Sunday, September 6, 2009

Raw Food Diet, Day 584- My little blue pill

Hello to my bloggerini friends out there. I survived my trip to the Place of Tile and Steel and let me tell you... it was AWESOME!!

My doctor is crazy nice, and she got down on the floor and played with me while she and my mom chatted. I got lots of snugs and scritches! Then she gave me a quick once-over which meant even more hugs and pets. And that was it!! No pricks, no pokes, no nothing but attention and some sort of listening device held to my chest. It was a breeze. I almost wore out my tail muscles.

A few hours later, my mom disappeared to a human pharmacy and grabbed my fancy new human prescription - Prozac - 10mg per day. (Otherwise known as Fluoxetine.) It is a Selective Seratonin Reuptake Inhibitor and over the course of the next 3 weeks it should provide me with a bit of a coping ability as well as a window through which my humans can begin my training and conditioning. And hopefully it will eradicate my need to do repetitive things like this:That's me caving. My dad's legs are my favorite place to stand under and freeze, and I'll do it every chance I get - whether he's sitting in a chair or stretching before a run. I'll even try to wedge myself underneath him while he's doing push-ups! I just can't help myself.

So far I've had 2 doses of my new medication - one each morning. The first dose really did nothing, but today I'm a bit more chill than normal and tad sleepy. The vet warned that sleepiness is a common but temporary side effect and should go away as my body adjusts. Mom is feeling so guilty about having to dose me every day that she decided to "look the other way" when I did Naughty Boy and hopped onto the human crate and into dad's warm, snoozely arms.
Awww man. It was SOO COMFY!! I was totally chilled out until I saw Big Pupi's wrastly butt come flying onto the bed.
He was totally trying to get in on my "dad and son" moment! But when I realized that he just wanted to snug with mom (total mamma's boy!!) I relaxed again.
And I got super snoozelish.
Once Big Pupi hit the sheets he also was overtaken by the sleepies.
So much so that he couldn't even be bothered to move himself from the optimal belly-rubbin' beggin' position.
We finally woke to the sounds of our leashes and the rustle of pooble bags. We were going on a fast hunt to PetSmart!! Our totally awesome dog pal Giggles got my bro and me a gift card wedding present and Pupi and I could pick out anything we wanted! Pupi got a fancy new red harness that's only for therapy work and formal outings. (Mom says our running harnesses get super stinky - I have no idea why that's a bad thing!) BP also got a stuffy hamburger, and I got a stuffy puppy rope tug toy and a Kong frog stuffy. Super awesome!

Even though it was a long walk/run to the store, Pupi and I were really antsy when we got home, so our folks made us treat puzzles to work on.
I got my Everlasting Fun Ball filled with beef jerky and dried salmon~
~and Pupi got his Tornado puzzle toy filled with little bits of the same. As usual, he had that thing empty in mere minutes! Here he is stealthily removing one of the locks:
After all this, I was seriously pooped. Whether it's drug or exercise-induced my folks aren't quite sure. Regardless, I had a belly that needed rubbing. I told my folks it would be good luck.
But I couldn't balance that way for long. My beasting muscles were too sleepy! So I snugged in with CarrotTop and let the snoozels come in waves. (See my crazy pokey rib?)
But the snoozels didn't just wash over me - they hit me like a ton of bricks.
Wake us for dinner, mom.

Your pal in feasting,
Staniszszzzzzzzzzz zzzzz


Scout 'n Freyja said...

A side effect of the Prozac is weight gain so have your momma and dadda keep an eye on that for you. You won't gain weight through eating but due to the fact that the Prozac will lower your metabolic rate.

You are such a brave pooch to do what you are to get better. We admire you and your momma and dadda.

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

Woo were looking sooooo khomfylishious!

I hope THAT little blue pill is the one fur woo!

I mean, I didn't think woo would get the OTHER one!

Pawesome pikhs of woo and your brofur!

Paws khrossed fur ALL of woo!


the 4 Bs said...

hi Stanislaw, you two are so cute when you are all snoozey in your bed, errr.. your humans' bed. i, Bailey, go under mom's legs like you do all the time, but i don't freeze there. i just rub and go through. it shows how cool i am. yeah Stan, you're cool too!


Lorenza said...

Hi, Stan!
I hope that med helps you!
Thanks for sharing all those pictures!
Kisses and hugs

Dennis the Vizsla said...

Nice to see you getting some peaceful shut-eye!

dewdana said...

Hey Stanislaw! This is our first time visiting and we are very sorry to hear of your troubles and hope the new meds help! You are one lucky boy to have found such a good furever home that is working so hard to help you!
You and BP are adorable so I am sure that helps ;-)
Moose + Dana

Joe Stains said...

We are catching up, first of all CONGRATS to your parents on getting hitched. mine got hitched last summer but did NOT get a yogurt machine. Clearly their friends and family don't care about them enough! We are seriously hoping the medication works and have our paws crossed.

Fenway said...

I see some of those googly eyes flashing on you as BP launched onto the bed! And yes, water makes me just crazy-eyed with excitement.

Kudos on the 'Zac. It'll give you direction and you'll find your balance again.

Oh, and that lobster collar is way cooler than my Red Sox collar. It's your ticket to come visit me any time on MV! I'm sure it'll even scare away the Great Whites that are cruising around the Cape!

Snoozle on!

Sunny,Scooter,Jamie said...

we've been away sooo long and find out your pawrents got married(congrats) and you, Stanislaw are having issues. We will howl to the sky tonight that the meds will fix you up!!!

Biggie-Z said...

Duuuuude.... Stan... Is your mom's name Alice, by any chance? And is she 10 feet tall? Or maybe that is your vet. Well, I hope the blue pills help you and you don't get all compulsive and stuff. That makes for an unhappy Stan!

And your Carrot Top - so adorable how you're snoozeling with it!

Yeah, and Big Pupi is cute, too.

Euri said...

Hi! I'm your English cousin! It's nice to see a fellow Cocker Spaniel with a blog.

Mack said...

I just love my everlasting fun ball! And I really hate it when Paris tries to jack it from me! We have really good feelings about your new medicine regime. Mom couldn't function without her Prozac!

parlance said...

Stan, I hope those little pills bring you peace and calmness. what a pity we can't teach you doggies to meditate!

Could you ask your mum a question from me about the Tornado? when Penny does it she can't get a grip on the little white bones. Can Big Pupi grab them easily? (I have to tie a little piece of rope in the holes so Penny can grab them.)

Maggie and Mitch said...

We hope that little blue pill does the trick for you, Stan!
Your Carrot Top looks like my Mrs. Plush Carrot before Mitch destroyed her!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

parlance said...

Stan, tell Big Pupi thanks for coming over and telling me about Tornado technique.

Continuing good wishes are coming your way for more peace and happiness in your life.