Sunday, July 26, 2009

The Dog, The Spaghetti and The Rug

As you know, Pep has been sick, and we've been doing just about anything to get her to eat. She has to have food mixed with her med, so I try to get her to eat some before I give her the capsules. This morning I took the leftover spaghetti and meatballs from the fridge and put it on the table. Then I grabbed her dish from the floor that contained the kibble she refused to eat. I thought I'd mix a little bit of it with her kibble since she LOVES spaghetti. Pepper (my dog) came barreling into the room just from the scent of the food. She's a moose of a dog, and she knocked into me AND the table. The container of spaghetti went flying and, wouldn't you know it, landed on the floor, upside down. ON THE RUG.

Needless to say, the dog was totally delighted, even though I didn't let her get much of it.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Miss Thang and her opinion.

Pepper (aka 'Miss Thang') is usually a mellow soul. She's independant, which is good because we travel in connection with our biz. However, since she's been recovering from the nasties (a urinary track infection), Pep has been uncharacteristically clingy. My hubby, Bob, has been away during the evenings this past week. He hasn't had the usual evening routine of 'sit on the couch with the dog'. Pepper missed that. A LOT. So much so, she got a little peeved with Bob.

Last night, he came in late after working a concert gig at Caramoor ( ), and went right to bed. We had been settled about five minutes when Pep started barking to us at the foot of the stairs. If she wants something, she usually comes up and breathes in my face to wake me. Not last night. She just sat at the foot of the steps and YELLED. I got up and went to check things out. She had plenty of water, but by Bob's usually place was a dark spot on the rug. Pepper showed her displeasure by peeing on the floor in front of where he sits. It wasn't much, just a piddle-reminder. PAY ATTENTION TO ME reminder.

I pointed to the spot and gave her a firm 'NO!'. She sat there and, dammit, she was LAUGHING at me.

I think we have learned the true meaning of 'pissed off'!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Pepper has not been doing to well. She was started on Clavamox this week because of crystals in her pee, then last night she fell off the sofa and twisted her leg. She seems fine this morning, but it sure scared us. Poor old baby. =(

Friday, July 3, 2009

Ms.Pepper is feeling better and is back on her food. Her poo is still a bit on the nasty side, but I'll just wait to see if it improves.

I really think her being off her grub is a direct connection to my son's illness. He's doing better, she feels better.
Pepper seems to be back on her food. She didn't want to eat this last week. I think it's because my son has a bone infection and having dental treatment for it. (Local dentist told him there was NOTHING WRONG and he shouldn't be in pain. Found a dentist in the city who took him RIGHT AWAY and has been treating him for a month for this 'nothing wrong with you' bone infection) Pepper's been at his side every moment. He's had real progress the past two days so Pepper is feeling better too. This morning, when I took her out, she stuck her head in the kibble bag and grabbed a snack. =) =) I'm glad she's back to her old self.

STILL Have not heard back from the vet - have to call him today and see what gives!