Monday, May 11, 2015

The Steeple & Update On My Wills

I know all of you were praying as was I for a great checkup with good news.
Sweet William has healed with nice pink skin on the outside but he has and infection which the ClinzGard Barrier Gel, a sustained release antibiotic did not kill..
Now he is on fourteen days of oral Clindamycin.
Clindamycin is used to treat serious infections caused by bacteria.
His gland has moved because of scar tissue to the seven o'clock position which means he will need to be expressed from the inside.  But if the antibiotic wipes out the infection the vet does not believe Sweet William will need surgery.
I have a list of signs to look out for and if they occur I have to get him to the vet immediately but if the swelling goes down and the antibiotic does its work, I don't have to take him back for a month.

We  have a funny side occurrence, well if anything about this accident can be funny,  my Wills now wags his tail up and down not sideways and I swear he grins when he does. 

We noticed that it was the 75th anniversary of United Dairy, so since Wills was such a good boy at the vet I treated him to a dip of vanilla ice cream for 75cents.  Wills did not eat all of his ice cream or the treat stuck in the ice cream so I know he is not feeling well.


Do you remember this as a child?

Here's the church, and here's the steeple
Open the door and see all the people.
Here's the parson going upstairs,
And here he is saying his prayers.

HERE is the church (put your hands together)
and :HERE is the steeple (point your pointing fingers straight up to make a "steeple")
 then,: OPEN the doors (open your thumbs)
 and :LET OUT the people (wiggle your entwined fingertips so that it looks like people exiting a church)

Children love this nursery rhyme as it combines lyrics and words with actions
It was probably steeped in English history where the architecture of churches and its steeple dominated the skyline of all towns.

We took these pictures before Sweet William The Scot got hurt.

Well here is the door!

Well here is the steeple!

Well open the doors!

The church is gone!  Where did the church go!
I am so confused!
The church and the people are gone!
I, Sweet William The Scot, guess someone beamed them up!

The Walnut Hills Presbyterian Church's impressive Gothic Tower still stands.  In 1819,
 Rev. James Kemper helped to establish the First Presbyterian Church of Walnut Hills. The remaining tower of the church still exists today.
It is alleged that but for the presence of Mr. Kemper and his family in our town and ready to begin building a church, and his example of rallying people to take care of the sick, wounded, weary and distraught army of St. Clair, most of the people coming to Ohio would have stampeded south.  He was held in high esteem among Native Americans for his bravery.

Thanks for being a  friend
Traveling down the road and back again
Your heart is true and your a friend of  mine

Signing Off 
Sweet William The  Scot



  1. Oh Sweet William...I think about you so much. I'm so sorry you haven't recovered completely yet. That "accident" should NEVER have happened in the first place.

    Oh yes, we remember that little song. I still sing it to the grand kids.

    Sending love and PawHugs to both of you...

  2. Keep on wearing your medal to keep you safe and well S. Will and know we are all here praying for you. We remember that song, mom says she used to play it when she was little girl.
    stella rose

  3. We are glad that the Dogtor thinks that you will NOT need surgery... We think your Up and Down Wag is very SPECIAL... it makes you UNIQUE..
    We are sending you POTP fur the new medicines to work Pawfectly...
    Love that Steeple ... we are Pawsbyterian...

  4. Hey Sweet William!
    Wow, I'm so happy you will probably not need surgery! YIPEEE I know your meds will have you all fixed up and feeling better. More POTP headed your way. OMD that's so sweet that your wagger works differently now and I don't blame you for smiling. :) What a pretty steeple and I wonder where the peeps were beamed off to. BOL
    Grr and Woof,
    Sarge, Police Commish

  5. I'm so glad he is starting to heal and will continue to cross our paws for that nasty infection goes away soon. And no surgery!!! How cute about his tail!

    Beautiful pictures of the church. I always enjoyed that nursery rhyme!

  6. You can wag in any direction you want just as long as you're happy.

  7. Sw. William I'm sending you a coded sideways wag..hopefully you can decoded it!! If not, it says
    heal well and be sure to 'milk' the ice cream snack for all it is worth.
    So I guess we can say you speak new tail dialect now. Very interesting side effect.
    Hugs madi

  8. We are still praying for Sweet William to get better. POTP.

  9. Darling Sweet William, you are doing great fella! Just keep this steady healing process up and you'll be up to scoffing a great big tub of icey cream all by yourself in no time!
    Sending you and Lee lots of luffs and hugs
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx
    PeeS might not be able to blog for a while cos Mums just tied her figures in s knot'

  10. Glad the Vet thinks you will not need the surgery. Paws Crossed that the new medicine will make you all better. Prayers and Hugs to you and Lee. The church is very interesting and sad that the people are missing.

  11. Ringy-Dingy 1...Ringy-Dingy 2..."Better" was I hoping to hear about you! Well, Sir William, I hate to hear that though the wound healed on the outside it is still all icky-yicky on the inside! I hope, Hope, HOPE the antibiotic will do the trick and get you right as rain again! And oh...what a good little chuckle with that little church. It just goes to show that even ruins can be beautiful.
    Hugs, my friend

  12. Sweet William, we still have our fingers and paws crossed that you will get better without surgery.
    Oh but you should have seen Gail twisting her hands all over the place trying to remember the movements to the 'here's the church and here's the steeple' thing. I think her slightly arthritic hands found walking the parson up the stairs a bit more difficult than the last time she attempted it (about 87 years ago!)
    Toodle pip!

  13. Glad for the mostly positive check up Sweet William, we have paws and fingers crossed that you do not need to have surgery.

    Edgar and his mum

    P.S. She's never heard the part about the parson waling up the stairs...

  14. WE will keep all pug paws crossed that the medicin does the trick and no surgery will be needed! Love the pictures of the old church - mom says she remembers doing the church thing with her hands and fingers
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

  15. SW, I hope you get to feeling better soon. Tell your mom to put the ice cream in the freezer so you can eat it later. Mom does the hands/church thing with her granddaughter but didn't know the 2nd part to it.

    Aroo to you,

  16. SHE knows that 'where's the church....' rhyme.

    If you can't finish ice cream we KNOW you're not back to your usual self. We are sending you more POTP in hopes that that medicine works and there'll be not surgery.

  17. We continue to keep all our feets crossed for you
    Lily & Edward

  18. You can do it Wills - you fight that nasty old infection and tell it to leave you alone - we have our paws crossed for you little buddy

  19. We are so glad things are healing well but we will still cross our paws that the infection goes away fast. Interesting tail wag!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  20. I are still sendin ya POTP Sweet William. Hope dat nasty infeckshun gets gone quick!

  21. Sweet William, there's nothing wrong with the 2 o'clock position...I pee like a girl and I'm a big, bad, buff rottie man. Go with the flow, I say! BoL!!


  22. We're glad to hear you are on the mend but we will keep our paws crossed for you.

  23. Sweet William I am so happy that you are feeling better and that you are healing. I hope it continues and that the new medicine helps. I think it is cool that you have a new wag. It makes you even more special.

    Loveys Sasha

  24. We are really happy to hear that you have made some positive progress SW, we are now praying hard that the Clindamycin does its job and clears that infection up. It upsets us to think that not even a delicious vanilla ice-cream with a treat in it couldn't entice you...we can only imagine how "BLUGH" you must be feeling to not to want to gobble up such a pawsome treat.
    You keep fighting the good fight buddy and know that we are just an e-mail away if you or Lee need anything.
    BIG licks & positive vibes,
    Wallace & Samuel

  25. Glad ya gots yer wag back...evfun if it's in a differunt direckshun! Sendin' big hugs and loads of POTP and prayers dat da Auntie Biotiks take care of dat nasty ole infeckshun!

    And wow... dat building is cool... well, whut's left of it... whut happened to da rest?

  26. Our mom knows that nursery rhyme and the hand movements that go with it!
    Our paws remain crossed that you don't need surgery, William.

    Love ya lots♥
    Mitch and Molly

  27. Hope William's infection goes away, keep on wagging buddy!!

  28. OMC we didn't know that Sweet William was hurt. We're purring and praying that he gets better soon and doesn't have to have surgery.
    The Florida Furkids

  29. William, I love it to discover historic things of your city and your country. That's like having a time machine, many thanks for being my tour guide to Walnut Hills Church! I hope the new meds can chase the infection away and I hope hope hope a surgery is not essential, the meds will help our DJ Willis .
    easy rider

  30. Sweet William i have been wrassling issues here and as always discombobulated..i believe Lee knows that well..i have been thinking of you and glad to hear you are wagging that tail..albeit in a different way..sometimes we have to move on in a different way..much as the church in your beautiful pictures is clearly moved in a different way..anyway we do it moving on is good..hoping you keep getting beter with each days sunrise my sweetie..loves Fozziemum xx

  31. We are glad to hear you are wagging your tail William! We sure do hope the medicine fixes the infection. We are sending hugs and prayers. Xo Chloe and LadyBug

  32. OMD, Sweet William! I am keepin' my paws crossed REAL TIGHT that all works out with your bum. Ma chuckled when she heard that your tail now wags up and down instead of side to side ~ That sounds really neat! I would LOVES to wag up and down...that sounds FABulous! You'll have to teach me, cause it really sounds cool!
    ISCREAM??? OMD, now THAT sounds cool too! you are one lucky dude SW!!
    I am keepin' my paws crossed real tight over here, and sendin' you lots of healin' vibes and AireZens!!!!
    Ruby ♥

  33. Thank you for your kind words about Cubby. We really miss him a lot.

    The Florida Furkids

  34. WTF? Dude. you and me has some epic wounds! I is sooooooo sorry dat happened to you. But i is heres to help you through it....are you gonna eat all dat ice cream?

    hmmmm, dat church looks familiar. Is wheres you and Pip tried to exercise me?