Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Tuesday Tidbits

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I know it has been a while since I have graced cousin Higgins blog.  I am such the slacker lately.  Please forgive me.

Poor Auntie Trice (Patrice) has been admitted into the hospital with an unknown illness Sad  They think she may have caught something while she was traveling on her mission trip to the Dominican. 

We are all praying for her quick recovery.  

I think she has worms and when I have worms they give me a yummy treat that they say has medication in it and I feel all better.  Dr. Ginger’s take on the situation is give her a worm pill and all will be right with the world Winking.

I feel really sorry for my cousin Higgies though.  I know when my Mamma was in the hospital last year I was ready for her to come home.  The others just don’t spoil you as good as Mom does.  Plus he has been left with the youngest human brother who might forget to love on him or feed him or get a crazy idea to get rid of him so he gets all the attention….Umm hold on I think I need to make a call to make sure Higgies is okay On the phone .


In other news stray dog “Matt” is still here and I think to stay. 

(You can read all about Matt the stray here and here if you missed out on his story)

He is still a hot rashy mess


Mamma took him to the vet and he got his shots and was put on more meds besides benedryl.  He ended up being allergic to the antibiotic Cephalexin they put him on so he had to be taken off of that.

Left was on the antibiotic and right was a day after we took him off.  Mamma says no Cephalexin for him anymore.

left on Cephalexin, right a day off Cephalexin   Now he using a medicated shampoo and some topical’s to help control it.

We also found out the poor fellow has Heartworms so he is being treated for that as well, but with the “slow kill” method because he is so sensitive to meds we did not want to go with the strong stuff until we had exhausted other not so intense options.

Since he has got all these issues I decided I should be nice to the big horse.


Aren’t I the epitome of hospitality.  I think I deserve sainthood for this Angel.

Tilda is warming up to him, but some days she just looks at Mom as if to say

“Please remove the ginormous black thing in the yard.  He creeps me out”


Have a great week ya’ll. 

I may be back more this week for more updates on Auntie Trice.  Please pray for her.


  1. Many hugs and prayers coming your way, Mr. Higgins, for your momma. I hope that everything gets back to normal for her (and you) very soon.

    And ouchy for Mr. Matt and his heartworm/heatrash. Boo!!! We hope that he is feeling better soon... and that what you believe, that he is now your furever brother, cousin, is true. Every dog deserves a great home... and yours sounds fangtastic.

    Thanks for filling in for Mr. Higgins...

    Shelle, Milo, Dixie and Newby,

  2. That must be awful, we hope she is back and feeling better soon.
    Poor Matt too, that looks awfully sore.
    We are praying for them both!
    Dip Bridge and Elliot x

  3. She is in our prayers for sure! I am glad Matt has a home. And the perfect home at that. I am sure Higgins appreciates you filling in as I am sure he is very busy helping to get his mom all better.

  4. You are a fabulous host.

    I hope those worms go away. Yuck!


  5. Aw man, being sick is no good :( I hope that she feels better soon!

  6. We hope they are both OK soon and all will be well. Have a good day.
    Best wishes Molly

  7. Dear Ginger Bell,

    It's so kind of you to look after this blog while Hig's mama is away. I hope she gets better soon and that it's nothing too serious.

    What great news that you have a new brother! I'm sure Tilda will get used to him in no time at all :) Hooroo! x

  8. The ginormous black thing is a beauty. Will pray for Auntie Trice. Hope the dewormer takes. ;) Seriously, praying for return to good health.

  9. I'm so sorry about your aunt. Does she really have worms? I'll keep y'all in my prayers.

  10. Soo sorry about your auntie......We will send extra loves your way. Hopefully they all get better.

    ~Weinerful Gang~