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Schawn & Hailee

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This ‘N That Thursday

Today we are joining 2BrownDawgs for their This ‘N That Thursday blog hop!
She says…
It’s a little of this and a little of that and everything in between…

I will back track a bit to the weekend before the kids went home; it was about 10:30ish Saturday night when Hailee ran to the basement to get me and said “Aunt TT come quick I think Maia is having an allergic reaction”. I followed her to my room to discover Maia with huge welts all over her muzzle and her left eye looking a bit funny. So immediately I started her on Diphenhydramine commonly known as Benadryl; in case anyone is wondering about dosage, it is 1mg per pound of dog every 8 hours. Maia is about 60 pounds so I erred on the side of caution and only gave her 50mg (tabs are 25mg each). I checked her all over thinking she may have been stung by something, the only thing I found were a couple of small hard lumps on the top of her head. My biggest fear was “I hope she doesn’t start to have trouble breathing” so I ended up staying up all night with her…she slept. About half way through the night her face started to really swell up, so I gave 25mg more, she seemed comfortable and was not having any breathing issues. During this time I had also sent a photo and texted my friend Michelle to see what she thought and she said the same thing, watch for breathing difficulties.

By morning she was quite swollen and her eye was almost swelled shut but it didn’t curb her appetite and she acted perfectly normal. I continued the Diphenhydramine every 8 hours, alternating between 50-75mg until I could see the swelling go down; by Monday evening she was completely normal. I spoke to a friend who is a Vet and she said that dogs are much more tolerable of Diphenhydramine so a 60 pound dog could safely take 75mg-100mg.

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This was that night.

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This was the next day.

Maia has a bad habit of trying to catch flying insects out of the air so I suspect she may have angered a Yellow Jacket with the way she swelled up. I checked inside her mouth for any signs of being stung but the only thing I found were the small hard lumps on top of her head. I only have these photos of her, don’t know why I didn’t think to take more…oh yea I was to worried about her to be thinking about pictures Winking smile I was thankful she showed signs of improvement pretty quickly and is back to normal now.

I thought I would share a few photos from the trip last Thursday, most of them were taken through the dirty windows of my brothers truck so don’t mind the spots, going 50-70 mph Open-mouthed smile

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This was Maia’s position most of the trip.

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Finally crossing the bridge to Kentucky.

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I bet I took a dozen pictures of this building before I finally got this half way decent shot. Going that fast every time I would shoot a tree, another building or a bridge truss would be in the way.

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We got off the freeway here to find a place to use the restroom and air Maia. There was quite a stretch of tourist attractions, caves, shops and this place. Next year we are going to try to leave a couple days sooner so we can check this place out with the kids.

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Leaving Tennessee.

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A barge we saw on the way home.

I thought when the kids went home I would get some more free time…NOT! I don’t know where all the time goes but I do not have enough of it. I am falling way behind again on getting to everyone’s blogs and commenting. Hoping this weekend I will have some free time to sit down and do some reading.

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Follow-up Friday ~ July 19,2013

Today we are joining our friends Jodi over at Heart Like A Dog and her co-hostess Jodi Chick from Kol’s Notes, for Follow-up Friday, the blog hop that lets you wrap up your week and leads you right into the weekend.

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It has been a very busy week, my niece and nephew went home yesterday. So I was trying to pack in a lot of last minute things. My brother and I drove, (he drove I rode Winking smile) the kids to Tennessee yesterday to meet their mom. 575 long hot miles one way!! We left at 5am and didn’t get home until 2:30am this morning. I took Maia with us for the ride, this was her first time out of the state and she went through three states Smile  I was a bit worried how she would handle the ride but she traveled great.

So on with the follow-up…

Black and White Sunday ~ Reflections

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I was pretty excited with how these photos went over with everyone and seems you all had the same thoughts..peaceful..tranquil..solitude! I love getting reflection shots, I have been trying hard to get a good dog water entry shot with reflection, nothing yet but you will be the first to know when I do Smile

Wordless Wednesday ~ In Flight

Sand Cranes

SlimDoggy (@MySlimDoggy) asked…

“Do your guys watch the birds in the sky?

Marcie asked…

“Did the dog’s ears perk up with those flying overhead?

SlimDoggy and Marcie I was so busy trying to get this shot I didn’t notice if they saw them. You see we were finding a good training location when my friend got out and started walking towards some very high cover with his camera, I thought he just saw a deer but after a few minutes these Sand-hill Cranes flew up out of all that high cover and I did not have my camera out and ready.

Dolly the Doxie asked…

“Did you chase them and try to catch one?

Oh no, those birds are pretty big Winking smile

I have a new blog I am following, Paulette over at Cape Cod Browndogs, this is a fb friend who started a blog to write about her sweet girl Scout who was recently diagnosed with Osteosarcoma, so I am asking if all of you could drop by and say HI when you have a minute.

This is going to be a wrap for me today, I am beyond exhausted but first I want to give a great big THANK YOU to JoAnn over at Sand Spring Chesapeakes who has given this blog a very wonderful award. I am so honored to accept it!

Isn’t it beautiful! I will be following up on the details to this award next week.

 

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This ‘N That Thursday

Today we are joining 2BrownDawgs for their This ‘N That Thursday blog hop!

She says…

It’s a little of this and a little of that and everything in between…

Well we didn’t do to much at the dog show last weekend, the entry was small and we placed in our classes. Hailee and Riva were the only ones in their class so they received first place, she was very excited about this. I know how she felt, I remember the first time I showed a dog and won a ribbon, it is very exciting.

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It was very hot and humid that day and the girls were not on their best behavior. Riva wanted me and Maia wanted Riva, but we had fun anyway. Since it is a two hour drive we decided we would go out the day before and stay in a motel, we took advantage of having nothing to do and did a lot of laying around the whole day, ordered food in, and watched TV all day. We only went out when we needed to air the dogs wlEmoticon-smile.png  The room was nice except for the Boeing 747 air conditioner wlEmoticon-winkingsmile.png

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As you can see Maia takes “laying around” literally.

While we were waiting for ring time I noticed the Rhodesian Ridgeback’s were in the ring across from us so I thought our friends Will and Eko from Marking Our Territory would like these. If you haven’t checked out Will and Eko’s blog hop over and say HI.

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Wordless Wednesday ~ Lap Dog

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