Wednesday, August 02, 2006

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BACK SEAT COMPANION


I had to get my 16yr old dog to the vet this morning because his leg was swollen and he could barely walk. This is me in the back seat of my friend's car, comforting my best friend Manny. He has watched over me for so long, now it's my turn to watch over him. I'm terrified of losing him! The vet said cancer or a snake bite and we won't know until the swelling goes down. Drugs have already helped with the pain. I'm praying he comes out ok!

36 comments:

Star said...

I'm so sorry that Manny is in pain. I am hoping for the best possible outcome from the vet once the swelling subsides.

Love the slideshow at the top of your sidebar!

Jeremy said...

My heart goes out to you Tammy. I had the same experience with my dog so I know the anguish you are going through. Let's hope the vet can put things right. You take care.

Georgia said...

Oh NOOooooo! I am sending good luck vibes to Manny right now. This picture is so nice though, aslide from what it means. I hope all turns out well for you and Manny.

~Georgia

betty said...

Poor Manny; he and you look so sad. I hope everything works out with him and its nothing too serious. We grew so attached to these pets of ours.

gaysknits said...

this photo brings tears to my eyes, i've been there many times, hope everything goes easy for you and your best friend.

Madeleine said...

god you sooo love that dog..and he's loving all those kisses from his mummy.

such a cute photo....i really hope everthing goes well for him. sending masses and oodles of love and positive thoughts to you both...

xx

the shrewness said...

i will keep my fingers crossed for manny.

sending some hugs your way...

acumamakiki said...

I hope Manny's ok, I'm glad the drugs have already started to help ~ poor guy.

Becca said...

Get well, Manny! Your mom needs you!

Blessings to you both...I know how much those furry children mean :)

Jolene said...

Manny just has happiness and care in his eyes as you're kissing him. He's just as attached to you as you are to him.

I love this picture!

~Jolene

Belle said...

Hi Tammy,

I add my best wishes for you and your best friend, Manny.

Your back yard is so colorful and lush, the wedding will be stunning.

Chris said...

I'm a sucker for dogs so I loved this picture! You rock Tammy.

Tu es bon chien. LOL

Chris
My Blog

Deb R said...

Oh no! Dogs are so loving and innocent that it's heartbreaking when they're sick or in pain. Sending lots and lots of good thoughts to you and Manny.

Turquoise CRO said...

(((((((Manny&Tammy)))))))) love and prayers, I'll be thinking of You!!! xoxoxox

Sky said...

i understand your fear - oh, have i been there! i lost my babies at ages 18 and 15 - the most painful losses in my life so far.
sending so many good wishes to manny - that his foot heals. wishes that it was just a snakebite. did they give him preds and an anti-biotic? i am glad you are already seeing good results. that sounds positive to me.

i tried to post a comment on the ALS advocacy post, but somehow it didn't work - so let me say that your work is so admirable, tammy. you are such an inspiration to so many. i admire you so much! good job you are doing in helping others and in assuring your own best health. your own medical journey is a record setting adventure, isn't it?
GOOD FOR YOU!!!

your garden is lovely - the haiku remains delightful to read...your poetic talents abound. i am sure the wedding will be beautiful and cannot wait to see the photos.

:) Sky

paris parfait said...

Hope Manny has a good report and is feeling better soon! Thinking of you both during this tough time, my friend. Big hug! xo

Nicole said...

Your in my thoughts - good luck!

mikim said...

Keeping you both, in my thoughts and prayers.

pepektheassassin said...

Oh, Tammy! I am so sorry!

tara dawn said...

I am praying too, for you both! I love you and give Manny lots of kisses from me:)
xoxo

pepektheassassin said...

Manny looks like he is SMILING! BTW, I love the new pics on your new slideshow/magnifying glass thingy.

Cuidado said...

Thanks for the comment on my first self portrait. On my regular blog today I announced that my cat is missing. I know how you feel about your dog. Would devastated be too strong a word? Not for me and Clarkie....

Susannah said...

oh sweetie, i hope he's okay - look at his little face, he's adorable! i'm sending you both lots of love and light :-) x

Colorsonmymind said...

Thank goodness for pain killers!

I hope it gets better fast fast fast.
Love to you and the pup.

chiefbiscuit said...

I hope he's okay too.

liz elayne said...

oh i am thinking about the two of you. i hope he is fine my dear.
an ill pet is scary...i know this feeling.

blessings to you both

bella said...

Tammy, this is a great photo, but I'm so sad for your companion, your friend. I'll be thinking of you both!

Magpie K said...

Thanks for your comment on my self-portrait Tammy.

There's a lot of love in your picture. I hope Manny gets better soon.

Sarcomical said...

cancer OR a snakebite?!?

um, thanks doctor...

geesh.

i hope he's okay! it looks like you guys are great friends. ;)

Tish said...

I hope Manny is okay! I have two dogs of my own, and I can't imagine losing them. Let us know how everything turns out. We will be praying that it's something that can be easily taken care of. And btw, I love the pic. :)

Amber said...

Oh! i am saying a prayer fo ryou and your doggy. There is nothing in the world lieka good doggy friend...

oxox
:)

rachel said...

I hope all went okay at the vet. that is such a gorgeous pic of you two.

Ceebie said...

Tammy...I hope Manny is ok! Last year my parents' six-month old Annabelle, suddently became seriously ill and I think the most difficult thing about it for me was that she didn't know what was going on (she slowly went blind), and all I wanted to do was comfort her. My prayers are with you and Manny.

V said...

Prayers for Manny; hugs for Tammy.
V

Sarah said...

I hope your doggie gets better soon!

Beautiful picture. :-)

Jessie said...

What a sweetheart your dog is...and look at how much love you have for him! I wish dogs could live forever. And I hope Manny lives to be at least 20!

That photo radiates love.