Nicknames: Joshy J-Dog, Spock, Sparky,Joshers, White boy, White dog, Westie boy, and Joshy Bear
Birthday: November 2nd 2002
Likes: Walks, Murphy, sun bathing, car rides, food, the backyard, a lap to lay on, learning new things, & meeting new people.
Pet-Peeves: Thunder, fireworks, storms, annoying puppies, men in hats.
Favorite Toy: His stuffed carrot, squirrel, and any kind of paper.
Favorite Food: Anything! But he loves Carrots and cheese the most.
Favorite Walk: Around the neighborhood, the plaza, and going up to the local elementary school.
Best Tricks: Sit, stay, down, come, leave it, balancing a treat on his nose, crawl, beg, touch, up.
Arrival Story: My grandfather was the one who purchased him. He had been wanting a dog after not owning one for a while, he did his research and decided a westie was a great fit for him. He went to a local pet store & fell in love with the biggest and friendliest westie boy. He & Josh were very close and he did a lot of training and socialization with him, and Josh even went on to recieve his CGC. My grandfather brought Josh over to our house almost every weekend & would bring him to every family event possible. Sadly when Josh was a little over a year old my grandfather decided he needed to move into a smaller place and that he didn't have as much time for Josh. He asked us if we could take him and we gladly accepted. We adore our quirky little white dog and Murphy & him have become best friends. Could not imagine life without him.
Well it looks like all of the great thoughts that everyone has been sending Joshy's way has been working! After a night with some tummy trouble (no pooping in the house though!) he had his best day of the week! Not giving him dinner & a little bit more pepto seemed to help, we gave him a small amount of rice this morning and when I got home (still no accidents! Wooot!) I gave him some more. He even perked up and started acting a bit more like his normal self which was really nice! He still spent most of the evening on the couch sleeping it out. Just gave him a bit more rice & his stomach doesn't seem to be rumbling and causing him issues like it did last night. If this continues then we are going to try mixing a tiny amount of his kibble in with the rise tomorrow morning.
Though we have decided that if he doesn't get any better then I will bring him in with Saturday morning to get checked out by one of the vets, though hopefully he will continue to get better and we won't have too.
Josh's human here, so sorry we haven't been around much. Busy busy busy! Am just stopping by to give you guys a quick update and ask for you to keep my little white boy in your thoughts. Somehow a can of cooking grease that my brother had put in the outside trash a few days before ended up in our backyard & little white dog got into it. We have no idea how it eneded up there, & the dogs have not way at all of getting into the trash but Josh sure enjoyed it & ate half the can.
We of course knew this was not a good thing & kept a close eye on him. He woke me up at 4am Monday morning with diarrhea & was feeling a bit of the rest of the day. Though he slept all through that night & was acting like his normal self up until Tuesday night when the diarrhea returned. He woke me up at 2:30 this morning & with the same problem but just worse. We gave him some pepto & let him out for a while and headed back to bed with no issues. Later that morning he was a bit better but super tired. His poop problems continued the rest of the day & his behavior was different as well. My usual happy, spunky, outgoing boy just wanted to sleep and was very reserved. He has yet to vomit though & is still accepting food fine (It is Josh after all it would take a lot for him to refuse any food!). We have been monitoring his water intake & have didn't feed him dinner tonight and he will be getting rice and maybe some chicken for breakfast.
If he doesn't improve he will be going to the vet, and since I work at an animal clinic I may just bring him in with me Friday when I go in. Please do keep my sweet boy in your thoughts though, it breaks my heart to see him like this. And since he is still having his poop problems we will have to set him up in the bathroom tonight but I will most likely end up sleeping in there with him. I just love this little goofball, I mean I am willing to sleep in a bathtub for him after all ;)
Also: A new friend of ours, Ziva, who was helping us & giving advice got into some bad turkey grease tonight and is not doing well. Her owner just rushed her to the E-vet, please keep her in your thoughts as well!
This sure has been one crazy summer! We start it off with watching 6 little kittens, then cousin pup Baxter, then neighbor dog Baxter, then one of the kittens that got adopted, then cousin Baxter again and then Lacey the pug! And the peeps found another little kitten yesterday that they have decided to keep as a work cat, and brought her home to give her a bath. So as you can tell I have been one busy pup, I mean today has been the only day in a long time of just Murph & I. I have also been very very tolerant, only growling at neighbor Baxter & Lacey pug once or twice and my attemtps to eat a kitten were very few! And how does mom & the rest of the peeps repay me? By going on a vacation and leaving me home!!
They leave for the Lake of the Ozarks tomorrow morning and won't be back until later Tuesday. Everyone is going, except brother man Carter & the man in charge. Man in charge has to work & Carter is working at a camp all summer and is only home on Saturdays. I am going to miss everyone but I think a few days of quiet will be nice, especially with all the hustle & bustle I have had to deal with lately!
Though the way things have been going I bet when the peeps come back from the Lake they will probably have a kitten with them! I swear every several weeks we seem to find one or one finds us.