March 17, 2011

White Dog whispered to Steve, "Do you think momma would be offended if I offered to eat her share of dinner tonight?" He answered, "With the way she feels right now I doubt she would mind but the meal isn't exactly health food for pups...and you would have to share!"

When Steve pulled the corned beef, cabbage and new potatoes that had been braising all afternoon out of the oven and lifted the lid, White Dog, Quinn, Nuka, and Puff swarmed the kitchen waiting with excitement. Those same usually delicious smells drove me to the bedroom wing of the house where I could shut the door and hide under the covers in the darkness.

Seems I have inherited the stomach flu that visited Steve last week and as I lay curled up and nauseous, I could hear the rest of the family enjoying the traditions of the day, including some lovely Celtic music. I had no desire to join them.

Later, the door quietly opened revealing Steve with a small tray. White Dog accompanied him and hopped up next to me on the bed. The tray contained a very different Irish tradition...plain oatmeal and weak tea.

I am counting the hours. Steve was effected for about 18 hours...if that is my barometer, I think I have about 12 more to go. Until then, River Dancing at the Smith household has been cancelled and there will be no Guiness ice cream floats (which sorely has disappointed The Mighty Quinn).

But I AM green!


Kari in WeHo said...

oh my thats not the green you want for St Pats. Feel better soon


Pepsi the Lazy Bum said...

Oh no, that's not the kind of green you want. Get better soon! I hope your flu goes away sooner than Steve's.

WDA, please send some extra kisses to the Mom fur me!


Prinnie,Digby and Atka said...

Dear White Dog Army,
Please give your mommy the best Eskie kisses from us and tell her that we are sending our special love and get well vibes her way.
Prinnie, Digby, Atka (oh and Mom and Mommy too)

Suka said...

hey White Dog Army,

Your poor mom! That is not the kind of green you should be on St. Patrick's Day! Here is wishing for a speedy recovery! Paws and fingers crossed!!

Your St. Patrick's Day feast sounds yummy! Well, to me it does. My human K said the oatmeal is more up her alley. I hope you pups got big chunks of corned beef! I did not get any special meal so eat an extra helping for me! ;->


Asta said...

What a bummew fow youw Mom
I'm so sowwy that she is gween today in the wong way. That nice oatmeal you bwought hew wif the weak tea sounds pawfect and fow the west of the family I hope thewe wewe tastes of that yummie cowned beef all awound.
Pawhaps the mighty quinncan have that dessewt some othew time!

In the mean time good helth quickly fow youw Mom and happy celebwating StPaddy's day fow the west of you bootiful white dogs
smoochie kisses

Teddy Bear said...

We hope you feel better soon! Guinness ice cream floats? Now that's brilliant! Our Daddy loves Guinness. Thank you for the great idea.:)

Teddy Bear

Mack said...

Oh No! I know you are being taken care of by the WDA though!
Get well soon!


Mr. Pip said...

We had the same bug a few weeks ago. Take care. It will be over before you know it!

Your pal, Pip

ra husky said...

oh dear, what a rotten day to be sick~sending pawsitive sibervibes from Wyoming for a speedy recovery:)

RA & Isis

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Oh yuck!!! And the smell of cabbage cooking probably didn't help much either. Mom loves cabbage but the lingering smell is tough to take. Hope your stint with the bug is over by now. But a good cup of hot tea is just the remedy.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Brian said...

I sure hope you feel better really soon...you're almost there!

Amber DaWeenie said...

Awww....I hope dat you feel all better by now. Maybe's you can's have anudder celebration when you're all better again.


Ginger Jasper said...

Oh no I hope the bug is now well out of your system. Please take care and get well soon. Hugs GJ xx

Stella said...

Are you better today? We haven't been sick here (knock wood) and so I don't know how it is but I hope you are well soon.


rottrover said...

sorry you had to BE green and not just wear green :-(

Remington said...

Sorry you are feeling under the weather. There is some nasty stuff out there! Take care and get well soon, my friend!

FiveSibesMom said...

FiveSibes send lots of Husky hugs your way to feeling better really, really soon!

Trixie, Lily, and Sammy-Joe said...

Here's something that might cheer you up... You won the blogathon giveaway for the Viva La Dog Spa!!! Congratulations! if you send us your mailing address, we'll have your prize sent to you. Thanks so much for participating!
Trixie, Lily and Sammy-Joe

Ozark Mountain Cats said...

I hope your green-ness has went away. Hopefully you'll have a much better weekend.

Sagira said...

I sure do hope you feel better soon.

ForPetsSake said...

Oh no! I'm catching up on my blogs here and just read that you were sick. I hope you feel better soon - hugs your way!