Sunday, October 2, 2011

CG in the City,CND Red Sparkle & small update on my dog.

Good afternoon! I want to thank you all so much for the good thoughts,prayers, etc. for my dog. We went to the vet on Fri. and he had x rays and blood work done. The x-rays were clean! Thank goodness! The blood work was a little off in some places, and better than it has been in other places.

A little bit of a background info. on Buster. (Feel free to skip to the bottom, if you just want to get to the nail pics. etc.)

About a year and a half ago we took him to the vet for his yearly shots etc...his white blood cell count was really low. He had tons of tests done and all were normal. We finally figured out that his own system was attacking itself. Why? No idea. The good thing, was that he showed absolutely no symptoms of being sick. We never would have known if he hadn't had his yearly check up. He was started on a cocktail of meds. with Prednisone being one of them. We went in every week for blood work, then every two weeks, and now every month. I have a love/hate relationship with the pred. I love that it helps his white blood cell count, but HATE what it does to my poor dog. It's caused him to gain so much weight, that he can't do things he used to love. Like going on long walks etc...He's still a happy dog, but it makes me so sad to see him like this. You aren't supposed to be on pred. for a long time. The problem is, it's the only thing that was working. He can't have a zero immune system either.

Well, turns out his twitching that started on Thurs. night is because of the Pred. I'm so thankful that it's not something worse, but it's not good either. He needs to get off the Pred. but what happens if his blood count goes down again?! It's so tough. Right now, his white blood cell count is FINALLY at a good level. Our vet is going to talk to the specialist tomorrow and see if we can slowly start to get him off the Pred. Hopefully, the answer will be yes, and hopefully Buster's blood levels will stay up where they should be. Without the Pred. He also has a gallstone. They are going to let us know what to to about that tomorrow as well. Our vet said that it's very common for a dog to have gallstones, so hopefully that won't involve anything too much. If you could continue to keep Buster in your thoughts and prayers etc....We would really,really appreciate it.

Those of you who've read this far, thank you! ;-) I will get on to my nails now. I have on one of the China Glaze fall polishes today. It's called CG in the City. It's a sheer glitter, but I got it to be opaque on it's own, in three coats. It has black,purple,copper,and silver glitter. Application was great. Even though I did use three coats, dry time was super fast. I love it on it's own, but decided to add just a bit more color to it. I added one coat of CND Effects Red Sparkle on top. RS is a fine red glitter in a clear base.

First up are pics. of the two together.

Close Up..

China Glaze CG in the City on it's own.

Thanks so much for reading, and I hope you are having a great Sunday. :-)


  1. the red glitters you added in it!! It makes this CG more vibrant! nice combo!!

  2. Oh, yes, it's always really hard when our furry babies are sick... I sincerely hope that everything works out fine with Buster!

    Your manicure is so awesome! I love this unusual combo :)

  3. aww i'm so glad your doggy is ok : ) i lovveee cg with the cnd, wasn't a big fan of the cg alone but i love it with the red

  4. Great polish. I'll be thinking about you and Buster. I know we've chatted about pet worries, so I know exactly how you feel. **Sending you good vibes and hugs*** <3

  5. I'm glad to hear about your pup. My furbaby is my life <3 Love the colors too :)

  6. That combo is AWESOME!

  7. Poor poor Buster... I hope everything turns out okay. He'll be in my thoughts

  8. Nailderella....Thanks so much! :-)

    Biba....Thank you! It is so very hard when they or sick. Or when you think something is wrong with them, but aren't sure. Ugh. I can drive myself crazy with worry sometimes. How is your kitty?

    nail loopy...Thank you! He's doing okay right now. I just wish he could stop the twitching. Even though I know it's from the meds. I don't like to see him doing it. :-( I do like this polish alone, but like it better with the red. I'm a red lover though. ;-)

    StardustStephanie....Thank you so much! I really appreciate it. You should have seen me on Fri. I was an absolute mess. Big time anxiety. I know you know what I'm talking about. So not fun. :-( How is your kitty? I still have your package, and will be sending it out to you on Mon. or Tues. I was going to send it last week, but things got a little crazy.

    Peace,Love and Polish....Thank you very much! I know what you mean. I feel the same way about my pets. They are my life too My babies. ;-)

    imfeelingnail-venturous....Thank you! I'm glad you like it. :-)

    Stef...Thank you so much. I really appreciate it. He's my baby, and I've been so worried about him. I'll find out more tomorrow. Hopefully it will be good!

  9. I'm not a glitter fan at all-but I am really glad your dog is doing better! I am a cat person-but know how I'd feel if something were to happen to them! Hope he continues to be healthy!

  10. I'm still sending tons of white light to poor Buster and to you, but I did take time to look at your gorgeous nail pics. I love the red with the purple/silver/copper!

  11. Fingers...Not a glitter fan?!? How can that be? LOL...I'm just kidding. ;-) I'm a cat and dog person. :-) I have two cats, as well as two dogs. (I also have a horse) They are my babies. Thank you so much for your good thoughts. I really appreciate it.

    Jammies....Thank you so much. It really means a lot to me, and I'm glad that you like my nail pics. :-) *HUGS*

  12. My kitty is fine now, thanks for asking!

    I'm still thinking of you both...

  13. Biba...Thank you so much! I really appreciate it. More than you know. ;-) I'm glad your kitty is good now. It was your kitty that was sick not too long ago, right? I started thinking after I posted that, I might have mixed you up with someone else. It seems like several of us have had sick pets lately. :-(

  14. Oh Buster is adorable! My tabby Toby was recently diagnosed with asthma and the vet prescribed prednisone. He gets half a pill three times a week. We have a 2-year-old kitty with a way worse case of asthma and he gets the inhaler twice a day, but the vet said since Toby was already 11, that the pred wouldn't really hurt him. I know how bad it is in the long run though and it scares me to think it might be taking years off his life , but then he is such a happier kitty without his asthma attacks! Sigh...I understand your issues with the pred though.....Buster has a good mom!