Thursday, October 24, 2013

The oak fought the wind and was broken, the willow bent when it must and survived.






By noon Sophie is out and about. A tad tired but her tails wagging. Bob is delighted.

Mid-afternoon. A pile of plaster found on the floor of the corridor that leads to 'the fonts' study. Scratch marks on the walls. A hole chewed in the skirting board. Bobs lying there so he gets the blame. He looks crestfallen.

An hour later Sophie's running maniacally round and round the garden eating fallen leaves. Half an hour later she's wheezing and coughing as if she's had a lifetime 80 a day habit. A little later she starts leaping into the air after invisible birds. Unusual behaviour even for her.

Back to the vets. All three of them, prim Parisienne included , examine her. The routine of the surgery disrupted for nearly two hours. Possible hallucinogenic signs . The mushroom poisoning more problematic than we'd thought. A build up of fluids around the thorax. Time to call the specialists in Toulouse. They've just closed for the day but  will come in three hours early at six in the morning ( Sometimes you just have to love France and French professionals ). Sophie gets her third set of injections within twenty four hours.

This morning 'the font' heads off at five. Sophie gives me a defiant look that says " I'll be back ". Angus can't help but wonder how quickly 'they' become part of the family. One things for sure ; Miss Sophie's a fighter and as tough as nails.


39 comments:

  1. Sophie, we are all so worried about you. Special hugs from Aberdeen.
    Anxiously awaiting updates.
    Bertie and Gail.

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  2. So it was Sophie who ate the wall (strange behaviour even for her) and Bob was just worried and letting you know, hey look at this, something is wrong with sister.

    I am so very worried about her, thank you for keeping us updated, I love your fluffy pups. And yes, that little girl is a fighter for sure.

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  3. Sophie, no hallucinogenic mushrooms for dogs! More special hugs from Los Angeles.

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  4. Paws and fingers crossed that the specialists in Toulouse get Sophie well again soon. Like Bertie and Gail above, we will check back later for updates - in the meantime give Bob a pat from us in NZ.

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  5. Dear ANGUS - you have created a far far larger "family" than you probably realize. SOPHIE and BOB have become part of all of our own respective families, as well. We end our evenings, or begin our mornings - by eagerly reading your words, and following their lives. SOPHIE's recent mishap has devastated us all. We are all pulling for her. We are with her in love and spirit right now - while the Vets in Toulouse are attending her.
    The Willow Tree knows best. Caring from afar, from the Westcoast of Canada. With much love to all of you. Especially to BOB.

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  6. How can you bear it? All the extra worry and stress? After Digby and Wilf. I hope it all goes as well as poss. Please let us know asap.

    The wall may have nothing to do with magic mushrooms. I had an OES who destroyed a wall up to 6 feet from the ground. There's something in teh plaster young dogs like the taste of.

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  7. Oh, please, Sophie, be okay.we're holding our breath, and sending thoughts and prayers your way.

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  8. Glad she is out an about - but hopefully all "side-effects" will be cured and over soon - you have us here praying and our "paws" crossed - waiting for updates! Love from Southern Italy Susanne, Daisy and Kiri

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  9. As Anonymous aove said - Bob & Sophie, you & The Font are definitely my go-to blog most mornings. My fingers are firmly crossed for a rapid recovery for Sophie

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  10. Best wishes to Sophie for a very speedy recovery. We will be looking out for updates. Take care

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  11. I wonder if Sophie sought out the plaster in an attempt to self medicate?
    The poor girl, I hope the specialists in Toulouse are able to help.
    I am thinking of you all. Bob must be a little bewildered.
    x

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  12. Any updates on SOPHIE would be so very much appreciated - by all of us who have grown to love her. We await.......fingers crossed.

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  13. We hope she's okay......hallucinating...that's definitely not good.

    We can really see the difference in their sizes in that third picture.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

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  14. Sending prayers of healing for Sophie....I hope that the vets in Toulouse can find the right remedy to make her all better again.
    Like others here Bob and Sophie is the very first blog that I read every day and if you don't know it yet, you and your family are very close to our hearts.
    Brownie and I send our love.

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  15. You are all in my thoughts as I wait along with you and everyone for news of Sophie.

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  16. She's on one wild trip. I hope she can come down soon. Belly scratches and cuddles to Sophie.

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  17. Sophie-Did the plaster settle your tummy and wild mind or was Bob blamed? You definitely need to be more discriminating about what you eat, everyone in the blog-sphere is worried about you. We hope by the time your Dad and Mom read these posts all is well in your little corner of France.

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  18. hope Sophie is feeling better soon!
    xoxo

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  19. I missed yesterday's post! I am sending healing light and energy to our dear sweet Sophie. All must be well!! Hugs!

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  20. Please, keep giving us up dates on Sophie through out the day when you can. I am praying for her and the Doctors.

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  21. I'm sending lots of good thoughts Sophie's way! I hope that soon she'll be feeling much better and the mushroom effects will be worn off.

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  22. This isn't the news I wanted to wake up to; Bob and Sophie start our day as well in Ohio. I agree please (if possible) keep us posted as to her condition. Your family is in our hearts and prays have been sent you way. Stay strong and keep fighting hard Sophie. Belly rubs to Bob

    Love Yogi and his Mom.

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  23. "They" are family, that's for sure. Please keep us updated after the font sees the specialists in Toulouse.

    Joan and Just Harry

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  24. Oh, Sophie! You certainly have a lot of prayers and loving thoughts coming your way. Bob,too, as it must be very upsetting for him. Angus, please keep us updated.

    Serena in Kentucky

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  25. Sophie, Sophie Sophie! Sending all the tail-wagging, feel-better doggie mojo!

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  26. Sophie does have hundreds of prayers coming her way each morning. I checked back a couple of times yesterday hoping for an update, and I am mostly hoping along with others, that you update us today. That the Toulouse vets have the magic key to it all. May the God of Pups be with you, little Sophie, and heal you.

    Jo in MN

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  27. Please send updates!! Worrying ad praying here .

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  28. I hope Sophie is well and back to herself very soon. I love Bob & Sophie. Sending prayers and love your way.
    Bentley

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  29. Here in Western Oregon, I begin each day reading your daily posts - much thanks for the excellent writing and observations of B. & S. The dogs in our household, Sofie (GSP) and Ada (GWP) send their best wishes for a quick recovery. It's in times like these that I wish the dogs were given a momentary gift of speech so we knew what exactly is going on. Positive thoughts are sent in your direction.

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  30. As others have said, Sophie and Bob are part of the morning in this household, too. Sending very best good thoughts and wishes and prayers for Miss Sophie's speedy and complete recovery. But wondering about eating the fallen leaves -- I've seen dogs do that, and wonder if there might be something in them that's medicinal?

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  31. I am so sorry to hear that Ms Sophie is still suffering from the mushrooms. Here's hoping for a speedy recovery.

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  32. Ah Angus, Font & puppies: It's always something. You wouldn't know how to act if the fukids weren't up to something. Fingers and paws crossed for a quick diagnosis and recovery for Sophie and a belly rub for Bob (the big boy).
    We'll also await an update.

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  33. Hope everything turns out well with Sophie. Waiting for good news, fearing for bad news. PON girls sure like to eat lots of things, even those they shouldn't. Best wishes.

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  34. Worried and waiting for an update, too.

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  35. Hoping for an update with good news, like everyone else!! Found this story about a dog that was going to die from mushroom poisoning; the vets saved him by repeatedly aspirating his gall bladder. For what it's worth!

    http://www.mercurynews.com/breaking-news/ci_21087718/berkeley-dog-poisoned-by-death-cap-mushrooms-saved

    Speedy recovery, chère Sophie!

    Purple Magpie, Mitzi and Emmy

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  36. Here in the Terry household, we are all thinking of Sophie.
    Bless her heart.
    And yours.
    xo

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  37. Heart-tugging agony, for all of us out there that have grown to love SOPHIE so dearly. Times one million, for the agony ANGUS, the FONT, and
    (most of all) BOB must be going through. With much love to SOPHIE, and to her caregivers in Toulouse. When the time is right, please let us know....how things are.

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