its been way too long, yes i know. but big things have been happening here in my doggie life. mommy and daddy just gave birth to a baby last month! his name is cavan, and he's really little. mommy tells me i'm his big sister and i have to take good care of him. so i do. i make sure that when strangers come over to visit that they are holding him correctly. i also watch over him and mom everytime he nurses. he cries a lot too, and that concerns me, but mom says its okay. but i still always run over to check it out anyway. i love my new little brother very much, but its hard too sometimes. i miss all that attention that mommy and daddy gave me. but its okay, because i know cavan needs them too -- and i'm willing to share :)
WARNING: this entry contains graphic and gross details. not for the light-headed or queasy types :)
it was a quiet wednesday, like any day, when mom arrived home from work. she greeted me with smiles, kisses and rubs, and took me outside for my afternoon tinkle. well, little did she notice...i had this big, golf ball-sized red inflammation on my tushy. mommy saw this and of course called the vet right away. "come now!" said the vet, and off we went together in the car.
the vet told us that i had an infection in my anal sac. nothing to worry about, but i needed surgery right away or the thing was going to explode blood and puss! so, they knocked me out, removed my anal gland, or sac, woke me back up and kept me there at the vets for 24 hours. it was the hardest 24 hours of my doggie life! i had no mommy or daddy, no comfy bed to crawl into, no access to food or water, and no one to snuggle me all night long. boy was it tough.
i am back home now of course, and life is slowing coming back to normal. my tushy is still icky, and its in the process of healing, but its going to take a little while. i am taking anti-biotics and get nice warm compresses on my wound twice a day. mommy and daddy are back to spoiling me, and they are just soo happy to have their little love nugget home again.
well, i knew it was just a matter of time for my tail to feel better! and it does...i'm back in full wagging force!! YIPPPEEEE :)
mommy feels terrible that she did this to me. if anyone out there is concerned about their tail being between their legs for a few days, you might have this cold water tail. you can paw mail my mom and she'll tell you about it if you want some advice! but whatever you do, don't panic...it will get better in a couple of weeks, i promise!!