Thursday, 11 December 2008

Santa Paws came to town

Hey look who we went to visit!

Mum and dad took us for a drive down to the RSPCA to meet SANTA.........wooooohoooooooooo

We had a great time. Bazzy sniffed him all over (stuck his big furry nose straight down his crotch actually lol)

I climbed up onto the chair and had a good sniff of his big furry white beard. Last time I saw Santa I tried to play bitey face with him, but I got told off by my mum! Oooooops.

Bazzy is on the left (mum says doesn't he look just like Harley?) and of course I am on the right. Santa had to hang onto my collar because I kept getting up to go to my daddy!
I haven't been very well lately, I had a seizure a few weeks ago and mum and dad had to rush me to the emergency animal hospital in the middle of the night. It scared the crap outta all of us. I couldn't stand up and my eyes were rolling around in my head, even after the seizure stopped.
The nice lady Vet gave me valium to try and calm me down (I think they should have given some to mum too).
They kept me in the hospital overnight and stuck some great big needles in my leggies.
They found a great big lump (2cm wide) inside down near my bottom. They stuck a big needle into it to take a biopsy sample to send away for testing. They also took lots of my blood to send away for testing too.
They told mum and dad that it was a 50/50 chance the lump might be cancer.
Yay... all the test results are back and I am ok. It took 2 weeks for all the results to come back, and both mum and dad have been worried sick about me.....but it is all good now.
They still do not know what caused the seizure, but I haven't had anymore. But they did find that the calcium levels in my blood are too high.
So I go off to see Dr Steve our vet this Saturday for more blood tests and another Cartrophen injection.
I was a little bit distressed after the whole thing and spent a couple of days sleeping and not doing much else.
Then after about a week, I started to feel much better and now I am back to normal, wrestling with Bazzy and playing.
AND....yesterday was my 9th Barkday!
I got a nice new bed, and a special dinner and mum made Bazzy behave and leave me alone all night.
AND....because I am feeling better now, and so long as Dr Steve says ok, we are still all driving up to Leura next week to visit the Leura Dales before Christmas. Woooohoooooooooo.

Miss Ellie


Maggie and Mitch said...

Thank doG you're okay, Ellie and a big happy 9th birthday to you! Tell Noah and the girlz Hi for us!
What a great picture of you guys and Santa! We hope you gave him your full Christmas list!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Cassidy said...

We lvoe the Santa photos, and yes, Bazzy does look like Harley!

We have been so worried about you Ellie, glad you're back to playing bitey face, whee!

Cassidy x

Snowball said...

Playing bitey face with Santa sound like fun! I must try to stay up late this Christmas to see if Santa is willing play bitey face with me. I will lure jie jie to sleep so that she will not stop me. hee...


Noah the Airedale said...

Ellie, you gave us all a big scare with that nasty seizure but we're so happy the tests all came back clear of the big C. We can't wait to see you next weekend. B has nearly finished the fence woo hoo.
You both look great for your Sandy Paws piccie.
Oh tell your daddy the Radler was D's. She loves it cause it tastes like shandy. B drinks the dark stuff.

Noah x

Alf said...

Oh Ellie so glad to hear that you are o.k. Hope you don't get any more seizures. It'll be great if you can get up to meet the Leura Gang!

Take it easy and put your paws up when you can!

Alf n Mindy xxx

K27Blogs said...

Hi Miss Ellie!
I'm Tibby!
I saw you on DWB and wanted to stop in and say hello! I'm glad that you are feeling better! Happy 9th Birthday yesterday! My birthday is in 5 days! I will be 2. Your picture with Santa is adorable!