Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Latest Deals and Sad News

I had to go to town on Tuesday, so I stopped by Walgreens again with 2 Visine coupons for $2 off each in hand. I used those with the $2 off in the Easy Saver booklet and got them for free.

While I was waiting for my 2 older girls to be done at the orthodontist today I walked over to Target and picked up 2 trial size bottles of Tylenol, free after my $1/1 coupons. I also bought 3 boxes of Electrosol Gel Pacs. They are normally $3.69 (at Target) and I had 3 $2.25/1 coupons. That made them $1.44 each, which is extremely cheap when that is all I can use. We have CRAZY hard water around here.

Zeke, our blue heeler, died today. He was fine last night when I closed up the house to go to bed. This morning Roo, curious cat that she is, wondered why he hadn't come out from under the porch like he normally does to eat his "breakfast" if you will. She started freaking out, yelling "There are worms going in and out of his neck!" Yeah. Say what? So I went to check it out. He wouldn't move. BUT his chest was going up and down, so he was still breathing. I went and got DH out of bed and we checked him out. His eyes were dilated and we thought he was breathing his last. He still wouldn't get up. His front right leg appeared to be broken and he couldn't seem to maneuver his back side at all. I got him some water. He lapped it up like crazy, so there was hope, right? I watched him for a while. DH said there was no point in taking him to the vet. He would either get better throughout the day or he would pass. An hour later I went to check on him and he had moved!!! I was so excited! The kids were excited and hopeful. We gave him more water and he lapped that up. We had to leave for our appointments today, so we said a prayer. When we got home he had passed on. So heartbreaking. It seems no matter how many pets/animals we lose on the farm, each one hurts. Each are very missed.

So tonight, we say goodbye to Zeke. There just has to be an animal heaven for timid, loving dogs like him.


Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. It is hard to lose an animal, I'm sure. Take care.

Mrs Smiley Joe said...

I'm so sorry! We lost our kitty in April and still mourn that loss. My heart is with your family!

Dena said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. I know animals are supposed to just be pets but it's hard to not get super attached. Especially when you have kids. No matter how long a dog lives you will remember it for the rest of your life. To this day, I miss all of mine who have passed on.

Jerri Dalrymple said...

Thank you all for the kind words. Look for an upcoming post that shows how when one door closes, another opens. :0)