Age: 11 Years Sex: Female Weight: 51-100 lbs
|Home:Sky Valley, CA ||[I have a diary!] |
Leave a bone for Asha
Asha Wiggles, Viggldie Piggldy, Skinny Puppy, Ashi
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May 15th 2003
Chewing things! Walkies! And DINNER. Ooo... chewing. Snuggling with Mom on the couch. Chewing.
Water. For a lab in the desert, she sure is terrified of the water! Not getting walkies when it's toooo hot. Being blown on, especially with a noisy inhale (makes her sooo mad!). Having feet touched repeatedly. Not much else; very easy going Pupster!
Mint Dental Ring, Velvet Bimples. Asha didn't have toys when she was a puppy, apparently, because she looks sooo lost when one is offered to her. She's had ropes and Kongs and and squeaky toys, but nooo interest. Poor thing!
Solid Gold Hundenflocken. But really, if it can be eaten (even [especially!] if it shouldn't), Asha will consume it readily.
out in the desert near Oasis, CA... no cars! No leashes! Lots of flies to chase!
Bringing forks and knives to us from the kitchen counter (not a trained trick...), Wiggling, pouting, knocking politely on the door when she wants to come inside, convincing Mom to take her for walks, hiding treats behind the toilet and under carpets
My fiancee and I adopted a dog named Duke from my aunt, who had been abusing him. After we'd had him for a month, he turned savage (no fault of his own, he'd been traumatized for too long) and had to be put down. I will add his story after this.
Anyway, we needed to fill the void he'd left in our hearts and home, so we went to several shelters looking for the right dog. We finally found Asha at the last place of the day. She was in a kennel with three other dogs who were very aggressively dominantly friendly. We took out several dogs, but Asha was the most interested in us, so that was that! She's just the sweetest and lovingest and most protective dog in the world!
Asha means "hope" in Sanskrit. We felt it matched her situation! Asha is particularly attached to Me, the Mom, because I am disabled and home all day with her. She can't stand me going into another room without her; she simply must follow me everywhere. Whomever had her before dumped her, because she gets completely stressed out in the car. She used to throw up, but thankfully now it's down to a waterfall of drool constantly coming out of her mouth as she very slowly adjusts to the idea that we will never leave her.
Asha is very protective of me, which is a good thing, as I am a young lady in the city. If she sees men on the street, her heckles go up and she might even bark. Heavens forbid they should whistle at me though, she gets sooo mad. Heckles up and barking and growling. She'd never hurt anyone unless they were physically threatening, but it's nice to know that she's got my back.
Asha sooo wishes that her kitty siblings would play with her, and her kitty siblings soooo wish that Asha wouldn't play with them!
Bentley is my Oh So Fine Boyfriend!!!!!!
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August 22nd 2005 8:39 am
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Sooo last night as mom and dad were just settling into bed and getting comfy, and I was settling into MY bed, all of a sudden my tummy felt bad. I didn't know what was wrong but I knew I had to throw up! So I started wandering around the bedroom licking everything on the floor. Mom noticed when I tried to eat her sheepskin next to the bed, and started watching me carefully. She even yelled at me to stop chewing on the sheepskin, so I licked some other things but I came back to it. At this point, Dad started watching me too. They figured I needed to throw up so they let me outside. We don't really have any grass in our backyard right now, but there are a few little bushes, and so I went over to one that looks like a weed and started frantically chewing on it. Oh man my tummy felt bad!
Mom had recently read a thread on here about Agnes and bloat, so she did her research! Research for yourself at www.globalspan.net/bloat.htm
Anyway, she told Dad she thought it could be bloat. Dad kept an eye on me while Mom went to call the 24 hour vets to let them know we were coming in. Better to expect the worst and hope for the best, she told him!
So we all piled into the car and drove to the emergency clinic, which fortunately is pretty close relatively speaking. It was late at night - nobody else was there, so there was no triage, thank heavens! Everybody was really nice to me and I got lots of pettings. The techs said they were fairly certain it wasn't bloat, and gosh you should have seen the look of relief on my mom's face! They took me to the back and stuck me with something REALLY sharp and took some of my blood for tests, but I got to wait with mom and dad for the results to come back. They said I was a little dehydrated and I mostly just had some gastritis. Sooo they gave me two more shots of something called about an antivomit and fluids. They sent us home with some antibiotics, too. Mom says I can have yogurt in my food for probiotics while I'm on the antibiotics. Now wait, does THAT make sense?!
I feel much better now. I'm very glad it wasn't bloat, but I'm also glad that my mom caught on that something was wrong and rushed me to the vet! See that? MY MOMMY DOESN'T WANT ME TO DIE!
Know the risks!
OK I need a nap now, I'm a tired puppy!! Out waaay past my bedtime!
August 18th 2005 11:02 am
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I swam I swam I swam I swam I swam I swam I swam I swam I swam I swam I swam I swam I swam I swam I swam I swam I swam I swam I swam I swam I swam I swam I swam I swam I swam I swam I swam I swam I swam I swam I swam I swam I swam I swam I swam I swam I swam I swam I swam I swam I swam I swam I swam I swam I swam I swam I swam I swam I swam!!!!
Can you believe it?!
Mommy went out in the afternoon on Monday to start filling the pool (it takes forEVER!), and we played in the widdle bits that started making puddles. And I got lamby roll treats! mmm! Goodie!
Then after about 4 hours, we went out again, and the water was starting to reach towards my knees! I was a little uncertain, but with the promise of lamby roll treats I did a bit of romping with Coffy the Boxer! *wiggle* that was fun! Mom would run back and forth in the pool and if I followed her I got treats! Coffy was more enthusiastic about it, but she IS a puppy still and puppies are enthusiastic about EVERYTHING!
We went back after an hour to the house, because plowing through the water is tiring stuff!
In the morning we came back out, and I immediately went down two steps and mom managed to coax me onto the third (which was practically swimming anyway!). Daddy and Mommy brought out another lamby roll and I really wanted more treats so I went swimming after them!! well... I had to see Coffy do it first to really figure it out, but she got sooo much praise and treats that I was jealous! After I got in, I kept swimming around Mom and Dad to get more treats, which was awesome! I can eat and swim at the same time! *wiggle*
I'm not sure yet whether I *like* to swim, but at least I will go in now if I am coaxed! mom says it's going to be very important for my hips, so I guess I'd better learn to like it!
Mumma says she is soooo proud of me. That makes me a happy Wiggly Jiggler!
August 12th 2005 7:55 pm
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A toooootally gorgeous awesome sweetie boyfriend!!!
HIS NAME IS BENTLEY AND HE IS KINGLY FOR SURE!!
Check out how sooooo fine he is!!
*wiggle*wiggle*blush*Wiggle* I am sooo in love!
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