Likes: My big brother, Sammy may he rest in peace, Jenny, and FOOD! Like Whipped CREAM!
Pet-Peeves: Airplanes with vapor trails, kites and ceiling fans, HVAC heating systems, or anything from above! Oh, and TICKS!
Favorite Toy: Probably my Purple Ponker!
Favorite Food: Peanut butter (I can hear the jar open) and TEA any kind of TEA! OH and Dehydrated Sweet Potatoes & Canned 100% pure Pumpkin! And don't forget the Whipped CREAM!
Favorite Walk: Runnin' in the snow at Long Barn, CA or the ocean at Marina Dunes Beach!
Best Tricks: Acting like a Gecko on the sliding glass door when I want in!
Arrival Story: 6 weeks after Mommy and Daddy's first born fur-son, Grizzly, passed away, our boy Sammy was very depressed and withdrawn. Someone showed Mommy a photo of this puppy that needed a home. The name on the puppy was Bear. She said I was perfect, so they adopted me through TVAR in Pleasanton, CA and I have been their angel ever since.
Bio: I was very shy when I came to Mommy and Daddy's home, and I didn't allow them to touch me. They put me in a harness and attached a 5' leash to it (harness so I wouldn't get hurt). I learned to come, as they could get me if I didn't, by using the leash. If I wouldn't come after that, Mom would lay on the floor flat on her back with her arms spread so I knew she wasn't gonna try to grab me. I would come up to her and give her kisses and then she could touch me. They say I am very smart, and have much of the basenji characteristics, but I bark like an ACD. They call me the bug because I was such a Doodle Bug when they got me, then it was Mickey Doodle, then Bug, then Buggy, Buggy Boy. As if that weren't enough, now Mommy says because of my Australian roots, she added a new one! We are all Roos! as in Kangaroo.
My face and body are turning from mostly black to lots of white. Especially my face!
Forums Motto: One by one The squirrels steal my sanity
Muffin made me this!:
Cuppy Cake Song:
Lyrics: You're my Honeybunch, Sugarplum
Pumpy-umpy-umpkin, You're my Sweetie Pie.
You're my Cuppycake, Gumdrop
Snoogums-Boogums, You're the Apple of my Eye.
And I love you so and I want you to know,
That I'll always be right here.
And I love to sing sweet songs to you
Because you are so dear. (love you Little Annie)
Well, Mom has scheduled my bladder stone removal surgery for March 18. She wanted to wait until after my 8th birthday, so I could celebrate. Though we are all gonna be watchin' my weeder to be sure it doesn't get clogged, of course.
Dr. Klingborg said it would be 1 to 2 days of me being completely contained, then 1 to 2 days of resting and partial containment, then on day 4 and 5, kind of back to normal, but careful.
We are so curious to see if anyone else has had this and what they experienced during recovery. Did they have blood in the urine at first? Did they dribble? We were told I would have to go out to pee every hour and a half or so. If that's the case, I know they wouldn't have taken me out that often at the vet. What would I do there? None of the vets were going to catheterize me. I'm happy about that!
Mom asked Dr. Klingborg's office if she could stay with me while they get me ready for the surgery. They will have to get back to her on that. :-(
I have to go in next Monday or so for my pre blood work.
So, I sure hope that this is gonna be my only bladder surgery and it goes easily. I've never been away from my Mommy. AND they might have to pull a tooth! Gosh, what a day I'mna have. Poor me! BOL! At least I get to have soft food! I loves me some Cottage Cheese and White Rice! :-)
We left to see Dr. Klingborg at 11:00 am, and boy was his office busy! But in true Dr. K style, he still spent time with us, and talked to us, and was wonderful to Mickey.
He looked at the photo of his poo (yuck) to see how bad it was on Saturday morning. He said it was significant and he was very glad we went to Sacramento.
He looked at the xray of his gut and easily saw the stones in his bladder. He could see the size and said they will have to be removed in weeks or months, but not days. He must get over this tummy trouble first. He did warn us that there could be some in there that are small and could get stuck in his ureter, which would cause him a great deal of pain. His abdomen would be hard and he would be extremely uncomfortable. He told us NOT to drive all the way to Sacto then. He said get him to a local e-vet and they could catheterize him and flush the stone back up.
We were able to catch a sample before we went in, and they found a few amorphous crystals, so they don't know what kind they are, but the sample is being sent to a lab to be sure there is not bacteria and find they type of crystal.
Dr. said the surgery is similar to a spay surgery but not a difficult for Mickey because he would only be dealing with one organ rather than 3 in a spay (ovaries, womb, and cervix) and there would be no blood source removal. He would not need to be catheterized and as long as we were able to keep him quiet and contained, we would be able to take him home that night. He will also do a dental and possible a molar extraction at the same time depending on the results of an xray on his mouth. He still has a swelling on his muzzle, and we do think he broke his nose and molar.
So, the past 2 poops have been blood free and perfectly formed. Though the color is weird, because of the white food (cottage cheese & White rice) we are super happy.
He feels much better now, too.
Thank you all for following and for your prayers and Muffins Special hugs! :-) Thank you for the tips and advise. We really appreciate it!