Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Raw Food Diet, Day 528- A Month Missed!

Heya Razzly Snazzly dudes! It's been long, but I haven't been gone!

My scribe managed to sniff herself a new job. That, combined with something awful called "wedding planning," has prevented me from giving my blog the attention it so dearly needs. I have SO MUCH to catch you up on, and unfortunately there's so little time to do it.

First, I wanted to let you know that I've been reading all of my buddies' blogs, but haven't had a moment to comment. My apologies... I'll be back in action soon enough.

While I've been taking this hiatus from cyberspace, I've been working on perfecting my Naughties by ignoring the rules and snoozeling on the human crate. Dad even left me some stinky socks to snuggle with! How could I resist???Dad lets me get away with everything, but mom is the Enforcer. ICK! I have to keep my eyes out for that killjoy.
To give you all an ultra-brief update and run down -
I'm still on melatonin therapy and while it no longer has a dramatic effect (like it did my first 2 weeks), my demons are ever so slightly quieted and my folks have been able to work on my obedience a little bit. The humans at the bark park continue to mention how they see a difference in me, and my Good Boy Walks are getting better and staying good for longer. Every little bit counts! So, my humans and my doctor have again decided to hold off on medication.

In fast hunting news -
Tonight, during my SuperAwesomeBeastlySquirrelChasing run with my folks, I got to meet this awesome scrazzly black dog that was a super cool border collie/lab dude. He was 20 YEARS OLD and he looked SO GOOD!!! Big Pupi has more grey on his face that this guy! He was out for his daily long walk with his lady human. Mom was saying that he was a touch rickety, but if it weren't for that he could have been a 9 month old puppy. After a few decent bum sniffs we all decided that we were best friends forever and I gave him my deepest Stanislaw-ish howl as we ran past. My humans told Big Pupi and me to take notes and ask that pup his secrets to eternal youth. They said that BP and I better plan on hanging around for that long too! Woah. Now that's pressure!

One last update for tonight-
Big Pupi is having some minor surgery on Thursday to remove some sebaceous adenomas that are causing problems. These are wart-like benign tumors that grow from the oil glands in the skin, and while most are usually harmless, others can fill with fluid, get infected, bleed and get in the way of grooming and harnesses/collars. Big Pupi has one on his shoulder that got badly infected and heeled improperly so now it bleeds all the time, another on his ear that's constantly full and draining, one that's in the way of his harness chest strap and one that's teeny tiny and just sprouting up right on the top of his head. Mom wants that one gone before it gets any larger. He has a bunch more, but they aren't an issue and so they will be left alone.

Fortunately, BP will avoid general anesthesia and just be sedated for a couple quick removals and stitches. But my folks are soooo nervous! And my stinky brother REALLY doesn't like going to the vet. He becomes a terrified mush the moment he walks through that door. To help comfort him, mom will pack his special SingingChristmasTreeMouseToy (his FAVORITE!) and give him a huge smooch on the schnozzle. Afterwards, he'll get to be the spoiled brat for the next day or so. Stinky butt boy!!

In the mean time, I'll be getting my Naughty on, stretching and snoozeling with Pa on the human crate.
That's one of my very best stretchy squench faces. Sweetness!

Send some good vibes for my bro!


Coco - The Princess said...

I'm SO glad your back Stan! My mommy's black cocker used to get those cysts all the time and she had a lot of warts too but they had them all removed (all 32 of them).

Your mommy's wedding is coming up in about 6-8 weeks if i remember correctly so i would like to send her extra puppy kisses from me and my sisters.

Mommy and i have missed reading about you and Big Pupi so we cant Wait to hear more!

Tail Wiggles & Puppy Kisses,

Coco The Princess

P.S. My mommy could use some advice for boo-boo's and how to handle them so if your mommy wouldn't mind helping my mommy out on some tips please ask her to shoot me an email. thanks boys!

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

*Wiping furhead in relief*


It gets skhary when our puppy pals pissadeer like woo did!

I'm glad to see all is basikhally okie dokie with woo!

Paws khrossed fur a good v-e-t experience fur BP!


Mack said...

Paris & I were really worried about you (especially Paris) so we are so relieved everything is ok!

Congrats on your mom's new job- I hope she likes it a lot- and a super big congrats on the upcoming wedding!

I know BP will just sail through his surgery - we are sending him cyber hugs all the same!

SEDONA said...

Hi Stan! Thanks for visiting me! I think you are one cool dude and my human had a good laugh at your vet visit description. We are learning a lot about holistic treatments from you, thank you!
Your new pal,

Ludo van Doggy said...

Great news about the good boy stuff dude!
Auntie Penny gets those warty things and had some removed. She beed fine. We will keep our paws crossed for Pupi.
~lickies, Ludo

Maggie and Mitch said...

We're sending Big Pupi lots of AireZen! We hope he will be spoiled rotten for the next day or two!
Congratulations to your mom on her new job! That's great news!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

the 4 Bs said...

hey Stanislaw and BP, we are so happy to hear that you are doing well, and we're sending tons of poodle power to BP for his lumpy surgery. that's good that he can get the job done without general anesthesia.

you are doing great, Stan, by sleeping on the human bed with your dad's socks. that sounds divine! we're proud of you.

that's an amazing 20 year old friend that you have. we're impressed. if anydog can live to be 20, it will be you with your pawsome diet.


FleasGang said...

We're wishing you a speedy and manly recovery, Big Pupi! Hope that one on your head doesn't interfere with your 'hawk.

Shelly & Tommy

betty in nc said...

Wow...so glad to see you guys are ok and back with us! I was beginning to wonder where you'd gone!
I'm sure Big Pupi will be just fine after his surgery but be extra nice to him just the same. My cocker kids have had a few of those removed too.
Our last Cocker Foster, Beau, was adopted on Thursday night to a wonderful family!! We are so excited that he has found his forever home. Just like you guys did!
Glad that the Melatonin is working. We are going to talk to our vet about that for our boy too. Maybe it will help him with some of his issues.
Lots of doggy kisses from NC!
Betty, Murphy & Lucy

Biggie-Z said...

Hey BoyZ. Hope you all do ok and the surgery goes ok and everything? Happy feasting - I'm stuck at camp with nothing but kibbles. Blech. I'm getting fat already, I can just feel it.


Petra said...

I sure hope that Big Pupi gets through the surgery with as less stress as possible and that he recovers quickly.

Enjoy that human crate while you can, Stanislaw!


Hi guys,

Glad your back. Mommy has been praying that Joanie keeps getter stronger. I'm with you, I'd much rather see a dog with some meat on it's bones. You are both so handsome.


C.l.o.v.e.r. said...

Hi Stan!
I hope BP's surgery went well today. I am sending lots of puggy kisses and healing vibes, ok?
I am happy you are back and about your good news - I missed you!!
I just LOVE that stretchy face at the end. My mom is squee-ing and trying to get to you through the computer!!!

Scottie the 'cutie' said...

Hi Stan!

I've been missing reading on my friends' blogs too..hope you are doing well! And I hope BP's surgery went smoothly too...=)

20 years old is too cool! Mom was saying that she hopes I stick around that long too...heh!

Hope you have a great weekend!


Maggie said...

Hi guys!
my mommy was asking whether you have any chat account like windows live messenger or ym??
she would like to add your mommy on her list..
u know..for asking about raw food!

Agatha and Archie said...

WE are glad you are a little better and we send Big Pupi hugs for his procedure. Tell him we will tell Big Popi to hit a homer in his honor..Love and kisses A+A

Joe Stains said...

It was great to hear from you guys! We were getting a little worried! Glad the Melatonin is still working, enjoy your time on the human crate, sorry you can't be up there much!