I put Summer in the bath tub because she pooped on herself a bit. I filled the tub then told her to stay while I got the shears. I walked back into the bathroom. Mia looked at me then promptly slinked to the tub and got in a full tub on her own!
I laughed so hard. Obviously she thought she was getting a bath too so just decided to get it over with. She HATES baths.
I do not remember any of my childhood dogs reverting back to puppyhood as a senior as much as Maddie is. It's almost eerie, or like that movie the curious case of Benjamin button
Tonight I see her chewing on something so I approach her and signal for a drop (she's learned signals beautifully since going deaf). She gets up and runs behind the chair instead, like its her most prized position. I catch her and reach into her mouth and retrieve.... A QUARTER. Really Maddie? Really? :rofl1: this dog is going to give me all gray hair!
I got her license renewal in the mail for next year. Says 13 years. Does. Not. Like.
Also, while cleaning I found a Baiey stash behind the couch. I knew she was sleeping back there occasionally but I had no idea she had so many things stashed :rofl1: some of my favorite hair sticks and a fork that I thought I lost. A brush, a clean roll of socks, an empty plastic bottle. Part ferret? Umm... Okay Bailey....
Do normally puppies start growling and biting each other before they figure out how legs work? Or is that just heeler puppies? (Two-week-old puppies growling ferociously is possibly the cutest thing on the planet, FYI.)
My sister's little ewok mutt is suddenly having seizures, and all her bloodwork came back normal Her real age is unknown, but she's likely somewhere between 8-10 years old.
I might go to the vet with them tonight, we are all worried it is a brain tumour.
Locke, a lot of dogs just have idiopathic seizures (no known cause). They manage quite well on seizure medication. So don't expect the worst just yet! The fact that her bloodwork was normal is a good thing, as that means all of her organs are functioning as they should be.
Thanks guys. That's really good to know. I guess I jumped to brain tumour because I've known of about 4-5 dogs that have had seizures out of the blue, and all of them ended up having a brain tumour/cancer.
Yes, clear blood work is good, but it also doesn't tell us why...which is hard. It also rules out possible poisoning, diabetes, liver/kidney disease, and infections which can cause seizures.
I also thought she was too old to start having idiopathic seizures? I guess it's possible she had seizures in her first home and they didn't tell the rescue...
She has had 5 seizures in 48 hours varying from 30 seconds to 1.5 minutes. Most have occurred at night. She started seizure meds yesterday, but I assume they will take a little bit to kick in.