Dog Days

Our little girl is growing up!

We’ve had her for just over two weeks, and in that time she’s doubled her weight – from 8 lbs. to 16 lbs.!  Holy moly.  She’s sweet, playful, very affectionate, and pretty smart, too (within two or three days she was answering to her name).  I hate to belabor the mistake of Twinkle, but “She’s so much better than Twinkle” is an oft heard refrain around here, even by the kids.

We’re still working on house breaking, and although there has been progress, a stumbling block seems to be that she’s had some kind of intestinal issue since we got her.  We’re still trying to get to the bottom of that.  What do you do when you pay a shitload of money for a dog from a reputable breeder, and then get conflicting advice from the breeder and your reputable veterinarian as to what’s causing her chronic diarrhea and how to treat it?  Unfortunately, she was only covered by a five-day health guarantee by the breeder, and we’ve had to shell out a pretty penny to the veterinarian trying to treat this problem (Scout’s now on her third med for it).  Despite this, she doesn’t seem sick; she has a great appetite and is very playful and energetic.

In any event, this is a lifesaver:

Bissel Pawsitively Clean Compact
Deep Cleaner

Seriously, I’m in love with this thing only slightly less than I’m in love with our new pup.

We’re mad about Scout!  (Shhhhhh . . . I’m vying for another one!)

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3 Comments on “Dog Days”

  1. Molly
    January 15, 2012 at 11:29 pm #

    She is SO cute. I love dogs. Unfortunately, mine is really old and sick, but still totally interested in eating whatever food I’m eating!

  2. Donna
    January 16, 2012 at 1:25 pm #

    My 1 1/2 year old Boston Terrier also had the GI issue Giardia. It took literally 3 does of the medicine before he was cleared. He was about 4 months after we got him that a light switch went off and he didn’t have another accident. A few times I was like why did we get another dog (our first one had passed away after 14 years) and then this wonderful dog finally was able to hold it. Anyway, he is beautiful and enjoy the joy your puppy will bring to your family.

  3. CJ
    January 18, 2012 at 3:36 pm #

    She is just adorable! Labs are smart!

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