My Life by Teddy

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Not been feeling so good....

June 18th 2013 9:32 am
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It's not easy getting old! My hearing is gone, I can't see that well and I don't always pee in the right places. Lately the fur on my back has been getting thin so Mom took me to the vet to find out why. I got a physical, urine and blood work done. Some blood numbers were off so I got more tests. It wasn't a thyroid problem and I was eating well, so the next blood test was done yesterday after a weekend of throwing up and not wanting to do anything. I was still willing to eat, but it wasn't staying down. The new blood test showed bad liver results. I had an ultra sound and it showed no mass, so it could be an infection, a toxin or old age liver disease. Now I'm taking 3 pills and getting a new blood test today. I sure hope it's good today! I hate feeling bad and I really hate worrying Mom and Dad. I think even Casey is concerned about me.

 

An Embarrassing Surprise!

May 5th 2013 8:51 am
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Lately I haven't been too concerned where I've been peeing. Mom quit yelling because I can't hear her and I just didn't look at her mad face. Then she brought home "The Dog Male Wrap". I never liked wearing anything and this wasn't going to be any different. Well, Mom put it on me and I hardly noticed. They give me treats when they put it on me. Dad smiles and thinks I look like a surfer. (He's real proud.) I was getting used to it, thinking I looked "manly". Then I found out the pads that Mom puts inside are lady pads! Yes, people LADY pads! Oh, how non-manly is that? I may have to stop peeing in protest.

 

Winter can humiliate!

March 4th 2013 6:00 am
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I haven't been writing for awhile because nothing too interesting was going on. But now, I have to complain about winter. In the past two weeks we have had 18 inches of snow with 8 on the way tomorrow. Well last week we went outside during the 11 inch fall. We saw the Retriever across the road and the Lab next door jumping and running in the stuff and not wearing any winter garb. There we were wearing our matching Christmas sweaters with the furry hoods and stuck up to our ears in the cold white stuff! As Mom was plucking me out to carry inside, I saw the Scottie crossing the road wearing a sweater and 4 matching socks! All I could think of as I was being carried in was "at least I'm not wearing socks"! I hope Mom didn't see that Scottie!!!!

 

Santa came!

December 27th 2012 7:37 am
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Christmas Eve started out with a trip to the vet for a rabies shot, nail clipping and a finger where it shouldn't go:( At home Mom made Casey and me wear our Christmas sweaters:( Everyone said how cute we were and eventually I forgot I was wearing it.(This is unusual for me.) While the folks were at church, Casey and I kept watch for Santa. He didn't come!!!! I was sure he would, but no Santa, so we fell asleep. In the morning we saw that he had come!!! Even though we were wearing our sweaters again when we opened our gifts, it was wonderful!! Lots of snacks for me and toys for Casey!!! I love Christmas, Santa, and I'm mellowing out about the sweaters. Hope my pals had a good day too!

 

Have developed a thirst for knowledge

December 5th 2012 8:06 am
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Not being able to see well, climb stairs or hear at all, I've picked up a new hobby......I eat dictionaries! Mom kept two on the shelf of her computer desk. I started with the Italian- English one..."molto bene'! Mom grabbed it away before I could learn more. I guess she doesn't want me bilingual. Next I found the regular one and munched off a corner before that one was put up higher. Now I've got my eye on the book shelves........ so much knowledge to eat up! I'm starting today on the lower shelves........

 

Pros and cons of hearing loss

September 29th 2012 9:44 am
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I've been losing my hearing for a while and now it's totally gone. I'm getting used to it and have found new ways to compensate. I used to hear my folks going to get snacks, now I lay in front of the refrigerator so I don't miss anything. The bad part is I do get hit with the door alot if they don't see me there, but it's a small price to pay for a good snack.
Mom and Dad used to say "no" alot, now I never hear that word! (or any word) When I pee on the bathroom floor, Mom used to yell and say "bad dog"! Now even though she looks mad, I'm sure she's saying "clever boy for using the bathroom", or "thanks for not bothering me to take you out", or "great, I had to scrub the floor anyway". I'm sure feeling good about making my mom so proud of me!
I'm not sure I'm loud enough when I bark now, so I really have to sound off and keep it up. If I barked too much before, they would tell me to stop. Now no one says stop so I don't. Maybe my barker doesn't work either. Mom does spray me with water sometimes when I think I'm barking. I don't know what that's all about, but I don't like it.
Losing hearing isn't so bad and Casey helps me alot so I don't miss out on things.

 

Too HOT!!!

July 5th 2012 8:40 am
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Wow, it has not been fun outside for us for a long time!!!! It is tooooooooo hot and we can only be outside to go potty. The last two days even our shortened morning walk hasn't been fun. Casey and I have been walking like turtles with our tongues hanging down to our legs. I usually don't notice numbers, but 102 is definitely way too hot! Makes us long for the days of walking through snow. I'm usually happy to stay in a lot, but Casey really wants to get out and meet up with his friends. This is definitely not our usual Wisconsin weather and I want our regular stuff back! We didn't even get to go to the 4th picnic! The only good part about that was no red, white and blue bandana.

 

Too HOT!!!

July 5th 2012 8:40 am
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Wow, it has not been fun outside for us for a long time!!!! It is tooooooooo hot and we can only be outside to go potty. The last two days even our shortened morning walk hasn't been fun. Casey and I have been walking like turtles with our tongues hanging down to our legs. I usually don't notice numbers, but 102 is definitely way too hot! Makes us long for the days of walking through snow. I'm usually happy to stay in a lot, but Casey really wants to get out and meet up with his friends. This is definitely not our usual Wisconsin weather and I want our regular stuff back! We didn't even get to go to the 4th picnic! The only good part about that was no red, white and blue bandana.

 

How to know you're OLD....

June 16th 2012 8:09 am
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I finally realized I'm old! This morning on my way out, I somehow got ahead of my feet and rolled down the last few steps. If you're not a puppy and do this....you are old! If I'm sleeping and get awakened suddenly, I might pee right where I am! If you do this and aren't a puppy....you are old! I get stepped on a lot more now because I can't hear you coming. If you get stepped on and aren't a puppy who hasn't learned to move....you are old! I AM OLD or maybe I'm still a PUPPY!

 

I'm not the egg king this year!

April 10th 2012 7:10 am
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Well my plan to get all the eggs the Bunny hid was a bust again this year! Dad got up when I did and yelled "the Bunny came". Casey, who usually likes to sleep in, flew out of bed. He was actually in the air for 6-8 feet before his paws hit the ground. He had 3 eggs opened and the treats eaten before I knew it. I ran to the plastic shells to see if he missed anything, but nothing! The guy was a whirlwind! There were shells all over and I checked out each one! Mom was feeling sorry for me and helped me "find" 3. (Actually she handed them to me.)
Thanks to some Dogster pals I did get more zealie eggs than Casey, but I'm working on a new plan for next year.....next year I'll be the egg king!!!

 
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