Saturday, April 30, 2011

I rest

I rest. I need to heal. No running or playing for me today.


This morning some very bad things happened.

First there was blood on my back end under my tail. When I tried to clean it up my person asked me to do Leave It. She wiped it off for me.

Then we went to see Vet. This was a different Vet and she made me go up on the table. I hate this.

She poked around my back end. It was uncomfortable and I was very scared. My whole body shook. Momma B stood in front of me and I buried my head in her body.

Vet said this to my person: "Jacobi's anal gland has ruptured. Kind of exploded really. But it's empty inside so she may feel less pressure. Keep giving her antibiotics and putting compresses on it. Give her pumpkin if she has trouble pooping. Come back next week."

What does all this mean? I don't want to come back!

I do like pumpkin though.

Momma B lifted me down off the table. Whew. But then someone put something funny around my head. They called this "Buster Collar". This made me start shaking again.

When we got outside Momma B took Buster Collar off. She said that since I do Leave It so well I don't have to wear this funny cone right now. Thank-you Momma B.

Why are these bad things happening to me?

Friday, April 29, 2011

A mostly good day

Today I went to Dallas Road beach with my person.

I am glad that Nature is making the air warmer and sunnier because my person wants to be outside more. This is good.

After Dallas Road beach we went to "office". Momma C wasn't there. Katy wasn't there either, but her person still gave me dog cookies. I hung out there for a while with Momma B.

Then we went to pick up my littlest person. We drove for a long time, and when we got out of the car we were at the place called MurrayAndHeathers. There were lots of people there, but they were all nice and shared bits of cheese and shrimp and meat with me.

I played outside with a little boy-person who liked to run and climb. I like to run and climb too.

So the day was very good, except that things are feeling funny again on my back end under my tail. There is a lot of pressure and it is uncomfortable. I can't see very well back there, but my person says it is swollen and purple and black. This can't be good. What is happening back there?

Thursday, April 28, 2011


I am Camouflage Dog.

Momma B,  why do you make me pose? I will do it for a treat, but I prefer to just run and play without silly interruptions.

Good bad good

Good: Egg on my breakfast.
Good: Stayed at home with Momma B.
Good: Visit to the Park at lunch.
Bad: Visit to Vet.
Good: My weight is better. No more diet.
Very Bad: Vet stuck things in private, uncomfortable places.
Bad: Vet says things inside are still swollen. I need to take more medicines.
Good: Tube to play with after dinner.
Good: Rolling in the fresh grass. 

Monday, April 25, 2011

Wonderful sun beach forest weekend

I had one of the most amazing weekends ever! We went to a little borrowed house in the forest by the beach.

And guess who was there? Woman-who-visits-lots-and-walks-in-forest!

I went on many walks to the the beach and in the forest. Isn't the beach wonderful in the sunshine?

My body was feeling a little bit better and it was wonderful to run and play!
My person calls this "zoomies".

Oh happy sunshine. Oh happy beach.

Momma B liked to play in the sunshine too.

And so did Momma C. She got very silly with me.

I played and slept and played and slept and played and slept.

Then the sun went away. The rain started. But this was okay. I still got to go for walks. The beach was very quiet.

And when it got too rainy I lay inside and snuggled with Puffie.

Since we weren't at home I didn't have to worry about the very large, scary bunny who came this weekend. This was a relief. I like eggs, but I don't like big scary bunnies.

My littlest person tells me that the bunny came to visit her, but all he left her was yucky chocolate. No eggs. So I didn't miss anything.

Did the big scary bunny come to your house?

This was a fantastic weekend. Now I am very tired. I sleep.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Getting better

Things are getting better. There is still a sore spot that I want to lick but my legs work again and I have more energy for playing.

Also today I pooed.

I had been very scared to do this because the last time I did it it hurt so much that right afterward my tummy vomited everything out. I had to lie down and not move for a very long time. Momma C sat with me and made sure I had water to drink. Then Momma B got a blanket and lay on the ground beside me and waited with me until I could move again.

So I did not want to poo because I did not want it to hurt like that again.

But this morning my person took me to Park. There were dogs running and chasing balls. And I really wanted to run with them but my body was too full. So I had to do it. And it was okay.

I feel much better now.

Also the sun feels very nice on my fur today.

Something is happening though. My crate-den is flat on the kitchen floor and my bed and blanket and toys and food are all piled on top. This only happens when we go away. I wonder where we're going?

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Not good

Things are not good right now.

A few days ago something started feeling bad on my back end. I licked it a lot. When the people noticed they told me to do Leave It. But it kept getting worse.

The people put a warm, wet cloth on it. I wanted to lick it but I had to do Leave It. And it kept getting worse.

Momma C took me to see Vet. Vet took all the fur off from around the problem. I wanted it to lick it but I had to do Leave It. And it kept getting worse.

The people are giving me something that is not a treat. It is called "antibiotic". They keep cleaning the sore spot. I want to lick it but I have to do Leave It. And it keeps getting worse.

Going up the stairs hurts. Sitting hurts. Lying down hurts. Pooing hurts, so I have stopped doing it.

Instead I sleep. I lie very, very still. The people talk softly to me and say it will get better. But it keeps getting worse.

And I really want to lick it but I have to do Leave It.

What does "abscessed anal gland" mean?

Why can they touch it but I must do Leave It?
Why is this happening?
Why do I hurt?

Sunday, April 17, 2011

A wonderful new toy

At Games Day yesterday I borrowed a toy from Simon. I liked it so much that Simon's person (whose name is Trainer) gave me one of my very own. Isn't it wonderful!?! More toy-play please!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Games day

This morning I went to a place to play games with some of my people. There were lots of other dogs there too. We weren't allowed to play with each other. We were only allowed to play with our people. But the people had lots of yummy things so that was okay.

Some of these games we played are not my favourites. For example, I don't really like the "stay-in-crate-den-while-other-dogs-are-noisy game". But I do like some of the other games.

This one was kind of fun. The game was knocking these metal things off the top of a box. I had to bonk them with my nose. Whenever I bonked one hard enough that it fell on the floor the people gave me a treat.

This game was a bit unsettling at first, but I got the hang of it. I just needed to move around on this flat thing that wobbles. This got me treats. 

We played other games too. One was for me to walk around a stool. Another was for me to bonk a piece of plastic with my nose. We also played a game where I had to wait, and then when my person said the special word "break" I got to run to her and play with a toy.

Overall it was pretty fun. I like games!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Yay Sniffing Day!

Today was Sniffing day! Finally!

It was only me and Simon. I followed Simon's person's scent. Simon's person walked along behind us so she couldn't have been lost. She had dropped a bunch of things though, and the people got very excited when I found them. So I must have been helping find lost stuff.

I understand why she would be sad to lose her mitts. I don't like cold paws either. But I wonder why she needed help finding the used kleenex?

The place where we went today was full of little flowers. My person thought they were pretty and so I wasn't allowed to eat them.

All of that running and sniffing is hard work! Time for a drink!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Raven Day

Today was Raven Day. I was worried that I was going to miss her because I went with Momma C in the truck instead of going to "office", which is where Raven comes to find me. But Raven's people must be magic because they found me anyways. Whew!

I had a wonderful time with Raven. She is my favourite friend in the whole world.

Here I am as a very little puppy. I didn't even know my people yet.

Notice that Raven is beside me. She is the very black puppy. I have known her all my life and being with her makes me happy. I love her very much.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Eyes are sometimes as important as noses

Today I went to a place called Farm with Momma C. This Farm I have not been on before. At first I had to wait in the truck for a long time. Then after a very long time I got invited out to play.

I followed Momma C and another woman-person from place to place. We were inside buildings and outside too. There was lots to smell. My nose was on the ground for a long time.

People are funny. Their noses aren't very good so they look at things with their eyes. This is clearly inferior. My nose can tell me what is currently happening, and also what has happened in the past. And how long ago it happened. This is very much superior to eyes.

But today I learned why eyes are also good.

I was following the people around with my nose on the ground. I wasn't sure what I was smelling, but it was very interesting.

Then I looked up. There were many large things staring at me. They looked like this.


I stared at the large things. They stared at me.

Then we all started to run. They ran in one direction. I ran in the other direction. I found a hill. I ran to the top of the hill. My tail was stuck to my belly.

This was a very scary thing that happened.
What were those things?

Have you ever had something scary like that happen?

Once I was less scared I got to continue on my walk with the people. I made sure to look with my eyes as well as my nose. Even though my nose is still far superior.

When we got home I went and sat on my mat. This is my safe place. I go to my mat whenever anything scary happens at home. I sat on my mat the whole time until dinner. Whew.

Something else happened today. This something was bad for the people but good for me.

The people left a basket of eggs outside this morning. Perhaps for the giant bunny that is coming soon?

But the bunny didn't come. Instead some crows came. They ate some of the eggs.

This egg they didn't eat. They just made a hole in it with their beaks. So this egg went on my dinner instead of into the fridge. This was a happy thing.

Friday, April 8, 2011

In the middle of mess

The people are making a mess in front of our house. Of course I am right in the middle of it.

The sun felt very nice today on my fur.