Season's Greetings

If you are a frequent visitor to this blog, you know I hold a certain someone with extreme affection, admiration, and adoration. Yes, of course, I am talking about my lovely wife, Mrs. Shife. But the other person I hold pretty close to my heart is our dog, Quincy. The fat basset has been with us for almost 7 years, and I can’t imagine life without him. Well, unfortunately, we almost had to deal with that scenario recently. Our beloved basset was experiencing major discomfort and he was diagnosed with a bladder infection. Well a few days later he was still hurting, and now he could hardly walk. He was dragging his hind legs like he had two flat tires in the rear. Well it turns out that Captain Furry Pants did not have a bladder infection but he had some bulging discs pinching his spinal cord, which resulted in him losing feeling in his hind legs. His condition had deteriorated so rapidly that he was rushed into surgery after the prognosis was made. Three days later Quincarelli came home and the doctors say he has about a 90% recovery to make a full recovery. But for the next month, Quincy dog has to be confined to a play pen and we have to help him whenever he needs to go outside to do his business. Right now we are not getting a lot of sleep taking care of the big guy, but I am just glad he is home with us and he is going to get better. So I probably won’t do much blogging until after the new year but I just wanted to explain to everyone my absence. Mrs. Shife and I are extremely grateful to have our furball home, and we wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.


  1. Anonymous12/19/2006

    Awwww...poor puppy doggie. :( I hope he gets better real soon.

    Your family photo is great!

  2. Screw 90%. He's gonna be 100% I can feel it.

    Oh, and I was about to accuse you of using an old Christmas picture in the post, but you've got the timestamp on there to prove it's new, so good on ya.

    Merry Christmas Mr. & Mrs. Shife, and Shife Jr. (aka the furry one)

  3. Aww the poor dog!! I am sure he will be making a 100% recovery in no time, afterall he has shife blood in him.

    Pamper him and treat him like royalty in the meantime.


  4. Poor Quincy!!!!!

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

  5. I hope Quincy gets better soon.

    Merry Christmas!! Happy Holidays!!

  6. Aww poor pup.
    I hope he recovers soon.
    We just lost our cat of 18 years and we miss him greatly. It's been 2 weeks but it seems like yesterday we lost him.
    So I know what you mean when you say it will be hard without him.
    Merry Christmas to you all. I will add him to my night prayers.

  7. okay you and Mrs Shife are so cute! I love your little family picture.

    I'm glad Quincy is doing okay. Maybe when he fully recovers Roxie and him can have a play date!

  8. god bless quincy. you're a saint for looking after him so well.

    i think someone said we are judged by how well we treat our four legged friends. (that's what ruby told me anyway)

  9. Same to you, pal. And long live the pooch.

  10. I hope he'll make a full recovery soon. That's a great pic...I especially appretiate the 'Cards jerseys.


  11. Anonymous12/20/2006

    Awww get better Quincers :)

    Merry Christmas to you and Mrs. Shife! Hope the new year brings you nothing but joy! :)

  12. Hope you, the wife, and Quincy have a merry christmas shife!

  13. Awwwww poor Quincy...I hope he gets better quickly ( but on the flip side, tell him that bitches love a dog with a cool scar)

    Have a wonderful and peaceful Holiday !

  14. Back to blogging for a bit just to say, "Happy Holidays!!" to you my dear friend :-)

    missy xx

    PS. Any cool pressies? ;-)


    (I hope you got lots of neat stuff)

  16. awww. Glad to hear he's home and being waiting on paw and um....paw. Hope you had a great Christmas and that the New Year is quinc-tactular! :)

  17. Wishing you and your loved ones a Happy New Year.

  18. Happy New Year Mr & Mrs Shife!

  19. I love the family portrait!! Beautiful family!

    I know how you feel and I would die for my animals too. Poor Quincy!

    I wish him a speedy and full recovery! I will pray to St.Francis everyday for his health!

    Happy New Year!

  20. poor guy...and i was making fun of him on the most recent post...

    godspeed a quick recovery to the wonderhound!


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