January 21st 2011 4:14 pm
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Mommy feels pretty bad cause I am sick again!!! Yesterday she found somebody's poopy in the house, and she was pretty sure it was mine. Then I had to go out urgently in the middle of the night. Then again this morning. Then I threw up a treat Mommy gave me. And then I poopied in the house again :( it were an emergency, and Mommy was gone for three hours! In hindsight, she said she would have put me in the crate, but oh well. She cleaned up my mess (I felt real bad too), and then called the V-E-T. Our super sweet vet squeezed us in, and we went this afternoon. Yup, as Mommy suspected, I have another case of colitis. This is the third time in a year, and Mommy and Mama are really careful with my food, so it's apparent that I am not reacting well to something, or I'm just super sensitive. So, time for another food change. This time we are going to try Medi-Cal Gastro. My poor belly makes lots of gurgles, and Mommy hates to see me with the dire-rears. Hopefully this will help. Mommy feels like she has tried so many foods with me! Anyway, I got antibiotics (unrelated - my ears were slightly inflamed too!), and probiotics to take as well, to help build the healthy bacteria in my stomach.
Mommy knows it's not really her fault, but she still feels that she should have been able to figure it out before I got too bad again. Please send POP that I get better soon, cause it's not fun having a bad belly.
December 29th 2010 6:48 am
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There is an intruder on my page, and he has a very suspicious nose. I think he has an "in" with Rudolph. GET him!!!!
November 6th 2010 7:51 pm
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OMD! I caught a MOUSE!!!! There was a big commotion when Mommy saw it hanging from my mouf, by one paw, dangling all fragile-like, and she screamed bloody murder. Sheesh, you would think someone died or something!!!! Anyhoo, I'm getting ahead of myself. Let me start from the beginning!
We had a freakily warm day in Newfoundland, it got up to 16 C, and the sun was out, and it was just beeyooutiful. So Mommy decided to clean up the deck outside, and we were playing outside in the leaves that Mommy is still in the process of raking up. There are a LOT of leaves due to the maple trees between ours and our neighbour Terry's yard.
Well, me, Izzy and Ben were sniffing and rooting around, playing and having a jolly time. Then I saw Izzy rooting at something under a big pile of leaves. I even saw Mommy go over to investigate, but with her inferior human eyes, she didn't see anything, so she went about her business. Well, as soon as she left, I ran over there to see what Izzy was tryin' to show me. Well, holy mother load, it was a mouse!!!
Here is where the commotion started. I grabbed it, and ran up to the deck to Mommy. She started screaming and hollerin' and saying very unladylike words. The mouse looked dead, but she's not sure if I killed it or it was already dead, and I'm not sayin' a word.
Let's just say it's a good thing for Mommy that Terry was next door puttering around in his shed. He heard her scream, and came to see what was the matter. Izzy and Ben protected the frontier while Terry let himself in and went to see. Mommy was hollerin' about a mouse, and he started to LAUGH!!! As if catching your big first kill is funny! Harumph! Mommy didn't think it was funny either. Anyway, he came up, and I dropped the mouse on the patio. Terry determined that it was dead, then PICKED it up with his BARE HANDS (these are Mommy's caps lock letters, by the way), and threw it over the fence!! OMD! It was terrible. There went my big prize, sailing over the fence to a new land. Terry laughed and told me I was like a cat, bein' a mouser. He obviously doesn't know or appreciate the history of terriers. Neither does Mommy.
Needless to say, she had to go lie down. Now she's chasing the memory away of my furry little prize with that Mexican beer. Hmm, wonder if there are mice in Mexico?!
October 31st 2010 5:36 pm
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Dear Dogster HQ,
we have been big fans of dogster since we first joined four years ago. We have made lots of new friends, and contacts, and learned lots of information. We would have even said that Dogster was one of the best sites on the internet!
Some of the changes you have made recently have been challenging for us, your regular users. A lot of pups and their pawrentals have been saying how hard it is to navigate, and how the old site was better. We agree with that, but we got used to it. But the newest changes are the most confusing! The way the list of your pup pals activities comes up is not easy to understand. For example, if you click on where someone responds to a diary, the pup who actually wrote the diary does not come up, rather the commenter, so you can't actually tell whose diary it is! This is very confusing and annoying. If you had to change just one thing about this new process, could you at least change it so we can actually see what diary entry our friends have commented on?!
Rudy (and Mommy Sarah)
October 29th 2010 6:31 pm
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Mommy made a video in response to the "It Gets Better" Campaign, about anti-gay bullying. The message is especially to those who are being bullied, and those who have the position to stop it. If you would like, take a listen. I'm in it! A few pups have mentioned what a good girl I was in the video. If you listen real hard you can hear Izzy's collar jingling in the background.
Rudy and Mommy
October 10th 2010 5:39 am
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Mommy entered me in the dogster photo contest! I am in the category, "Best Costume or Shades"! Please vote for me, I would really appreciate it!
Vote for Rudy
October 8th 2010 5:42 am
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OMD Dogster, thank you so much for making me a diary pick of the day! I am so honoured! Of course, I am inspired by a bunch of literary pups in Schnauzers Rule, like Lexie, Zoe, Ernie George, Fizzy, Zaidie and others!
It's great to be a dog and have your own personal typist. Without having opposable thumbs, it would be quite hard. At least my typist is fast, and doesn't make too many mistakes. BOL.
Well, I didn't get Mom to post this on facebook (too 'barrassing!) but I have had to have another visit to the vet. Turns out I have colitis! I puked five times the day before yesterday, and I had some blood coming out of the other end. Sheesh. Mommy and Mama FREAKED and called the e-vet, who, after we explained all the symptoms, told us to wait until morning (yesterday). We did, and went to our regular vet, who did a - privacy please - exam, and said that my tummy and insides felt good, and that likely I had eaten something that really bothered me. So I am on some more antibiotics until this clears up. I haven't thrown up since Wednesday night, thank goodness, and there seems to be no more blood coming out. Yay! This is all very heartbreaking to Mom, cause she knows the dangers of possible pancreatitis with schnauzers, and yet she still didn't stop Poppy from giving me a taste of hamburger on Tuesday night. We don't know if that was it or not, but it sure tasted good. Now Mom has laid down the IRONCLAD LAW that I get no no no more people food! Even from my beloved Poppy. Sheesh. Overreact much?! No, seriously, I guess it is in my best interest. Izzy and Ben had a taste of hamburger too, and they were fine, so I obviously have a very tricky and sensitive stomach.
Anyhoo, I am feeling 100% better today, and all those diary pick rosettes that I got made me feeling sick yesterday that much more tolerable. I love you guys!
October 1st 2010 5:19 pm
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It was brought to my attention that I did not fill in everyone on my latest vet appointment! Well, I had my stitches out on Tuesday, and they came out just fine, and sweet Dr. Beth told us that my skin looked really good, much much improved. Also, she had the results, and I am happy to tell you that the biopsy came back as expected, my skin was severely affected by allergies, which are most likely environmental, and NOT by something horrible like parasites or something even worse! The allergies, while horrible, we can deal with. The course of antibiotics I was on cleared up the infection, and the prednisone has stopped the itch. We noticed that I improved greatly after three or four days of prednisone, at 1 pill a day, then we slowly started weaning me down. I am now on 1/4 pill of prednisone every day, but am going down to 1/4 pill every 2 days in another week. It looks like I might have to stay on that for a while, at least until the snow comes, and then we will see. Mommy and Mama are prepared to do whatever they can for me.
One note about the allergies. Our wonderful vet told us that it doesn't seem likely that I have a lot of food allergies, as I am on grain-free, hypo-allergenic food already. She also said that my sore spots that came on my back were more consistent with environmental allergies, not food allergies. Dogs with food allergies frequently lick their paws a lot, and have sore spots (like a red ring) around their bummy. I don't have that, mine is just on my sides and back.
Thank you sweet friends for thinking of me. Mommy and Mama see a huge difference in me on the prednisone, I am back to my normal loving, sweet self. And our new addition, Ben, is kinda fun to hang out with too, I don't mind him at all!
September 16th 2010 1:11 pm
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please wish me the best luck and tons of POP, as my itchies are back, worse than ever, and Mommy had to take me to the vet again. Well, my skin is all red and inflamed, and in the span of a day, I have scratched/licked fur off a spot in my back, plus made myself bleed again. The vet is almost certain that it is allergies and not a parasite or anything, but she has to do a biopsy tomorrow to make sure. So tomorrow is a day at the animal hospital, I go in at 8:30 a.m. Please say a prayer for me that we get the results back as quickly as possible. Unfortunately, there is no vet pathologist/allergist on the island, so our vet will have to send the results away to Ontario which could take 2 weeks to get back. At least I will be on pre-emptive medicine while we wait for the results.
I have to be put on sedation tomorrow for the biopsy, so pawlease say a quick prayer, or POP all the way up to Newfoundland for me.
August 27th 2010 7:56 pm
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Today I am doing a bit better. I had a 1/2 a benadryl pill (12.5 mgs) yesterday and today, so I am sleepy,but it helps with the itch. I am also taking two homeopathic medicines to help boost my immune system and skin function, plus I am on that way-cool rabbit and white rice diet.
We are pretty sure I stopped eating because I was *so* uncomfortable with the itching. The medication the vet gave me is helping a bit with it, I didn't scratch too much today. As for my meals, I ate my breakfast and supper today, and took some good drinks of water. So no wheat, corn or grains right now. After a while, Mommy will slowly start introducing other foods back in, but for now I am going to get home-cooked meals, absolutely nothing manufactured! Mommy said if she had to go get moon rocks on the moon for me to eat, she would (or at least make real good friends with an astronaut!)
Whether or not it's a food allergy is debatable, however, because it seems I have periods of itchiness and allergies, and am only extremely itchy in the summer. Could it be that I am exacerbated by heat or warm weather? Am I allergic to grass or weeds? Right now we are playing the waiting game to see what happens. Mommy and me thank you all for your POP's and love and support.
I forgot to tell you, that little sis Izzy is a pest, but I was sure happy to see her and vice versa when I got out of the vet yesterday!!! And boy the hugs and licks I gave Mommy and Mama. Mommy leaked something awful yesterday, but I told her to cut it out when I got home! BOL.
love you all, and thank you again,
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