Thursday, October 16, 2014

Torrential Rains and me!

Just wondering this morning...do you all have trouble finding the time you need to get on the computer? It's been three days since my last post! Already! So I sit down here at the computer wanting to reply to the nice comments but then I also want to read all the new posts and leave you comments. Honestly, the chaos around here yesterday has left me out of sorts, to say the least. Take a look at the pond...



The ducks were actually swimming on this side of the pier!  

Eli was sick and vomiting Tuesday night. We were very concerned because he has been on an antibiotic and pain medication. He was neutered last Thursday. So my plan was to get Eli in the car and be at the vet's office when they opened the doors at 8:30 yesterday morning. As it turns out, Poppy had to be at work early so everything was left up to me.



We were having torrential rains from that line of storms that had just reached our area...hence the flooded pond. Holding an umbrella I managed to open the chicken house door and take care of things as best I could. I then locked up the house and with a leash on Eli, headed to the car. ..he was fine until I opened the back car door. Eli backed up, sat down in the pouring rain and said, "I am not going back to that vet's office! Never again!" He would not budge! My back, the tail of my skirt, and my feet were soaked! Back inside the house, I called my neighbor...I'll be right there, she said. Neighbor "Windy" (great name for the day) arrived with a pack of sandwich meat. I crawled into the back seat of the car with Eli's leash and a piece of meat. Windy gentled pushed from behind...Eli jumped in! Whew! 



I thanked Windy and we were on our way. Once at the vet's office, it took a crew to coax Eli through the front door. Well, all is well that ends well. Eli and Dr. Davis are friends again. Eli may have had a reaction to the antibiotic, so he is off that. An x-ray showed nothing serious, perhaps a piece of label from a yogurt carton. I need to be more careful. He is now on a medication for nausea. It was close to noon when we pulled back into the driveway at home. I looked a lot like a dirty wet mop and pretty much felt like one too. The rain continued on until 7:00 pm.

Gosh, I had best get busy. Today is opening day at the State Fair. The gates open at 3:00 today and Shelby and I plan to be the first in line! :) We do love the State Fair! Thankfully, Poppy is here to babysit. In closing...would you just look at this...




I missed the best one...Smokey snuggled in Eli's fur. Smokey would have to feel pretty confident to roll over like this with a polar bear standing over him...



Thank you for visiting and for listening as I go on and on! 

A very very wet day indeed...



Love,
Henny

31 comments:

  1. I'm so glad that Eli is feeling better, and he and Smokey together - oh my, how cute.
    It's going to be raining here all day, but nothing to match your flooded pond.

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    1. Thank you Marty! I've got to get over to your blog and catch up! :)

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  2. Sixes and Sevens to say the very least. Some days are like that but fortunately everything worked itself out for you with a little help from Windy and the sandwich meat. We got three inches of that same rain system a couple of days ago. This on top of rain and showers off and on for a week and a half. It's putting me very much behind with the outside work----painting, raking, planting bulbs etc.. I do like rain but this is too much of a good thing. I love the picture of the submerged pier. But heck you could go swimming with no exertion at all-----just sit there and splash around in the water. What would be better?

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    1. I hadn't thought about splashing around in those chairs. I would be scared to death! :) Sounds like you've had lots of rain too.

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  3. Wow, that is a lot of rain. I'd be interested to know what your average annual rainfall is. I think it's about 60 inches here.
    I guess if Eli doesn't want to go anywhere, it's pretty hard to make him:) What does he weigh? Glad he is okay. Smokey has just fit right in hasn't he, or is he a she, do you know yet? I have watched some big dogs and small cats play together, it just amazes me how the dog never gets too rough.

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    1. Wow! 60 inches is a lot. I just checked and the average annual rainfall for Raleigh, NC is 46.58 inches. We are an hour north of Raleigh. It's just that we rarely get a normal rain. The last three times it rained here, we got 3 1/2 inches each time.

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    2. We get lots of days of 'normal rain', today will be one of them. I just double checked on our rainfall....59.3 inches:(
      3 1/2 inches of rain in one shot is a lot!

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  4. On those crazy days (or weeks) that I just can't find time to get to the computer and post...I just don't! Taking care of the animals (and people ;-) is top priority and I'd like to think that my readers care about that and understand. No pressure. Glad Eli is feeling better and that Smokey is too cute!

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    1. That is so true. Other things have to come first sometimes. Thank you!

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  5. I feel the same way about blogging!
    Oh poor Eli..we've had some of the cats react very badly to antibiotics,they do recover quickly though,once the meds are stopped.
    I think Smokey has found a best friend.
    Jane x

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    1. I didn't think about the problem being the antibiotic, but that was the first thing the vet mentioned.

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  6. Poor you. I hope you got a hot shower and a cup of tea after that trip. Mother Nature is a cruel parent some times. Hope today is better and all are well.

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    1. Oh thank you. I did, and the best feeling was being inside and in warm socks for the rest of the day!

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  7. We envy you the rain, still drought conditions here in California, but we hope for an El Nino season this winter. I am so glad to catch up with your blog, and your world. Gone for a great 3 week vacation, but always good to be home, and I was anxious to see how things were in Henny Penny-land. Smokey is so sweet and I love the interaction with Eli and Weetie. Hope the rain abates for awhile. That chocolate vine is so unusual, never seen anything like it.

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    1. Wow! A three week vacation. Poppy promises we will go somewhere again when he retires in a year and a half. We'll see. Sure wish I could give you some of this rain. It is cool and sunny here today. Thank goodness for the sun again!

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  8. Poor Eli. Hope he is feeling better. So cute to see him and Smokey getting to be buddies.

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    1. Eli is back to normal today and looking after his new kitten. :)

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  9. Yikes! That's a lot of rain!
    What a time you had with Eli! Glad everything is OK. Love the doggie/kitty photos.

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    1. Thank you. I don't know why we get so much rain all at once. That was another 3 1/2 inches! I appreciate it though. Next summer could be very dry.

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  10. It sounds like you rain goes on and on. Rain isn't fun when you get too much of it.

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  11. wow now that is rain!
    glad all is well...what a pair!

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    1. Hey Suz. Thank you. They are sweet together!

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  12. Wow looks like y'all did get a lot of rain. I sure am glad that Eli is okay. That sounds like a funny ordeal but I know that it was not at the time it was happening. I hope that you and Aunt Shelby had a fun time at the fair. I have not been in years.

    Love you!

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    1. It was funny looking! I was sure glad to get on dry clothes and some socks! What a day! We all have those days though, don't we? We did have fun at the fair. I haven't seen Shelby since Easter. That's a shame! We do enjoy our time together at the fair.

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  13. Glad it worked out OK at the vets, those two really are the best of friends. That was a lot of rain to have flooded like that, we too have had a lot and my garden is sodden. Hope you had a good time at the state fair.

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    1. Thank you. Our yard and garden are wet and soggy here too!

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  14. My hubs name is Eli those shots of Eli and your tiny kitteh are pretty dadblasted cute!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Who says tiny kitteh cats cannot get along with a big boy like Eli I truly believe the bigger the doggie and the tinier the kitteh cats they seem to know they are much bigger and act like perfect gentlemen..We have a big cat named Miss Cody no one bothers her not a dog in the neighborhood and they outweigh her by many pounds she is long legged and gorgeous and struts her stuff, she is sweet with itty bitty kitties too, she knows her worth and to tell you the truth I think some humans could use her temperament, have a wonderful weekend, keep warm and dry, we are now getting some rain, little as it is but we are appreciative, ciao!

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    1. Hey Anonymous! Thank you for leaving a comment. I too think the big dogs are more gentle than the small ones. I like the name Miss Cody. She sound like a neat cat. I know what you mean about the temperament! :)

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  15. You got rain! You should probably work with Eli after he gets all better...put him in the vehicle and drive down the road someplace and give him a treat and then go back home. Soon he will load in the car...cause he knows there is a treat at the end! Cute photos of him and Smokey:)

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    1. I really need to do that. Before the visit to get Eli neutered, he wanted to go everywhere and would jump right in the car. He must have had a bad experience with something that day.

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