Friday, October 25, 2013

Benny has wings

We were so very saddened to read that our little buddy Benny had crossed the rainbow bridge. He fought so bravely and we all fought and cheered along with him. Special big hugs to his Mom and Lilly who must be missing him so much.

One things we do know for sure is that  Mr Pip was there waiting for him over the rainbow bridge with a nice pair of shiny new wings and that the two of them are now buzzing around and no doubt getting into as much mischief as they can. Fly free Pip and Benny

Now we also have a thank you to send to Molly the Wally who asked the other Mollie's Mom to make us some nice new scarves as a thank you for the paintings we did for her.  Of coarse ME being the big HE dog I am and with so much fur it wasn't quite long enough so Mom being the clever person she is - made it into a bow tie for me. Dweebs did fit as a scarf but needless to say he was terrified of it.....that boy is scared of his own shadow !!!  After many treats and reassurance he finally said it was okay to wear.  Thank you to both of the Mollies Moms - we love them and they will perfect come Christmas time.

Now a bit of update on Mom - she had all her gazillion stitches out on Wednesday and her Doctor was VERY happy - there is no redness or swelling, no sign of infection. He said out of all the surgeries he has done on her - this one is healing the best.  Unfortunately though because the mesh had to be attached to the bits of muscle between her ribs - it is also extremely painful. The first week Mom had a pain pump that was positioned under her skin directly to where it was needed so the pain itself wasn't so bad, but now that has been removed she is really feeling the mesh pulling and has to be extra careful ALL the time to make sure the stitches don't tear the thin bits of muscles.  Even just us pulling on our leads could do that - so we haven't really been doing much. The doctor says it could take up to 3 months for the mesh to bond properly so she has to be extra careful.  But you know our Mom - she worries about us not getting our trips to the park or the pet store and going on adventures. On weekends we get to do stuff with our Dad and Mom has been taking us to places where we can walk off leash - so we are are getting little adventures at least.  Please keep our paws crossed for our Mom as she still has some weeks to go before they know for sure her body isn't going to reject the mesh.

So there is the roundup of our week - but we want to ask everyone to do one special thing this weekend - we want everyone to spend some extra special time with their furbabies -  Please give them extra cuddles, extra walkies, extra play time, extra treats and extra loving.  Why you ask?  Why not we say :)


  1. Good advice Reilly and Denny.Okay dad, let's go for a walk. We hope that your mom has a smooth recovery.

  2. We are so glad to hear your mom is on the mend. We hope she listens to the doctor and doesn't overdo it. We are so glad someone got good news this week as it has been such a sad week in Blogville.

    Our hearts hurt when we heard about Benny. We will miss him. He was a fighter like our Lady's Loki was and so inspiring. Lee and Phod

  3. Glad to hear that Mom is doing better. Tel her to make sure that she is super careful. Yep, I am sure that Pip and Benny are having so much fun together!!!

    Jazzi and Addi

  4. Glad to know your mom is doing better. Butt we will keep praying for her. I know you two will not pull to hard on the lead, and your dad will make sure you get some walks.

  5. Wow they arrived super quickly. They do look great. Thank you so much for the portraits that we commissioned. We love them. Mum you take it easy and we hope you recover extra quickly. Have a fabulous Friday.
    Best wishes Molly
    PS We too are very sad about Benny.
    He will be greatly missed.

  6. Take good care of your mama boys! We want her feeling better as soon as possible.

  7. Very creative making the scarf into a tie! You are so talented.

    And Mommy will definitely be keeping us extra close to her especially this weekend.

    Time goes so fast; enjoy it while we have it.

  8. For sure, the extra loving on our furry butts are in order for this weekend and for ever.

  9. Blogville has been through some really HARSH days lately.

  10. I am glad your mom is improving, but please, please make sure she does NOT over do and take it slow and easy. Dad will just have to take over your walks and adventures for a while. My mom will to the extra walkies, loving,cuddles but NO extra Treats.
    So sad about Pip and Benny this week to many are going to rainbow bridge to play.
    Thanks and I am still sending prayers to your mom.

  11. Oh, what a lovely tribute to sweet Benny. We will miss him terribly.
    It is such good news that your Moms is healin' up so good guys!!
    Now you be careful with her, and no wrastling and knockin' her on her arse, okay??? Oh, sorry, that's me....
    Keep up the good work guys!!
    Ruby ♥

  12. Sorry about your friends. I have many fur babies at the Bridge, I think about them lots.

    Tell you Mum not to overdo!

  13. That is great news aobut your mom...I'm so happy she's healing up so well and so quickly...You both look quite dapper in your new gear...Mollie's mom did a great job...

    We are heartbroken about Benny...I do like the idea of Pip and Benny running free together's a beautiful image

  14. We continue to keep your mom in our thoughts and prayers, Reilly and Denny. This has sure been a tough road for her.

    Love ya lots♥
    Mitch and Molly

  15. We are happy to hear your Mom is healing nicely. But now we feel badly because we forgot to ask how she was doing when she wrote to tell us we won the treats. Mom has been so busy with all this house stuff she forgot to ask. Glad we got to read this post. Tell her not to overdo it and let things heal properly.

    Woos - Phantom, Ciara, and Lightning

  16. Sad to hear about Benny. :( So hard to hear news like this. But Katie and I are glad your Mom is feeling a bit better. And that it's the WEEKEND! Hey Park! Here we come!

  17. Glad to hear you mum is getting better. :)

  18. Even the best doggies in the world give the odd tug on the leash, so best to be patient a bit longer. I'm glad to learn of the positive news on mom's recovery. Patience.


  19. Get well Dog Mom.

    Reilly and Denny, take good care of her.

    Healing Collie vibes sent your way.

    Dog Speed,

    Essex & Sherman

  20. Thank you so much for a tribute to brother Benny

  21. Those are super scarves that Mollie makes and it was so nice of Molly The Wally to get them for you. I know you two watch over your Mom and it is nice to hear her stitches are out. Take care.
    Sweet William The Scot


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