Friday, September 25, 2009


Hi all, it's Inky here.

Well I have been one sick puppy!

Here I am with my coat and neck warmer. I've had pneumonia. It all started with a cough and within a few days I had high fever and was shivering, looking rather wilted and I was off my food (could you believe it!).

I got taken to the vet and they shoved you know what up my almighty. Then they listened to my chest while prodding an poking me- all not very nice.
Next up were needles and some horribly yuck tasting tabbies.

I am still on the tabbies, but I haven't been coughing again for a few days now.
But the most important thing is (obviously) that I am keen (very keen) on food again, so all is well, thanks for asking.

We are still trying to work out how I got it because I am vaccinated regularly against just about anything and everything that's in the book. Anyway, the vet says, these things just happen. Well, I guess that's where the saying "as sick as a dog" comes from. I really was quite ill.

I have spent the week in the confinement of our home. BORING to say the least.
But mum found me a sunny spot in her studio

and she even pulled the blinds up so I could look out and observe the neighbour's cat - my favourite toy.

I probably have put on a few pounds over the last couple of days, too, because the pinkie has served ALL my favourite treats multiple times a day.

Because I haven't been able to walk or run or chase, my family has been taking me for drives around the place to "stimulate my mind" as is necessary for every Airedale.

My dad has also been quite sick and he's been sneezing and coughing his noggin' off, too.

Mum's computer has also been sick and had in fact go to the doctor himself.
She uses her computer for work (and to help us blog of course) and having to spread her work between two other (older) computers that are WAY slower has been driving her nuts. Honestly, I think I'll be taking her for drives next, just to stimulate her mind positively which is necessary with every pinkie.

Finally, the pinkie has fallen ill herself. As I am writing this, she is begging me to tuck her in for the night as she's had enough. So I guess, I had better return the favour and look after her this time.

Hey, because I have spent all this time bored at home I had time to be creative.
I have set up my very own shop (call me a business woman) at cafepress.
You can buy some terrific black and tan merchandise there so come on by!!

Hasta la vista,



  1. Inky,
    I am so, so sorry to hear that you have been such a sick girl! I'm happy you are on the mend! I hope that Miss Molly doesn't catch whatever your pinkies have!! She'll have to be nurse maid to all of you!!
    Also, love your cafepress items!! toooooo cute!

  2. Inky,
    The computer is being less than agreeable today, so you may get a comment from me twice! I'm so sorry to hear that you have been so sick! How horrible for you all!! I'm happy you are on the mend!! I hope your pinkies feel better, too!!! Has Molly had to play nurse maid to you all??? Also, I love your cafepress items!! They are sooooo cute!!

  3. Sending well wishes to all of you. Pneumonia has been making it's rounds here in the U.S. too, We read about it hitting the canine community about a month ago on one of our dog rescue groups. We will go check out the cafepress to see if there is something we can't live without!

    Aire-kisses and hugs to all,
    Bentley and his Mum.

  4. Wow. Inky. We're sad to hear that everyone and everything has been ill. Leave it to Moma's to nurse everyone through it all, and then finally (and lastly) get sick themselves. It helps some to know we can help nurse them back to health during that last stage.

    We LOVE that last photo of you, with the sun shining on your head. It is stunning!

    We're headed over to check out cafepress. Tell everyone to get well.
    We're thinkin' aboutcha,
    Jake and Fergi xxoo

  5. Ciao Inky and Molly!

    Ohhh, Inky, it is STINKY to be sick, so I am very glad that you're feeling better. Give your mama and papa some Aire-smoochies (and maybe some of those foul-tasting tabbies -- heeeee!!) so they get better soon, too.

    Tanti baci!

  6. We're glad you're feeling better.

    Just glanced at your shop - it's great!! We think you should add one Scottie item though.

    Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Java

  7. Helloooo Inky. SO sorry to hear of your recent illness. Sounds awful being cooped up for a full week. At least your mommy found you a good spot to relax in and the car rides are always fun! Hope you are feeling better now dear. (Our daft mommy didn't know pooches got pneumonia...thx for the heads up;<)
    AireKisses & WelshieHugs, BabyRD & Hootie

  8. ps-We hope your mommy is feeling better now too.

  9. I'm glad woo are feeling better

    Woo surely had a rough time of it!

    Please rest up AND take khare of your mum and dad!


  10. Oh my goodness, we go away for a week and look what happens. Thank dogness you're on the mend. We didn't realise doggies got pneumonia.
    We hope your mum feels better soon to.

    Noah Willow Tess Lucy

  11. Inky,
    I so sorry you got so sick. I hope you feel better.
    Sally Ann

  12. Hallo Inky,
    es tut mir so leid, zu hören, dass Du so doll krank warst. Ich hoffe Dir geht es wieder viel besser und auch Deine Mami ist wieder gesund.
    Ein Airedale-Küsschen von

  13. OMG, there is just too much sickness at your house, Inky! We hope you are all feeling better very soon!

    Love ya lots
    Maggie and Mitch

  14. Oh poor you. I am happy to read you are a little bit better now. Now take good 2care of your humans.
    Kisses & Hugs,
    Faya & Dyos

  15. Oh no poor you! We are so sorry you have been so ill Inky.

    Make sure you continue to have lots of quality rest time and the treat intake carries on!!

    Hope your Mummy gets better soon.

    Molly, Taffy and Monty

  16. Wow Inky and Molly
    Is Molly okay since she is the only one not sick? What an awful week? I'll send healing vibes so I get can you back to the beach digging holes to see me.

  17. Inky
    I'm so sowwy to heaw you wewe so sick..I'm sowwy I'm late in wishing you a speedy wecovewy..I hope by now bof you and youw mom have wecovewed fully
    I love you
    smoochie healing kisses


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