Friday, February 3, 2006

Spending money on Sadie

I called the vet this morning, and we'll take Sadie to see him tomorrow at 11 AM.  I was concerned when I called, because her cough and sneezing seemed to be even worse than ever... although she was eating fine, and playing.  We'll also get her started on her heartworm meds, and we'll leave her vaccination records with her doctor.

After the phone call, when Cliff and I took her out for a walk, it was as though she had been touched by a miracle:  All of a sudden she frolicked and jumped, and ran circles around us as we walked in the pasture.  I had to be firm with her because, a couple of times, she decided it would be fun to growl and grab at my pants leg while I was walking.  I'm telling you, she was a totally different dog!  And has remained so.  I guess today was the turning point in her kennel cough problem.

We put her in Mandy's old pen while we went shopping; she's been there three times now, and doesn't seem to mind... just watches until we get some distance away, then crawls on her pillow.

At Walmart I found a bed I figured would at least fit her (Cliffs says it's ugly), grabbed a couple of toys and a box of treats, and hoped she'd like what I bought.  As I told Cliff, you never know what any given dog is going to want to play with.

She liked everything I bought her, but she LOVES that purple stuffed doggy (I was just informed it's a mouse; OK, whatever.).  In picture number three, you see she has it in her bed.  She took it there herself, then laid down and put her head on it.  You can bet I'll buy her more toys, now that I know she appreciates them.

At first she wanted nothing to do with her new bed, but when I put a rug on top of it, one she's been using to lay on, the bed was instantly accepted.

And she is hardly coughing at all.

14 comments:

deslily said...

lol.. the pic of her with the purple stuffed toy is soooo cute! hahaha..  so funny how they take to toys.  Any dog I've ever had loved toys.

msecz said...

I'm glad Sadie's cough is getting so much better... funny what a lot of love and exercise and good food can do for a dog isn't it? Sandra

sugarsweet056 said...

Happy to hear Sadie is doing well, I was little concerned about that cough! Still glad Vet will see her tomorrow, better safe than sorry. I spoil my girls too, they're rotten, but I love them!
Have a good wkend dear!
Blessings
SUGAR

jawojnar said...

Sadie is so precious laying there with her toy. I think you picked a winner when you chose her.
http://journals.aol.com/jawojnar/WelcometoMyWorld/
June

madcobug said...

I like Sadies new toys and bed. Guess she enjoys her freedom so much she just felt like playing when you and Cliff went out. Hope her cough soon goes completely away. It's funny how dogs like something soft to sleep on. Our Jake used to love those afghans Ken's Mother used to get at the Salvation Army before she died. If it was hot he would scratch it out of the way in his bed but when he got chilly he would scratch in back into place just right and then lie on it. LOL. Helen

bnanajm said...

The purple doggy reminds me of the PetSmart commercial where the Mom removes the stuffed toy from the daschund and buys him a new one.  Boo-Boo is almost bigger than the dog, but that is one of my fave commercials.

So glad she's living into her new surroundings.  And her new Mom.

:o)

robinngabster said...

I love her bed!  We had to do the same thing with our Princess. Got her a new bed and she wouldn't touch it til we put her blankey on it...now she loves it. Dogs are so funny!!  Sadie is going to have a great life with you and Cliff!

csandhollow said...

I hope she is not allergic to anything. A cough is also a sign of heartworm. I sure do hope she gets a clean bill of health

naturegirlfromny said...

Hooray Sadie!  What a lucky, lucky dog.  Hope the cough is nothing serious.  Hope the vet gives ger a clean bill of health!  Linda

astaryth said...

What a lucky girl Sadie is! Morgan loves toys, and is usually very careful with them. She still has some toys she got when she was a puppy... almost 3 years ago!

ajoleblon said...

Sadie has found herself a wonderful home!

plieck30 said...

I put a pair of my socks in my cat, Susie's bed to get her to sleep in it. Paula

am4039 said...

you and sadie are going to be great together.  She is a cutie.

shayshaydc said...

Sadie is getting spoiled!!! lol......... http://journals.aol.com/shayshaydc/Golfaholic
Sharon:)