Monday, March 31, 2014

Tummy Trouble Update part 2

So Isabelle's tummy trouble turned out to be giardia. Not a fun bug to have. All three of us got treatment since two of us have been known to snack on poop. Mom has a theory that Petunia brought the mess in the house from eating some nasty neighborhood cat poop, then spread it to the rest of us. 

So another week, no birthday burger! 
The Panacur plus the Clavamox was not being kind to Isabelle's tummy, 
and she would not have enjoyed it. 

However, today she's feeling a lot better. Perky almost. 
Tomorrow, we're going to eat her birthday cake!

Check out the awesome treat our Aunt Erin and Uncle Pete brought Isabelle from Texas! 

Mom said we can all get one piece, but Isabelle gets the rest!

And, check this out! 

No more black tongue! Maybe it was the Pepto!

Lastly, a moment of silence for Roxy's  cast iron tummy. 
She told us that she can no longer eat anything and everything. 
We'll raise a burger in your honor.

Monday, March 24, 2014

Tummy trouble update

We visited the vet this afternoon about my tummy troubles. Dr. Johnson said no birthday burger for a week! Can you believe it! I'm an old lady! I might not last a whole week!

I've also been having some potty issues overnight and my tongue has turned black. I am falling apart! 

This is a seriously unflattering selfie, mom. 

The vet tech had a hunch that my tongue turned black because I've taking Pepto-bismol for a week. Our vet had never heard that before, but we are under strict instructions to report back on my tongue color after stopping Pepto. 
Have any of you ever heard of that? 

Anyway, we got two weeks' worth of antibiotics to battle the bugs.
I'm sleeping it off, just biding my time until my birthday burger. The vet said I was actually on the thin side and could use a few extra treats. 
Bring them on!

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Fourteen and counting!

We don't really know when Isabelle's birthday is, but this is the day we celebrate it. Five years ago, on March 20, Isabelle and Quincy were taken into rescue by Mid-Atlantic Pug Rescue. She came into our home that day and has never left. 

Her tummy issues haven't resolved (which means a trip to the vet tomorrow) so no birthday burger today. That will come when she feels better. 

For her birthday, Isabelle got a swanky red sweatshirt with a flying heart from PugPossessed's Etsy shop! 

It's super cosy and warm, which is good since the temps have dropped. Again. 

But her favorite gift was the Pup Warmer by Body Glove.

This thing is pretty cool. It only heats up to 102 degrees so no chance of getting burned. Older dogs can lose sensation in body parts and not realize they are getting too hot. It's electric, but it is weight activated. So it only turns on when Isabelle is lying on it. That saves energy.

Best of all? Isabelle actually uses it. 
She loves it. 

Mom has bought several warming things for Miss Isabelle. Heated beds, Snuggle Safes, you name it. Isabelle didn't like any of them. 

The black thing is a neoprene cover which is water resistant. It's okay, but a nice fleece cover is better.

It fits perfectly inside this bed from our Aunt Mandy, covered by a little blanket. 
As you can see, she really likes it. 

Her tummy has been unhappy for a week tomorrow, and Pepto just isn't working. It's more than just cleaning up a mess. She just doesn't feel well. Paws crossed whatever the vet gives us tomorrow will make her feel better.

Friday, March 21, 2014

Isabelle is almost 14!

We are celebrating Isabelle's 14th birthday on Sunday! Unfortunately, her tummy has been unhappy this last week. Hopefully, her tummy will settle down so she can enjoy her birthday burger! If not, we'll just wait until she does feel better.

Check back with us Sunday to see what gifts she gets!

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Farewell, sweet Tucker

We just learned that The Pug Posse has lost their sweet Tucker. We were blessed to meet him twice. Vikki, Pug Posse mom, so graciously invited us to her home when we drove through Indianapolis.

You were well loved, little man.
We'll see you on the other side of the bridge, Tucker. 

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Mom's Nebraska trip

Our aunt had surgery the last week of January, causing mom to abandon us! 
But since it was our aunt, we forgave her. 
It's been a long time (thank goodness) since mom has been inside a hospital. Things have changed. Mom got this thing that let her know when the surgery was done. 

  After surgery, our aunt got some pretty flowers and balloons. 

Fortunately, she got to go home before mom left. Back home, mom got to meet all the cockatoos our aunt has. Mom has pugs, aunt has cockatoos. Four to be exact.
 This is three of them. From left to right, BB (boy), Anoni (boy) and Angel (girl). BB is a foster bird! He was pretty mistreated and needs a lot of help and understanding. Aunt is very good at that so hopefully, he'll be good as new soon. 

This is Aya. She has been known to bite. She chases our uncle around the house, biting him. That beak can do some damage too. Fortunately, Aya didn't hate mom. She did spend a lot of time giving her the eye though. And she stalked her one time. But no bites. 

These birdies can be really loud. Like smoke alarm, ear-splitting loud. Fortunately, they settled down once aunt came home. After that, hardly a squawk. 

Mom thinks she'll stick with pugs. 
They are pretty and they can talk, but they can also tear your eye out. 
They are incredibly smart. And like all smart creatures, if you don't provide them with stimulation, they will create their own. Like chew the chandelier wires. Or take the keys off the laptop. Aunt has them watch Baby Mozart DVDs and has the kids read to them. 
They need human attention like pugs do. 
Yeah, mom's going to stick with pugs.