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Emergency Vet Visit of Dooom!

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
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!


I swam I swam I swam I swam I swam I swam I swam!!!

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!!!


Check out how sooooo fine he is!!

*wiggle*wiggle*blush*Wiggle* I am sooo in love!


Street Fair Conquered!

August 11th 2005 9:24 pm
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Tonight, my mom and the neighbors and I and the neighbor's dogs went to the Street Fair (big outdoor markety and crafty fair in downtown Palm Springs). It was soooo much fun! There were sooooo many people about!! Sooo many things to SNIFF!!! And everyone thought I was just the prettiest thing! One fellow came up to my mom and said, "I bet you didn't even have to train her to be so well behaved!" CAN YOU BELIEVE IT SOMEONE CALLED ME WELL BEHAVED!!! AAAAAAAAAAAAAA HAHAHAHAHAHAHA.
Anyway, it was a BLAST! I want to go every week!
Can I please Mom? Can I Can I Can I pleeeeease?


uuumm.. *wiggle*!

August 7th 2005 1:31 pm
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I can't wait to move out to the desert! The REAL Desert, that is! I know they say that Palm Springs is desert, too, but it's full of artificially growing plants and stuff. Where we're moving, well it's like an oasis because there are some SERIOUS PLANT LOVERS there, and there are nooo golf courses! And I'll be able to run around all I want to! Which might not be TOO much in the summer time...!
And, get this, there will be other doggies for me to PLAY with!!!!!!!
I am sooo excited. I can tell Mommy is too, because I've never seen her anxious to do physical labor!!!
She says that really only 2 more rooms need to be finished before we can move, and once we move, another one. But, we also have to wait for something called a "lease" to be up. Which is in November. So hopefully, by then, we'll have a really nice new home!

Mom and I woke up from our nap a bit ago, but I'm still tuckered. I think I'll surrender the pooter to the cats and take a nap right here next to it (Mom seems to like to read over the shoulders of those naughty little kitties).

Ooooooooo and a *wiggle*wiggle*wiggle*wiggle*wiggle*wiggle*wiggle*squirm*!



August 6th 2005 5:09 pm
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I just came in from being outside for about 20 minutes, and I have to wiggle excessively so mom knows just how much I loves her!

OK now I have to plop down next to her so that if she gets up, I'll know about it!

Is it dinner time yet?
Those kitties get to eat whenever the heck they want... why don't _I_?!?!?!?

OoOoOo the apartment manager here says that I can't come to the pool anymore, even though I don't swim (I don't even like getting near the stuff! EEEEEEEEEEEK IT IS SCARY!), and Mommy ALWAYS picks up after me. What prejudice!
*comment from Erland: Asha... do you know what prejudice means?*
I think so...! they made a movie about it! Anyway, she says that even though we are responsible, if other people in the complex see the dog in here, they will want to bring theirs, and they might not pick up after their dog, and how is one to prove that a certain poo belongs to a certain dog? *sigh* I love it when Mommy goes swimming, because I get to wander around and sniff things and she isn't out of my sight!

But we'll be moving out to a ranch in about 3-4 months or so, and then I will get to go wherever mommy does! As long as she doesn't go to the vets! EW!


BUT I have Special Secret Ammo against kitties!

August 4th 2005 8:26 pm
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1. Pick cat up and cradle it in the crook of your left arm as if holding a baby. Position right forefinger and thumb on either side of cat’s mouth and gently apply pressure to cheeks while holding pill in right hand. As cat opens mouth, pop pill into mouth. Allow cat to close mouth and swallow.

2. Retrieve pill from floor and cat from behind sofa. Cradle cat in left arm and repeat process.

3. Retrieve cat from bedroom, and throw soggy pill away.

4. Take new pill from foil wrap, cradle cat in left arm holding rear paws tightly with left hand. Force jaws open and push pill to back of mouth with right forefinger. Hold mouth shut for a count of 10.

5. Retrieve pill from goldfish bowl and cat from top of wardrobe. Call spouse from garden.

6. Kneel on floor with cat wedged firmly between knees, hold front and rear paws. Ignore low growls emitted by cat. Get spouse to hold head firmly with one hand while forcing wooden ruler into mouth. Drop pill down ruler and rub cat’s throat vigorously.

7. Retrieve cat from curtain rail, get another pill from foil wrap. Make note to buy new ruler and repair curtains. Carefully sweep shattered Doulton figurines from hearth and set to one side for glueing later.

8. Wrap cat in large towel and get spouse to lie on cat with head just visible from below armpit. Put pill in end of drinking straw, force mouth open with pencil and blow down drinking straw.

9. Check label to make sure pill not harmful to humans, drink glass of water to take taste away. Apply Band-Aid to spouse’s forearm and remove blood from carpet with cold water and soap.

10. Retrieve cat from neighbor’s shed. Get another pill. Place cat in cupboard and close door onto neck to leave head showing. Force mouth open with dessert spoon. Flick pill down throat with elastic band.

11. Fetch screwdriver from garage and put door back on hinges. Apply cold compress to cheek and check records for date of last tetanus shot. Throw T-shirt away and fetch new one from bedroom.

12. Call fire department to retrieve cat from tree across the road. Apologize to neighbor who crashed into fence while swerving to avoid cat. Take last pill from foil-wrap.

13. Tie cat’s front paws to rear paws with garden twine and bind tightly to leg of dining table, find heavy-duty pruning gloves from shed, force cat’s mouth open with small wrench. Push pill into mouth followed by large piece of filet mignon. Hold head vertically and pour 1/2 pint of water down throat to wash pill down.

14. Get spouse to drive you to the emergency room, sit quietly while doctor stitches fingers and forearm and removes pill remnants from right eye. Call furniture store on way home to order new table. Call ASPCA to collect demon cat; adopt a dog.


I should be a cat!

August 4th 2005 8:23 pm
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My mommy makes a funny noise when she's calling the kids over for attention. But for some reason, she gets cranky if I come! Apparently, she only wants the CATS to come say hi when she makes the "pss pss pss" noise! Dang it! I thought the world revolved around *me*!!


I have a Cure!

August 1st 2005 6:10 pm
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So, my mommy is disabled and stays home all the time, so I get to see her almost always (which is SO much better than being left alone, let me tell you!). But when Daddy goes to work, Mommy gets lonely. So, I have put my Totally Advanced Brain of Intelligence to the task of figuring out a way to make Mommy not lonely!

Here it is!

Are you ready for it?

OK here it is. What we do, is grow some thumbs, so we can do things. Then, we tie cats and dogs and people to Mommy, so they can't go anywhere unless she figures out a way to grow Super Strong. But we don't really need to worry about that contingency.
Then, once we have attached Every Single Creature in the Worrrld to my Mommy, she couldn't POSSIBLY be lonely anymore!

It's great to be a zealot.

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