Posted: February 16, 2011
I took Ms. Pup to the vet yesterday because sheâs been having gastro-intestinal distress that just wasnât resolving, even with a chicken and rice diet. I have observed before that her digestion tends toward the delicate, which really makes me wish she would stop eating random trash off the ground. Somehow the idea of cause and effect is completely lost on her.
This time, however, itâs possible she didnât merely poison herself â the vet says thereâs some bug going around. He gave her some meds that should slow things down, told us to stay the course with the chicken and rice, and then he leaned down, scratched her behind the ears and said, âIâd give you a cookie, but youâd only poop it out, wouldnât you!â
I think Iâve mentioned before, but we love our vet â Dr. Shaw of Kits Animal Clinic on 4th. He loves dogs (surely no one would become a vet who didnât, but itâs nice to see), he gives you way more scientific information than you could possibly want (unless youâre Scott), and heâs really nice. I heard him speaking to the veterinary nurses as he took Unaâs poo sample into the back room: âI am SO sorry about this, butâ¦â
I was just relieved I didnât have to dig it out of the ziploc bag myself. I was the intrepid soul whoâd scooped it up with a plastic spoon to begin with.
Anyway, she seems better. I, on the other hand, am finding my (human) cold a right bitch. I think a nap may be in order today.