Names have been changed to protect the innocent...and my husband...and me...but not the dog. His name is Dexter.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

A Pet Update

Yes, another post about my pet drama. Riveting, I know. But I figured you were all just waiting with bated breath to see the outcome. And I'm going to share it with you even though there really hasn't been an outcome just yet.

On Tuesday morning I was so excited to tell everyone that Dexter hadn't run away for a full week! And then he ran away. Again. I wouldn't even had known (we were busy getting ready/running late for a play date) if our neighbor hadn't come over to tell us that he had gotten out. Again. She said that this time, he didn't even slow down. He just took off running.

I have to say I'm starting to take this a little personally. And it's also getting rather annoying. We're thinking about getting Dexter a dog (a smaller, less hyper dog) so that he's not lonely. But don't worry, I'll keep you posted.

Personally, I think Dexter is having some sort of doggy mid-life crises. The weirdest thing is that recently he has started being quite a bit, attentive to me. He follows me everywhere. No really, EVERYWHERE. He has even gone so far as to stand between me and my girls (in a guarding way) when they try to approach me. He's taking his protective nature a little too far although he has not been aggressive to the girls. This has happened before, but only when I've been sick. And I'm not sick. It's weird. Maybe he has been more offended about being the lowest man on the totem pole than I realized.

Now onto Lucy. Poor Lucy. I was so excited because he had gone almost two whole weeks without throwing up and there was light at the end of the tunnel. Expensive light, but light none the less. That was before I realized that he threw up sometime in the middle of the night. On the carpeted stairs, of course. I still feel very torn. It's been several weeks that he's been on the medication, but he still doesn't look like he is gaining weight to me. And when he's not throwing up he seems to be a very happy and healthy cat. He jumps up into my lap and purrs. And insists on being in the middle of everything. It's hard because he just really doesn't act like he's miserable, but I have to wonder. I think I am slowly coming to terms with the fact that we're going to have to put him to sleep instead of him passing away on his own, but I'm just not quite ready for that. Of course, you will all know when that unfortunate time comes. I'll be needy and pathetic and accepting gifts of condolences and affection from my many admirers. I'll get a post office box to be prepared.


hairyshoefairy said...

Hee hee! I love that you're thinking about getting your pet dog a pet dog of his own. Do you think he's old enough and responsible enough for that. :D

Kristina P. said...

Maybe we don't want a dog. :(

Emily said...

Makes me glad we only have a pet mini catfish, and I'll be glad when he's kicked the bucket as well...

ByLightOfMoon said...

Oh, I am so sorry for your animal problems and hope they resolve soon.

We have two dogs and it is wonderful, not for me vacumning, but for them to love and play together. The are constant companions, although they are house dogs and hate this heat as much as I do.

I have a thyroid prob also, Graves Disease and I take no RX now, thank goodness, all the Dr's told me the side effects I had were not related but I know they were.

Our dogs and cats do run our home but they are fabulous company with us home so much and I know your children love them also.

We do what we can for them but at the same time, we have to pay bills too. I hope something can happen to make all OK for you!

I know about vet bills from our previous two Golden Retrievers,whew, they are insane and we could not do it again, so I pray mine stay healthy also.

Blessings to you,

Steph said...

Oh no. That breaks my heart.

Camille said...

Let me know when the funeral service will take place and I'll provide the cupcakes. :)

Jill @ JillCanBlog said...

no no no no no!

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