We have our Emma back – THANK DOG!

June 10th, 2012 - 12:12 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and Emma being back lovers.  First off, I can’t thank the residents enough for all of the comments and encouragement regarding Emma and her wild liver ride.  I have learned so much and I hope that some day all of these liver postings and comments will help someone else.

Last night Emma woke up really hungry and this is a little video I took for the residents of Emma eating Cookie Crackers.  The Mayor makes a quick cameo.

Her hunger made me feel really good and Grandma and I are 100% sure it was the Chinese Herbs that made her very ill.  Emma’s liver is already compromised and it could not tolerate the herbs.  Emma was a big help in healing herself because she was always drinking lots and lots of water.  She probably knew she had to flush that stuff out of her system. Plus, of course, she had the best care around the clock.

Well, you live and learn.  No more herbs, whatsoever, for our gal. We will stay the course we were on.

So, we actually slept through the night!  Emma was in her comfort corner under her gully ALL NIGHT LONG!

I woke up at 7:00am (I was on the fancy couch) and jolted up and over to look at her.  She lifted her head and licked her lips.  I laid down next to her and announced to the Mayor, “Emma’s Back”!  She was rubbing her head on my head and moaning and groaning, giving me big slobber kisses and I was a blubbering fool.

So, she got out of bed and walked down the hall and did her little hop step out the potty door all on her own!  A little shaky but she did it!

Came back in, walked to her position and waited for breakfast.

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A prettier sight has never been seen!

She ate about a 1/4 of her normal amount but is still crazy for her cookie crackers!

We have our Emma back! We are very lucky to have so much slobber being slung from many regions.  It helped I tell you…it sure helped and we are honored to have such support.  I was hesitant to lay Emma’s scare on the residents but let’s face it, most of you have been here following her story for about 7 years and we thank you for that.

More loving that Emma is back and more loving all the residents of bassethoundtown later. Cat, Chaps and our liver girl Emma.

P.S. – love your liver…


P.P.S.  I think the babies are going to take off today.

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  1. Sandy
    June 10th, 2012 | 12:58 pm

    Yay for Emma! Glad she is feeling better.

  2. Cindy, Jethro, Rugs, Oz and Harriet
    June 10th, 2012 | 1:17 pm

    oh, this stupid 11 year old PC caused me to miss the last post where Emma wasn’t doing too well. I didn’t get the update on the newest 2 blogs until just now. Please know that we were with you and worried the whole time and are sooooo very happy that Emma is doing better. I’m so glad it was just the herbs that caused her illness. You and Grandma are doing so good with our Emma. She is so lucky to have you both. You are the reason for her strength. Thanks for keeping us posted, no matter what the news. We are all here to support you.

    Love you all,
    Cindy, Jethro, Oz, Rugs and Harriet.

  3. Gabrielle
    June 10th, 2012 | 1:32 pm

    Dear Cat, Sweet, Sweet Early Morning Misty Air and the most wonderful and protective Mayor “Chaps”,

    Thank you for the wonderful news of little Emma now back on track and eating and holding her own. Stay well Cat and your Mom too and keep on the good work and loving your most precious hounds. Hugs to ALL, we love you!

  4. Sandy (Ollie's mom)
    June 10th, 2012 | 1:36 pm

    I am so happy to hear she is doing much better today! I had read your previous post late last night & my heart just sank. Prayers always. Thanks for the updates. Sandy

  5. Judy, Bumper & Abby
    June 10th, 2012 | 2:00 pm

    Thank dog that Emma is doing so much better. I check my iPad constantly for updates about our girl. Keep up the good work nursing her back to health from an herb scare. Keep the good updates coming. Slobbery kisses to you all!!

  6. Mary
    June 10th, 2012 | 5:42 pm

    SOOO happy to hear that Emma is on the mend from that terrible scare!!! I have had, and will continue to keep her in my daily prayers to St. Francis. You are the BESTEST mom and you and your mom are wonderful nurses:) Hugs, prayers, and mega-get-well drool being sent from the boys,

    Mary, Harley, Biggs and Leo

  7. Audra, Colby Chaps & Abby
    June 10th, 2012 | 8:29 pm

    Yay!!!!!!!! What wonderful news!!!! I’m so relieved to hear our sweet girl is back….please give her extra kisses from me. I was so worried. It must of been the herbs, but at least u know now. You, Chaps & grandma are the BEST nurses ever & it’s because of y’all that she has done so well despite her illness. Get some rest & take care of You so you can continue to take care of Emma. Hugs & Drool always!

  8. lois lema
    June 10th, 2012 | 8:30 pm


  9. June 11th, 2012 | 9:46 am

    Hugs for Emma!!! Excellent news…hope the good vibes keep coming for her. Love you Emma!

  10. MaureenandSlinky
    June 11th, 2012 | 10:20 am

    This is the best, wonderful, most awesome news! So glad to hear Our Emma is on the mend, Slinky will still sling some drool so Our Emma has plenty on hand.

  11. Bruce
    June 11th, 2012 | 3:54 pm


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