Wednesday, March 25, 2009

THE perfect puppy that will never be a guide dog..

Well, Quebec has been career changed..Her strange health issue isn't getting any better-nor is it being diagnosed for certain..Basically, her joints are swollen and her body seems to be attacking itself..She is being put on prednisone for the short term and we are looking for the perfect home for the PERFECT puppy...

Monday, March 23, 2009

Because the whole house should be sick at once..right?

Claudi, Sidney & Quebec

Two weeks ago we came home to a very sick puppy..limping, crying, swollen legs..Little did we know that this was just the beginning of what seems like a never ending weeks of vet visits, carpet cleanings, trips to Guide Dogs, daily medications, waiting by the phone and on and on...
It all started with little Quebecy..What we thought may be pano turns out may be something more serious...What? We're still waiting for test results..but we do know that the poor puppy is on antibiotics, 2 different pain meds and is still a sore and sad puppy..


Then there's Claudi our perfect little princess of a career change..our girl with IBS..our girl who has absolutely zero control of her IBS attacks when they happen..the girl who should be the cover girl for a carpet cleaning company..I guess Claudi didn't want to be outdone by the puppy because she ended up at our local vet with a severe IBS attack a week ago Friday..some blood tests were done and off we went...until Sunday...Claudi was one SICK pup...6 hours and $300 later we were home from the ER vet with a humpback lab pumped full of IV fluid!!

Swollen Claudi!
Oh but Wait! Natara could not be outdone by either of these pups! While we were in a rush to get to the vet we had left miss Natara alone in a room and needless to say a bored puppy is trouble! Tara decided to chew up part of a picture frame...2 days later miss Tara was throwing up etc and made her own little trip to the vet just to be safe...She was fine, but sent home with some meds...Because 2 dogs on meds in the house isn't enough...

Natara & her brother Niguel

As of today we await word on Quebec and took Claudi in for some new hour later Claudi is sitting here like a chipmunk-her face all swollen up from the prednisone that is supposed to be helping her poor stomach...Oh this poor dog...Wait..Poor Raisers!!