Sunday, April 3, 2011
Old Girl Blossom, Lives to fight another Day ...
With all the snake drama behind us now, we thought life would settle back to normal "Fairy Castle Farm" bliss. How wrong we were!!
Our dear old girl Blossom had a terrible night and has suffered a stroke.
My Yollie took her to the Vet, he gave her an anti-inflammatory injection to assist in reducing any swelling to her brain and settle the after effects of the stroke. He also confirmed she has Altzimers, luckily there is only minor neurological damage and hopefully the Old Girl will battle on a while longer yet with good quality of life!! The Vet confirmed that she is partially blind and completely deaf. The stroke has left her with impaired function of her hind leg and a strange sounding bark. But all in all she is a very lucky Old girl still enjoying her food and drink unaided. Blossom is around 17 years old and been with My Yollie for the last 13 of them. She is a feisty little monster but just in the last couple of weeks we have noticed the old girl slowing down quite a bit. She has not seemed as interested in things that would normally get her all worked up. A couple of times she has started barking and growling at My Yollie as though she does not know who she is any more. We are all very relieved that she had not suffered any severe damage and will continue to plod along happily through life for a while longer.
I was thinking today that we each have a very interesting story to tell and with Blossoms sudden turn I thought life really is short and no time like the present to perhaps begin sharing each of our stories with you. So here goes. I'll start with Blossoms story:
Blossom was already quite a few years old when she came to live with My Humans. Long before I was born. This is how it went. A professional couple bought her as a puppy and she was living in the lap of luxury. This was until the couple had a baby. They poor Blossom was booted out the door, literally!! She went from an inside dog to an outside dog over night. She never recovered from this trauma. Soon the owners had no time for Blossom and planned to take her to the pound. My Yollie's dad is a hairdresser and the owner was a client of his. Upon hearing Blossoms pending fate he had pity on her and told the owner he would take her. This was his plan but it was not Blossoms! She hated her new home!! She tore up carpets, terrorised the boy Malteese that lived with My Yollie (Malibu - now passed) and just wanted to pee everywhere!!! After much anguish it was decided she was not happy, her new family was not happy and Malibu was definitely NOT happy. My Yollie had a boyfriend at the time (yep, My Stewart) and he was living alone, so My Yollie took her over to see how it would work out. My Stewart and Blossom hit it off like a house on fire. Blossom did not mind that My Stewart worked in the day and she was alone because when he came home, he was all hers!!! He even used to give her baths and change her coat colour!!! I hear pink was the favourite. Life was great, until .... My Stewart got married, yes you guessed it to My Yollie. Then things got very interesting....... To be continued ...