Monday, August 31, 2009


We took Pepper to the vet. She doesn't have Kennel Cough. She has Pneumonia.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

We went to an out of two wedding last weekend and put Pepper in her usual 'weekend away kennel'. Wouldn't you know it, Ms Pepper has come down with a case of Kennel Cough, even though we have her vaccinated each year. Called the emergency vet clinic and they didn't want any part of her as long as she wasn't in distress (which she isn't).

So, the old baby is doing a lot of coughing and horking up phlegm (it's regular white or clear), and sleeping. She's still eating her regular meals, begging for treats and interacting with us, so she's not terribly sick- just uncomfortable.

Ack. Nothing worse than a sick dog.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

MZ Pepper again

Last week, Pepper was sick again. Not eating, not drinking. This went on for two days. I called the vet and she told me if Pep didn't improve that day, bring her in. Pep just lay on the couch. She as having trouble holding her water. The house smelled like dog pee and Pep was totally depressed about it as well as not feeling well. We sat with her, we hand fed her, we offered her everything she liked. Nothing. No luck. I was preparing myself mentally to say good by to her. We really feared for the worst.


The next morning, Pepper was up and awake with us. She was ravenous. She ate and drank, and kept it all down. She ran around the back yard, stopping to shake herself throughly every minute or so. SHE'S BEEN FINE SINCE! What ever it was, she got over it. And the peeing in the house stopped.

I am SO relieved!