August 25th 2011 8:09 am
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Hey all! so last I posted, spring was in full swing, and it was really nice and beautiful after the long winter.
But then summer came! and what a crazy summer it has been. Starting with the crazy heat and humidity, unlike anything we'd ever experienced in Mexico. Some days I thought I was going to have a heat stroke!
Then I got a tick! nasty little creature sucking on my blood! We'd never seen one so mom & dad didn't realize until after it was engorged and fat. Luckily it came off without problems, and now we get tick checks every few days. Mathias also got one but his was much smaller, mine looked like a bean and was so disgusting! yuck!
Then I got attacked :( a nasty doggie got loose and came at me, luckily nothing major happened, we just got tangled for a couple of seconds and I came out of it with a scratch to my face, but I was really scared :(
Also, my "grandparents" (dad's parents) came to visit, they spent a week in town. Mathias and I weren't expecting them, so when we came out of the house to meet them on the street, we recognized them and we were so happy, wagging tails and all! We hadn't seen them in over a year. We had a few nice walks with them and were glad to welcome them in our house. Only thing I didn't like is, they took my room and my bed. But it's OK, I'm a nice doggie so I let them have it.
The last day they were here, it was cool and rainy, my favorite kind of weather! so obviously when they let me off-leash for a moment I started jumping around and running like crazy. Big mistake :( I hurt my spine, and when we started walking back home I started feeling some nasty pain. I couldn't walk, so I had to sit down and rest for a bit. I was scared because I didn't know what was happening to me. Mom & dad explained I'd probably hurt my back and were patient with me. I eventually made it back home and wanted to lie down and rest, but it hurt too much, even for that.
After a short while since the pain was not receding, mom & dad decided to take me to a pet hospital. This being a Sunday, only a big hospital far away from home was open, so they had to hire a pet ambulance to drive me there. I like driving in cars but I was in too much pain and didn't really enjoy the ride.
At the hospital I got checked over, got some x-rays, and the doctor didn't find anything obvious like fractured or displaced vertebrae, so she gave me some pain medication and anti-inflammatories, and sent me back home with orders to rest for a couple of weeks.
For the ride back home, we called a pet taxi, which is identical to the car we had in Mexico! so that ride was a lot more fun as I feel really comfortable in that car.
My meds are really powerful, I was able to sleep and rest very well and by now, 4 days later, I'm feeling almost like new again! and I want to go running and jumping again! Sadly, mom & dad say I can no longer do that :( I guess old age is catching up with me. Oh well, I'll settle for our usual, long walks in the park and a long nap afterwards :)
So those are my summer adventures! Looking forward to the fall season here!
See ya'll soon!
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Tallulah, great to hear from you!!!
You sure have had an eventful summer. Like you, I'm not a fan of the heat, so the fall weather will be very welcomed.
I'm sorry to hear about your back. Thank goodness a little rest and meds will help you feel better. We're sending you POTP to also help.
Watch out for those nasty ticks.
Sounds like you had a great time with your grandparents. I bet you showed them around like a real pro.
That mean dog better not try and pick a fight with you again. You might be big, but you're not a fighter.
Take it easy and rest up. Say hi to Mathias and don't be a stranger, pal.