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Tuesday, August 11, 2009

The Mysterious Case of Bug-Chasing Belle-chan

Belle-chan recently spent the night at the Vet's. She had to sleep in the cat section because the Vet did not want the other dog's bothering her.

A few days ago, The People noticed that Belle-chan was having some diarrhea. Nothing out of the ordinary; Belle-chan grazes and likes her greens so The People merely kept their eyes open, and made sure all was well.

It was not.

Belle-chan started to have accidents in The House
. And on Saturday Morning, The Woman woke up That Guy and said, "There is blood in her stool. I am leaving now." I came with them to keep Belle company.

At the Vet's, Belle-chan was feeling so sick that she did not bark at the Rottweiler or the other dogs. She was not wagging her tail.

She was uninterested.

The Vet said she was still in good shape, and sent us home with some medications for her, stating that she would either get better or worse.

She got worse.

More blood and now she was throwing up, The People returned to the vet first thing Sunday morning, and it was decided that she would spend the night there. She was not wagging her tail. She was not barking at other dogs. She just laid on her blanket and did nothing.

The People came home without her.

But I waited for her, thinking that maybe they just left her in the car or something.

Belle came home Monday evening, tired. She slept most of the night on her chair, on her blanket.

This morning, The Woman took both of us out early for our constitutionals. As We were walking, We saw JD, a Shepherd/Lab mix getting his constitutional. He lives several blocks over.

Belle broke out into a howl and barks, pulling on her leash toward JD.

The Woman picked her up and hugged her.

Belle is feeling better.

Today Belle has been sleeping but The Woman has some errands to run and will be taking us with her. Belle has been wagging her tail, eating some food, and resting in her favorite spots. We will have a car ride, and then some dinner of boiled chicken.

I Am Shiba. Welcome Home, My Friend.


Blogger Jen said...

"Belle broke out into a howl and barks, pulling on her leash toward JD.

The Woman picked her up and hugged her."

Aw! I'm SO glad she's feeling better!

11:15 AM  
Blogger Vi said...

Awww... poor Belle. I'm very glad to hear that she's doing better.

11:52 AM  
Blogger Lisa said...

Aw, poor Belle. I'm glad she's on the mend.

12:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Poor Belle. I hope she's feeling better now. Please post how she's doing.


2:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am very sorry to hear about Belle's recent problem. Poor thing. Nothing worse feeling for the owners than when your pets get sick.

1. Was the vet able to diagnose the exact problem?
2. Has she comepletely recovered?

8:34 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So glad Belle is feeling better - we actually saw you at the vet's on Sat. morning (we were with Comet, the other Shiba) and commented on how lovely Belle was...and we couldn't resist sneaking a peak at the regal Cortez patiently waiting in the car.

3:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I am Shiba. Welcome home, My Friend"

No sweeter words could i have read.

Looks like you have accepted Bella as part of your pack. She is no longer an amusement but a friend.

I'm so very happy for the whole pack.

5:57 PM  

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