Friday, July 31, 2009

Sumo & the Coo-Coo Berries (we think)

Last weekend while we were out.....the baby-sitters, our daughter and her friends were swimming in the pool. Apparently they let the doggies run around in the backyard while they were swimming. Around 11 when we got home....Sumo was acting strange....(more so than usual).....his tail was semi-straight and he kept whipping his head around sniffing. We both figured maybe he had farted and startled himself (a common occurrence with our special boy...Sumo).

When it was time for bed....he was still acting a little strange but ran into his pen for his bedtime snack. About 10-15 minute later, he began whining, so we let him out to the bathroom. He tried to pee but nothing came out.....put him back into his kennel........he began to whine again. Finally took him out of his pen and I grabbed my pillow and headed into the living room with Sumo. He started wondering up and down the halls, sniffing in the air and acting like he was hallucinating...with his tail straight. He did this for several hours and then finally curled up next to me on the couch and went to bed. He woke up the next morning and was fine.

We think he may have munched on some of the fermented plums that fell from the neighbors tree. Poor guy!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Back from Vacation

We just got back from a week long vacation in beautiful Oxnard, CA. (aka. close enough to Santa Barbara so that we could afford the rental house "on" the beach, vs. "near" the beach) :)

Chibi and Sumo did not have to go to the boarding kennel this time. They were lucky enough to stay with their trainer (who also does dog sitting) this time. They got to play with a golden all day, as well as get their behavior fine tuned as needed :)

Reports back were that it was pretty much as we had anticipated. Chibi was always on patrol/alert & was the primary play buddy, Sumo was always on the couch looking to be pet.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Doggie Meds Are Back

Well, allergy season has returned. Chibi chewed another hole in her coat and licked most of the hair off her backside (which required a steriod med to reduce the itchies, and an antibacterial shampoo).

Sumo started rubbing his eyes until they started getting oozy again, and also licking his paws (until they got infected between his toes), which required the "cone of shame" or a day, then an antibiotic, then eye drops, and also benedryl.

On the upside, we removed all the ground cover in the backyard (that hid all the cat poop), so now the doggies can run free in the backyard (but now they don't really seem as excited to do it).