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Well, just when I felt like I was getting back on track the rug kind of got pulled out from under me.  It has been a bad few weeks, a very dear friend died suddenly which left me in profound sadness and shock. She is someone I never met personally, we met on Instagram. You are probably saying how can you form a close friendship with someone you have never actually met, well let me tell you it can and did happen. You all know that I am an animal lover and I have a particular slightly obsessive love of pugs. Irene was one of the co founders of our pug group on Instagram and for the last almost 2 years there was not a day that went by that we didn’t chat. We planned events and she was the driving force behind all the charity work that we do, raising money to help pet owners who cannot afford Veterinary care for their pets and sending wheelchairs to pups that are unable to walk. She made a difference and the world was a much better place with her in it. I miss her terribly.

Irene Coyer

The one two punch came when I noticed Percy was not doing well, he was drinking excessively and his eyes looked infected. Our wonderful doctor made a house call and Percy has infected eyes and a corneal abrasion but he was also diagnosed with Diabetes and ketoacidosis. Diabetes I have had experience with since Nando was diabetic and I treated him for almost 8 years. The ketoacidosis is new to me and it can be deadly if untreated. We are giving him fluids, antibiotics and now he is on insulin.

Torture for Percy!

Sorry to be a Debby downer but things have not been great. Hoping next week will be better and I will start cooking again. Thank you all for sticking with me through good times and bad. Thank you all!


33 Comments Post a comment
  1. not easy when these things happen, hopefully the cooking will help you through

    March 2, 2018
  2. Oh Suzanne, prayers of peace for your dear friend, and my prayers are with Percy and of course with you, take my friend, lots of love and hugs coming your way!! ❤ ❤ ❤

    March 2, 2018
  3. I’m so very sorry to read your news honey, I’m thinking of you and sending lots of love x x x

    March 2, 2018
  4. hocuspocus13 #

    Life has its way of scattering around our


    …just keep yourself focused on all those wonderful things you have in your life

    It works for me…❤

    March 2, 2018
  5. So sorry dear Suzanne! Warm hugs

    March 2, 2018
  6. Thinking of you, Suzanne. ❤

    March 2, 2018
  7. Hang in there Suzanne, sending you all the good vibes I’ve got for a better tomorrow.

    March 2, 2018
  8. Suzanne, thinking of you and your dear friend. Hope the pup feels better now.

    March 2, 2018
  9. Maria DeBrango Stickel #

    Any pet in need has a dear friend in you! Percy is so lucky to have you as his mom!

    March 2, 2018
  10. Suzanne Lewis #

    Suzanne i join you in grieving for irene & i’m so sorry to hear about percy .. i knew about his corneal abrasion but not about the diabetes or the ketoacidosis … i hope his health issues get under control quickly … i’m thinking of you & percy & sending pug hugs & love take care

    Sent from my iPhone SUZANNE (IG @zannietanners)


    March 2, 2018
  11. I’m so sorry for your loss Suzanne. Let no-one say you can’t make close friends online, it’s the perfect place to meet like minded people. I’mm sorry to hear about Percy too and hope the
    ketoacidosis is soon under control.
    xxx Huge Hugs xxx

    March 2, 2018
  12. I’m so sorry, Suzanne. Hang in there. Sending you love and hugs 💕💕

    March 2, 2018
  13. Sending a big hug to you Suzanne! This shall pass too! Stay strong!!

    March 2, 2018
  14. Oh Suzanne, I am so sorry for all the heartache you are going through right now. I know it is not easy. Just take one day at a time. Poor little Percy, I am pleased though that you can manage his condition. The insulin shots can not be too nice for him…shame, poor boy. Take care and hugs to both of you. xxx

    March 3, 2018
  15. Sending loving hugs across the miles! I too have lost online friends, they are as real as life. I know Percy is in good loving hands with you. xoxoxoxo

    March 3, 2018
  16. Aw Suzanne… I feel for you. I’ve been the recipient of that one-two punch too many times. It becomes emotionally paralyzing. I knew about the sad loss of your friend from your Facebook post, but I didn’t know about Percy. The little guy couldn’t possibly get better care of more love than he gets from you. Sending you a great big hug. As many as you need. ❤

    March 3, 2018
  17. Oh so sorry to read this Suzanne – it has to be hard. Sending you healing hugs and coping mechanisms.

    March 3, 2018
  18. Oh Suzanne. I’m so very sorry. Sending you love across the miles.

    March 3, 2018
  19. Love and hugs Suzanne❤️❤️❤️

    March 3, 2018
  20. Suzanne, your friend was very imortant for you –
    So sorry – avec mes amitiés et hugs – france

    March 3, 2018
  21. okiewinegirl2015 #

    Suzanne, holding you up in prayer! & Percy too.

    March 3, 2018
  22. I am so sorry for your loss. Sending love and hugs.

    March 4, 2018
  23. I’m glad you posted because when things are dark, it’s nice to remember that with friends, “Shared joy is a doubled and shared sorrow is halved. Your friend is an inspiration, as are you, Suzanne. You’re taking such good care of Nando. 🙂

    March 4, 2018
  24. Sending you heartfelt thoughts and hopes for some better days to come Suzanne. xx

    March 5, 2018
  25. Hang in there!

    March 6, 2018
  26. So sorry to hear the bad news. I can imagine what you feel right now because I had the same situation as you before. It was shocking and unacceptable, only sadness! But you got to be strong and talk to your close friends. You have a warm heart and kindness to your friends. Send my love and hugs to you, Suzanne!

    March 6, 2018
  27. Suzanne, I have been thinking of you and P nonstop. I am so sorry for your loss and that P is sick. How are things today? Is he stabilized at all? Much love, Emily

    March 7, 2018
  28. Sending you positive thoughts. It’s very hard when we lose good friends, whether we’ve met them or not! And I hope your puppy is doing ok.

    March 7, 2018
  29. I am so sorry for the loss of your lovely friend. hang in there, sweet! xxx hugs! x

    March 8, 2018
  30. Hi Suzanne– thankful you are letting us know all that you are going through. So sorry to hear about your friend loss– that is hard to get through. And Percy. Glad you noticed the changes and were about to get good help. Hoping and praying he’ll do well with your good care. You’e such a wonderful care giver. hugs hugs from here Suzanne.

    March 14, 2018
  31. petra08 #

    hi Suzanne
    I am so sorry to hear, about your friend who sounds like an amazing person and little Percy. He is so lucky to have you to look after and love him! xx

    March 18, 2018
  32. I am so sorry for your loss and for Percy being ill. I pray things stabilize with your little baby!

    March 22, 2018
  33. Sandhya #

    I am so sorry to hear that you are going through such a tough time but am glad you shared with friends here. Your friend was such an amazing human being and so are you.

    March 29, 2018

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