Friday, September 2, 2011

Same Old Same Old

We were sailing along, just enjoying our summer weather when BOOM, Bear hurt his back / hips.  He had a muscle spasm in his back and ended up hurting something.  He cried. It was terribly sad.  So, The Duke had to put him to bed because Bear could not sit down or lay down by himself.  We doubled his Vetprofen (Rimadyl) to see if that would help him sleep.

It was a long night because he cried off and on throughout.  The Duke and Duchess took turns going to see him and give him some love and reassuring words. 

The morning was much better but the medication still had to be doubled.  He went to the Vet today, of course he is almost back to normal :)  The Vet gave him some pain pills, Tramadol, to help make him comfortable.  She said he will need to take them for the rest of his life.  Poor old guy.  And if he keeps having muscle spasms they will give him a muscle relaxer.

He seems to be doing much better now thank goodness.  It's a terrible thing when Sir Bear is hurting.  It makes all of us hurt.

I still spend as much time as I can with my feathered friends.  Most of them are pretty cool.

But then there's Harriet. . .

She just won't leave me alone.

She's always trying to tell me secrets.  Mostly gossip about the other Hens.
This is really stuff I don't want or need to know!

And she follows me wherever I go.

Maybe she will be the first one in the dinner pot!  Ha!  I'm kidding, of course. 
The Duchess says the girls are all part of the family now and nobody is eating them. Ever.

Um, excuse me Miss Hen, I don't think that's a very good place to be laying an egg.

Meanwhile, we have been gardening. . .

and this,

became this!

I hope you are enjoying your summer!



  1. much going on Miss Emma, we are keeping paws crossed that Bear's pain doesn't get too bad.

    Dory, Jakey & Bilbo

  2. Oh NO!!!! Poor Bear...I certainly understand how upsetting it is when our furbabies are suffering...
    Sending hugs and belly rubs,
    ~K and The Pups

  3. Poor Sir Bear, it sucks to get old. I am sure glad he got some good medications to make him feel all better. Your chickens are pretty cute..are they laying lots of eggs?
    Your garden looks fabulous!! It would appear that someone has been weeding all summer!
    Chance sends kisses!:)

  4. poor baby, hope Bear is ok
    Benny & Lily

  5. We hope Bear feels better real soon! And we both want a hen like yours...we are soooo jealous!!
    Hugs and wags, Mistaya and Maggie

  6. We are sending lots of healing vibes to Sir Bear. We just hate to see one hurting and ill. We sure hope the pills keep working. That's one of the same meds that my dog, Alex, took because of muscle and joint problems. It helped him very much. I love the feathered friends and laughed over the gossiping hen!!! Lots of love and sending extra kisses to Bear along with lots of hugs, Debbie & Holly

  7. I'm sorry to hear about bear, its terrible when you have to see hour dog in pain. Hopefully he is fully recovered now.

  8. Poor Bear. The hu-dad says he knows exactly how Bear feels.

  9. Bear, I am glad you are doing better. My mom takes Tramadol too. Growing old is not for the timid or weak!
    Your garden looks fantastic and we absolutely LOVE Harriet. She is such a gossip!
    Enjoy the fleeting summer, my friends.

  10. I am sorry that Bear is struggling...I really hope the meds help.
    You had me smiling warmly whilst I looked at all your photos of your chickens...aren't they just so sweet!?
    Sending lotsaluv to you all

  11. Aw, I'm so sorry to hear about Bear! Hoping he is doing well on the meds.


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