BIRTHDAY

HEY EVVYBODY IT IS ME SPARKY SUPERDOG

GUESS WHAT? I HAD A BIRTHDAY ON OCTOBER 4 TO BE 14 YEARS OLD. I HAVE BEEN A TRIPAWD FOR 13 YEARS. MOMMY SAYS THAT IS PRETTY MAZING. I CAN STILL GO FOR A WALK FOR 15 MINUTES EVVY DAY. I LAY OUTSIDE IN THE SUN FOR HOURS EVVY DAY. IT IS STILL SUMMER TIME HERE IN WASHTON.

IN JULY I LIMPED AND CRIED TO HAVE A ROUGH TIME BUT NOW I DO NOT. I FEEL PRETTY GOOD FOR A OLD DOG. I TAKE TWO MEDS FOR PAIN. MOMMY GIVES TO ME BACKRUBS. SHE DOES LOVE ME. OUR NEIGHBORS LOVE ME TOO. LORNA AND TIO JOSE STOP BY TO SEE ME AND PET ME LOTS TO BE SO HAPPY.

I DONT PLAY WITH MY TOYS MUCH ANY MORE. I MOSTLY SUNBATHE AND SLEEP IN MY BED IN THE DAYTIME. I LAY NEXT TO MOMMY ON THE BIG CHAIR WHILE SHE LOOKS AT THE PHONE AND THE TV. AT NIGHT I DO A FUNNY THING. I LICK MOMMYS LEGS FOR A LONG TIME FORE I CAN GO TO SLEEP. I DON’T KNOW WHY. I JUST HAVE TO. MOMMY MADE ME STOP LAST NIGHT AND I HAD A HISSY FIT AND HOWLED FOR TEN MINUTES. THEN SHE RUBBED MY BELLY AND I GOED TO SLEEP.

MOMMY GIVED TO ME DUCK TREATS WITH GLUCOSAMINE AND CHONDROITIN FOR MY BIRTHDAY. THEY ARE DELICIOUS.
I AM A VERY GOOD DOG.

I AM FEELING OK.

HOW ARE YOU DOING? DO YOU KNOW ANY TRIPAWDS THAT ARE ELDERLY LIKE ME? HOW ARE THEY DOING? PLEASE TELL TO ME THE ANSWER. I WANT TO KNOW.

 

MUCH LOVE TO JIM AND RENE AND WYATT RAY

FROM

SPARKYTHEDOG

AND MOMMY

Hello

DEAR EVVYBODY

HI IT IS ME SPARKY SUPERDOG. DID YOU MISS ME? COURSE YOU DID. I AM CUTE AND CUTE. AND SMART. AND SWEET.

WE HAVE BEED IN OUR PARTMENT TOGETHER FOR 45 DAYS. MOMMY THINKS I AM GOING GOOFAMUNGA. THAT IS A BIG WORD. IT MEANS STIR CRAZY. AT NIGHT I GO TO BED AND MOMMY. I USTA GO UNDER THE COVERS AND GO TO SLEEP. DO YOU WANT TO KNOW WHAT I DO NOW? I GO GOOFY. I LICK MOMMY’S LEGS AND FEET TO TICKLE HER. I LICK THE SHEETS. I LAY ON HER NECK AND LICK HER EARS. THE OTHER NIGHT I STANDED UP ON MY HIND LEGS AND PUTTED MY FRONT PAW ON HER SHOULDER AND

BITED

HER EAR.

SATURDAY NIGHT I MAKED HER PICK ME UP SEVEN TIMES TO GET OUT OF BED. I WANTED FOOD AND WATER AND TREATS AND TO GO OUTSIDE. SOMETIMES I COULD NOT SPLAIN TO HER WHAT I WANTED. IT WAS A LONG NIGHT. BUT GUESS WHAT? LAST NIGHT MOMMY PUTTED CLEAN SHEETS AND A QUILT ON THE BED AND I GOED TO SLEEP JUST FINE. I DID NOT BE GOOFY.

I HATE CAMERAS. MOMMY TRIED TO TAKE MY PICTURE TODAY AND I RUNNED WAY. I WOULD NOT COPERATE. WE WERE GOING TO SHOW TO YOU THE PICTURES SHE TAKED BUT WE HAVED TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES.

MAYBE WYATT CAN HELP US DELETE SOME OLD PHOTOS SO WE CAN UPLOAD SOME NEW ONES AND SHOW THEM TO YOU.
WE ARE FINE AND FINE. JUST BORED A LITTLE BIT. A COUPLE PEOPLES COMED TO SEE ME FOR FIVE MINUTES. THAT WAS NICE.

IT IS SPRING. IT IS SUNNY AND RAINY AND WARM AND COLD ALL IN THE SAME DAY. WE SIT OUTSIDE WHEN IT IS WARM NOUGH. THE SUNSHINE FEELS GOOD ON MY OLD BONES. I AM ALMOST 14. CAN YOU BLIEVE IT? I HAVE ARTHRITIS IN MY BACK AND MY SHOULDER. I TAKE PAIN MEDS. MOMMY GIVES TO ME A MASSAGE EVVY DAY.

WE HOPE YOU ARE DOING WELL.

PLEASE WRITE TO ME SOME COMMENTS.

THANK YOU.

LOVE FROM SPARKY A LITTLE DOG

DR SAM AND TERESA

DEAR EVVYBODY

DR SAM IS MY DOCTOR WHO TAKES SUCH GOOD CARE OF ME.

TERESA IS HER RECEPTIONIST THAT IS ALWAYS KIND TO US.

GUESS WHAT? WE ARE CONFINED TO THE HOUSE SO DR SAM AND TERESA BRINGED TO US GROCERIES AND DOG FOOD.
THEY ARE THE BEST PEOPLES.

WE HAVE A GREAT SUPPORT SYSTEM AND LOTS OF FRIENDS.

LOVE FROM SPARKY TO ALL OUR FRIENDS.

MAZING

DEAR EVVYBODY

HI IT IS ME SUPERDOG AND I AM MAZING. I FEEL SO GOOD. DO YOU MEMBER WHEN I GOED TO THE DENTIST AND I GETTED SICK TO HAVE TUMMY TROUBLES FOR TWO WEEKS? GUESS WHAT? I GETTED BETTER TO BE FINE AND FINE.

DO YOU MEMBER I HAVED ARTHRITIS PAIN TO BE LIMPING AND CRYING A LOT LAST FALL? GUESS WHAT? I GOED TO THE REHABILITATION SPECIALIST AND HAVED PHYSICO THERPY FOR FOUR MONTHS AND I GETTED WELL! I DO NOT LIMP OR CRY ANY MORE. I WALK BETTER. I DONT LICK MY LEG VERY MUCH. THAT IS WHAT I DO WHEN I AM IN PAIN. MOMMY GIVES TO ME MEDS THREE TIMES EVVYBODY DAY RIMADYL AND GABAPENTIN. SHE GIVES TO ME A MASSAGE ON MY BACK. I LIKE IT. IT IS SUMMER TIME HERE SO WE MOSTLY LAY IN THE GRASS IN THE SUN ALL DAY. IT FEELS GOOD ON MY OLD BONES. DID YOU KNOW THAT I WILL BE 14 THIS YEAR? THAT IS PRETTY OLD. MOMMY THINKS I FEEL GOOD TO HAVE GOOD QUALTY OF LIFE. DR SAM THINKS SO TOO. WE WALK ROUND THE PARTMENT COMPLEX TWO TIMES EVVYBODY DAY FOR EXERCISE AND TO VISIT THE NEIGHBORS. THEY DO LIKE ME. I LET THEM PET ME AND TALK TO ME NICE. DO YOU KNOW I USED TO BE FAID OF HUMANS? I AM NOT NOW. I AM VERY BRAVE.

GUESS WHAT? MOMMY DOES NOT GO TO WORK ANY MORE SO SHE STAYS HOME WITH ME ALL THE TIME! HOORAY. WE DO LOVE EACH OTHER TO BE A LITTLE FAMILY.

WE DO TRAINING. WE GO OUT ON THE BIG LAWN. MOMMY SAYS SIT! STAY! SO I DO. SHE WALKS FAR WAY. THEN SHE SAYS SPARKY COME!

AND I RUN TO HER FAST. SHE GIVES TO ME STRING CHEESE MY FAVORITE THING. I AM WELL TRAINED AND WELL BEHAVED. CEOT FOR YESTERDAY I GOED IN THE KITCHEN TO EAT CRUMBS ON THE FLOOR.

THERE IS

NO DOGS LOUD IN THE KITCHEN.

I GETTED IN TROUBLE.

IF MOMMY DOES NOT WANT ME TO GO IN THE KITCHEN SHE SHOULD NOT LEAVE CRUMBS ON THE FLOOR.

SO GUESS WHAT PEOPLES? YOU DO LOVE ME AND I LOVE YOU TOO.

WE ARE FINE AND FINE. THANK YOU FOR ASKING BOUT US.

MUCH LOVE FROM

SPARKMEISTER AND MOMMY

Chicken

Update:

Little boy is acting okay. We saw the doctor on Friday and she checked his mouth and he doesn’t have any pain or infection. She can’t tell what is wrong with him but his gut isn’t working right so she gave him a five day course of metronidazole, an antibiotic that is supposed to help him with that. He has been eating shredded chicken and broth and a few treats. To my knowledge, he hasn’t pooped since Thursday and hasn’t had a solid stool since Monday. He won’t eat canned pumpkin. I am cooking another pot of chicken soup for him.  I don’t know what else to do.
The doctor said he will need an ultrasound on his tummy if he doesn’t get better. I think his stomach must hurt him.

I am cooking special food and hand feeding him and giving him meds five times a day. I know he doesn’t have cancer or anything terrible like so many tripawds, but for me this is scary.

Reassure me, would you please? Also, besides chicken soup is there something else I could give him?

Sick

Folks,

Sparky is sick. He had a dental on Friday and seemed to be recovering well. He ate canned food over the weekend and acted ok. On Monday I put out canned and dry food and he didn’t eat anything. Tuesday, I put out dry food (I was out of canned food) and he didn’t eat. I got more canned food Tuesday evening and he ate a little. Yesterday he had diarrhea all day and didn’t eat. I offered him canned food and canned pumpkin and he turned them down. He drank a little beef broth. He was up with diarrhea last night and off and on today. I made him a pot of chicken soup and he won’t eat the meat but he likes the broth. I’ve been hand feeding him tiny bits of hard boiled egg. He takes his meds with cream cheese. I’m just trying to keep him alive until our appointment at 2:30 on Friday. He is not lethargic. He lets me know when he has to go outside to go potty.  I am going to keep offering him egg and cream cheese and chicken broth.  Think good thoughts for us, please.
I think maybe his mouth hurts from the dental work. Or maybe he caught a GI bug at the clinic.
This is really hard for us.

TEETHS

Hi, fans of Sparky’s blog. Little dog had anesthesia today so he is groggy and can’t write right now. He had his teeth cleaned and had five teeth extracted. I assume this meant that he had cavities and was possibly in pain. Poor baby.  I wish dogs could tell us what they are feeling. He had a pain injection so he should be feeling little pain right now. He will start taking his usual pain meds tomorrow. He peed and ate a little canned food when we got home and now he is going to sleep on the blanket with the heating pad. I’ll have him check in here when he is feeling better.

Thanks for all the love and support.

Becky

Teresa

DEAR EVVYBODY

HI EVVYBODY! I AM A CUTE LITTLE DOG. TODAY I AM AT THE DOCTOR’S OFFICE. MY DOCTOR IS CALLED DR SAM. SHE DOES LOVE ME. I LOVE HER TOO. AND GUESS WHAT? SHE HAVES A RECEPTIONIST THAT DOES LOVE ME TOO. SHE IS CALLED TERESA. I LOVE HER TOO. THIS MORNING SHE PICKED ME UP KIND AND GENTLE. SHE TALKED IN HER HAPPY VOICE TO MAKE ME SO CITED TO SEE HER. SHE CUDDLED WITH ME SWEET AND SOFT. MOMMY TELLED TO HER I HAVE A BLOG. SHE SAID

DOES SPARKY SAY HOW MUCH HE LOVES ME IN HIS BLOG?

MOMMY SAID NO.

SO TERESA BEED SAD A LITTLE BIT. SO I CIDED TO WRITE THIS POST TO MAKE HER HAPPY. I LOVE YOU TERESA.

EVVYBODY IS KIND AND GENTLY AT DR SAMS OFFICE. I LIKE TO GO THERE TO BE SO HAPPY. SOMETIMES I STAY THERE OVERNIGHT WHEN MOMMY HAVES TO GO WAY. I FEEL SAFE THERE.

TODAY I AM AT DOCTOR SAMS OFFICE TO GET MY TEETHS CLEANED. I WILL BE SLEEPING SO I WONT KNOW BOUT IT. WHEN I AM DONE MOMMY WILL COME GET ME AND GIVE TO ME CANNED FOOD. I HAVE NOT EATED SINCE 3 PM TO BE SO HUNGRY. I BEED VERY SAD AND FUSED LAST NIGHT WHEN MOMMY DID NOT GIVE TO ME MY DINNER.

i WILL BE HOME LATER.