Monthly Archives: September 2013

Fall Cleaning Time

When Mom moved everybody around the other day it looked nice and tidy, then 10 mins later Sam busted the post he was on and she had to move him again. He just doesn’t realize how strong he is I guess.

Sam

Sam

Winter will be here before we know it and then stuff will be frozen in, Mom likes to have us all facing towards the house in the winter so she can see our eyes in the dark. Why? Because she knows then if we are in our spots and not running free because we got loose. It’s also a good idea because she can look out the window during the day to see if we look like we are warm enough, if we aren’t she’ll come out and add more bedding to our houses and even bring us a warm broth to drink. Tonight we had chicken stew for dinner because it has rained for a week straight and we are waterlogged, it tasted yummy and warmed up our bellies.

Thanks Mom!

A Trip To The Doctor

Barsky Thinking

Barsky Thinking

It’s September and it’s been two months since I’ve been to the Dr’s office. I feel a bit better but not at the top of my game..sigh.

I have what is called Perianal Fistulas:

” Perianal refers to the area immediately surrounding the anus or termination of the digestive tract. A fistula is an abnormal connection that forms between two tissues, organs, or vessels that normally do not connect. In affected dogs, the condition is usually associated with an infection in the perianal region, and there are usually one or more draining tracts present”.

You can find more info here: http://www.vcahospitals.com/main/pet-health-information/article/animal-health/perianal-fistula-in-dogs/1054

I’m on medicine now, everyday I have to take an antibiotic plus another one that’s really yucky and very expensive. There is no cure and Mom hopes that she can get it under control enough that steroids will help keep it in check because that is a cheaper way to go. I get a special diet now of a kibble that is made with fish and sweet potato, it’s not half bad better than having to eat just jello.

When a Visitor Gets Sick

It was a tense day here, one of our visitors ( we have company for a couple of weeks while their Dad travels ) wasn’t feeling well. Mom says she was having something called a seizure, poor Polgara it looked liked it hurt. So Mom sat with her in the rain and just kept petting her until she stopped. Polgara finally got up tonight and had something to drink and eat but she can’t stand up very well.

So Mom didn’t spend much time with us today but that’s ok, we all want Polgara to feel better and when it was dinner time Mom fed us and gave us all hugs and kisses and she told me my bedtime story. Sleep well Polgara and I hope you feel better tomorrow.

Polgara

Polgara

Update:
She is feeling better, no more seizures but the Vet did find some sort of lump thing on her underneath. Mom talked to her Dad to let him know and when he gets home from his trip he will decide what should be done about it.