1.19.2012

January 19, 2012

White Dog snuggled tightly against me and whispered, "I can't stand it anymore, dad is cooking me alive! I am going to sleep under the chair!" I raised a hand to Steve's forehead; WD was right, he was burning up. I got out of bed to get the thermometer and aspirin then gently woke Steve. He had a fever and complained of being cold and achy. "You have the sickies, my love," I told him and WD yipped in agreement. I reached over and turned off the alarm clock. "No work today. Sleep, lots of water, aspirin, and more sleep. Believe me they will THANK you for not bringing these germs into the school."

Late morning, Steve got up to leave messages at school and crawled back into bed. "I feel awful!" White Dog had already quietly gone around and alerted the rest of the Army that they were assigned nursing and Steve care duties for the day and that she would tolerate no action that made the patient uncomfortable. Every time Steve stirred or got off of the couch he had an escort to attend to him. There was a White One always at his side, even as he slept.
YoYoMa was in charge of entertaining the patient. He brought him a favorite stuffie and told Steve cat and squirrel jokes.

Steve insisted on preparing the pup's dinner meal claiming that he so enjoyed it that it would make him feel better. Quinn was at his heel the entire time.
The rest of the Army lined up in an anticipatory show of appreciation that WAS heartwarming.
After, the WDA crowd around Steve's sickie nest on the couch to warm him and distract him from the cold symptoms. Steve has promised to take the deserving WDA on their nightly walk, despite my protests; the White Ones have promised to go easy on him. Maybe a bit a fresh air, IF Steve bundles up properly won't hurt. But then the nurses must directly tuck him firmly into bed and administer "go to sleep" cold meds.

15 comments:

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Steve is so lucky to have those loving nurses look after him !
We know they will make him feel better soon!
love
tweedles

Nola said...

What a lucky gut to have such great caregivers! I hope he feels better soon
Dachshund Nola

Amber DaWeenie said...

So sorry to hear about Steve. This is the season for it. At least he will have round-the-clock care.

Paws crossed for a quick recovery!

Mr. Pip said...

What a dedicated papa to get up and make dinner when he is sick! And what a dedicated crew of white dog doctors and nurses!

Your pal, Pip

Brian said...

We sure send lots of purrs to Steve, but what a terrific army of caretakers!!!

Random Felines said...

we bet with nursing care like that he will be better in no time!!! take good care of him WDA!

Remington said...

You did such a great job taking care of Steve....what a great family!

Ginger Jasper said...

With the love and care from all his white dogs Steve will be feeling much better in no time. Get well soon Mr Steve.. Hugs GJ xx

Jo's World said...

Cheers to those caring little pups who are taking pleasure in looking after their Dad, while he is sick.

What a very special thing!

Stella, Zkhat and Jo

STELLA and RORY from Down Under said...

Get well soon Steve. You look like you are in good hands with your White Dog Army to care for you. Take it easy mate. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...
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♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Poor Steve - wasn't he sick just a short while ago? The WDA is so good to serve as his nursemaids. They are a devoted pack. We all hope Steve is much better tomorrow.


Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

FiveSibesMom said...

I hope he feels much better very soon!!! How can he not with all the wonderful care he is getting!

24 Paws of Love said...

Thank goodness Steve is in such good hands! Nothing like lots of White Dog love to make you feel better.

Love that face!!

Sagira said...

Sure hope he is feeling better.