Hari OmThanks for the pupdate, Hilda - will continue the POTP this side just for the 'finishing up' of healings! Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx
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Good to see you Hilda. Resting and staying quiet can be tough for a young pup, but Mom know best!
Awe glad your are doing well Hilda :) Keep up wif all da good rest and healing. xoxo,Matt & Matilda
You look very comfy and cozy there Hilda. We are keeping our paws crossed that you heal quickly.
"Rest and stay quiet" are horrifying words!!! I hope it doesn't last long.
Glad you are feeling better Hilda...hope your folks are all better soon!xoxo,Rosy, Jakey & Arty
You will be back to yourself before you know it.
that are super good news...hugs and potp to you all ;O)
Awwww.... every furry, every human ... be better soooon!
You look so comfy and cozy, Hilda, and we are so happy that you and your mom and dad are feeling better!
Ohhhhhhhhhh Hilda...I hope today dawns with renewed gusto for you and your peeps.Hugs Cecilia
Heal and get well!!
That is wonderful news about ALL of you!
Hope you feel better soon!
Oh gurl, I hopes you are up and runnin' and playin' real soon!!!! Sendin' lots and lots of healin' vibes for you (and your peeps)!!!Kisses,Ruby ♥
Bless your little heart! I hope you are feeling much better now. Give your peeps some healing love too. I love your blankie!
So glad to hear everyone is beginning to feel better and getting loads of rest.