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Friday, February 11, 2022

What We Were Doing

Hi everybody! It's me, Ragnar. Mags thought I should fill you in on what we've been doing and why we took a short break. I'll be as succinct as possible. 

Everything is going as well as we can expect it to now, but our dad had to have some emergency eye surgeries (for a detached retina and a tear in his retina) in Kansas City (about 2-2 1/2 hours away) - and lots of followup trips. We went with Mom and Dad for a lot of reasons, especially because they didn't know how long any of the trips would actually take. So ... here's what we did!

The first trip was to the Emergency Room at the University of Kansas (KU) Medical Hospital.  We did what's called "Hanging Out In  A Parking Garage".  It looks like this:

"Zzz ..."

"Zzz ..."

Mom was with us and said we were "very good puppies".  We got to have a potty break, but it was crazy there, so Mom didn't get any photos.

The next morning, we had to go back to Kansas City to the KU Eye Center.  Fortunately, it's in a more suburban place, so while Dad was at his appointment, we got to have a nice walk:

Me and Mags in KC, KS

It also had a nice parking lot, so on our trips there, we did lots of people watching.

"Cool!  Let's stare!"

After a few trips to KU Eye, Dad had to go back to KU Med for another surgery.  Mom and Dad didn't know how long it would take, so fortunately for us, Mom packed a few meals for us.  It turned out that Dad's surgery was delayed by 4 hours, so we had quite the wait.  We tried something called "Parking Garage Dining":

"It's like our normal kibble, Raggi, only in a rubbery bowl."
"It tastes just as good!  And we even get a nice, big tablecloth!"

We were up on the third floor of the parking garage, so to get to where we could take potty breaks, we had to do something really strange - cram into this tiny room that moved!

"Mags!  The floor's moving!"
"It's called an elevator, Ragnar.  I've been in these before!"
"Very good puppies!!!"

We only took short walks there, because it was a very congested area:

"Ooh!  Found something!"
"Don't let Mom catch you, Ragnar!"

We rode in the elevator several times!

"Mom?  Hi, Mom!"
"Got something!"

Anyway, we've made 7 or 8 trips to KC so far and are all doing our very best to take care of Dad.  He's doing well and even is out walking with us again!  YAY!!!

Thanks again for asking after us.  We're so thankful that things are going as well as they are!



  1. That was quite the adventure for all of you! Glad your dad is doing well and that you two were able to keep your mom company during all that waiting.

  2. Good kids as usual! Glad Dad is on the mend! Tell him I know a great BBQ place near KC. Bates City BBQ!

  3. You were so close to us. You could have hung here too. Our Dad goes to see a couple of the eye doctors at the KU Eye Center on Ward Parkway. That looks like the one you were at in the more suburban area. Hope your Dad's eye heals well. Torn retinas are not much fun.

    Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

  4. We're sorry to hear your dad needed to go to the hospital but it's good to hear he is recovering well now. Our paws are crossed that he soon makes a full recovery. You two sure had a fun adventure through it all.

  5. Anonymous8:35 PM

    Thank you for sharing what happened, I am sure we all knew something wasn't quite right
    So thankful that so far things seem to be going quite well! I am no surprised at all that Mags &
    Ragnar were as good as they were! So very glad you all are doing better, I will keep you in my
    thoughts and prayers, Take care,
    Lucy (Troy, Ohio)

  6. You dogs are so well behaved. We hope your dad recovers quickly.

  7. Wow, what an adventure! You were probably a great comfort to your mama while during this ordeal. Glad to hear he's doing much better! Our hu-parents sure are important to us all! Love to all, Rufus

  8. Anonymous12:45 PM

    what an ordeal! but you were such wonderful emotional support for your Mom.
    and now your Dad is healing. I'm so glad he can even walk with you again.
    Kudos to you both for being the best dogs ever! you're ALL just a wonderful family.
    thank you for sharing your life with us. even the scary parts. bless you! XOXO

  9. Crumbs I'm just catching up with blogs. I'm sorry to be reading about your Dad. I sure hope he's doing okay now. What good puppies you were hanging out in parking lots and riding in elevators.
    Keeping paws crossed here.
    Wooos from Rita, Arko, Sooty & Sweep and of course hu'mum.