Sick on My Birthday

Pink Rose Bud
A Gift to Myself

Today is my birthday. I am 51 years old. Unfortunately, I have a cold. Nothing serious, but being sick annoys me. Not sure if I will be going to group later this afternoon. Do not want to get anyone else sick and want to heal myself. Last night our son said that he, too, felt he was coming down with a cold.

Thumper Dirty Bandages
Thumper in dirty bandages

This afternoon I will be taking Thumper our Labradoodle to the veterinarian to have this bandages changed. He had surgery Friday on a tumor on his paw. We first noticed the growth Thursday night for Thumper was bleeding, so we took him in Friday morning. His veterinarian said that tumor had broken through the skin and thought it might be melanoma. We are awaiting biopsy results. Thumper seems quite happy now that the growth has been removed.



52 responses to “Sick on My Birthday”

  1. He is, at least when he isn’t barking up a storm.

  2. Thank you so much!

  3. I’m so glad to hear that. He sounds adorable 🙂

  4. Happy birthday dear Kitt <3

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    Francisco J. Veismann

    Happy Birthday!!


  6. Thank you. Just a common cold. Feel worst when I lie down because off congestion.

  7. Hey Kitt, have a very Happy Birthday. It’s a shame you are under the weather for it.

  8. So sorry to hear. Thumper came from a breeder in Oregon who loved her labradoodles. We went to check out his younger cousins, but Thumper chose my son by going up to him and playing with him.

  9. Yeah my mom’s came from a run-down puppy mill in like.. Wisconsin or something (I’m sure that’s wrong, but it was a W or M state.. now I’m leaning more towards M). He was abused and treated poorly and a mess when they got him, but now hes our lovable doof.

  10. Thank you. I certainly hope to live 50 more years. So much to do.

  11. Thanks. We are doing just that.

  12. Thanks. My son and husband are taking good care of me!

  13. So thoughtful and sweet! Thank you!!!

  14. My husband and son and all you wonderful people out there in the blogosphere are making it special!

  15. Thank you! We’re on the mend.

  16. Thank you so much. It’s just a common cold and it seems to be going around.

    My son and husband brought me red roses and See’s dark chocolates. We will head out for dinner soon.

  17. Thank you. We are both on the mend.

  18. I hope wisdom starts now, because I thought I’d be much wiser by this age. Still just figuring things out. 🙂

    Thank you for wishing me well.

  19. Feel better and glad for the good news of the later post. Happy Birthday! {{HUG}}

    1. I am feeling better, just not 100%.
    2. My big guy is actually quite regal and of above-average intelligence. 🙂 That may be because he is only 1/4 labrador retriever and 3/4 standard poodle. Our 100% standard poodle puts him to shame when it comes to intelligence and mischeviousness.
  20. I did enjoy sleeping in. My son is doing as much sleeping in as he can before the school year begins. He’ll be a freshman in high school! Thumper got a clean bill of health at the veterinarian’s office this afternoon. He’s healing and the biopsy was negative (benigh). I’m doing better than I was this morning. Just an end of summer cold.

  21. Thank you. The healing hugs are helping, for sure. Thumper’s foot is on the mend, as am I.

  22. Thank you. He got a good bill of health. He is healing nicely and his growth was benign. Now he’s sporting a bright green bandage which will be brown in no time. He loves to dig and bury his toys.

  23. Thank you so much! I’m still sick, but feel a little better now. I noticed that many staff members at the veterinarian’s office were coughing and sniffling.

  24. Happy birthday Kitt x

  25. Happy Birthday! Fifty is the center of life, at least spiritual life so you are in the perfect place!

  26. Happy birthday, even if you’re not feeling so well. I hope your adorable doglet makes a good recovery 🙂

  27. Happy Birthday!! Hope ya feel better soon. Treat yourself to something special for the day and for being sick (hot tea, soothing music, hot bath). Whatever pampers you!

  28. Happy Birthday Kitt! I hope you can have a nice day in spite of being sick. Get well soon and in the meantime take good care of yourself.

  29. Hope you have a great day. Just remember you are loved and that is all that is important today. Keep a smile on your face and in your eye. Have a very happy birthday Kitt

  30. Happy Birthday Kitt! Sorry you are under the weather, you deserve a wonderful birthday! <3

  31. Happy birthday to you,
    happy birthday to you,
    happy birthday dear Kitt,
    happy birthday to youuuuuu!!!!!!

  32. Very happy birthday to you and a big kiss is flying your way lol x

  33. Happy birthday!!! I also hope you and Thumper feel better soon!

  34. Happy birthday, Kitt! I hope you’re feeling better soon.

  35. Awww. Happy Birthday, Kitt. I hope you get to feeling better. I’m happy to have met you and I hope you find time to celebrate your wonderful birth. ♡

  36. Happy birthday! Hope you will better soon and also for Thumper, hope for his speedy recovery!

  37. Happy Birthday! Be well! 🙂

  38. Get well soon. We are now the same age!!!!! The age wisdom starts, right? 🙂

    1. Hope you feel better!
    2. I feel like I should have known you had a labradoodle! My mom has one (only black) and he is the biggest, goofiest, dumbest, happiest dog I have ever met.
  39. Oh, Kitt, happy birthday! I pray you’re feeling better very soon. What a lousy way to spend your birthday. On the other hand, snuggling in bed with Thumper and the boy watching your favorite video sounds like a perfect birthday to me! 😉 xoxo

  40. A very happy birthday and healing hugs to you both!

  41. A very happy birthday to you Kitt. Today’s your day, do with it as you wish. Thumper is too cute. I hope he also gets on the mend 🙂

  42. Happy Birthday! I hope you all feel better soon! 🙂

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