Friends. They say it takes a village. But I’m here to tell you that it takes furiends. Because you, my furiends, helped me get through Tuesday’s Trauma.
Yes. It was traumatic. I went in for a simple cleaning and came out numbed up and sore with a throbbing jaw. In LaLaLand was I for about two days. It wasn’t fun. Don’t go there if you don’t have to.
BUT, I’m happy to report, that no eyebrows were injured as a result of the doGtor visit. In fact, the little growths around my eyes turned out to be cyst-like instead of little tumor thingeys, which meant that they could be “popped” out with no shaving, cutting or sutures. Yippeeeee!
And the price for that little luxury? A broken tooth – one of the big ones up top – that had been broken for who knows how long. That thing was so big it had to be broken into three pieces just to take it out. And the pulp cavity had been exposed!!! Ouch!! But I never knew I’d broken a tooth! The peeps didn’t either and He even brushes my teeth weekly. Who knew? Maybe He needs glasses? Or maybe it’s the stoicism of a Scottie. Pain? What pain?
Then, the fun began. You KNOW how I am with pills. I. Don’t. Take. Pills.
Or at least I didn’t until now. DOG BLESS DOCTOR ELLIOTT who told Them about hickory smoked flavored Pill Pockets. The peep said, “he likes chicken” and Dr. Elliott said, “get the hickory” flavor. She also said, “I’m going to give him a pain injection before you take him home.” Why did she do this? Because she knows I don’t do pills. Especially when I’m out of it.
That is one SMART doGtor. She should be. She went to Michigan State University vet school. Yep. That’s my girl! LOVE ME SOME DOGTOR ELLIOTT.
OK. I was in LaLaLand until THIS very morning. Yes. So I could tell you about it.
I went to see Sniglet and her peep. All was well. We had a discussion about my trauma and I got LOTS of sympathy. I’m all about sympathy. In fact, I think I’m going to work this sympathy thing for about another week or so. Because that’s how long it’s going to take for me to:
- finish my antibiotic PILLS
- finish my daily tablespoon of yogurt to help with the PILLS’ effects
- finish my antibiotic EYEDROPS – now THAT’S fun, let me tell you
- prepare for my BEING THE FATTEST I’VE EVER BEEN IN MY LIFE
Now, furiends, the fun begins. Because my weight is at an all time high and is unacceptable for a healthy life.
That’s another story.
One can only deal with a handful of things at a time, yes?
Thank you for everything. All the blog comments, all the love and all the POTP!
You really had my back. But I’m still trying to figure out why my lead and ankle bandage were pink. Come to think of it, though, the color looked kind of nice on me.
That weight thing’s a bitch. Sorry.
It sure is. We aren’t quite sure what We’re gonna do about it. I’m already on a low-calorie kibble.
Stuart I’m so glad you are back from la-la land… that’s a crazy I place, I saw drunken peeps efurrywhere as I was there…maybe the lead and the bandage are still “la-la-issed” and they need more time to leave that crazy land?
Could be. Hey…I hope your peeps are fully mended from their mishaps.
Sidney feels your pain. We went through the same thing last year. Almost 500 dollars later, he was in the same shape as you. It took him 2 days to be almost normal. That is the best that we can expect from Sid, almost normal. They have all figured out a way around pill pockets. Feel better soon. We love you.
Oh thank you so much. I love you too. I’m sure my days of loving pill pockets will be gone at some point too!
Glad to see you are up and out of La La Land. The weight thing is hard as I know. Maybe more walkies are in the future.
But here’s the thing…I really don’t move much when I walk. Can you believe that? The peep says that’s about to change. Whatever that means.
Only 500 bucks? Your peeps got off cheeeeep. I’m worried about the upcoming d-i-e-t. I don’t let myself get heavy because a heavy bird can’t fly. I understand you have to lose some pounds and kilograms and the process is really bad-at least that’s what Kyla told me and you know how she hated not eating. You’re lucky in one area-green beans aren’t fattening.
Kyla. She and I had lots in common. But I’m not having any sense of humor in this. She’d laugh and say, “What? If I could do it, you surely can so stop your whining!”
Stuart, I am so glad you’re home and okay. I’m not sure about that pink lead/bandage either. Now I’m worried because I’m going for a dental soon. *sigh* Anyway, your mom might want to try Natural Balance Fat Dogs (http://www.naturalbalanceinc.com/product.aspx?ProductId=143&). It’s the lowest calorie over-the-counter food Mom has found at 250kcal/ 8 oz cup. It’s also DELICIOUS! *ear licks* Noodle
OH NOODLE!!!! That’s MY food! I love it so. And up until now, it’s really helped me stay at a sort of good weight instead of going waaaay over. But now, I don’t know what to do.
Thank you for sharing that though. I really appreciate that!
And don’t worry about your dental. It’ll all be OK. I’ve done the bad stuff for you! See!
What about substituting half of your kibbles for green beans? That’s what Mom did for me. I super love green beans now! *ear licks* Noodle
LORD! We live in the same household! That’s my I do too! But, somehow, I’m still fat. And fatter than I was in June. Maybe the scale is wrong????
Ummm, to be honest, in having the same problem. I’m out of ideas.
OK…let’s work on this together. K?
Ok! Maybe if we do lots of tunnel digging. It’ll help in the long run for meeting up with all of our friends! *ear licks* Noodle
Yep! I’m off to dig…
Wow Stuart, what an experience. Happy you have a good DOGtor. Mama sez I have to loose weight too. It has been so hot, I am not walking as much. Maybe Fall will be my friend. Try not to play too many med games…..the time will go much faster. I bet as the week goes on, you will really see even more I,provement. Your Pal Skyler
Skyler, that’s me to a Tee. Too hot to walk much. My peep said the same thing. When it gets a little better, She’s taking me on three walks a day instead of two. Oh joy!
La La Land why “wow, you were in your own world.” That is not a bad place to be. But you got to come back to the real world even if it includes all that medicine. And you got to keep your brows.
I got a red bandage but I did not get la la land.
Thanks for being a friend
Sweet William The Scot
A red bandage suits a Scottie better than a pink one don’t you think?
Oh pal – squeals with delight – I’m so glad you are feeling better and out of La-La Land. That is some place, isn’t it?! And I agree – you should suck up all of the attention you can get. And your weight – poppy cock. You can’t worry about that right now while you are recuperating. No such thing. You take it easy my friend. XOXO – Bacon
You’re right. You’re always right. Thank you!
Oh you poor baby. Thank goodness the madness is over
Lily & Edward
WOW. You’re right. OVER. Thank you pals!
If Bacon says so, it must be true. I’ll stop worrying about the weight. For now. Thanks Buddie and give Houdini an anniversary snort!
Uh….this appeared in the wrong place. Meant for Bacon, but Lily and Edward can read it too! Ooops.
What an ordeal! You have a great DoGtor to save your ‘brows. Elsa’s got shaved and she looked a fright for a few weeks. Your Peeps got off lucky with your procedures cost. As for the weight Mom has me n Andy on Science Diet WD dry with chicken. Our weight never changes. In winter we might gain 1 lb. or so. I’m with you on the walkies. I don’t walk, I dawdle. Mom doesn’t understand why I have to smell ALL the peemail in the neighborhood and then answer them. She really gets upset when I just lay down on someone’s lawn and refuse to budge. Sorry I got sidetracked. So happy to hear you are on the mend and will be AROOOOOing loudly soon!
That was Corkscot who commented about Sidney’s dental procedure cost. Did I mention mine? I didn’t think I did. Oh well.
Hey. I dawdle, too. Glad it’s not just me. And I sit and stop moving. Oh boy, it’s nice to know you do that too!
Hooray, Stuart! We’re happy to hear you are on the mend, and we are so relieved that you got to keep your eyebrows! La-La Land is really scary, and it makes you walk like a drunkin sailor! But it’s all behind you. Take one day at a time now, and don’t concern yourself with weight loss. All things in good time!
McDuff & Mom
I’ve never been a drunken sailor, but I guess I know what it feels like. Thanks for the good wishes!
Glad you are feeling more yourself today, Stuart. Such good news about the eye things being easy to solve without stitches! Good news is Fall is coming soon, so 3 walks a day will be fun when weather is better. I walk soooo slowly in this heat too. Ma feeds me smaller portions in summer to counteract my reduced exercise. Unless I’m swimming a lot-then I get regular portions. Sorry ’bout yer toof! :((
Thanks, Gavin. Maybe I should try swimming?
Thanks for explaining your eyelid affection, Stu, I think we are facing the same thing! Glad to hear you are on the mend – we knew the nice dogtor would take good care of you, but what about your poor mom? How is she handling this crisis ? Lovies from Jolie Amie & Granny
Well, thanks for asking about my peep. She’s beside Herself with worry about my weight. But, she’d worry about anything and does quite often. Why, I don’t know. Don’t you worry about the eyelids. No problemo! ARooOOO!
Hey there, Stuart! We have been out of the loop… So sorry to hear about all your ailments! But we are glad to hear you’re on the mend. Remind me… Have you had your thyroid tested and/or have you been tested for Cushings? My Rocky had a weight problem (we did the low cal food and green beans thing too) and found out it was his thyroid. A few years later, we realized that he had clinical symptoms of Cushings too (his lab results were always borderline). Thyroid meds and green beans helped him get back down to a healthy weight though some of the Cushings symptoms left him with a baggy mid-section. I just thought it was more of him to love! Sending love and puppy power to you!! -Jacques’ Mom
Hey, no loop apologies necessary. Thanks for popping by.
And thanks for the thyroid test idea. Sadly, over the summer I had an “all-over” exam complete with blood profiles – the works. Including a thyroid thing. Actually, now that I think about it, I think I had one done a couple of years ago when my weight started to climb.
Nothing wrong with it.
I think I just need to MOVE MORE and stop eating kitty poo and treats next door. Do you think that would work?????
Phew! Okay, so glad any health issues have been ruled out. Yeah… I think cutting back on the kitty poo and treats next door might help just a little bit. Like just a smidge. Maybe. 😉
Hi Stu! So glad you are over your ordeal and we hope you don’t have Traumatic Stress Syndrome for too long! Poor baby, you look plum tuckered out in the pics above! We prayed for you and worried you’d have your eyebrows cut, but thank God you are all better and that the good news was that you didn’t have any serious bumps on your lids! Congratulations! Be a good boy and take your meds! Your Peep even got you some tasty Pill Pockets! Yum!
My Sis had a broken top tooth too, and the vet found it and pulled it out when she had her teeth cleaned, too! We weren’t aware of it either till the Vet found it.
We are so happy you are over it, and now we feel sorry for your Peeps who have a big pain in their wallet!
Lots of LOVE and Sympathy,
Riley-Puppy and Tessie-Girl
WE HAVE SO MUCH IN COMMON! Woot. I feel much better now. Thank you! And thank you for the prayers.
Things will get better… suggestion about getting your thyroid checked is a good one!
Taking pills… mommy puts our Benadryl [sneezing from early morning wet grass] in whipped cream cheese – I like the mixed berry flavor myself. Delish!
Walking – I take mommy on a 30-45 minute walk every morning! Early! by 7am! so it is still cool out and I get to scour the neighborhood for bunnies and squirrels. Today the school buses started – not my favorite. She enjoys it as she tries to do 10,000 steps a day. We help her with the first 3,000.
Hang in there my friend.
Ozzy & Callie
Y’all are such good pals to your mom peep. To take her for walks and take your meds.
I like the suggestion about whipped cream cheese. I’m thinking that’s a GOOD IDEA!!
Get me some bunnies, K?
Well done Stuart and his peeps. Hooray for no stitches around the eyes. So glad you had a special injection to help with the pain. ❤
Hooray is right! Yippee! And thank you for caring my friend! Stu
Real men can rock pink.
Holy Psychedelic Bus Trip!! Sounds like you gots the Magic Bus ride there Stuart! I’ve seen it, butts never have climbed aboard….I thinks I’ll skip it if I can…☺
Nows, I am so glads your eyebrows are in tack…I was worried you were gonna look like a drag queen on her day off. BOL
OMD, I LOVES those Hickory Smoked Pill pockets!!! that’s how I take my pills!! They are the softest and tastiest of all the flavors! And they are pretty cheap on Amazon (though, I hopes you won’t need that many of them..☺)
Hey, if you find a way to gets those pounds off..let Ma know! I am also on diet foods, and STILL haven’t lost the five pounds (okays, maybe it’s seven now…) I have to lose! I don’t like veggies, so that’s out. Maybe if Gpa quits sneakin’ me extra treaties, that might help…(oh the horrors!!!)
Anyhu, I sure am glads your are gonna be a-okays!
We hope you’re feeling a lot better today Stu AND it’s a long weekend in the U.S. of A, right? Have a grrrrreat (long) weekend.
Wally & Sammy
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Glad to read the update Stuart. Sorry about the weight problem, we struggle with that here too with the Puffs. Mom keeps a keen eye on them and still struggles. Now about all that pink…….
Oh, Stu!! We did not know. Mom and I feel sooo bad. Hope you are better and out and about soon in the ‘hood! xo, Emma P
Stu, I love pink. It’s a MANLY color. Hoping that by now you’re feeling the betterment, but still milking the whole sympathy thingy. You are one brave scottie!!