Time, Ollie, Chickens and The Weather


I find that the days and weeks just fly by in summer.
Do any of you have the same issue?
I seem to have no time to do anything.
I start out my week with a list of items to accomplish, and barely check off one thing by Sunday.

My poor little Oliver.
He has gone to see his favorite doctor for a biopsy of his lumps (yes, now plural) and we're patiently waiting for the results.
I am hoping and praying for good results and hoping and praying his pain can be taken care of soon.
My heart absolutely breaks to see him desperately trying to stand, shaky as can be.
Sitting takes a while for the little guy too.
Everything right now seems to be difficult for him. 
Except barking.
I am grateful now when I hear that bark.

The poor chickens.
Heat and humidity.
They are absolutely miserable.
Tomorrow and through the weekend we're looking at upper 90's and high humidity.
I've been giving them the chicken version of Gatorade and they sleep at night in front of their box fan, wings out so they can feel relief.

A difficult week here.

11 comments:

texwisgirl said...

i'm sorry. i hope ollie's condition can be treated... :(

xo.sorcha.ox said...

Poor Oliver! I hate it when our dog-son gets sick too: It's so stressful! Sending positive vibes your way.
~S.

tami said...

My heart goes out to your family and to Ollie. We want to help our "pups" so much, and sometimes there's not a whole lot that can be done other than puppy cuddles.

Sue@CountryPleasures said...

I hope your week gets better soon! :)

Teresa said...

Hoping you get good news on Ollie. It's been horrible for all the animals this week, and I'm certainly ready for a break from it. Hope the relief comes soon.

Staci at Life At Cobble Hill Farm said...

Thanks so much to you all!!

Dianne said...

Poor Ollie. I hope he feels much better soon. Wish I could send you some of the cool weather we have been having. Actually, we could use a little of your heat and sunshine for the garden!

Blessings,
Dianne
www.mysouthernheart.com
www.campbellkidsfarm.com

mountain mama said...

my FIL lost a chicken over here due to heat.

oh...that poor pup, that pic breaks my heart!! keep us updated, please.

Flat Creek Farm said...

Poor Ollie - please give him a hug from me, and an update when you can. I am co-miserating here on the weather. It was a "week" here too. Thanks also for the reminder - need to put out my 'chicken gatorade' a little more often now :) Saying a prayer for your darling Oliver ♥ -Tammy

Melissa said...

Hoping for hte best for little boy Ollie :)

Lilla said...

Sorry to hear about Ollie. Hope he gets better soon!

I got a chuckle out of the image of your chickens sprawled out in front of a box fan! You're a good critter mommy.