Thursday, April 9, 2015

Gotcha Day & POTP

I originally pre-wrote this Gotcha Day post to celebrate one of the best day's of our lives. Now here I am once again, asking for the POTP for Lily Belle.

Lily is in the doggie Hospital and as of late last night, is very sick. On numerous occasions while sitting outside we've noticed Lily digging the dirt in the yard and sometimes eating it. Well apparently she has been eating more than we realize.

We had to rush her in to the Vet around 5pm last night where they treated her for a GI upset and we brought her home. Over the next 5 hours her condition went down hill and she was getting sicker and sicker. I will spare you the gross details but the 1 pile of puke contained a lot of sand. Poor thing had it coming out of both ends. We rushed her back to the Vet around 10pm. Thank goodness our Vet is also the E-Vet so it makes things much simpler.

They did an x-ray and you can actually see the 2 blockages (dark white areas) that is believed to be sand.

We keep asking ourselves, how is this possible? They are never out of our sight and are always inside the dog fence. Unfortunately as we all do know, you turn your back for a moment and lot's of things can happen.

They are doing everything for her that they can and we know she is in excellent hands. We are praying for good news this morning. We are praying she doesn't require surgery, we are praying that she will be OK. We are just praying our hearts out right now.....

Lily is a tough girl and we hope she's tough enough to get through this. So on this, her 11th Gotcha Day our celebration has turned to worry.

Please say some prayers for our Lily Belle. She could really use them right now.


You've blessed our lives more than one could ever imagine! Happy 11th Gotcha Day Lily Belle.

 First day home

 First attempt at climbing stairs

 First nap

 Our beautiful girl

 First boyfurend - Buddy

 Best furend - Freeda

We love, love, love you to pieces Lily Belle.

Mommy & Daddy


  1. Happy Gotcha Day Lily Belle
    You were a beautiful pup and are now a beautiful girlie, absolutely pawgeous
    Have a great day
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  2. Happy Gotcha day sweet Lily. May your special days be one filled with treats and fun.
    Best wishes Molly

  3. Happy, Happy gotcha Day! 11 years is amazing!

  4. Hap-pee Gotcha Day, Lily! What a cute baby you were! ;)

  5. Oh no....I am sending LOTS of POTP to Lily Belle! I sure hope they can get the blockages out the "old fashioned" way instead of surgery.

  6. Happy Gotcha Day, Lily Belle! I am praying as hard as I can right now <3

  7. OMD OMD Poor LILY Belle.. We are sending you TONS of POTP.... AND a big Happy GOTCHA day....

    NOW get that stuffs OUTTA There.... One Direction or the other.

  8. Oh NOOO, Lily Belle I am sending you my very strongest and most powerful healing vibes and POTP! I'm so sorry you have the icky sickies on your big gotcha day. I'm sure your dogtor will fix you up and all of Blogville is helping you. OMD I'll be thinking of you and hoping for a very fast recovery, my very good furiend.
    Grr and Woof,
    Sarge, Furiend

  9. Oh Lily Belle!! This should be a HAPPY day for all of you. We've got all our paws crossed as hard as we can. I hope you're home celebrating your Gotcha Day so very soon!

  10. Oh Lily Belle!! This should be a HAPPY day for all of you. We've got all our paws crossed as hard as we can. I hope you're home celebrating your Gotcha Day so very soon!

  11. Oh boy we are sending lots of prayers for you Lily
    Lily & Edward

  12. Lily Belle we are sending you every prayer in IOWA that we can round up...we hope you get to feeling so much better real soon and do not need surgery....our grandma said she got tears in her eyes when she got your card with pictures cos your sister looks just like her Charlie. Thank you for sending a card to her...hugs and prayers Lily Belle.....p.s. you were one cute puppie!
    stella rose

  13. Oh, we are so sorry and hope she is better very soon. Happy GOTCHA Lily Belle!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

    1. Pee Ess - We stole a photo and added her to the POTP page. We hope that was OK!

  14. lots of pug prayers for Lily Belle. Get better sweet girl, we want you to be celebrating your Gotcha day in style real soon!
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

  15. Oh my goodness, that is so strange! We hope Lily Belle gets better very soon.
    Happy Gotcha Day little girl!
    Dip and Elliot x

  16. We wish this wasn't happening to sweet Lily, but we are sending both wishes for a Happy Gotcha Day and good thoughts for a complete and swift recovery!!! All paws crossed.

    Woos - Ciara and Lightning

  17. Of course we send POTP and healing vibes. You are as always in our thoughts and prayers.
    Best wishes Molly

  18. OH NOES!!! GURL, whatcha doin' eatin' sand??! That ain't good for you! Chickens..yes! sweet potatoes..yes! margaritas...yes! Sand...NO!!!!!!
    I am sendin' you all the POTP I can muster Lily Belle!!! You gets better real soon, and stop scarin' your Moms, okay?!! Oh, and I'm sendin' you lots of AireZens too!
    almost forgots...HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY GOTCHA DAY!!!!! I sure hopes you gets back home so you can have some rice and hamburger!
    Ruby ♥

  19. Oh Dear Lily Belle and family ...we are so sorry...My goodness me. My gpa used to have blockages so we know how uncomfortable they can be. I hope and purr the vets have some magic potion that will flush all that sand out of your little tummy
    kitty kisses
    Madi your bfff

  20. You've got our POTP and prayers. Can't believe the blockages. Paws crossed.

  21. Sending LOVE, PRAYERS, and WIENEE HUGS for Lily Belle!
    From dachshund Noel, and her Mama.

  22. We are sending many prayers for Lily Belle! We sure do hope she is feeling better now!! Xo Chloe and LadyBug

  23. We are so, so, so sorry that Lily has fallen ill. Sending our POTP.

  24. OK...we are getting the POTP cranking up to full blast here....we gotta pull that gal through this!

    The Mad Scots

  25. Sending lots and lots of POTP. We went through blockages with two of our labs. Both had to have surgery, and they came out of it FINE. One was about Lily's age when he had his surgery. So, I hope that Lily doesn't need surgery but I have confidence that she'll be okay even if she does.

    I hope that you've had some happiness on this Gotcha Day!

  26. Lily Belle you beautiful girl - you and your family will be in our prayers and we hope that surgery will not be required. Feel better soon sweet girl.

    Abby the Lab

  27. Sending you all our prayers and love, Lily. I know you're in the best possible hands but it would be so much better for you to be home in Mommy's hands.
    Please feel better soon. Your Mommy has way too much on her plate right now.


  28. Praying here for you sweet Lily Belle.
    I hope you are doing better now.
    Take care

  29. Prayers for Lily and a happy gotcha day as well. Keep us posted on her progress.

    Aroo to you,

  30. Sending you ALL of our prayers!!!!!!!! xoxo

  31. Oh Lily we popped over after seeing on the POTP that you had some nasty tummy problems..we hope that the vet can get you to feeling much better very soon sweetie and we are sending all our prayers and love you way...not a nice way to spend such a milestone Gotcha Day :( loves Fozziemum xxx

  32. Oh Lily we think you just wanted more attention on your Gotcha Day. Please don't worry your pawrents so much. We have our paws crossed tight that you will feel better and pass your sand soon.


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