Friday, August 3, 2018

Thank God For Kathy And CPR

August 3, 2018

Good morning.  It'll be another hot one today.  Temps are already at eighty degrees and it's only nine thirty.  I feel wicked bad for folks in other parts of the country who are having to cope with temps over one hundred degrees.  I just couldn't do it. 

It almost looks like we could get a shower, but Mother Nature is really good at fooling us.  We'll just have to wait and see.  A couple days ago, the skies got dark and we thought we were getting some rain, but nothing happened and in a few minutes we were back to sizzling. 

I feel asleep early last night, so I woke up early this morning.  However, after having something to eat, I went back to bed and tried to catch a few more winks.  Pogo seems to want to sleep a bit more this morning too.

I had the scare of my life yesterday.  About an hour after I dropped Pogo off at the beauty salon, the groomer called me and asked me to come and get him.  She said he may have had a small seizure.  I dropped everything and drove there as quick as I could. 

My little Pogo did not have a seizure, he keeled over and almost died.  The groomer, Kathy, does not put a harness on Pogo because he's so tiny.  There were other dogs in the shop and Pogo was anxious to get down and play with them.  So Kathy lightly held the scruff at the back of his neck to hold him still while she was cutting his hair. 

All of a sudden, his tongue fell out and was purple and he keeled over.  He wasn't breathing so Kathy had to do CPR on him to get him breathing again.  God Bless you Kathy for knowing what to do to save my little Pogo.  When I got to the salon, Kathy was in tears, but my little guy was alright as soon as I put my arms around him. 

Pogo had stopped breathing because his esophagus closed when Kathy started to hold him by the scruff (like a kitten).  She did not know, and I never thought it would have anything to do with his grooming.  Now we know.  Also, in the future, I'll wait there at the shop while Pogo is being groomed.  Just in case. 

The last time I tried using my current measuring cups, I could not read the numbers because they had worn off.  So, a few days ago, I ordered a new set of measuring cups and spoons.  They already came in the mail and wowsie, they are really neat.  The measuring spoons include: 1/32 tsp, 1/16 tsp, 1/8 tsp, 1/4 tsp, 1/2 tsp, 1 tsp, 1/2 Tbsp, 2 tsp and 1 Tbsp.  The measuring cups include:  1/8 cup, 1/4 cup, 1/3 cup, 1/2 cup, 2/3 cup, 3/4 cup, 1 cup, 1 1/2 cups, 1 3/4 cups and 2 cups.

I was telling my daughter Audrey about my new measuring spoons and she told me about the ones that she uses.  It seems that Southerners measure a bit differently.  Their spoons are marked "a Dash" a "Pinch" and a "Smidgen."  She sent me a photo of her spoons.  I thought you'd like this.

Before I take my leave today, let me share a cute picture that I found on the web.  It seems to fit me perfectly. 

Now I'm off to start a load of laundry.  So till Sunday, Y'all stay cool and have a wonderful weekend.

Hugs, Edna B.

p.s. The sun is shining again.  No rain.  Sighhhhh.


Kathy said...

I'm glad Pogo is Ok. What a scare! Thank goodness Kathy knew what to do.

I like your new set of measuring cups and spoons. I just got new ones too. Sometimes you just have to. I also have the little pinch, etc spoons. I found them at Target a few years ago and thought they were so cute.

Have a good weekend, Edna!

Angelicastar said...

Oh my Pogo. I know you will wait on him in the future. I was letting petsmart groom Milo and they cut him badly and didn't tell me. I bought the grooming kit and now my son groom him for me. I got on their butts and told them they should have let me know when I picked him up or they could have given me a phone call. I am so glad your baby is okay. (our baby) Have a great weekend.

Theresa said...

Oh my goodness, so happy that Pogo is ok! I know that scared you to death:( My daughter's french bulldog has anxiety issues when he goes to the groomers too. They try everything to keep him calm. Enjoy your day dear friend! I pray you get some rain soon... we have had more than our share! HUGS!

smiekeltje said...

How scared you must have been getting that telephone call!
So glad to hear Pogo is allright, just because Kathy knew what to do and did it quick!
Of course you will stay next to him he's going to the groomer.
Can imagine you need a day or two to just recover from this!
Tajke care and when it is just so hot, don;t move too much around.