Tuesday, May 19, 2009
I can't believe it's the 19th already. My gosh... the older I get... the faster time goes by. It's like I took a nap for 20 minutes and woke up a week later. Go figure.
Little Miss Gidget and I went to the park yesterday. Oh man... talk about an experience. We've gone to the park before without incident, but at those times we were lucky there were no other dogs on the bike path where we walked. Yesterday, however, was a different story. It was a beautiful day and lots of people walking their dogs on the path.
Gidget was great walking across the big grassy areas and even good on the path... UNTIL... someone started walking toward us with a dog. God forbid... another dog on HER PATH???? NO WAY!!! She didn't care how big they were and never considered the fact that if any of those dogs were aggressive she could have been torn to shreds. She just took over and pulled, barked, yelled at those monster dogs to get off her path. The path was only about 5 feet wide, so I had to hang on for dear life to try to keep her close to "our" side. The first dog she tried to attack was a Mastiff of all things. That big boy was big enough for me to ride from here to Minnesota... but did Gidget care? Heck no! There were maybe five or six dogs sharing "her" path, and she didn't stop barking or pulling until they were completely out of sight, and she "scared" them away. Oh my gosh... she is DEFINITELY no Mike, that's for sure. Mike would have been too busy sniffing to even "care" if there was another dog there. He was such a great guy. God, I miss him.
It's going to be a long summer if I can't just go to the park and enjoy nature. And of course when I go, I'd feel guilty if I had to leave her home... I can't afford to take her to obedience school. Besides, she'd probably try to take over the class even if she did go. Guess I'm going to have to search the web for online help.
Mikey, my brother's dog, still has blood in his stool. I don't think it's draining out (the blood by itself) like it was, but he's still having problems. The vet told Marilyn they think it's "HCE"... whatever the heck that is. He said he's seen other dogs that have it, but he never said what it is or how successful treatment is. As far as I know right now, he's on anti-biodics. I just think it's strange that he couldn't explain it hardly at all. He did say though that it's not contagious, and little Chloe (the Papillon puppy) wasn't in danger of getting it. I've searched the internet and (of course) nothing comes up about it. Either it's something new or they just put a label on it to make it sound like they know what it is. Who knows? I just hope Mikey gets better in a hurry and doesn't have a recurrence of it.
Ok... gotta get ready for work. I hope everyone has a wonderful day.
Take Care and God Bless