Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Conversations With Faith


Me: You can jump up in the bed, can't you?

Faith: Yes, why do you ask?

Me: Looks like you had a little difficulty there. Is your butt getting too heavy?

Faith: Leave my butt alone, it's just fine, thank you very much.

Me: You've always been a great jumper, but we're all getting old.

Faith: Samson and you are old, I'm not. 

Me: OK, otherwise I thought I could buy you these stairs.

Faith -- looks: That's a sausage dog, no wonder he needs some stairs. 

Me: Faith it's not nice to call him names. My cousin had a long-haired Dachshund and he was so handsome, he even was entered in dog shows.

Faith: I've heard about dog shows, can I go?

Me: No, they are only for pure breeds.

Faith: What do you mean? Pure breeds? 

Me: They have to be very fancy and AKC registered.

Faith: You have to buy them, don't you? They are not free like me, given away outside the Tractor Supply Store, scared to death.

Me: Well, but daddy rescued you and brought you home to me. 

Faith: I know, daddy was a very nice man. 

Me: Yes, my sweet dog, he was.

Faith: Are you sad now?

Me: No, how can I be sad when I have you and Samson to cheer me up and take such good care of me?

Faith: Then maybe I can have some of that doggie ice cream you promised? Soon?

Me: I will buy it soon.

Faith: I'll take some people ice cream until you get it!

Me: Maybe just a tiny, tiny amount. 

Faith: Thank you, mommy.

Me: You're welcome.


There were some questions about the four days I was ill after receiving the second shot of the Moderna vaccine. 

I was ill because my Type 1 diabetes reacted to the vaccine the same way it would have reacted to an illness. Which, of course, means that the vaccine was working, it was doing what it was supposed to do. 

If you are healthy, this would not happen, and you would probably just be feeling a bit sick that first night, chills and leg pains, I've heard from friends.

My experience was so strange that I called my diabetes doctor to find out if any other patients had the same experience. They had not heard from anyone else, they said. 

After that, all has been well and it was all so worth it.


  1. Dear faith I too am having trouble with the bed but it's not the getting in the bed or on the bed it's the getting up out of the bed after sleeping all night. You look so precious and sweet and beautiful laying on the bed. Yes we are all getting older and it's a struggle to do what we need to do but you have mommy and Samson.

  2. Hello,
    What a cute conversation with Faith. She deserves some doggie ice cream. My DIL's twin brother had a reaction to the vaccine shot and he is diabetic. Cute photos. Take care, enjoy your day!

  3. I love your conversations with Faith. She gets her point across plus a plea for some ice cream.
    So sorry about your reaction but from what I heard, that means it is working. Soon we will be back to a form of normal much better than this past year. Stay safe.

  4. Cute conversation with Faith. Age has a sneaky way of creeping up on us all.

    I'm glad that you are feeling better from the reaction to the vaccine. Now you can look forward to spring. Only 11 days to spring.

    Enjoy your day with the fur kids.
    Hugs, Julia

  5. I'm so happy that you are feeling better now. And you're right...it's SO worth it! But of course I want you to be healthy and happy too! Sweet hugs!

  6. @ Faith … you’ve got a special Mummy – but were so lucky Daddy found you and brought you to Mummy to be looked after … and now – look: a real bed to sleep on … gosh special girl! Keep looking after Mummy and Samson …

    Re your Mummy’s vaccination … I’m glad she’s sorted it out and knows what’s what – but I’m glad you’ve reported your experience. The main thing is you’ve had your shot.

    Stay safe and feel easier … all the best - Hilary

  7. What a sweet conversation with Faith. I got my older large dogs a ramp when they aged, and it was so worth it although in the way for me. Now we have ramps all over due to our present chiweenie who is handicapped. I have long make-believe conversations with them, too, and they talk with an accent. Ha ha. Glad you are fine now, and that vaccine is so worth it.

  8. I suspected that the diabetes was probably part of the picture with the reaction. It complicates everything. But you seem to have overcome it fine now. Good idea to notify your doctor, though, even if they never heard about it before. They'll begin to collect reports and it will be better understood.

  9. I like your conversation with Faith :)

    Pleased all is well now after your vaccination.
    Always good to check with your doctor, though, if there is any adverse reaction.
    Take care, my good wishes.

    All the best Jan

  10. Faith, please tell Mommy that sometimes there are fun dog shows. No pedigrees required. Many years ago my daughter entered her Emma in a fun show. Emma won a trophy. If Mommy doesn't want to enter you in a show, then maybe you can have doggie ice cream as a trophy.


  11. Enjoyed your conversation with Faith. :)

  12. Sorry to hear of your vaccine reaction!!
    Hope you two enjoyed some ice cream!!!

  13. Aw, Faith is so excited about her ice cream. I love your conversations with her!

    I am sorry about your vaccine reaction but glad that you are okay.

  14. Hello Inger
    Many thanks for your recent comments and question on the low carb diabetic blog regarding help in putting on weight.
    I have replied on the post here

    All the best Jan

  15. Sweet Faith! Such a good girl. I'm glad you are feeling better now Inger. I've yet to get the first vaccine but I'm confident I won't have any problem with it.

  16. You had the sweetest conversation with Faith. Thank you for sharing it and your experience with the second vaccine. I have had the first one and the other in a week. Happy to hear you are okay now.

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