March 16, 2016

A few words on Wednesday : A Levon Update and Duffy and Wilhelmina on the rocks.

Levon Update : Thank you for all your kind and supportive comments on yesterday's post. They were very much appreciated! The test results came in and Levon's blood work was good and nothing was found in the x-rays (taken in case he ingested something). Our vet believes that Levon could be having an adverse reaction to his new food. The bleeding was caused by excessive vomiting which would in turn irritate the stomach walls. A few of you suggested this very thing to me yesterday and I am grateful to you as my imagination is great and I was already running with gruesome and torturous stomach cancer and imminent death! Thanks again to all of you. You are the best!

Levon , "Geesh that LP is a worrier. I need to take a nap to get away from all the drama! "


Have a Wonderful Wednesday!
See you soon.
the critters in the cottage xo


  1. I'm so relieved that nothing bad was found with the tests they did on Levon! I hope he is 100% soon, if he isn't already.

  2. Oh, we're sorry we missed the post about Levon, but are glad there's nothing untoward. I had problems with Nicki vomiting blood for most of the summer, finally bought some slippery elm bark powder from a natural foods store and boiled it up, gave a bit of it mixed in his food for a couple of weeks. That seemed to do the trick, but I expect it'll be the same this year, as Nicki eats the grass and nibbles on the plants (one in particular that I'll be digging up, finally, this spring, and removing).

    So fingers and paws crossed for Levon that he's fine from here on in!

    BTW, the slipper elm recipe is:

    Stovetop Method
    Sprinkle 1 to 1.5 tsp of slippery elm bark powder onto one cup of cold water. If you are using slippery elm bark from capsules, you need pure slippery elm bark with no fillers, otherwise the syrup will usually not thicken properly. [Note: I tried the stuff in capsules first, didn't work for me, best to get the loose stuff.]

    Let it sit until the powder is damp, then bring to the boil stirring constantly. Use a stainless steel or heat-proof glass pan, not an aluminium or non-stick one. Reduce the heat and simmer, still stirring constantly, until it thickens, about 3 minutes or so. It will be the consistency of watery egg whites. [The consistency is gross! LOL.]

    Allow to cool and give ¼ - ½ (0.25 to 0.5) teaspoon up to 4 times a day. This will keep at room temperature for a day or in the fridge for up to five days.

  3. Mom and I are truly grateful. We both love all the critters of the cottage and want them all well and happy.

  4. Hope Levon continues to improve. Love the pictures on the rocks.

  5. I am very happy and relieved to read that Levon's tests and x-ray were good. It is hard not to worry about our fur babies. Wilhelmina and Duffy are so adorable, it is nice they are such good friends. XO

  6. We hope you both enjoy your walk near the sea.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

  7. We're glad everything is A-OK, Levon! We are curious as to what that new food was?

    Miss Wilhelmina, you are growing FAST!

    Purrs and woofs,
    The Chans and Tommy

  8. mom is a little behind on her reading....we are sorry to hear Levon gave everyone a scare but glad he is going to be ok

  9. So happy nothing is seriously wrong with Levon. Hope he adjusts to his new food quickly and is feeling better soon. Continuing to send him purrs and prayers. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

  10. Ohhh I'm so glad Levon is OK! It's really scary to see blood - I would imagine the worst thing if I see it, too. But I'm so relieved it may be just due to reaction to his new food.
    Love the photos of Wilhelmina and Duffy. The last picture is really cute!

  11. dood....we iz buzzed happee....knot that ya waz hurlin N all that other bad stuff, but that ya iz aye oh kay.... { for what itz werth...any kinda time blood iz food servizz gurl goez inta de same kinda mode..... } ♣♣♣♣♣

  12. I'm so glad Levon is okay! I also tend to think the worst when either of my boys get sick.

    Judy (Bernie and Phantom - my boys :)

  13. We are so relieved to hear the good news :)

  14. What a wonderful relief to hear Levon is going to be fine. We all have "that imagination" thing, don't we. I loved his photo today. Too sweet.

    And those two pups are so cute! I can't wait to see how Wilhelmina will grow up to be a full size beautiful poodle! Lovely.

    Thanks for the update!

    Love to All,

  15. Hey cutie ones! We're glad to hear a normal is good report about you Levon!

  16. Whew! We're so glad that you're okay, Levon.

  17. Thank COD Levon is ok!!!!!! That seems strange about the food, maybe there was something wrong with it and you should tell the manufacturer? catchatwithcarenandcody

  18. Glad it's nothing too serious for Levon!

  19. We're glad Levon is okay! Quite a scare.

  20. We are relieved to hear that Levon is OK and recuperating from all the human "drama"!
    Those are two fine woofies.

  21. Great picture on the rocks, Duffy and Wilhelmina! We are so, so relieved that Levon is okay. :)



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