One Sick Puppy!

3 09 2011

Greta in happier days. She loves to ride Anna's tricycle!

I know, it’s been a while since my last post. Sorry about that, as Maxwell Smart, agent 86 would say.

It’s been interesting around here for the past 2-3 weeks. First, the dog got sick. I don’t mean a little sick. I mean very sick. She was diagnosed with gastroenteritis and colitis and was in a great deal of pain… at least she said she was. She was Hershey squirting all over the house. It was terrible. And I was out of town.

While she was still suffering with seriously painful bowel issues, she injured her shoulder. The vet was never able to make a definitive diagnosis but she suspected Greta may have jumped from a chair and popped her shoulder out of joint, only to have it pop back in. Again, she was in great pain… at least she said

she was. She would scream like a two-year old in church. It was painful and sad to hear her cry out so. And I was out of town.

Baby Greta

Through it all there were late night emergency room visits, x-rays, blood-work, rectal exams, fecal cultures, an ultra-sound, a sanitary clipping (That’s vet-speak for trimming the hair around her butt), anal glands expressed, special food and more drugs than a heavy metal rock star.

The good news is she seems to be back to normal. The bad news is, I’m a ton of money lighter!








One sick puppy...with a shaved belly!


She's her back to her old self now.




2 responses

3 09 2011

Poor baby…Glad she is better

3 09 2011
Bill Taylor

Thanks. She’s as full of spunk as ever. She chased the laser today for the first time since she got sick.

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