Lucy picked up a cold virus either at the hospital or at the veterinarian office. She was sneezing quite a bit. I had heard that a spoonful of honey would help quiet a cough and sneeze in dogs. Since we always have honey around, we decided to give it a try. I got some flimsy paper dessert plates and poured out a spoonful of sourwood honey for her.
New regulations about the use of "sourwood" honey on the label make it difficult for the small bee keeper to legally use the term. But this is definitely sourwood and it is delicious.
Lucy thought it was the best thing ever!
She neatly lapped it up.
Wait, Dad. There is still a little dab of honey.
Put that back down here, please.
Surprisingly enough, the honey was really effective. Since she is not overweight at all and her other snacks are fruits and veggies, we decided it wouldn't hurt to give her the honey twice a day. Lucy definitely agrees.
We are very much enjoying the quiet in the mountains just now. The summer tourists have gone and the leaf peepers won't come for another month. The weather has been good and we are delighted that Lucy has not had any seizure activity or any thing abnormal at all. She's glad to be back running in the park.
Since no one loves honey more than Winnie the Pooh, it is fitting that today's quote comes from him via A. A. Milne:
"Sometimes, if you stand on the bottom rail of a bridge and lean over to watch the river slipping slowly away beneath you, you will suddenly know everything there is to be known."
Not bad for a bear of little brain.
HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEKEND, EVERYONE. THINK OF THOSE IN NEED AND HELP THEM IF YOU CAN.