I'll be honest, as feisty as I know Annie is, I really didn't have much hope for her. She's 14 and a half, and she was so ridiculously ill, that I wasn't sure her small, podgy little body could fight off whatever it was that was making her so poorly.
However, this morning, she seemed brighter. No sickness, better balance, a plate of chicken, and a small casual stroll later, and she almost seemed to be back to her usual old and wobbly but happy self. She went back to the vets this afternoon, and I stayed home just in case the worst still had to go ahead. Yesterday was brutal enough, and had I gone back to the vets today, I'm pretty sure I would have had some kind of nervous/emotional breakdown, and may have ended up on a leash myself.
Mummy B phoned me at about half past two to tell me that Annie was coming home. HALLE-FLIPPING-LUJAH!! Fair enough, she'll be as high as Frankie Cocozza for a while, but she's definitely on the mend. My little old lady's got some fight left in her after all!
I can't tell you how relieved I am right now! Annie's watched me grow from a cute, Barbie-loving six year old, into a not-so-cute, walrus loving, fairly odd 20 year old. And she's made me smile every single day. I love her incredibly!
I'd like to take this opportunity to thank all of my lovely friends for being so supportive/incredibly lovely over the past day! I'd also like to send massive kisses to the girls at work, for being so understanding about me having to take the day off work to dog-sit/howl.
"A dog has no use for fancy cars, big homes, or designer clothes. A water log stick will do just fine. A dog doesn't care if you're rich or poor, clever or dull, smart or dumb. Give him your heart and he'll give you his. How many people can you say that about? How many people can make you feel rare and pure and special? How many people can make you feel extraordinary?"
I hope you're all having a beautiful weekend. It's safe to say I'll be having a glass or two of wine tonight. I think I have done my years allowance of crying in 24 hours, and I am in great need of a lovely, crisp glass of the good stuff to chill me out properly!! What are you lovely people up too?!
Lots of love, hugs, and kisses xXx