Favorite Food: Fromm's Chicken a la veg, IAMS biscuits, Alpo snaps, chicken, yogourt, cheerios
Favorite Walk: Pippy Park, Kent's Pond, backyard runs, walks up the street
Best Tricks: gimme paw, stand up, dance, lie down, go get it, roll over
Arrival Story: We traveled to P.E.I. to get our adorable puppy from an excellent breeder, Diane Ykelenstam. We flew to Moncton, rented a car and drove to P.E.I. When we returned, Rudy was a real trooper, and didn't mind either the 2 hour drive or the flight! She is such a great traveler we think she will become worldly in her expeditions!
Bio: The mommies were adamant that Rudy not have her tail docked or ears cropped. We are sure glad that she is able to express herself through her tail, and floppy ears.
Rudy has a beautiful personality. She is smart, feisty, and has a great sense of humour. She loves to play with her toys, but playing is even better when Mommy or Mama is included! Rudy has two nans and a poppy who love her very much.
Rudy is a real cuddler. She snuggles in your lap when she is tired, and when she is picked up, often she will snuggle her face right into your neck!
Rudy is very gentle and for the most part loves everyone. However, she is very protective of the house and her environment, and will bark at any perceived intruder! She is a fabulous watchdog!
So, I did NOT have my lumpectomy today. The vet called after the initial bout of bloodwork, and my liver values were up, and to be prudent, the mommies and vet thought it best to do a liver function test, (takes a few hours), and postpone the surgery. Hopefully the values are up because of my daily prednisone for the dermatitis.What they do is take a fasting blood test, then let you eat, then take your blood again, three hours later. So mean ole mommy starved me from 12 last night till 8 a.m. this morning, and all they had to do was two stoopid blood tests. No surgery for lumps, no dental, no nothin!
Meanwhile, Mommy just about had a stroke waiting for the phone to ring. It finally did after a long day, and the vet said she looked at the results, and she is fairly sure the high levels were due to the prednisone, but to be on the safe side, she's gonna check with an internist and get back to us. So, phew?! Mostly good news.
But no lump removed. And until we hear back from the internist, we won't schedule the surgery, seeing how it's not for life-saving reasons or anything.
Those two blood tests for the liver function? $450. I am now a $ 1,263,890 dog (by my approximimation!)
p.s. continue the prayers, ok? If the internist thinks the liver values are too high, then we'll have to look at more treatment, and that's not even considering the stoopid lump. All of this takes longer cause there is no stoopid vet lab on our island!
Thank you Dogster! I am a daily diary pic. I am sure glad they are continuing that feature while they work out the kinks of the revival of Dogster. :) Thank you Redford for the pretty picture for my page!
It is horrible and nasty weather here tonight. We are under a winter storm warning and Mommy is just sick to death of the snow and sleet! Thank goodness for vitamin D supplements!
Well, we will chat soon! Have a nice night everyone!
p.s. Here is a link of me and Izzy playing today before the snowstorm!