Sunday, September 21, 2008

the greatness of a nation


0921081609, originally uploaded by skippy haha.

the greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.

believe it or not, holden is at the emergency vet overnight because he ate a bowl of trail mix containing raisins and when i got home an hour later and called they had me try to induce vomiting with hydrogen peroxide by the tablespoonful (i mixed it with cream cheese in the top of a peanut butter jar and he drank a little, but not enough), and i brought him in and they induced vomiting with an injection and got all the raisins and nuts out and he is there til 720 tomorrow morning, at which point i can pick him up and they think he should be transfered to his regular vet and stay on IV fluids longer, and also have his seroma looked at because they think it's too big. i can't believe i left trail mix where he could get it while nacho & i took a walk. it was pushed back very far on the aerogarden on the kitchen table, and i think he must've jumped up on a chair that isn't usually there so he could get it. luckily i'd eaten the chocolate out of it. it's unbelievable if it wasn't true. i should have my dog owner license revoked.

10 comments:

j said...

Donut beat yrslf up SKippy, it happens w. Labs every day.

skippy haha said...

no j, i am to blame for this one. for his lipomas and for his seromas, no. and for the rib bone earlier this summer, no. but this one yes.

skippy haha said...

scene of the crime

Vintage Vantage said...

what a sneaky black dog, hope he's doing mucho mejor already. takes me back to that horrible, horrible night w/ nacho's advil self-medication.

skippy haha said...

vv it is the same feeling of sick guilt and disbelief as nacho's advil. except they didn't release him to me with syringes and fluids for me to flush him myself (wtf was that???)- they sent him to his regular vet where he'll be at least overnight. they're going to retest his blood this afternoon & get the results tomorrow and if they're good send him home in the morning. craaaaazy.

Brian Ross said...

Why is Nacho chilling with a parrot?

Anonymous said...

First of all Nacho is sizing up a Parrot meal. If that picture was a video I'd be afraid to see the next sequence. Maybe Holdie is the one trying to gain the attention by self infliction. Nah, not Holdie. He's just a great pup who eats anything and everything. It doesn't even have to have flavor. It just has to have a shape.

skippy haha said...

nacho is waiting for the ferret to eat the parrot so he can eat them both at once.

i'm pretty sure holden does not understand why nacho gets to go for a walk every day but he hasn't been on one in the last 2 months, and feels like food is his only friend & will do supernatural tricks to get it. so i have to be supernaturally vigilant. a good dog is a tired dog, but how can holden get tired if i'm not allowed to take him for a walk until his seroma reabsorbs. poooooor holden.

Anonymous said...

Can't you take him on little baby walks? I mean to the end of the driveway and maybe 25 yards and back? Is that too much for him? Maybe some small steps like that would make him feel like he's on the way back? Maybe it will give him a tiny sense of accomplishment and a start toward improving his lot?

skippy haha said...

i will try the tiny walks. i think he'll realize he hasn't gone anywhere, but it's worth a try.