|Brandy approx. February 2000|
I've had a ruff year. Last year I had throat surgery for Laryngeal Paralysis. My ears are always stinky and itchy. And in July I got an intestinal virus. Mom worries about me all the time. She doesn't like it that Dad doesn't worry enough.
Today I got to go for a car ride to the Central Animal Hospital. I thought maybe we were going to the groomer but knew something was up when the car didn't turn the right way. I got a little worried. But then when we got to the doctors there was a black lab in the waiting room and I forgot about being worried.
There's weren't any cats there today. Cats are my mortal enemy.
Dr. Powell put me on a table. I had trouble standing because my paws are really furry. I almost fell off once. Dr. Powell looked at my eyes, ears and felt my tummy. Then he tested the moisture in my eyes by putting these paper strips in my eyes.
I didn't like that. I retaliated by pooping on his floor.
Dr. Powell says I have an ear infection. I got medicine and ear drops. He told Mom to clean my eyes with Saline like she uses to clean her contacts and recommended some eye drops that she can buy at Shoppers Drug Mart. Dr. Powell said I'm in good health and can expect to live until I'm 17!
I think I really lucked out. Dr. Powell said not to clean my ears! HURRAY! *wags tail*
We have to go back next Friday on Mom's Birthday Eve for a check up.
When we got home Mom gave me the medicine in a piece of bread. Then she squirted the drops in my ears.
I didn't like that. I retaliated by laying in the middle of the backyard until Mom learned her lesson.
That cookie sure did taste good when I came inside! *wags tail*
|A baby picture for Auntie Andrea. About 10 weeks old.|