The Ducky Diary

My long-term readers might remember that I’ve been keeping track of Ducky’s snarkiness toward Shadow for quite some time. First in my head  – for several months – and more recently in a journal.

This journal has been a life saver! Well, maybe not a life saver, but it has certainly been a HUGE memory booster.

The last two weeks had been “heavenly.” Ducky had been calm and happy and fine with Shadow. She gave me a wonderful – the best ever – Mother’s Day gift of getting along and playing with Shadow.  (Along with these beautiful roses from her daddy, her sister, and her.)

Last night – thanks to my notes in The Ducky Diary – I knew she wasn’t feeling quite right. Even hubby – who’s usually as observant as a fence post – noticed “his little girl” wasn’t feeling well.

This morning she was still giving off some negative energy, so I called the vet. They were able to work us into his schedule. And I was able to tell him exactly what has been going on. He “fixed her up”, gave me some meds for her, and sent us on our way. She’s already feeling better than she was this morning. 

So. The moral of the story? If you’re having an issue with your pet(s), start keeping a journal of it. Even if you think you’ll remember later, just jot it down quick and date it. Life has a way of distracting us and making us forget little details. And it’s usually those little things that matter most.

13 thoughts on “The Ducky Diary

  1. Jan K says:

    What a great idea, and I’m so glad it helped you! You are right that it is so difficult to remember things, especially as we get older. I’m going to have to start doing this for some of Luke’s issues too.


  2. easyweimaraner says:

    I’m glad the meds helped your ducky…. I have a journal too, I also note everything there what Phenny ate, so in an emergency case the vet will know what maybe caused the issues. Sadly Phenny’s dad is a brake shoe at this front and there are also the illegal things what landed in phenny’s mouth…. ;o)

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  3. Tails Around the Ranch says:

    I love your journal! I keep one to document Elsa’s seizures and know first hand how valuable they can be especially when you need to seek professional help. Keep up the great work! Love Ducky’s folded over ears. Too cute.

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  4. somethingwagging says:

    Realizing the link between Ducky not feeling well and her reactions to Shadow was such a major breakthrough. Coupling it with some great observations and record keeping is going to be such a big deal for all of you.


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    • My Golden Life says:

      Thanks, Pamela!! It really has been a big deal already. Poor Shadow experiences some GI distress when Ducky starts “sending out” negative vibes, so catching them early is paramount for Shadow. And calming Ducky down before she “launches” is so much easier for her and on all of us.


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