10 August 2012

Request for Power of the Paws and Prayers, Please!


Live in rooms full of light
Avoid heavy food
Be moderate in the drinking of wine
Take massage, baths, exercise, and gymnastics
Fight insomnia with gentle rocking or the sound of running water
Change surroundings and take long journeys
Strictly avoid frightening ideas
Indulge in cheerful conversation and amusements
Listen to music.

~~ Aulus Cornelius Celsus, one of the greatest Roman medical writers and author of an encyclopaedia dealing with agriculture, military art, rhetoric, philosophy, law, and medicine, of which only the medical portion has survived, De medicina, now considered one of the finest medical classics and a primary source on diet, pharmacy, surgery and related fields, 25 BC – AD 50


Water, air, and cleanliness are the chief articles in my pharmacopoeia.

~~ Napoleon I (Napoleon Bonaparte), French Military and Political Leader, Emperor of the French from 1804-1815, 1769 - 1821


Notice anything? Look hard! {No, not the dry, dead, brown grass from the lack of rain and heatwave.}

See - or not see - it yet?

No leash! I am outside with no leash!! How pawsome is that?!

Finally, one of my dreams has come true. But sadly, it came true at a cost. I am not on a leash because I am sick.

Yes, it is sadly very true. I have a few medical issues going on inside me right now and it is a bit scary. It happened fairly quickly, too, so it took my human, K, by surprise. One day I was my loveable, happy, goofy, excitable, fun, energetic, trying to break free of my leash self and the next I was lethargic and coughing and barely walking. So I humbly request for the Power of the Paws and prayers to help me heal and get back to 100% perfect me!


Guido Reni, Archangel Michael (defeating Satan), circa 1636 (Santa Maria della Concezione dei Cappuccini, Rome, Italy)

Paolo Veronese, Saint Barnabas Healing the Sick, circa 1566 (Musée des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, Rouen, France)

Back to me...

Porgy is sticking by me so he can transmit powerful parrot healing thoughts to me.

Porgy has something he wants to say. Take it away, Porgy!

Thanks, Suka! Porgy here. Suka is always woofing about all his wonderful and amazing blogging friends, so I appeal to all of you out there in the blog-o-sphere to please use your Power of the Paws to help heal my Suka. Thank you.

I don't want to lose my Suka.

I don't want to lose my Suka.

I have the best Pack! Thanks Porgy and Silvius! I don't want to lose myself, either! I currently have three medical issues. First, I have very bad arthritis in both my hind legs which makes walking uncomfortable. Hence, no leash, because I just don't go that far anymore. I also have an inner-ear issue in my right ear, so my balance is slightly off sometimes, which also makes walking a bit difficult and thus keeps me from wondering too far from home. Finally, and the worst, I may have heart disease. Right now I am on antibiotics because my Veterinarian wants to first check if I have congested lungs. If I do, then the antibiotics will clear up my lungs, the coughing will stop, and I will breath easier and feel better. But, if my cough does not go away, then I most likely have heart disease. K does not want to think about that right now. Neither do I. Instead, we are thinking of all the prayers and Power of the Paws coming my way to cure me. Disease has no place in my heart, and arthritis has no place in my legs or body. But leash-free adventures have a place in my future! I'm just sayin'...


NAK and The Residents of The Khottage Now With KhattleDog! said...

Oh Suka -

Woo KNOW my paws will be khrossed furry furry tightly fur WOO and fur your K -

Please don't worry us like that -

Khyra and Phyll

Anonymous said...

Nuts Suka. I am sorry you are not feeling well. Sending you lots of healing vibes to get you back to your happy bouncy self! POTP coming your way in heaps!

Waggin at ya,

Finn said...

We have our paws crossed for you, dear friend!

bbes tribe said...

Dear Suka, We have missed you. Sorry to hear you are having health problems. We are keeping our paws crossed for you and sending good and healing thoughts your way. (There are 6 of us includes 1 foster pup= 24 paws crossed) plus M & D. You are so handsome and we are praying and hoping you soon get back to feeling better. Sasha has been having problems with her hips too and some infections.. Drugs can be good - she is some better already.
Tailwags and love to you all!
Ernie and the pack

Maxmom said...

Oh Suka,
I am sorry to hear about your sickies. Our thoughts and prayers are with you...the Power of the paw coming your way...
Sending lotsaluv to you, your pack and to your mom.

Mary Lou said...

Oh, Suka....
I can feel my own heart beat as these words are being typed. I am sorry that you are not feeling well!! Get better!! You will definitely be in my thoughts....
Love, Raelyn.... And Rose, my BEAUTIFULLY UNIQUE "Mystery Dog"!!

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

Dear Suka, we are crossing all our paws as we type this to you. We are so sorry you have been sick. This miserably hot summer sure doesn't help. We sure do hope you will be doing much better with these meds. Do keep us all updated on how things are going. We know your Mom must be very concerned. Feel better, pal.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

rottrover said...

Sending POTP your way, Suka!

-Bart and Ruby

Angels Amber and Max DaWeenie and Mom said...

Suka.....No, don't have da sickies. We have 36 paws crossed at our house that you will feel all better real soon.

Note from Mom....Also saying some extra prayers for you. Feel better soon, sweetie. Keep us posted.


FiveSibesMom said...

Suka - please feel our healing Husky vibes coming your way. Stay strong girl. We started a pawcircle of healing for you on our FiveSibes: Siberian Husky K9 News & Reviews Facebook page (at https://www.facebook.com/pages/FiveSibes-Siberian-Husky-K9-News-Reviews/181529415231834) and Twitter so furpals from all over and their hu-families can send you healing vibes, comments, and prayers. Please give a big hug from me to your hu-Mom too. Enjoy your leash-free time because we KNOW you will be back to feeling good and wanting to romp very soon - which means you will be back on the leash - and that will be a good thing!
Sending all our love to you!

White Dog Blog said...

We are sending White Dog healing energy and positive thoughts of the most powerful highest order your way! We understand lung/heart congestion issues (Puff) and inner ears (Dr. Julia just put Quinn on Bonnine an over the counter motion sickness med 1 tab 2Xdaily to help with his balance issues as an alternative to increasing seizure meds). Maybe for you? Feel our paws and arms encircling you in love and hope and take strength. W are with you, dearest friend!

Unknown said...

Suka , sending you the power of the paw , healing thoughts and a truck load of love. Have a good Sunday.
Best wishes Molly

Lovable Lily said...

Hi Suka,
We're crossing our mighty doxie paws over here for you. We're so sorry to hear you are not feeling well. We pray that with all of our prayers and good thoughts and healing rayz, you will be much better in no time flat.

Please keep us all updated as we is most worried.

Lily Belle & Muffin

Bailey Be Good! said...

Oh noes, my dear Suka!! I am so sorry to hear about your health issues. Nala, Bubba, me and my family are all going to send all of our positive healing thoughts your way!!

Thinking of you, my friend! :)

Woofs & huggies, <3

~Bailey (Yep, I'm a girl!)

Ruby said...

Suka, Amber sent me over to give ya some POWER of the PAW!!!! I'll be keepin' all four paws crossed that everythin' will work out well for ya. I'll also be sendin' some AireZens. Keepin' good thoughts!



KB said...

Suka, We are sending you every iota of the power of the paw that we have. Please feel better soon.

Dachshund Nola said...

Oh no! Sending love and POTP your way

Berts Blog said...

NO SUKA, I absolutely refuse to accept that you are feeling sickly. Now that is that. You are not sick.
But just in case I can't demand that you are healthy, I will use all the power of the paw that I can muster to help you Not Be Sick.

You must get well. My Vickie says so...

Anonymous said...

Hey Suka, Jet here.

Ok, here's what we're sending over RIGHT NOW:



Smiles and love aplenty...

Leash free enjoyment.

Jans Funny Farm said...

Purrs and pawhugs, Suka. Get well!

haopee said...

We've missed you for quite some time. I was thinking that you might have stopped blogging. I was thinking of you and planned to email. I am glad you stopped by our page.

I didn't know Suka had so many issues. We hope he's alright. He is a he, right?

I do hope you get better soon. We will send our paws and prayers to you and inform our bloggy friends about your predicament.

Huggies and Cheese,


Jed and Abby in MerryLand said...

Hello, Suka. Amber da Weenie sent us to meet you. We will for sure keep our paws crossed for your speedy recovery.

Even though we're sure you take heartworm preventative, did your vet test for heartworms? Years ago, mama had a dog who tested negative and was on HW preventative and he STILL got heartworms. Once it was identified, he was treated successfully. It was rough, but he made it.

Anyway, we sure hope you feel better real soon.

Jed & Abby

Teddy Bear said...

Oh, dear friend, we are so sorry to hear that you're not feeling well. We've got our paws crossed and are praying for you to get better. Please keep us posted on your progress. We're sending lots of hugs, healing vibes, and most of all love to you, Suka.

Teddy Bear & Sierra

WFT Nobby said...

Suka, we are sending the most powerful possible healing vibes all the way across the Pond. Gail's family are all arthritis suffers so we know all about that particular unglamorous but limiting disease. But we also know that there are lots of effective treaments out there for heart problems, which can be deployed if necessary (although we hope they wren't necessary).
Love and best wishes,
Bertie and Gail.
Ps from Gail: The structure you asked about, pictured in the background on Bertie's blog last week, is an Obelisk constructed in Victorian times to commemorate Sir James McGrigor, an military surgeon who reformed the British army's medical services and so saved the lives of many soldiers. The obelisk originally stood in the Aberdeen city centre, but was moved to its current location a mile away in Duthie Park in the 1890s - it must have been quite an effort! To me, the most interesting aspect is the old plaque on the monument which refers to Sir James as being from 'North Britain', an term for Scotland that one never hears used today.

Finn said...

Just popping over to see how you are doing! Hope all is well.

Parsley said...

Just dropping by to visit my old friend Suka after a long blog break and I see you are sick? Oh know. 7 pairs of puppy paws crossed that you get better.

tubby3pug said...

WE came to by to visit when we heard you were not feeling well and we are sending healing thoughts. Our mom has seen dogs treated for congestive heart failure that responded really well to medication so even if it is your heart dont give up hope!

urban hounds

The Daily Pip said...

My dear Suka ...you have my absolute full support and my paws are crossed so tight I might just fall over!

Let me tell you a little story ...a few days after Christmas my assistant took me to the vet because I was coughing and having many of your same symptoms. They found that my heart was enlarged and there was fluid in my lungs. They didn't think I had much time left, but here I am almost nine months later! A week after my initial vet appointment I saw a cardiologist and while I definitely have heart disease my lungs were clear! We take things day by day, but I am feeling just fine thanks to good care and medicine. I also have days when I am quite spunky!

I just know you will be fine! We are all pulling for and supporting you!

Your pal, Pip

Donna said...

I hug u wif lots of Luve. (((Suka))).

Alfie said...

Oh my dog, Suka! Good thing I came back in time to see this! I will definitely keep you in my pawyers and wish the best for you! I had coughing problems when my people first got me! they told me that I might have heart worm but luckily it was just because I am a piggy who eats and drinks too fast! But I still have to get checked, it's scary!

I will keep making my stops to see how things are going with you! You are like my best furiend on here :(

Love, Alfie

Joan Princing Art said...

You got it, Suka buddy!! We are sending you tons of get well wishes, prayers, good thoughts, smoke signals, you name it --- we're sending it. We Love You Suka!!! We are also sending you a zillion hugs...((((((HUGS FOR SUKA))))))...

xoxoxoxoxoxo and then some!!!!
Joan & little Janie Poo

Lakeland adventures with Lola and Milo said...

Hi Suka.

I was thinking i hadn't heard from you for a while now i know why.

I'm sorry to hear you're not feeling well. I've got my paws crossed for you.

Your best pal Sheba.

FANCY the Red Standard Poodle said...

Hi Y'all,

Just stopped from "My Dogs Love Me! We have our paws crossed for you Suka. We want you to quickly return to goog health.

Y'all come back now,
Hawk aka BrownDog

Scrappy Angel said...

Oh - SUKA.

I am worried now. and certainly will put my paws together and pray.

power of prayer works.

please get well.

we all love you so!

The Daily Pip said...

Hi Suka,

Just checking in on you to see how you are feeling ...

One other thing to mention, I started taking fish oil in my food and it has really given me more energy. It comes in a capsule, which my assistant pops open and mixes with my food. Fish oil is good for arthritis AND heart disease. Our vet gave it to us - you might want check with your vet to see if it might help.

Also, my vet advised keeping me cool - not easy as we have had such a hot summer! My assistant bought me a doggie cooling vest, which really helps. I still can't be outside very long in really hot weather the sun, but the vest has helped me enjoy some outside time this summer. The vests come in all sizes. Do you know Corbin? He has some heart issues as well. If you would me to introduce you, let me know.

Your pal, Pip

P.S: I'll be going back to the cardiologist next month for my nine month check up.

Tweedles -- that's me said...

I have been crossing my paws for you my friend. I hope you can feel it.
I love you and send bubbles in the sky packed with healing

Remington said...

You are in our thoughts and prayers, my friend....

As Aventuras de Billy said...

Hey suka!!!!!!!
Quanto tempo amigão que você não aparecia lá no meu cantinho!
Estava morto de saudades de você!!!
Mas, voltou com tudo!! Várias poses de top model!! lol lol !!!!
Você é super fotogênico!

Finn said...

Hey Suka! Thanks for stopping by! I hope you are dong a bit better! Please let us know, we have been thinking about you!

NAK and The Residents of The Khottage Now With KhattleDog! said...

I don't know if woo noticed who was on my Wednesday post -

He's one on WOO!

But not as handsome as WOO!

I hope woo are still doing okay!


Ruby said...

I just wanted to let you know I still have my paws crossed for ya! Been thinkin' of ya, and sendin' more AireZens your way.



Berts Blog said...

Suka, how you feeling. I am worried about you. WE keep checking back for an update.


haopee said...

Hi Suka, I just wanted to know if Silvius is your pack brother.

Huggies and Cheese,


bbes tribe said...

Just stoppin' by to woof at you my furiend and let you know we are still thinking of you, sending healing vibes and keeping good thoughts and ALL of our paws crossed fur you!! (that's a lot of paws - 24 all together - not counting M & D)
Healing Tailwags

As Aventuras de Billy said...

Suka, minha mamãe anda muito atarefada!
Por esse motivo ela tem comentado poucas vezes!! Mas continuo pensando que você é o me amigão!!!!
Sempre que eu puder eu venho aqui te dar umas lambidas!
Você está doente?
Me conte sobre isso!

FANCY the Red Standard Poodle said...

Hi Y'all,

Thanks so much for stoppin' by for a visit. I'm so glad y'all could make it!

I came to check up and see if there was any good news about improvement in how you're feelin' Suka. Just to let you know, the prayers and paw power are still operating for you here.

Y'all come back now,
Hawk aka BrownDog

FiveSibesMom said...

Just checking back in on you, Suka...hope no news is good news and that you are feeling better and stronger...sending you lots of love and healing hugs.

Joan Princing Art said...

Just checking in... sending lots more hugs for ya! Been thinking about you. xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

Remington said...

Just thinking about you today....hope things are going better....you are in our thoughts and prayers....

TimberLove said...

Harrooo Suka, we are sorry to hear woo are feeling poorly. Please know #1 will keep you close in his prayers and that we pups will all be sending pawsitive huskerboo vibes. Be well mate,

RA, Isis & Nanük

Cynthia Rodriguez said...

Hi Suka, we thought to check in and see what you've been up to and very sad to hear you've gotten so sick! Our family has a lot of arthritis in it also, so we know what you're dealing with. We've noticed a lot of dogs in our neiborhood this summer with hip and leg problems and their parents give them pain medicine and have way slower walks.I hope your cough goes far away and you don't have any heart problems! We'll cross our paws and say some prayers for you Suka and K too for all her worry! You have a good pack with Silvius and Porgy too! Hope you feel better soon!!! Love Tiger and mom Cindy