Our sick poodle in Florida

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Okay, this is somewhat a frivolous post but when you baby is sick you take it very seriously. It must be obvious that Charlene and I have no human kids so excuse us for being nervous parents. Charlene is still at our home in Jupiter and told me that Henri was feeling sickly. Since my life depends on Henri's happiness I immediately told her to take him to the vet. He was lethargic and not eating so I am in Oklahoma City going nuts. She finally took him to the vet and we found out that the organic food we were feeding him had too much fat in it and he developed pancreatitis. At least we know what he had but Charlene was guilty about his vet bill being $506 and I reminded her that having a poodle child meant we didn't have to pay for his college education. The good news is that he is feeling better and we are changing his diet. The picture you see is our boy being pitiful to gain sympathy since he is not above manipulating us. FYI, it works.

In this crazy world where you don't even want to turn the television on it is a wonderful reminder that un conditional love does exist and where our reciprocation knows no limits. I promise you if I had any human children my basket case personality would have been even more severe. But here is one warning, be careful about irrational thoughts. After this incident with our 11 year old child we are considering cloning him. That is some kind of crazy.



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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

I've had about a half dozen fur babies come and go and yes it is painful to see them sick or suffering Joe Pryor . No one is going to think you are crazy for loving a member of your family... even a furry one.

Jun 12, 2018 06:07 PM #3
Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!

Not frivolous at all Joe Pryor being a fellow "4-legged parent" of several kids, I know exactly what you mean with anxiety over a sick baby.  So glad that Henri will be better soon!

Jun 12, 2018 06:14 PM #4
Joyce Marsh
Joyce Marsh Real Estate LLC - Daytona Beach, FL
Joyce Marsh Real Estate LLC - Luxury Real Estate

I completely understand too, and am so happy to hear he is feeling better. 

Jun 12, 2018 07:02 PM #5
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Joe nothing frivolous about a sick family member, often we visit the vet and I just do not write about it because it would seem like we are crazy and just an FYI we have the Vet's email, personal mobile phone and there are times we even send pictures and she does virtual diagnoses.... with that said I am glad to hear your baby is feeling better, Endre

Jun 12, 2018 11:29 PM #6
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Joe.

So happy to hear Henri is feeling better, personally I wouldn't want to clone any of our children.. 

Jun 13, 2018 02:39 AM #7
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Joe. So you do have a soft spot! Henri has your number! Enjoy your day, Henri is enjoying his!

Jun 13, 2018 04:48 AM #8
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Joe Lots of people with fur babies feel like you do. My kitty has diabetes and has to have insulin X2 a day.  Glad your baby is doing better. Vets are expensive. 

Jun 13, 2018 05:29 AM #9
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Hi Joe... as a pet parent... I totally get it! In my life, often when my husband is out of town when he calls in he asks first how the fur-babies are doing before asking me how I am. And I'm happy the Henri is on the mend.

Jun 13, 2018 06:26 AM #10
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Joe. I am so glad your baby is better. Cloning is in my view un-necessary as there are so many wonderful pets who need homes.

Jun 13, 2018 06:53 AM #11
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Your experience provides some very good advice for pet owners. 

The organic diet you enjoy may not be suitable for your dog.

Jun 13, 2018 06:54 AM #12
Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I hope that the new diet will have Henri feeling on top of the world again soon, he knows that he always has you wrapped around his little pinky, haha.

Jun 13, 2018 08:13 AM #13
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Joe- caring for your loved ones, even the 4-legged ones, is never frivolous...it's what we do!  When our first Brittany suddenly went blind, Larry and I spent thousands of dollars on a doggie neurologist and doggie ophthalmologist. We don't regret it one bit. Glad to hear that Henri is on the mend and I applaud him for milking it for all he can!!!

Jun 13, 2018 10:58 AM #14
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

There's no question about it, our fur babies are every bit the family members that their human counterparts are.  I hope your pooch feels better soon.

Jun 13, 2018 01:21 PM #15
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS CRB, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ

Joe I totally understand. Being a pet parent is important and it's hard when they're not feeling well and can't tell us why. Our little guy Barney got into something yesterday in the yard and we're not sure what. We're just happy it seems better today.  And agreed - they know how to 'work us'!!!

Jun 13, 2018 01:48 PM #16
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Hi Joe,
I laughed at the not having to pay for college comment.  

Jun 15, 2018 07:28 AM #17
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

The college comment also made me laugh...so true. I do have children - worried a lot about them - and now that they are grown, I worry about Mac.  Glad to hear your little Henri is doing much better. Too much fat in the diet isn't good for any of us - unless they are the healthy fats of course. Lol.  

Jun 15, 2018 01:01 PM #18
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

People are very attached to their pets. They become their children of sorts. So glad Henry is feeling better and one the mend. Who would have thought that a dog food would give him pancreatitis?

Jun 16, 2018 06:38 PM #19
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

Aw pool little Henri.  At least the worst is over and he's on the mend now.  Those vet bills can be very expensive!

Jun 18, 2018 11:34 AM #20
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

Please tell Charlene that my wonderful poodle got acute pancreatitis - and my bill was nearly 30x that bill - Poirot was in intensive care for 5 days - it was very expensive - but he is okay now- 

Jun 18, 2018 04:33 PM #21
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Love is love and none of us want to see those we love in pain. I'm glad to hear your baby is doing better.

Jun 28, 2018 11:14 AM #22
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