26 June 2012

A better summer than before...

Here in the south coastal plains of Texas (that means Lake Jackson for those of you that might wonder where we are) the weather is hot but not near so dry as last year and the Bentman is as close to good health as we could wish for. You may remember the hell we went through trying to get him diagnosed over the last few years. At the end of summer last year he had a splenectomy (huge with small bleeds) after going through many courses of treatment for TBD related illness. Actually some of it was caused by over vaccination per the vet. After many months and various crashes from trying to get him stabilized on the perfect synchronization of meds. we achieved a nice balance pulsing low dosage prednisone along with tramadol and gabapetin. This cocktail keeps pain away and makes him feel like this:
There is nothing better than watching him roll on the freshly cut lawn in the sunshine. Roux is happy too.
The grass we put down in the secret garden has finally filled the crop circle left over from our old swimming pool we tore down last fall. There are still things I'd like to do in the secret garden but will have to wait until it cools down again in the fall.
Happiness is happy 4-legged's that engage in life and remind you how great it is to be alive!

Till next time,
Karen Raye


  1. Oh, awesomeness! Nothing better than a good roll in the grass! So glad your feeling better!



  2. What a great post to wake up to! It's great to see you happy and roachin', Bentley!

    Love ya lots,
    Mitch and Molly

  3. Happiness is a roll in cool grass on a warm day. Great to see you up and about, Bentley!