July 29th 2012 11:40 pm
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So, I turned a big ole FOUR years old and I'm still spritely as a pup and love doing my zoomies around the back yard, above ground pool! My birthday went well, but it was a bit understated as mom was under the weather due to a recent colonoscopy and polyps removed. Non cancerous so YAY! Then she got an infection, so my birthday was very low key. My human sis, Rose (the one who takes me on lots of neighborhood walks)brought me a tiny dinosaur that squeeks in a lovely high pitch (love those squeekers!)and mom had ordered through the mail a great big ole bags of pigs ears for me. YAY!! Oh, I also got rushed to the vet last week due to a scare. Seems mom was checking my mouth and freaked out big time when she saw a huge grey swelling on my right incisor. Mom felt so very bad when she spotted it as she always checks the pads of my feet, in my ears and my gum line and teeth every few days. She was so scared I was in pain! We got into my vets the same day and Dr.Hill said my teeth were in great shape for a tiny dog of four years! Just a touch of tartar (mom was mortified, but the vet was very happy)and he checked in my ears where I'd been scratching a bit. He took a swab of stuff in my ears and nope, no infection. YAY! But there was some redness and inflamation. Dr.HIll said probably allergies, which I have alot of, and gave me two shots. One for inflammation and the other an antibiotic, long acting, in case something was brewing. AND yes, my teeth were thorougly checked and the doc used his nail and scraped that big chuck of roast beef right off my tooth!!! Mom was so relieved she just laughed and laughed at herself. BOL! Even though I get stuff in my water to prevent teeth issues, now I get my teeth brushed with a teeny tiny toothbrush and chicken flavored dog toothpaste every single day. I don't like it much, but I'm getting used to it. Doc said that if we don't pull a leftover baby tooth thats crowding one of my incisors, that food will get stuck in there and cause problems. Well, not with mom on daily toothbrush duty!! She's afraid that the general anaestestia might hurt me as she's read alot online of folks taking their dogs in for dental services under general sleepy time and them not waking up. We are SO NOT HAVING THAT!!! I'm planning on being around a long, long time, so I guess I've got to suck it up and get used to getting my teeth brushed. Oh and my next door neighbor adopted a new 5 month old rescue, mixed breed black colored, lovely pup named Nico! He's soooo cute! Can't wait to sniff him as mom sais he's really friendly but he looks sooo huge to me! He's about 9 pounds already, so next to me he's HUGE. But as long as he's nice, it's all good. That's all for now, take care folks! Oops, forgot to tell you I've got a tiny white beard now! Mom sais it's so cute!!
July 13th 2012 11:04 pm
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Hi! I can hardly believe I'm turning four whole years old this Sunday! Mom ordered me something for my birthday from the lap toy she's always on and she won't tell me what it is, just that I'll love it....hmmm. Gotta wonder on that one! My skin is better, moms been bathing me every week since i'm allergic to so much outside and I get pollen all over me when I go out back and I get the itchies, so in the kitchen sink I go for warm baths! This last time after only 2 days I got flakey skin, so I got a nice lotion rub down afterwards! I didn't even try to lick it off, it felt so nice! I got my own new car seat for moms car that goes on the console, so my sisters don't get mad that they have to give up thier front seats anymore for my car seat, so now everyones happy! YAY! Mom took my old car seat and put it in daddies new truck and it hangs on the back of his seat, so mom can see and pet me easily from her seat and I see out my own little side window great! My own window with that dark sticky stuff on it that darkens the light coming in to me, so it's not to hot or bright for me. They've thought of everything! I've got it made! YAY! Other than the baths all the time I've been in great health for a change, no more icky skin or ear infections, so lifes been peachy for me. When the weathers not too hot, my sister Rosey takes me for little walks and we both enjoy them alot. Sometimes I get scared when big dogs bark at me on walks and I ask Rosey to pick me up and she does right away and we walk away quick! Then down I go and off we go again. It's lots of fun. So many smells to sniff! Can't wait to see what I get for my birthday! Mom and daddy always buy me a strawberry or lemon flavored cake. I wonder if I'll get the same or something brand new? Hmmm. I'll catch you up after my birthday party! Kisses, Penny
February 12th 2011 7:46 pm
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It all started on Thursday, the day of the month that mom gives me the yucky heartworm medicine. I have to get it in 1/4's cause I'm only 3 & 3/4 lbs and can't tolerate much of it at once. It usually only makes me a bit poopy but this time Oy Vay!!! I threw up TWICE yesterdays and had the runnys so bad it was liquid. (Sorry for details but it was BAD) Mom called my vet and they said I'm d.o.n.e. with this icky medicine, but needed to heartworm test me to be able to give me a new prescription. Mom held me and the Dr. took my blood and I didn't squeek, cry or growl or bite or anything!! I was SO brave! Mom bought me a pigs ear from the vet to celebrate my bravery. She said I'd appreciate it more than a medal and she was right. So, the vet gave her the new prescription and we went home to get it called right in and on the way home as I was chewing on my pigs ear a brittle peice came off in my mouth and I about choked! Freaked us both right out, but I was OK> Mom pulled right over and almost drove us right back to the vet! But, I was fine, so home we went. And the vet didn't even charge us for an office call, just the test! THat Dr.Hills a keeper I tell ya! I feel SO much better today!! And my new medicines already on the way. Dr.Hill said if I have probs with this new med, I maybe won't be using heartworm meds and that's scary for mom. Moms been sick ALOT lately, so we haven't been able to go to my fav places, like the petstores and stuff and mom feels bad about that, but she's feeling better now cause I've taken such great care of her! Everytime she's slept, I sleep right on top of her to watch her close and make sure she's breathing ok and to make sure no one disturbs her. It's been a big job, but I've been up to the challenge and she's up and around again, thanks to me!! YAY, I'm superdoggie!!