Monday, July 29, 2013

Trip to the V-E-T


My human sister and brother took me to the V-E-T last Friday!  They woke me up super duper early at 10:15 AM.  I thought we were going somewhere fun, like a play date or to the doggy beach, but nnnnoooo.  My V-E-T is Dr. Pema Mallu at Veterinary Holistic Care in Bethesda, MD.  She and her assistants are super nice, but I woo'ed the WHOLE time because I was still not happy being there!

First, they put me on the scale.  I now weigh 46.6 pounds, which is down from the 49.8 lbs I weighed last year, but it's too hot these days for me to eat much.  Then the humans took me into a room where I tried to hide from Dr. Pema under my human's chair, but they found me.  The humans pulled me out and Dr. Pema kept TOUCHING me!  And she used these special toys to look in my ears and eyes, but she didn't let me play with them.  She said I have a little bit of something called cat-a-rackts, whatever that is.  Maybe it's a new type of cat?  But why would it be in my eyes?

Then Dr. Pema poked something into my front leg and it was really owwie, but I was a big boy and didn't cry.  It's best not to watch the V-E-T draw the red liquid from woo.  Dr. Pema said it was for a "hart-worm" test and a "Distempter/Parvo" titer.  I don't know what those are, but the humans seemed to think it was important.

We're still waiting for the "hart-worm" and the titer test results, but Dr. Pema said everything else was good.

After we left the evil V-E-T, I did have some tummy troubles, and my human thinks it may have been stress from the visit.  :(

Hope woor weekend was better than mine!

Monday, July 1, 2013

Sad Monday

We are lost for words at the news of Thunder's passing.  I was introduced to the OP Pack blog in 2010, and I am so glad I had the pleasure of getting to know Thunder a little bit through the blog.  During times like this, we ask ourselves, "Why?  Why so suddenly?"  Indeed, the news of Thunder's illness came very quickly, but my bi-peds and I are also thankful that TD had such great family members and vets, so he didn't have to suffer for very long.  I believe that we each have a reason for being on Earth, and that when we have accomplished our goals or fulfilled our reasons for being here, we are called back to that special place named the Rainbow Bridge to wait for our humans and friends.  Although we miss him greatly and still feel that Thunder was taken much too soon, I am happy knowing that he is whole and pain-free again.  He is gone physically, but we know he'll be watching over us every day.  Wear your silver harness proudly, Thunder!  Until we meet again, buddy.

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April 28, 2006 - July 1, 2013