Doggy Update

Well, it was a long week and half of cleaning up after the dogs. We took them to the Vet last Thursday and found out that they both had a very bad intestinal bug. He told us what it wasnt, but wasnt sure exactly what it could be. He assumed that with Jack having surgery and the stress of a new home was just a bit too much for him. So he gave them antibiotics that covered a bunch of stuff.Well it worked! About an hour after the first dose the boys were up and moving. We still had some accidents, but it was so much better than before.  Now on day 5 of the meds, they are all back to normal.

Jack is slowly getting the idea that he has to pee and poop outside. We have been working on getting him to ring the bells just like Duncan does. Jack doesnt seem to get it. Tho, he does prance around and sniff the leash when he needs out. So far that is the only sign he has given us. Gregg did some reading about the breed and found out that Min Pins will eat and eat. I found this out yesterday morning…lol  I was free feeding him. With Duncan he just nibbles and his food is down all day. Well, Jack just kept on going back for more and more! For 2 hours! Now they both get fed in the morning and the evening. Jack has gained back the weight he lost last week and could stand to gain another pound, but I dont think he needs more than that.

We have been taking him outside to the fenced doggy area without a leash and he listens well. He stays close and follows Duncan so he can pee over the area than Duncan has peed Sometimes he does it before Duncan is even done peeing! LOL

The good news! Looks like he has a new forever home to go to in a couple weeks.

I guess I will clean the carpets once he is gone…lol

Shitty Week

This has been a terrible week. As most of you know as to my updates on facebook, My boys are sick. Jack got neutered last week and he was doing fine. He has been licking at his scar, but it healed. Sunday night they both had a bit more than normal amount of food. Which I was ok with. Sometimes they need more. By 5am Jack was pooping. Monday and Tuesday were long days with him.

The next morning he was actually doing better. Took the dogs out and noticed that Duncan had the runs. Both sick is not good. Jack started up with the runs again by later afternoon. Gregg and I had a long night with both of them sick.

We tried giving then some pepto to help settle their tummies but it only gave them about 2 hours of sleep. Gregg even ran out last night to pick up some peptid AC to try that, but it was a no go. Today its been rough. Jack is permanently in his crate, only getting taken out to go outside. I just cant risk him loose in the condo. He poops everywhere and when he does, he walks. Yes he walks as he poops. You can imagine the messes that we have cleaned.

Duncan has been allowed to roam around for now. He does go ring the bells to go out, but he hasnt been able to make it outside every time. He is now on the sofa curled up in a blanket resting.

And me? Well, I am washing all the bedding, vacuuming and cleaning carpets. So far my back seems to be holding up. It’s getting tired, but I am taking breaks and trying not to over do it. I have called the Vet and they are both going in later this afternoon when Gregg gets home from work. I hope that what ever this is, it is treatable. It’s been horrible watching them suffer. They both feel bad with the mess they have been making. You can see that they know pooping in the house is wrong.

I have a feeling that what ever this is, it came from the Vet. A bug that sat and incubated for a couple days and now is going crazy in their tiny bodies. I have ruled out every other possibility. Even the rat poison that my neighbor told me about. I think Jack being as small as he is, would have died by now. I’m pretty sure that what they have didnt come from our home.

I’ll do a update post as soon as the Vet figures it out.

Crazy Summer

This summer the weather has been a little “off” to say the least! First its rain then sun then thunder and lightening and now a heat wave. I honestly believe that we have damaged our earth. The severe weather we have going on all over the planet is starting to show just how much trouble we are in for. Ah but I am just jabbering, I know nothing about this global warming stuff.

I just know that I am very glad I have A/C. I think i would be in a whole lot of pain if I had to suffer with just a fan on me. This rash i developed last week has finally gone away. I am going to assume it was a heat rash. I have never had one so painful. No amount of anti-itch cream and aloe vera lotions were helping. This morning I wake up and its completely gone. Thank you A/C!

Duncan has been sleeping thru most of the day, even he knows its too hot out there. Baby is spread out on the living room floor enjoying the cool air and Bunny is sleeping under the bed. I felt so bad, I didnt realize that I had locked her out on the deck saturday when i turned on the A/C. She was out there all day in 35c heat. When I opened the door she was crying and ran past me so fast to her food dish and litter box. After she had a drink she came and let me pet her. Just glad we dont have the sun on the deck all day otherwise I think she might of really cooked.

I do hope it cools down a bit soon. I dont mind the heat but when it gets past 30c it gets a bit too hot. Plus it would be nice to have  a breeze at least.

Not Much Happening

I seem to be blogging once a month these days. I guess I just dont have much to say. Things are the same as always. Well, for me at home at least. We got some bad news recently that Mom is loosing her eye sight. She has chronic glaucoma and it’s bad. She cant drive and has a hard time reading or watching tv. She has to take it easy and not do too much. Which is hard for her. She has always been one to be on the go all the time.

Since Dad died 2 years ago, I dont think she has really had a break. With remodeling her condo and moving, then her sister having cancer. She really hasnt taken time to just sit and catch her breath. Now she has no choice. I totally understand how it feels to have to just stop. When I hurt my neck, it was the same for me. I had to stop, and watch the world move on without me. It’s a terrible feeling to know that your life has suddenly changed.

She will adjust, as we all do. Hopefully the doctors can help her in some way. With time, she will learn how to live with her poor eye sight.

What else has be going on? Well, Gregg is still working, but not sure for how long. Might only be another month and then back to job hunting. He is hoping that the company will hire him on full time. That would be great. To finally have all those years of schooling paying off.

We pout the cats on a Well, Duncan was going in and eating the cat food. So now we feed them twice a day. They seem to be fine with that. They might even loose a few pounds. Baby REALLY needs to loose about 10lbs. He is huge! Bunny has a tiny muffin top…hehe

Well, thats about all I got for today.

House Full

Our home seems a bit fuller now with Skeeter here. We dont mind, he is a great addition to our family. He is such a happy dog. Soon we will have another dog with us. We have a new foster dog coming this weekend. I sure hope having 2 will work out in a condo. I guess we will have to figure out how to train both of them together. With my bad wrist we will have to each walk a dog.

I do have to say that having Skeeter here has made my dizzies a lot less. I had a couple days this week that were rough, but since he has been here I think I’ve only had about 10 dizzy days in these 2 months. I still have the daily dizzies that I cope with. I can only hope that it will keep getting better.

With the weather getting warmer and the sun setting later, we can now go for walks in the evening. This will be great to help Gregg loose weight and for me to get in shape. All these years of dealing with my dizzies and back pain and so many other health issues, I am starting to feel a bit more in control and able to start doing more. I do have to get my wrist fixed soon. Once that is done I will be able to do so much more. I have an ultrasound on April 30th.

I did start a new project that I have been wanting to do for a while now. I started scanning all the photos in the house. This will be a huge job. It really needs to be done so that I can get rid of all the printed photos. I will keep some and put them in albums, but the rest are going. Once all that is done I have some old VHS tapes that I need to copy to my PC and put on to dvd.

Well I better get to some cleaning. Need to make room for the new dog and have to stay on top of the vacuuming and dusting since Skeeter has a thing about dust. Oh yeah, I cut all my hair off. I wanted to have it short for the summer.

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