Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Sick Puppy

I've been a little sick over the last week.  Mom made me go to the vet last Tuesday 'cause my leg was all goopy and red and I was super itchy. The doctor said that I had a bacterial infection on my leg and gave me antibiotic pills.

But the problem with the antibiotic pills is that I already had a yeast problem in my ears...so the pills to make my leg all better gave me yeast infections in my ears.  NOT FUN.  They've messed with my tummy, too, so I'm refusing to eat my doggie food.

And all of my infections are caused by my severe allergies.  So my vet increased all of my allergy pills, to help me not get more infections while I'm trying to get rid of the ones I already have.

Mom says I'm a mess.

Last night, Mom tortured me by giving me a medicated BATH.  Seriously.  I hate baths, and she made me stand there in the tub for 15 minutes, wearing the stupid shampoo!  That's supposed to help me not get yeasty infections anywhere else, though, while I'm taking the antibiotics. Still stinks.

Tonight's round of torture involved my ears.  Mom said it was time to clean them out again.  So, she put me in the bathroom sink...

Too far to jump down, even though I was planning my escape.

She used vinegar/water to clean out the crunchies in my ears because the normal ear cleaner hurts my ears. My vet told her to try this.  Yippee.  (Yes, that's sarcasm.)  After she cleaned my ears, she put more special antibiotic ointment in them.

As soon as I got out of that sink, though, I was GONE...

Yep, that little blur was my hiney, getting the heck out of that bathroom of torture!

Mom's torture lately has involved more than just baths and ear cleanings.  She's also poking lots of icky pills down my throat.  I refuse to take them.  Mom keeps trying to hide pills in stuff, but I'm way too smart for that.  This week alone, she's tried to hide pills in:
  • lunch meat (chicken, turkey, and roast beef)
  • canned doggie food
  • potted meat stuff
  • tube meat stuff
  • liverwurst
  • chicken doggie tube food stuff
This pup wasn't born yesterday, you know.  So, I just spit the pills out and then Mom chases me down, pries my mouth open, and pokes the pills down there. Then I give her super dirty looks.

I'm refusing to eat my doggie food, too.  No kibble.  No canned food.  Tonight, Mom tried to put the chicken doggie stuff on top of my kibble.  I wouldn't even touch the bowl.

And then 10 minutes later, Mom forgot the bowl was there and she kicked it and food went all over the place.  He he he.

Anyway, the only thing I've eaten all day is...deli roast beef lunch meat. YUMMY.

And a couple little ducky treats.  But I refused to even eat some of those tonight.

Mom says she's gonna make me some boiled hamburger and rice now. That's what the doctor vet suggests for tummies that are a bit ouchy from lots of medicines.  And let me tell ya, I've got a lot of nasty medicines right now. Mom had to make a chart to be sure she didn't miss something with all of the meds, the baths, and the ear cleanings.

I've spent my evening tonight doing my best to act pathetic.

It's hard to be a sick puppy.


  1. Is that, ummmm, chicky stuff my snooter is snooting? You not be letting that go to waste I hope or I is going to has to come ofur there and clean your carpet. Drool. Now I is telling you Buttons, I had to take pills too coz an an allergic thing but fine by me as long as I get chicky stuff. So nom your chicky stuff!

  2. Awww, I hope you start to feel better really soon. This can't be pleasant for you or your Mom. xoxo

  3. From the mom - to the mom. Have you tried a little peanut-butter (SMOOTH KIND) to put the pills in? My vet also told me just a teaspoon of cottage cheese is good for sick tummies too - you mite check with your vet on this for Buttons altho Shiloh'n Shasta love it and it never bothers them - I give them the small curd kind.

    Sure hope things clear up soon for Buttons - my sister's Westie has terrible problems with allergies.

  4. Super charged Healing Pasilove on its way....whoooooooooooooooosh

  5. Oh my poor sweet woofie! I am sending you SUCH loud purrs!

  6. Ohhh You poor babe, I have probs with pill giving but have found that brie right from the fridge works really well as you can form it right round the pill and my three are none the wiser. They wolf down the cheesy nommy-ness, Angel Richie liked his in crunchy peanut butter he could not tell the pill from the crunch.
    I really hope you feel better soon sweetie pie
    Momma Tea
    xxx xxx

  7. Oh Buttons, I sure hope you start eating and are all better real soon!

  8. Oh Buttons!! No sickies!! Feel better soon...I mean, keep milking it for all it's worth for yummy noms, but in reality FEEL BETTER!! :)

  9. We hide pills in cream cheese yum

    Stop on by for a visit

  10. Awww you poor baby Buttons. And, poor mom. She must be getting worried and frazzled at the same time. Hope you get better soon Buttons. I'm going to purr for you. Magic kitty purrs always help. purr purr purr purr purr purr

  11. Aww poor baby Buttons! It suks to be sick! I will purr with Mario. purr purr purr purr

  12. Poor little pal. Is not nice bein ill. Owwver, i do fink you should ave your meddysin cos it be impawtant for gettin well and also lets you ave snaks. I do unnerstand bout the foods tho cos my meddysin to affect my apetite and sumetimes i dussnt eat. Is not da end of the werld for a day or so.

  13. Oh noes! My poor furriend. I'm sending lots of healing purrs your way. You getter quick quick quick. *hugs*


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