July 31st 2011 11:52 am
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It's been a long time since my person and I put an entry here. We've had an exciting time, not all good. The good-I discovered big deep swimming pools and I love them! Our neighbor has one and by the third time, I walked down the steps, swam to one end of the pool and back and went right to the steps and walked out. It's the best thing every invented. My person found out that in September some of the pools near St. Louis are having doggie swim day, and she's going to try and take me so I can swim with other dogs.
The bad-I almost died and my person still doesn't know what made me sick. I had some diarrhea one day, but it was gone the next day and my girls came up and played with me. I ate, didn't have diarrhea, and just had a great time. That night I played with my person after we went to bed, and I got down (I do that if I'm getting hot) and she went to sleep. Well, during the night I got really sick and vomited a few times and had bad, bloody diarrhea. When my person got up and found it we were off to the vet. He said I needed a barium study and fluids because I was pretty badly dehydrated. My person left me, and even though I was sick, I was really sad, my person said.
She called the vet several times, and the vet tech said I was doing good. My person got to get me the next afternoon. They said I had been really good and was a really sweet dog. My person took me home and had to give me a antinausea pill once a day, a stomach pill once a day, and two different antibiotics twice a day. Hooray for peanut butter! She also had to feed me four times a day. She fixed me chicken with white rice and ground round with rice, which I thought was some pretty good eating. She watched me like a hawk and wasn't much fun, but she did take me on rides since she didn't want me around kids or dogs. I think she really loves me since she cried a little bit when I was sick and told me not to die on her.
I've been feeling a lot better, even with this heat, but my person limits my time outdoors and told me we really weren't going to walk in this heat, not after me being sick. We're really close now, and I don't like to stay outside long without my person. My person even said I could get on the leather sofa, and it's really fun sitting together because there's so much room. I take 2/3rds and she gets the rest. I can stretch out and snooze and even roll on my back and sleep and have so much room. When I want to cuddle I just turn around and put my head in my person's lap. We're a great team together, and my person decided I better stay on my comfort food a while longer. I didn't like being sick, but I sure like the good eating.
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