Friday, February 10, 2012

Sick? Uncomfortable? Apply Doberman!

This week, my fianc√©, Jim, has suffered from a stomach bug that's been going around. 


I've mentioned that Elka's love is not always a gental love. That bony ridge on the top/back of her skull has connected with my face more often that I'm strictly happy with. She steps on whatever body parts are nearby, she runs into us, she bonks us with her nose. 


Sometimes, though, if we feel sick or have a headache, she calms down. She acts concerned and solicitous. And so Jim has discovered that, while looking for an aid for an upset stomach, a Doberman is better than a hot water bottle. 



18 comments:

  1. They do love us back when we most need them :). Be well!

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    1. sometimes, they love us even when we don't need it ;)

      I've dodged the bug myself, so we're just waiting for him to ride it out.

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  2. So sweet that Elka knows when to be gentle and loving.

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    1. She does know when to be loving and gentle, and really, it's kind of surprising when she is! She's so excited and energetic most of the time.

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  3. Moses....our Dobe....always knows when I am getting a migraine...he lays his head on my lap or drapes over my body if I am laying down. I am beginning to see that he stays even closer....if that is possible.....in the hours before I get one. He seems to sense some change that I am not aware of.

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    1. Yes, Elka knows when I'm getting a migraine too! She talks to me in that pre-pain state. If I take medication when she starts talking, I can avoid the pain of it, anyway. Sometimes I'm still a little weird.

      I'm glad that your Moses can do that for you!

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  4. I'm sure Elka will have Jim feeling better in no time.

    Love and licks, Winnie

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  5. Dogs do seem to know when to step up and take the nursing role, don't they? And they do have health benefits for us.

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    1. Health benefits, and emotional ones too! I can't tell you how my patience has improved since having her.

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  6. I don't know how they do it, but somehow they just know when to be calm and cuddly! Hope Jim feels better - and you stay stomach-bug free!

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    1. Thanks a lot! I've been stomach-bug free so far. It's funny, back in July I had one that he didn't get. I guess it was his turn now.

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  7. In my case its "Put the Big Carl away because he will jsut bug you"

    Stop on by for a visit
    Kari
    http://dogisgodinreverse.com

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    1. Elka definitely has her moments of bugging us! Other times, though, she's just right.

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  8. So true. Dogs are so intuitive. I lost my dobergirl in October. I used to tell people that she was born with a short, stubby neck. But over the years it became long and lean from stretching it out and putting her head on people's laps. I miss my girl....

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    1. I'm sorry to hear about your sweet Dobergirl. At least you have those memories of her.

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  9. Dogs do have a way of knowing. Very sweet.

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    1. She is very sweet....we're lucky to have her.

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