Today is Monday 24th August

Our vet appointment this morning is just before 10 am, so we shall have to leave a good hour before that to ensure Maggie can have a potty break and do the business en route.
I found a nice substantial poo in the garden last night that wasn’t there earlier so she had passed a motion yesterday which was a relief. I have dealt with dogs with upset tummies and diarrhea, but I have never dealt with one that is constipated.
As dog owners (and other pets too) we become a connoisseur of poo and know when our fur babies are out of sorts as my Mum used to say. I can clean up either end after a dog, but a human being is not so good and I am likely to join in, though when Hubby was really poorly on the boat with the Novovirus in 2016, I set to and surprised both of us.

Bathing her feet yesterday morning was traumatic. Both of us ended up losing our tempers with her and she bolted which didn’t help. Her feet aren’t open and raw, but she has never liked them touched so this has been a problem. Last night we tried a different tactic, and Hubby got down on the floor in the hall with the bowl and we got her on her back between his legs as we do when cutting her nails. Instead of thrusting her feet in the bowl, we soaked a large cloth and wet her feet that way, dribbling water over them, then dabbing them with the towel. It’s not exactly the correct way to use the shampoo, but it did the job, and while she didn’t fall asleep as she does with nail clipping, she wasn’t as stressed, and neither were we.

I gave her the second antibiotic in two halves in some corned beef as they don’t dissolve as well as the others had and the syringe trick wasn’t working very well, so more stress for the three of us. She ate the meat with no problem, pill and all. She didn’t eat very much yesterday though, just her breakfast and a few biscuits, but at least she’d had something.
Her foot is looking much better, so all being well we won’t have any more expense. She’s had a lousy year healthwise.
I’ll be back later to give you an update.

Keep safe everyone.

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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21 Responses to Today is Monday 24th August

  1. Poor Maggie. She has not had a great year. I hope she gets better soon

  2. fransiweinstein says:

    Fingers crossed Maggie’s better.

  3. lbeth1950 says:

    Poor Maggie. Hope she heels quickly.

  4. jenanita01 says:

    Glad to hear Maggie is recovering well…

  5. quiall says:

    Fingers crossed!

  6. scifihammy says:

    Poor Maggie. I hope it goes well at the vets and she continues to improve. Well done for finding solutions to getting her feet done. 🙂

  7. willowdot21 says:

    Fingers crossed good luck at the vets 💜

  8. murisopsis says:

    So glad you were able to get inventive and get those feet washed! Sounds like it was a soothing episode to make up for all the drama previously!

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