Wednesday, July 6, 2011

60 and a cold

He's just a big hunk of dog!

Benny is VERY sweet and gentle
Sweetheart now weighs 60.2 pounds as of this Tuesday!  This is very very close to double her weight when rescued.  I think at least 2 pounds are spots!

Benny had to go to Kolar's this past Saturday.  He had some bloody discharge from his nose.  Dr. Kolar thinks he had a cold and that he probably has ehrlichia and that his bloody nose was a sign of it.  I had them keep him until Tuesday so that way they could monitor him and change any medication that might be necessary.

While Benny was at the vet Sweetheart started coughing.  ARGH!  Sooo, Les took Sweetheart in Tuesday and Dr. Kolar thinks she got the Benny Bug.  She is now on antibiotics for seven days I believe.  The cough hasn't slowed her down a bit.  She is still wild and bouncy and silly.

Benny is now home and looking and feeling SO much better.  The pictures of him above are from today and he looks like a different dog, all bright eyed.  He no longer growls at the other dogs and he doesn't 'guard' the food bowl.  He is very gentle, sweet and laid back.

Ollie came back.  She kept pooping in the house.  I think of it was that she was bored and needed another dog.  I also think she still had some residual stomach issues.  She is also on antibiotics again.  So that makes three dogs we have on pills.  Luckily Les is overseeing the medication and that is a big help to me.  Benny will be on doxycycline for four weeks to make sure the ehrlichia is under control.

On the prowl looking for trouble!

I am excited Sweetheart is having a birthday party!  Never thought I would say that about one of my dogs.  :)

Jess and Sweetheart

Monday, July 4, 2011

Birthday Party!

Well, I have officially entered into crazy dog lady territory.  Yes, I am going to have a birthday party for Sweetheart.

Sweetheart's birthday party will be held on Saturday, August 13th from 5 p.m-7 p.m. at Mann's Best Friend, 10700 S Penn, Suite 24, Oklahoma City, OK  73170.  All of Sweetheart's fans are invited as are your dogs.  The planning is in its initial stages but I hope to have cake, punch, finger foods and beverages for all who attend. Mann's provided many great things for her party in October 2010 and I will be working with them over the next month to finalize all the details.

I hope some of you who live in Oklahoma are able to make it.  This will be a special day for me as it will be exactly one year from the day Fasthound rescued her.  She has come such a long way and deserves a celebration!

Hope to see lots of you there!

Jess and Sweetheart