June 18th 2009 11:27 am
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I finally came home (well to Grammy’s) on Monday (6/15) after far too many days in the stinky place. I liked the stinky place though – they made me feel better and I was able to get lots of sleep without Crazy Daisy bothering me. Speaking of Ms Daisy, she’s not around – wonder if she’s at a stinky place too. Hope so, I wouldn’t want to be the only one that had to go to a stinky place.
So I’m at Grammy’s, and she’s treating me really good. She’s been cooking me chicken and rice for my meals because the nice doctor said I could only have bland food. I really like this people food – wonder if I can get it all the time. I think the worst thing I have to deal with now is those icky pills. Grammy stuffs 9 pills in me twice a day – can you imagine?? I think that should be some form of abuse! I keep spitting them out – I can tell she’s getting frustrated, she keeps giving me yogurt chasers.
Well, I am starting to feel a little better. I’ve been walking outside with Grammy & I even pooh’d for her – she kept saying “good boy” all excited. I had no idea that you could be praised for something as simple as pooh’ing. I’m gonna have to keep doing it. Although she has been yelling at me something about NO GRASS….Heck I love my grass – helllloooooo I’m a Grass-O-Holic. I figure I’ll still try to eat it – maybe she won’t keep her eagle eye on me at all times.
I can’t wait to see my mommy this weekend…..I know she hates being away from me, but knows I’m in good hands with Grammy & Grampy – tells me its better than living on the streets & I can totally agree. I get spoiled like crazy. Hmmmm – wonder if I’ll see Daisy too – ugh, there goes my sleep time & undivided attention – she always has to bully her way in for hugs & kisses.
I want to thank all my pals again for the get well wishes, prayers, emails & rosettes. You are all such great friends & I feel honored to know you. Also want to thank Dr Jeff at the Granville Vet Clinic for saving my life (so mom says). Without him I wouldn’t be here today….
June 12th 2009 8:54 am
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It started out as such a simple treat – nibbling grass (the lawn variety) because it tastes so good, but somewhere along the line it turned into an obsession with me. I just couldn’t get enough of it-I had to have it every time I went outside…And I couldn’t get enough of it. Who’d have thought that something that tastes so good could be so bad.
As some of you know, I have by staying with my grandparents while mom tries to find a house for all of us. They’re nice but they’re just not mom. Because I’ve been missing her so much, I’ve been turning to grass as a comfort food. It never seemed to be a problem before until last week. That is when my nightmare began.
Last Wednesday I was feeling particularly lonely so I decided to eat lots of grass. Bad idea! Well, that night I didn’t feel so good – I had a huge belly ache. I hurled a few times all over grammy’s house, and that made me feel a little better. Breakfast time came & I chowed down on my food (was hungry after getting rid of all my belly contents the night before). Hours later my belly was hurting again so I hurled my breakfast. By dinner time, I was really feeling icky. I didn’t want to put anything else in my belly because it hurt so much. I just wanted to sleep it off. The next morning I still felt icky and refused to eat my breakfast….Grammy told Mommy I was lethargic acting & Mommy told her to get me to the vet ASAP. Mommy is what the vet calls – an anal dog mom – always calling about every little thing – well, I’m certainly glad she did this time. I was hurting.
So Grammy takes me to her vet & leaves me there for him to do all kinds of tests on me. He did blood work and x-rays but couldn’t figure out what was wrong with me. I still refused to eat so he kept me overnight. The next day I decided to eat a little bit so I could go home – it was the weekend & I was going tosee Mommy. So I ate a little bit in anticipation of getting out of there. So, they sent me home even though I still wasn’t feeling too hot….My belly still ached and I really didn’t want to eat anything (even grass). Mommy came over first thing in the morning to see me & was shocked. She told me I was going right back to the vet – I was a mess. I could barely get out of the chair to greet her but I did give her kisses. Mommy said I had to go back to the vet to get on an IV, she didn’t want me dehydrated so off I went – back to that smelly place. They hooked me up with some fluids & I napped the day & night away – my belly really, really hurt!
On Monday, the vet tried to stick this probe thingee down my throat – ugh I didn’t like that. He said something about not being able to see anything with it. Then he made drink think this icky liquid & kept looking at me on a monitor to see where the liquid was going – well, it didn’t go anywhere – I was clogged. The vet told mommy he’d have to open me up the next day & see what was wrong – I didn’t care what he did – I just wanted my belly pain to go away. Mommy told him to do what he had to because she knew I was getting sicker by the day.
Tuesday comes & its surgery day….I felt so bad I didn’t care what they did to me. The Doc shaved me & then opened up my belly (fortunately I was asleep for this). I later heard him telling mommy what he found inside my belly & it wasn’t good. He said he took fistfuls of grass out of my belly, and that the grass had woven together & made a plug that clogged my stomach to my intestines. He checked my intestines and took 3 clumps of grass out of there too. He said that my intestine had been perforated & part of it was gangrene, so he ended up removing 18 inches of it. Mommy was concerned about that but he said I should be fine – we can spare a few inches.
Mommy came to visit me – I liked that…She brought me my favorite yogurt since I wasn’t eating & I ate some of that – it felt good on my belly. She took me outside for a little walk & we sat basking in the warm sunshine. I did have a relapse & tried to eat some grass – I couldn’t help myself. Mom was not happy about that & she yelled at me (geez after all I’ve been through??). She had given me a lecture about the dangers of grass earlier but I was too doped up to hear her. Next thing you know, she’s leaving and I’m not going with her….I don’t understand but I was just too tired and in too much pain to get too upset – I just wanted to sleep.
I was hoping that I could go home & see Mommy today but the vet said I’m not out of the woods yet. I threw up this morning and he wants to do more x-rays to see if there is something more wrong with me. I hope I can get better so I can go home this weekend – I really miss my family. I want to thank all my pals for their emails, rosettes & get well gifts. They mean so much to me & are definitely an inspiration for me to get better.
May 24th 2008 11:41 am
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WOW - hard to believe that two years ago, Memorial Day Weekend, I came to live in my forever home. Its hard for me to remember my earlier life - I just remember being loaded into a van & taken for a ride...Next thing you know this nice lady is on the side of the thruway looking at me - she seemed really sad, so I decided to give her kisses. Then I heard her say he's perfect, I'll take him! So off I go with her for a really, really long car ride. She's talking to me the entire time (I don't think she ever shuts up!) telling me what a handsome boy I am, how I'm going to have a new sister & about missing some Cracker dude & how I will NOT replace him. I didn't know what she was talking about she was yammering so much.
After a couple hours we pulled up to this house & this crazy black dog came out to greet me - she was growling at first but she mellowed quickly. The two of us played for awhile & the lady says OMG, you look like Cracker. I'm like Rut Ro - what'd I do. She was kinda smiling through her tears & I decided to give her some more kisses - she said that her special guy had passed the previous Memorial Day Weekend & I was like his spirit coming back to her. I was thinking what kind of crazy place am I?!?!?!
And that was the beginning of my life in paradise............................
Gosh so much has happened in the two years I've lived here - seems like I've always been here (and my mom says the same thing). She has since gotten over my looking like Cracker & says she doesn't see him in me at all - although I have his personality & am definitely a momma's boy. My life is GREAT!!! I wake every morning to hugs & kisses from my mommy - I follow her everywhere & she just adores me. I have a crazy sister, Daisy - who can be a real pain in the rear, but I love her to pieces. My daddy even adores me & is always trying to get me away from my momma. I've made all kinds of dogster pals who celebrate holidays, birthdays & milestones with me. They're all the best!!!
One of the greatest things is becoming TDI certified - my mom takes me on visits to nursing homes once or twice a week & I get showered with more attention than any pooch could ever want (plus it gives me extra bonding time with mom). I recently hit my 50 visit mark and am now TDIA certified! They just sent me my certificate & a pin for mom.
Who'd have thought that two years ago I would be making the journey to paradise.........My past life is just a distant memory - now all I can think of is just how happy I am to be loved & adored.
January 19th 2008 6:17 pm
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Yup - mom is a slacker & hasn't let me write a diary entry in AGES. I sure do want to thank all my WONDERFUL pals for making my Christmas extra special. You are all such great friends & you just don't know how much I cherish all of you! Ok, I'm getting sappy, huh? But I truly do WUV you all.
I want to shout out thanks to all of you for the wonderful gifts (in no particular order cause you're all extra special)!!
Ms Muddy - thanks so much for the pawsome specialty treat & the tug toy. Mommy has been tugging me all over the place with it!!!
Jackpot & Zekey - love the hedgehog. Its small enough for me to 'try' to carry all over the place!
Seleney & Maddie - Bear in BIKINI - what more can I say?!?!?!
Hobie & Boscoe - Love Love Love the treats!! And the bunny & lion are extra special too.
Ms Mia - Gobble Gobble - Love the turkey!!!!
Sadie, Stormy & Sophie - Slurp, the bones are OUT OF THIS WORLD! I'm still fighting the cats for the bed though :)
Daphne, Charlotte, Lexy & Candy - Love the treats. I gotta say for cats you're A-OK...
I want to thank you all for making my Christmas Xtra special. Its not about the gifts - its about having wonderful friends like YOU'ALL.
September 28th 2007 12:06 pm
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Oh my dogness, I had the best barkday pawty EVER!!! It was soo good it took me over a week to recover so I could write about it. I told you how it all began with hugs & kisses but the fun started when mom got home from work. Much to my disappointment, it wasn't as early as I would have liked. She rushed in the door & said "Callie its your birthday & you're gonna have cake & frosty paws". Well, that just sent me into a big, crazy wiggle. I was dancing around the house thinking "Zoweeeeee, I'm getting CAKE AND ICE CREAM".
Mom put this stupid birthday hat on me & got out the cake & frosty paws. She cut Daisy & I a huge piece & added frosty paws for the full affect. Well, you can see by our pictures that we thoroughly enjoyed it (minus the hat business!)
Next it was PRESENT time............Boy oh Boy, I have such wonderful dogster pals - I had a slew of gifts to open. And I have to tell you, I loved each & every one of them. I want to thank you ALL so much for thinking of me & remembering my special day. Its not every day a guy turns FIVE.
I want to bark out my thanks to all of you (in no particular order because you all ROCK). Thank you:
Mia - Thanks for the rosette, pawsome treats & football & teddy bear - You always know how to bring a smile to my face!
Jackpot and Zeke - Thanks for the pawsome treats and toy pepper! Daisy says thanks for the pirate chicken although I don't think she deserves a gift for my barkday - BOL! I just love everything!
Lil T and Dakota - Thanks for the BLING! I can't wait to show it off at the nursing home this weekend - yup, finally getting back there this weekend!! Its gonna make all the other dawgies envious.
Muddy - Thanks for the fluffy flea, the pawsonnel pizza & the barkday cake. It was all delish as usual. You ARE gonna get me fat, girl!! And now my mom tells me I have a flea....Like that's a bad thing - BOL!
Oliver and Millie - Thanks for the STARS - you always make me feel like a star!!
Maddie and Seleney - Thanks for the rosettes. You two are soo sweet & cute too *blush*.
You ALL are the best pals ever!!! Thanks so much for everything!! I appreciate it right down to my dew claws....
PS - A VERY special note of thanks to my pals Angel Indy, Boscoe and Hobie. What can I say but WOW - I know you'all didn't know it was my barkday & were sending a special thank you gift to my family but it arrived just in time for my big day. All the toys, treats and special thoughtful gifts for mom & even the kitties was greatly appreciated by all of us.
September 18th 2007 12:35 pm
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Zowee - today's my birthday & I'm feeling extra special. Mom woke me up with lots of hugs & kisses telling me today was my day. I'd almost forgot it was 'the big day'. She even gave me special treats for breakfast from my good pal, Muddy. I noticed there's lots of gifts on the table for little ole me from a bunch of my dogster pals - you all are just too much!!! I can't wait for mommy to get home so I can have my bday pizza (from Muddy), Cake (from Muddy) & frosty paws AND open my presents, of course. Maybe I'll share with crazy Daisy...If she's being nice for a change.
I see some of you gave me rosettes too ---- thank you SOOO much for remembering my special day. You all don't know just HOW MUCH it means to me that you're thinking about me.
Well, I have to take a nap while I wait for mom---Hope she gets home early tonight - this working late stuff is for the birds. Will let you all know about my pawty tomorrow......WooooEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
September 15th 2007 6:15 am
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Hey there my little secret admirer *wink* *wink*!!! Okay if I wasn't having a "blonde moment", I would have realized you were TELLING me Good Luck - that wasn't the clue----Guess I haven't been getting enough loving lately & its affecting my mind. Soooo - I was thinking & thinking last night (cause mom got home early for a change & gave me some loving)....AND I came up with something before I saw your last clue.....Now that I see your last clue I think I may be sniffing up the right path......
Could it possibly be...........................
A Bunch of Balloons???
That's todays guess :)
Paws crossed I have it right!!!!!!!!
September 14th 2007 12:15 pm
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Wow - its been a bit since I've been online - mom's been working far too much - the stinker that she is. Soooo, this entry is for YOU - my secret pal. I must say I'm STUMPED ---- I don't think I'm really that slow - I AM an official therapy dog for goodness sake. That should mean I'm intelligent!
Let's see what I can make out of your rosettes....
They are (in order):
What am I??
So I'm thinking that maybe you're the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow BOL! I could only hope - then mom wouldn't have to work so much!!! The pictures is really throwing me though - I think I may have to confer with *shudder* little Miss Daisy Pissy Pants on this one - not something I want to admit to doing. Hmmmm - maybe tomorrow's clue will 'enlighten' me.....so then I won't have to ask her....She's nothing but a pain in the hiney.
June 27th 2007 7:05 am
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Here's the newest dogster tag craze - being loved! Pick 3 dogsters you think are really pawriffic and paw a little about why! Let them know how much they are loved with a rosette or by paw mail! I'm guessing you can't love tag the ones that have 'tagged' you?!?!?
We are loved by Jackpot (& Zekey) - I'm doing this for our whole labbie family. I am just SOOOOOOOO bummed that I can only pick THREE. That's just insane cause I just LOVE all of my pals - If I have to pick then I'll pick the ones I think will play along..........No offense to my other pals cause we love you just as much.
#1 - Sadie Boo, Stormy B. Naughty & Sophie Bean & Bandit. We love you because you are ALL so very special. We've been friends a long, long time. You have a wonderful, thoughtful mom & are always remembering occasions & sending stuff. You're the best!!
#2 - Millie & Oliver - we've been friends furever too, haven't we?? Your mom was there for ours helping ease the pain of losing Cracker. We'll always cherish that. We love you both because you're silly & goofy just like US. And Oliver you are a momma's boy like me....
#3 - Maddie & Sammy - Sammy you were are friend here on earth & then you went to heaven to be our special angel. Maddie, we've loved you from the moment we saw your baby picture.......We love you because you've stuck by our side no matter what - friends furever, right?!?!
We do love all our friends equally & don't want to offend anyone for us not chosing them - we're sure you're relieved so YOU don't have to do this - BOL!!
May 24th 2007 10:51 am
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I've been tagged Millie, Bailey, Sara, Zeke & Bo so far.........Figure I better hurry up & do this or I'm gonna be tagged some more *grin* - Just means I'm pawpular, huh?
Here are the rules of the game!
Each player starts with seven random facts about themselves. Dogs who are tagged, need to post in their Diary the rules & their 7 pawsome facts. Then choose 7 dogs to tag and list their names. Don’t forget to bark them a pmail that they have been tagged and to read your Diary, or, send them a fun Rosette announcing they've been Tagged!
1. I love my mom so much that I have to follow her everywhere including the bathroom. I don't care how many times I have to walk up & down the stairs either.
2. I don't like to play with toys. I'm too mature for THAT!
3. If Daisy starts barking at mom, I try to diffuse the situation by biting her & making her leave mom alone.
4. I sit on the couch every night with mom. I always have a really dopey look on my face and I sit on my butt with my legs out just like a human. (Mom seems to think this is hysterical).
5. I won't sleep in the bed if daddy is there. I only join mom in bed after daddy has gotten up.
6. I will NOT leave my mom in the morning. When daddy gets up on the weekends before her, I stay in the room until she gets up regardless if daddy is yelling to me to go pee or to have my breakfast. I absolutely cannot let mom out of my site.
7. If mom leaves me in the house to go outside, I CRY like a baby because she's outta my site (seriously mom says I sound like a human baby).
****Can you see the theme here - I just WUV my mommy*****
I am tagging the following cool pals of mine:
1. Indy (Get well soon my little buddy) #322790
2. Maddie #503355
3. Lexy #390813
4. Jackpot (movie star) #227706
5. Shelbi #262109
6. Triton #178422
7. Daisy #399034
Have Fun Pups & I hope you play along!!!