My friends, both Pixie and I appreciated all the well-wishes you passed along this week. She’s doing much better, as this video illustrates. I couldn’t just leave all you geeks hanging.
Last Sunday, I woke up to see that Pixie had discharge coming out of her eyes and they were swollen badly. I took her to the pet emergency room. She was initially diagnosed with Conjunctivits, which turned out to not be the case.
On the third trip to the ER with her in the middle of the night Tuesday night, we were referred to a specialist. She was taken to the Animal Eye Clinic in Seattle. I can’t thank them enough for helping my puppy. The care she received was fantastic.
Pixie was diagnosed and I was reassured that there’s no permanent damage. Pixie has an amazing disposition. Kat will tell you she’s a big cuddle bug.
There were times I felt it tough to remain composed. I felt so helpless. Wicket and Pixie are my family, and I love them as unconditionally as they love me.
Thanks much to my good friend Betsy Weber for sending baked noms to the pups. Thank you to ALL OF YOU for your support and well-wishes.
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When I woke up today, Pixie’s left eye looked out of whack – like it was lazy. That prompted me to take her in without hesitation (a mere two days after first noticing an issue with her eyes).
She’s apparently got a very small ulcer in her right eye at this point, and her left eye is swollen. She’s on antibiotics and pain killers now. The cone, however, is making it impossible to get the new ointment into her eyes (which was difficult to do in the first place); I’m asking Imei for a bit of help.
She’s resting on my bed right now. I’ve closed all the blinds in the bedroom, too; her eyes are a bit more sensitive to bright light – and anything I can do to ease her suffering, I’ll do.
I’ve got an appointment set up with the vet again on Thursday morning at 8am, but the emergency vet offered to see her free-of-charge tomorrow at some point (just for a quick look-see). In a couple of weeks, they’re scheduling a full blood panel (although an initial pancreatitis screening has already come back negative).
You have no idea how relieved I am to know that I had signed up for Trupanion just weeks ago; the bills are already close to $500, but I set my deductable at $0 so very little (if any at all) should be out-of-pocket when the incident is reported.
UncleJohn was able to capture some Wicket and Pixie antics the other day when his new Macbook. Who knew Wicket could climb like that? I certainly never thought he would know to save himself from certain death by strangling me with his front paws.
My dogs are weird – so what? They’re also the coolest dogs on the planet.
Pixie is a lot of fun to watch when she’s sleeping. She seems to have extremely vivid dreams. I can’t help but wonder at times what’s running through her mind when she’s asleep and reacting to her dreams this way.
Maybe she’s dreaming of more tasty treats? Perhaps she’s thinking about a nice, fresh lawn (since the grass in the backyard was just replaced with new sod). I bet she’s tossing around a new toy, though. Just look at those hind legs move!
What dreams do you think are in Pixie’s head?
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I love my dogs, as most of you already know. Pixie and Wicket are my babies, even though they’re a few years old now. I spoil these dogs, and treat them like they’re my children. Heck, they ARE my children.
When Pixie fell asleep in my arms, I couldn’t resist taking a video capture of her. She looks so peaceful, doesn’t she?
It’s a commonly-known fact that I am the proud Daddy to Wicket and Pixie – my adopted doggies. I love them both like crazy, and they’re great animals. Sometimes I think that they are the owners, and I am but a pawn in the game of their life.
What you won’t find in my house are kitties. I’m just not really a cat person. Funny, I know, since my uber awesome assistant is named Kat. However, she’s human, and not of the feline variety. I suppose that doesn’t count then, does it? It’s not that I don’t like kitties, they just aren’t my cup of tea. I’d rather have dogs any day!
What kind of pets do you have – or have you had in the past? What are your favorite to have – and why?
Pixie spent time on my lap this evening in the office while I was checking out everything that you all posted today. She barked approval when we came across a link we wanted to share. So tonight… the roundup is courtesy of Pixie!