daughter's birthday is Monday too!

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  7. Oh Gina, how worrying for you :o( I do hope you soon have some good news about Barley.

    I hope tomorrow does go well and wish Sam Happy Birthday.

    Sending you some hugs xx

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  8. Hope he gets better soon. Sorry to hear he is not doing well. Hopefully the distraction of so many people will take you away a little bit from the worry. I will keep my fingers crossed and I wish he has a speedy recovery.

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  9. We will be keeping our fingers crossed here for Barley's speedy recover and keeping you in our thoughts!
    Love the note!
    xxx

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  10. What a worrying time for you all - Barley looks lovely and so much like a dog we had years ago called Russ. Do hope you have better news soon - thinking of you.

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  11. What a beautiful dog. Hope you get good news about him soon and that it's nothing more than a nasty tummy upset.

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  12. Hope Barley is back home soon fit and well. Its awful when a pet is ill, we have a cat that is frequently rushed to the vets to be sorted out, not very nice for her or us, so I do feel for you all.
    Despite all the problems hope you enjoy your lunch party and best wishes to your son.

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  13. Poor Barley - we are keeping everything crossed that he recovers really quickly. He's such a lovely chap.

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  14. i hope Barley gets better soon - dogs have a way of going downhill fast but then they recover just as quick! will keep everything crossed.

    xxxx

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  15. I'll be thinking of you, fingers crossed it's nothing serious.

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  16. Hi Gina,
    I do so hope you get good news, I can imagine how your feeling.
    Sending lots of love.
    Michala x

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  17. Oooh Gina you poor things. I hope it's nothing serious, perhaps he just ate something he shouldn't. Keeping everything crossed for you all. xxx

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  18. Hope all is good news from the Dogtor about Barley.

    Happy Birthday to Sam and enjoy the lunch tomorrow.

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  19. Poor Barley - hope he's feeling better and you can enjoy your birthday celebrations.

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  20. Oh, I do hope Barney gets better Gina. Let us know as soon as you can.
    Have you mentioned Sam's book? Did I miss it? congratulations and happy birthday!

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  21. I hope you are back very soon with the very best of news.

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  22. Dear Gina, I spotted your note on my Mum's blog (Raggedoldblogger) and I'm very sorry to hear about Barley, he looks a super dog. I hope you've had better news. Our thoughts are with you. Our youngest son's dog managed to ingest a stone, just after Christmas and was near death when we found him. Once the stone was persuaded to move on it's way and he was drip fed with all sorts of goodies, it was truly astounding how quickly he recovered. No matter how stony-hearted a person is, a dog becomes thier 'baby' - male or female - like it or not.
    Good luck with yours.

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  23. Hope all ok and sorted now! best wishes, Z

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  24. oo no I hope he's ok and it's nothing too serious.

    do like the note though ;)

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  25. Really really hope your doggy gets well soon :o(
    Thinking of you

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  26. Oh no, poor Barley! I do hope he's on the mend and that there's nothing serious wrong with him.
    Hope you (and the published birthday boy) enjoy your celebratory lunch x

    p.s. very relieved to hear that you're struggling with 100 Years of Solitude too! I've been trying to read the Spanish version for 5 years, but as far as I can tell it's just a load of confusing nonsense! I'm sure most of the 'literary greats' exist purely to make you feel guilty for not 'getting' them.

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  27. Hope Barley is getting better. try not to worry too much ,dogs are remarkable ceatures, really poorly one minute and up asking for a walk the next.Sending hugs to you all!

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  28. Thinking of Barley and wishing him a speedy recovery so that he can enjoy the celebrations with the rest of the family.

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  29. Everything crossed for him Gina, really hope he has a speedy recovery and is home soon, fit and well.
    Thinking of you all.
    Diana xx

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  30. Fingers, legs, arms and eyes all crossed. It's not a good look, but hopefully it does the trick. Here's hoping Barley is much better very soon - such a handsome dog.

    Hope all goes well for your lunch tomorrow too, and that Sam has a lovely birthday.

    x

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  31. I do hope it is not serious and that Barley makes a speedy recovery.

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  32. Oh no! Sorry to hear about Barley. I hope he's home soon and as good as new.

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  33. Came to your blog through "Hens teeth" and read about Barley. I hope everything is ok with him,he looks like such a good dog.

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  34. It's just such a shock when things like this happen out of the blue isn't it. I read your following post and see that Barley is home again - what a relief!

    Monda
    x

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