Friday, May 25, 2012

Bring On The Weekend

It's a big weekend coming up and it's going to be a really hot one around here. The weather dude says it'll be in the nineties, so we'll be in the house.
Several people have asked about the girls, so here's the latest. Lola's foot is fine. The swelling went down the day before she finished her antibiotic. There was a little cut or bite and it formed a scab. Once the scab fell off I took her cone off and she never even looked at her foot. She's running with the rest of the pack and is feeing fine.
Morgan is doing well. We started her on a special supplement for her liver disease. It's called Denamarin and is a combination of SAMe and Silymarin (milk thistle). She has to take it at least an hour before eating, so I give it to her about six AM, then go back to bed for an hour. She's acting a little more alert since starting it. In a couple months we'll have more blood tests to see if it's helping.

As for her eyes, the doctor says she's almost blind, but don't tell her that. She saw a rabbit in the yard and chased it, though she didn't run, just strolled toward it. She likes to stand on the deck and watch the neighbors and sometimes barks at them, so she can see at least a little.
With my large pack, there's always something happening. Yesterday after breakfast we noticed streaks of blood on the floor. Rob wiped it up while I examined dog feet. I didn't see anything. Then I noticed that as Samba wagged her tail, blood was flying around. We took her into the laundryroom and examined the tail.

 If you remember, a few months ago she injured the end of her tail and scar tissue formed leaving a big lump toward the end of the tail. She loves to beat her tail against things like doors and furniture, the filing cabinet is a favorite. I think she likes the noise. This time she cut open the lump of scar tissue, so now she has a bright pink tail.
We're planning a quiet weekend at home, but with our pack a quiet weekend can turn into a crazy one very easily. Don't forget to take your Bandana Day photos. This weekend would be a great time to do it.


The Daily Pip said...

Ouchie on the tail! I hope you have a quiet weekend with all your furries!

Your pal, Pip

P.S.: I like your ride inside badge. I always ride inside, too!

Lapdog Creations said...

We're ready for the weekend too! Glad to hear the new supplement seems to be working... we're looking forward to hearing more about it!

Jo's World said...

Some dogs are just better off with little short tails and it sounds like Samba is one of them. She could still wag it, just couldn't POUND it!

Try and stay cool, you guys, we are having chilly weather and rain through the weekend.

OK, on the bandana! Any color you want, right?


Jo, Stella and Zkhat

Molly the Airedale said...

Good for you for keeping those bunnies at bay, Morgan!
We hope you have a very relaxing weekend!

Love ya lots,
Mitch and Molly

Two French Bulldogs said...

Yikes and ouch....try and stay cool. Poor baby still has a good sniffer
Benny & Lily

Anonymous said...

we're no experts by a long shot, but we've heard the samE and milk thistle are good liver medicines.

we're having a quiet weekend at home too, but still hope to get out to the dog park for a romp.


SissySees said...

Gretchen admired Samba's PANK tail ornament. We wish her well, and Sissy says that vision impaired dogs can still sight hunt, so go Morgan!!

We're going to try to walk in just a minute. It's already very humid, but at least it's not 90... so we'll see how far we can go before Sissy beings to drag...

STELLA and RORY from Down Under said...

With a large pack like yours we do believe there would always be something happening! Hope your weekend is wonderful. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

Martha said...

We have very hot weather here in the UK so we are inside a lot right now!
Even walking in the evening is hard going. Just relax guys and take it easy, chillaxing we think is the new word our PM is using.
We are very grateful for your offer of help with the renovation project - we could certainly do with a helping paw.....!
Just let us know when you can all manage over and we will stock up on treats.
Much love
Martha & Bailey xxx

Kari in Alaska said...

I hope you enjoyed your pool

Stop on by for a visit

Marjie said...

Hope your pack did indeed have a quiet weekend, not a crazy one. Thanks for stopping by to check on me!

Zona said...

Hi all! As you know, I've been following along on my iPaw but it doesn't allow comments. BOO! Just wanted to pop over to say HI and that we're still here and keeping up with all of you. Thinking healthy thoughts!!!

Zona and Family
The Stealth Blogger

bichonpawz said...

Never a dull moment!! Hope the tail is feeling MUCH better!! xoxo Chloe and LadyBug

rottrover said...

See? Tails can be a pain in the behind!!

-Bart and Ruby