Daily Prompt Dear Pup


Audience of One

Daily Post:  Picture the one person in the world you really wish were reading your blog. Write her or him a letter.

Dear Pup:

Mummy loves you so much, and I know that you know that.  Last night when I forced you to sleep with Daddy, it was because I didn’t want you jumping on and off of Mummy’s bed and making your leg worse.  I need to get some sort of stepping stool for you to use to jump on and off my bed with.

I don’t know why you’re not walking on that leg, but I was up until late feeling so guilty about being the cause of it, and missing your warm body cuddling up to mine.  It took all the inner strength I had not to come into Daddy’s room and kiss you.

Did my fast walking throw your shoulder out or pull a muscle?  I was so happy to have a pup that would keep me company in exercising, and I’ve wanted that from you.  But you’re a loyal and loving pup, and would never say “no” to me, even if it hurt you.  I need to say “no” for you from now on — please believe me, it’s not that you’re not welcome with me, it’s because I don’t want to push you past what you can do safely.  I love you a lot more than I need your company while I’m walking.

Last night when you looked up at me from your bed under my desk, I thought I saw tears in your eyes — glistening eyes that asked, “Mummy, will I be ok?”.  It broke my heart.  This morning we’ll take you to the vet so that we can find out exactly what the problem is.  I promise you we’ll help you feel better soon.  I hope it’s only a pulled muscle and not what Daddy thinks — a tumor.

I love you, I love you, I love you, please be ok.

Love,

Mummy

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Daily Prompt Dear Pup

12 thoughts on “Daily Prompt Dear Pup

  1. Thanks for your concern everyone <3. Turns out the poor thing has both Erlichiosis and Anaplasmosis. Those two are tick-borne diseases that almost killed him as a puppy, so I'm sure his blood counts are really low at the moment. Tick-borne diseases are horrible here. Hubby has been hospitalized twice for Erlichiosis, Babesiosis and Anaplasmosis. One time he was in ICU for a week with atrial fibrillation. Anyway, horrible to have after a certain point, but really easy to knock out if you catch it early, so we'll start antibiotics as soon as hubby can pick them up.

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  2. Wishing you and your pup all the best. Have you read Michael Murporgo’s Born to Run. I’m sure you’ll like it. I read it a few days ago, I was touched by the greyhounds life story. I’m sure it will left up your spirits too !!!

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  3. I’m so glad I returned to read comments and found update (which is good news & deserving of its own post, puppy is OK and on antibiotics, yey!). Still wonder why husband thought it was a tumor; reveals more about him than anything, hmmm.

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  4. Both of my dogs began getting tumor at around 12, my other dog had the same thing. He has a tumor not too far from the leg that was limping, but I didn’t think it was anything, it looked like a typical benign fatty tumor and I don’t think it’s new. Vet probably thought the same thing because he told Hubby not to worry about it.

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