Computer and blogging posts have filled up most of the last couple of weeks. The Rottweilers have not gone anywhere, but are wondering why I’m preoccupied with technology instead of their fascinating lives.
They (and I) finally got a sunny day to enjoy today, and sadly, they are both a bit under the weather. How ironic is that?
Freya has a mild case of IBS, and today was a day for one of her infrequent bouts with stomach upset and diarrhea. The warm temperature (which sadly none of us have become acclimated to yet, because we have barely had any warm days) and a bit of overenthusiastic activity might have contributed. She wasn’t too happy about skipping dinner, but it’s the best thing to do right now to help her feel better, along with three to five days of metronidazole.
I’m also feeling like a bad dog mom because her right ear was very gunky and I’m just hoping it’s not also infected. All four dog ears on the premises got a good cleaning and drying, and we’ll see tomorrow whether a vet visit might be needed.
I’m wondering if Axel has some undiagnosed plant allergies. He was sneezing quite a bit and his eyes were a little goopy. Oscar used to have summer allergies with runny eyes and loss of eyelid hair, but no problems in the winter, and I wonder if this is what’s going on with Axel. He really can’t afford to lose eyelid hair before he goes out again to be shown so hopefully it doesn’t get as bad Oscar’s allergies were.
I hope my sweet puppies are feeling better tomorrow after a good night’s rest.
(NaBloPoMo | June ‘09: 12 of 30 | 75% Challenge: 139 of 274)