Sunday, August 17, 2014

No breaks!

This summer just keeps on getting better. :/

First, Isabelle is doing ok. She's been having some poop issues that appear to be resolving with Panacur, although the fecal test came back negative. The poop issue has been making her uncomfortable, causing lots and lots of pacing. After two days of Panacur, the pacing has been reduced quite a bit. And her poop has improved. So paws crossed that the medicine does the trick.

Second, our swimming pool air ring sprung a leak. Mom couldn't find the hole to patch it. It has been unusually cold for summer here, meaning no swimming for a few weeks. This weekend, the heat is back. So when it's finally swimming weather, no pool. This pool is very important to mom's mental health. So she got another one.

This one is taller that the previous one which meant mom needed to figure out a new way for us to get in and out safely.

It doesn't look like much but it works.                                                                             

Soon after this, we got into a big fight. Tallulah always seems to get the worst of it.  This time, Petunia gashed her toe pad. The one that had the weird problem about a year ago. It was bad enough to mean a trip to the ER vet. 
In doggy jail before the vet.

After 3 hours at the ER vet. No swimming for at least two weeks. 

How could such a cute face hide such a vicious fighter? 

Three days of crate rest, 3-5 days of bandage changes, no getting it wet (naturally, there's rain in the forecast), antibiotics and pain meds. Mom's rigged newspaper bags to keep the bandage cleaner. 

Paws crossed that the rest of the summer is swimming weather and that there are no other health problems for anyone!


  1. All pug paws crossed here for all of you!
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Greta

  2. Hope ya are feelin better soon Tallulah!

  3. We continue to keep all our feets crossed for you guys
    Lily & Edward

  4. you girls give your poor mama a break already

    retro rover

  5. Wow, you have had a rough time lately. we hope your coming weeks are a lot less stressful.

    Mom actually does have a waterproof backed mattress cover just because of late night "accidents". But it was close to midnight and dad was sound asleep and she wasn't waking him up to change sheets that late at night. I think she's forgiven me.