June 19th 2012 11:44 am
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Here we go. I'm sorry it's been so long since we've been a part of the Dogster community. I've had a kidney transplant, my oldest son got married and had a baby. So I've been quite the busy one healing and getting used to this totally new life.
My Roy has been there all the way, showing me and others that he's my Protector & Guardian. His buddy that lived next door passed. He was the Alpha on the block. Now Roy seems to have taken his spot and it really is quite entertaining watching him. This sweet kind hearted dog is now a big mouth bully. LOL He barks at everyone passing and has kept a nurse or two at bay until we got him in his room(cage). I'm so proud. I wasn't sure he had it in him. He has made a hit with tourists, and the kids...He just loves them. But at home, he becomes very protective.
Tomorrow, June 20, 2012, he will be four years old. I can't begin to tell how much he has brought to me.
Thanks to everyone that has kept us in their thoughts. Look forward to sharing more of Roy's antics with the Dogster Family.
November 3rd 2009 10:34 am
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So far, this month has not bee a good one. I know, I know, it's just started, but I've been thru enough to last the entire month.
Starting off with my youngest son (Roy's dad) had the flu. Mayne, Oh Mayne, are males something else when they are sick. Then, slowly, I had been noticing that Roy was displaying symptoms of the ear infection that we thought we'd gotten rid of, coming back. Not to mention that he's been licking on his tummy until it's raw.
Now, mind you, I was under the impression that we only had one vet in my area. Why? Because I've never heard anyone talk about any other vet. Makes sense for a town that doesn't even have a Red Lobster or IHOP. So it's not like it was out of the question. Oh, there are others in nearby towns, so it would be just like finding a restaurant. The reason I'm telling this is because I DO NOT LIKE THE LOCAL VET. They are not friendly, they don't handle the animals gently enough-tho I have a dog that's a handful-in short, I just don't like them. So it dawned on me since now I get a post card in the mail saying he needs his booster rabies shot, I get out the old phone book and go to looking. Low & behold, there's a doctor across town! Oh Oh, wait! It's the same name as the doctor that heads our local office, that's out of the question. My son reminds me that simply b/c of the location of the other office(the "good" part of town), he'd probably get better care. I'm still not giving them my money, cuz I don't like them. So I kept looking. Finally, YES! There is another vet just twenty minutes from my house! So I made an appoint. From the time they answered the phone, I felt like this was going to be the place where I'd feel comfortable with my dog in their care. She said she'd never seen his breed, but couldn't wait to see him.
When we got there, the vet not only fully explained every little detail, he also drew diagrams on a dry erase board! All while making me feel like I was at nothing more than the family get together, telling jokes, making sure to pet Roy. It really was a wonderful experience.
Now, my poor doggie has to wear a cable channel antennae so he can't scratch or lick himself. Good thing the medicine he gave us for his stomach is working really fast! Roy is tearing my house up with that big thing they got around his head! LOL
October 23rd 2009 11:25 am
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Today, I'm taking it easy. Why? Yesterday, I had a very busy day. Most any day, I spend my time tending to my Meemaw. Before I picked them, she lead a pretty boring life. She sat home, didn't go out much, and had a bad attitude. Can't rightly blame her, she has Systemic Lupus and is on the transplant list waiting for a kidney.
Now, I can make her smile just by walking in the room. She really gets those gut busting outbursts if I flop one of my long ears over. She just beams. When I first came here, she was one of those that refused to train me on paper or in the kennel, so every, and I do mean every fifteen minutes, she took me out. For the first two weeks, it tired her out so much, she had to sit on the steps and scoot down the stairs. It was hard, b/c she'd have me on her lap. Until I was almost two and half months, I was scared of those dang stairs! There were so many and I was so tiny. But we got it finally, and now, there's nothing I can't conquer!
Well, yesterday, my daddy brought home one of those cold viruses and it had a hold on him big time! He could barely get out the bed. Meemaw thought it was the flu, that's how bad it was.
Getting these two to understand me is nerve wrecking sometimes! I kept opening their bedroom doors so I could keep an eye on them, and they kept closing them! Jeez! It took them half the day to figure out that no matter how many times they closed those doors, I was going to open them back up! LOL
Finally, they let me do my job and watch over them.
Today, my daddy's feeling better, tho that cough scares me. Meemaw said that's natural and I shouldn't worry.