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Another rush to the vet.  πŸ™


Maggie started to limp last night while we were watching Changeling (OK movie, by the way).  SheÒ€ℒs fine if she walks slowly, but if she tries to run she cannot put any weight on her back right leg.   I woke up, called the vet, and grabbed the first available appointment. 


So, my breakfast was quick:


A seasonal Clif bar, wheatgrass, and a coffee.  IÒ€ℒm proud that I got my wheatgrass in.  I mix it with Almond Breeze (unsweetened).


And IÒ€ℒve been relying on bars WAY too much lately, but I cannot get enough of Clif!  Especially these seasonal flavors:


Save a little prayer for my Maggie.  Of course, as she is a dachshund, the Husband and I are always worried about spinal issues and hip dysplasia.  πŸ™


AndÒ€¦. IÒ€ℒm off!


Update:  Vet says sheÒ€ℒs going to be fine, hopefully.  IÒ€ℒll include details at lunch.  Thanks for all your positive thoughts; I really believe it helps!



  • Jessica November 16, 2009, 7:54 am

    prayer said…keep us posted.

  • Dori November 16, 2009, 8:09 am

    Hope the baby feels better!

  • Abby (Abbys Vegan Eats) November 16, 2009, 8:11 am

    Poor Maggie.. hang in there, hun πŸ˜‰

  • Madeline @ GreensAndJeans November 16, 2009, 8:15 am

    I’ll keep my fingers crossed for you and Maggie!

  • Erica November 16, 2009, 8:15 am

    oh gosh! You know I will be thinking of you and your baby all day. Please let us know how she is!

  • Nicole November 16, 2009, 8:15 am

    I hope Maggie is okay! I’ll be thinking of you guys!

  • Anne P November 16, 2009, 8:17 am

    I hope she’s okay πŸ™

    Love the picture with the steam, by the way. Hehe

  • Diana November 16, 2009, 8:18 am

    I hope she’s okay!

  • Jessica @ How Sweet It Is November 16, 2009, 8:20 am

    We watched Changling yesterday, too. I hope she is ok!

  • Amanda November 16, 2009, 8:21 am

    I hope your pup pup is better soon. I wish I could find those flavors of Clif bars here, actually it might be a good thing that I can’t. LOL

  • VeggieGirl November 16, 2009, 8:22 am

    I’m praying HARD for Maggie – Chooey has hip dysplasia too πŸ™

  • Katherine November 16, 2009, 8:22 am

    Thinking good thoughts for Maggie!!!

  • Lee November 16, 2009, 8:24 am

    I hope Maggie is okay.

  • Diann November 16, 2009, 8:24 am

    Oh I hope Maggie is OK. I definitly know what it’s like to rush to the vet a lot. Poor baby. My mom has 2 doxies and their little long bodies can get out of whack so easily!!

  • Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca) November 16, 2009, 8:24 am

    Poor Maggie … hang in their guys. I hope everything turns out to be just fine.

  • Erin November 16, 2009, 8:26 am

    Aw, poor Maggie. Hope everything works out okay.

  • megan November 16, 2009, 8:27 am

    hope everything is ok! those vet visits are never fun. did you end up getting pet insurance last time?

    • caitlin November 16, 2009, 9:23 am

      oh yes we have VPI insurance for both of them now!

  • Lauren @ DragonfliesJourney November 16, 2009, 8:30 am

    Riley has hip displasia. It will work out. I know she’s small breed but they have great medicines now to loosen the joints…hope all is well!

  • Amy November 16, 2009, 8:32 am

    I think Maggie was just jealous because only James made the blog yesterday. So, she’s faking an injury to get some blog attention. πŸ™‚ We love you too Maggie! Feel better soon.

    • caitlin November 16, 2009, 9:24 am

      hahah maybe you are right!!

  • Jac November 16, 2009, 8:34 am

    hopefully maggie gets well!

  • Estela @ Weekly Bite November 16, 2009, 8:42 am

    hope Maggie is ok

  • Lizzy November 16, 2009, 8:50 am

    Get well maggie! were thinkin about her!

  • skinnyrunner November 16, 2009, 8:55 am

    i have to try some of the seasonal flavors! good luck at the vet, hope all is well and ok.

  • Caitlin November 16, 2009, 8:59 am

    that is my fave seasonal Clif. I also love the zbar spooky smores!

  • Shannon (The Daily Balance) November 16, 2009, 9:00 am

    fingers crosse for dear little Maggie!

    LOVE the seasonal CLIFS, my favorite is pumpkin, of course!

  • Matt November 16, 2009, 9:14 am

    Good luck Maggie!

  • emily November 16, 2009, 9:14 am

    Good luck, my dachshund had back issues and I felt so bad for her, although she made it through it all pretty happily!

  • Jenna November 16, 2009, 9:25 am

    yummm! i really wanna try the seasonal clif bars πŸ™‚
    hope maggie feels better!

  • whitney November 16, 2009, 9:37 am

    I’m so sorry about maggie hopefully everything is ok. How do you make your wheatgrass shots? Is it a machine? or do you buy them?

  • Rose November 16, 2009, 9:39 am

    Hope Maggie is OK!

  • Megan November 16, 2009, 9:39 am

    Fingers crosed for the dog!! Also, completely agree about those seasonal Cliff bar flavoris. And is it just me, or do they taste extra fresh?

  • michelle November 16, 2009, 9:47 am

    Poor pup! I hope it all turns out ok! I’m sending healing Maggie vibes into the universe for you!

  • Tay November 16, 2009, 9:52 am

    Awww hon I’m sorry, but glad she turned out okay!! Maggie’s a champ πŸ™‚

  • Anna November 16, 2009, 9:54 am

    Hugs to the little pup. Glad the vet gave her a green light – hope she feels better soon. If nothing else you can tell her there’s a dog in Cali wearing a cone right now who hopes she feels better soon so she can play, play, play.

    • caitlin November 16, 2009, 10:01 am

      aww sorry to your little pup. puppies in cones make me sad πŸ™

  • Diana (Mymarblerye) November 16, 2009, 9:54 am

    I’m a sucker for all things seasonal. Need to get some of those bars till they run out!

  • Sarah @ See Sarah Eat November 16, 2009, 9:55 am

    Oh, poor Maggie! And poor you with all the doggie vet trips lately. Hope everything turns out okay πŸ™‚ Love the gingerbread clif bar, omg!

  • Joelle (The Pancake Girl) November 16, 2009, 10:04 am

    I hope Maggie is alright! My doggie has a lot of problems with his hip and heart, although they didn’t flare up until recent years as he’s gotten older.

  • Lindsay November 16, 2009, 10:06 am

    Poor Maggie. I hope she’s okay!

  • Evan Thomas November 16, 2009, 10:12 am

    Aww, I’ll send positive thoughts Maggie’s way

  • Anna November 16, 2009, 10:23 am

    Glad to hear she is okay– animal worries are the worst! πŸ™

    I have a question for you– I was listening to a Jillian Michaels podcast the other day, and she was talking about how AWFUL she thinks soy is, and how she doesn’t really eat any soy products (protein powder, tofu, milk, etc.).

    In recent months, I’ve gone more and more veg, and I’m thinking about going full vegetarian soon. I eat a lot of tofu and other soy products, though, and I’m sure I’ll eat even more if I go full veg. I was wondering what your thoughts (or any other vegetarians out there) are on this topic?

    • caitlin November 16, 2009, 10:54 am

      i’m actually doing a Vegan for a Day Challenge on Thursday and plan to blog about this for one of my topics.

      I have heard that you should watch your soy intake, especially if you have a history of breast cancer in your family. I try to limit the soy I eat (i.e. I dont have tofu everyday, maybe twice a week?) and I look for soy in other non-meat products, like veggie burgers, and try to keep that down to.

      Basically, some people (I’m sure we will hear a lot of interesting opinions on Thursday) are militant about avoiding it, but i’m not. everything in moderation.

  • Angie (Losing It and Loving It) November 16, 2009, 10:24 am

    Wishing the best for Maggie! I know it’s hard when one of our babies have any health issues. I think that picture with the steam is cool but your welcome picture on the left of your blog is awesome. I love it. Been time strapped so I have been reading via Google reader so I don’t know how long that pic has been up there.

    • caitlin November 16, 2009, 10:52 am

      thanks πŸ™‚

  • Penelope November 16, 2009, 10:27 am

    Sending good thoughts for Maggie!

  • Susan November 16, 2009, 10:30 am

    Glad to hear she’s doing okay πŸ™‚ I had a basset hound, which tend to have similar issues. So sad πŸ™

    I’m sure you’ve mentioned this, so I apologize for being a broken record, but what kind of wheatgrass do you use? I’ve got some Amazing Grass original SuperFood and I’m wondering if it would have the same effects if I just had a little shot like that in the morning… I’ve been reading on the benefits of wheatgrass and they’re too good to pass up on!

  • Nancy November 16, 2009, 10:34 am

    I had never heard of hip dysplasia until I got my dog 8 years ago (wow my “baby” is so old!). At first when she was a puppy I thought she was wiggling her bum when she walked because that’s just how she walked. But after a few months of her not wanting to walk up/down the stairs she was diagnosed with HD πŸ™ Poor thing. She’s a beagle/lab mix so pretty hefty. You pup is super cute, and I wish the best for her at the vet today!

    • caitlin November 16, 2009, 10:52 am

      aww πŸ™ im glad maggie is light and she’s easy to carry!

  • brandi November 16, 2009, 10:49 am

    keeping her in my thoughts/prayers today!

  • Dani November 16, 2009, 10:50 am

    Hope Maggie is okay! Keeping her in my thoughts!

  • Cynthia (It All Changes) November 16, 2009, 10:52 am

    I saw your tweet on Twitter and said a prayer of Maggie. Rushing furry children to the vet is no fun. I hope you don’t have to go back any time soon.

  • Kara November 16, 2009, 10:57 am

    So glad to hear you got good news from the vet! I’ll continue to send good thoughts in your and Maggie’s direction!

  • Heather November 16, 2009, 11:19 am

    im glad to see the update that Maggie is going to hopefully be okay πŸ™‚

    your wanting to get back to the wheatgrass has perked my interest- it seems a bit scary, but I think i’m going to put it on my list of things to try [you know i’ve been all about the trying new things this year!]

    also- i picked up all 3 of the seasonal clif bars and have yet to try them. i seem to save the new flavors of bars for “special treat days”. which is your favorite?

    • caitlin November 16, 2009, 11:24 am

      the iced gingerbread was REAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAALLY good!

      Wheatgrass really isnt scary! I promise!

  • Marissa November 16, 2009, 11:25 am

    I’m glad the vet said Maggie is ok!!!

  • Carolyn November 16, 2009, 11:37 am

    Hope everything went well at the vet. My dog has been having leg problems, too. The vet says it isn’t hip displaysia just a strained muscle. But…it flares up every time we try to play with him and he’s half lab and obsessed with playing. He’s feeling like a VERY neglected puppy right now.

  • Jill November 16, 2009, 11:50 am

    Had this clif bar on saturday and its great! Also my pups name is actually Maggie, but she transitioned into noodle quickly after I got her, cuz she used to squirm around like a wet noodle πŸ™‚ Hope Maggie is feeling better!

  • Julie November 16, 2009, 11:50 am

    aw, I hope the pup is okay

  • Chrysta November 16, 2009, 11:51 am

    best wishes to Maggie for a speedy recovery!

  • Ellen Collis November 16, 2009, 12:08 pm

    I can’t manage a pooch in my tiny NYC apartment, but I love when my friend asks me to dog-sit. Having the responsibility of someone else depending on you is a nice feeling. Hope Maggie feels better!

    How does the wheatgrass drink taste? Have you ever tried a Green Monster? I need to get more nutrients, but I don’t want to drink something that requires me to pinch my nose as it goes down!


  • Joy Winner-or-Whiner November 16, 2009, 3:54 pm

    Wheatgrass rocks! I like them in my smoothies!

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