Sunday 23 November 2008

Hi everyone
We've been a bit quiet lately.
A few things have happened though. Some good some not so good.
The good stuff first:
Mummy and daddy both started new jobs, and daddy got a new car.
Miss Ellie got to have the very first ride in it too.

Not so good:
Poor old Miss Ellie had a seizure last Monday night. Mum and dad rushed her to the 24 hour animal hospital, which luckily for us is only about 10 minutes away from home.
She was so frightened that mum rode in the back holding on to her, as she couldn't stand up but kept trying to.
The lady vet that they saw was very nice according to mum.
They gave Miss Ellie valium to try and calm her down and then they did lots and lots of tests to see what was wrong with my big sissy, but they ended up keeping her in the hospital overnight to do more tests and to put her on a drip.
While they were looking at her they found a big lump inside near sissy's bottom.
The vet lady didn't like the look of it either so they did a biopsy of it.

The biospy test came back clear, but we are all waiting for the results of the blood tests to find out what 1: caused the seizure and 2: is the lump cancerous?

Old Miss Ellie is back home now, but she is very quiet and mum and dad wouldn't let me play with her for a few days.
Even now she never really wants to play - she just sleeps all the time.
But she is eating well and sleeping well and there have been no more seizures, so we are all happy about that.
We just have to wait for the test results to see what happens next.

Mum has been home with us cause she not been well either, so she took some photos of us. We haven't had any for a long time. Here is a nice shot of me waiting for Miss Ellie to come home from the hospital.

Here we are both of us just resting - no wrestling allowed now.

More of me - aren't I just too cute?

We will keep you all posted on Miss Ellie's progress.

See ya....Bazzy.

Monday 3 November 2008

Dales in the Garden

Hello everyone, it has been ages since we have been able to update our bloggie.

We haven't been up to much really, just the normal stuff of eating, sleeping, wrestling, going for walkies, you know how it is.

I (Miss Ellie) have been getting these great big Cartrophen injections each week for my arthritis.
They seem to have made a huge difference and I now like to play and run again like I used too. I still get a little bit of stiffness, but not much.

I went and had my yearly check up with the vet man, except it wasn't Steve my usual vet was a lady vet named Leanne. She was really nice and very gentle with me, so I liked her alot. Plus she kept feeding me lots and lots of dried liver treats, so I really really liked her!
She says I am in great shape for an almost 9 year old Airegirl.
She checked my heart and my temperature (how rude) and my teethies and said it was all good.
She told mum I have very good teethies for a dale my age.Yay. Must be all those yummy bones mum gives us to chomp on.

It has started to warm up again now. We have had a few hot days already.

I have gone back to hiding in my secret place under the bushes down the back of the garden.
Only problem is that now Bazzy follows me so I get no peace at all.

Bazzy has been his normal bratty self. He is way bigger than me now, but I still show him who is boss.
He thinks it is him, but I just let him think that. He can have all the toys, push past to go out the door first, whatever.
But I still pin him to the floor by the throat whenever he gets outta line!

I get my food first and he has to wait. Mum makes him sit and wait while I eat, otherwise he would scoff all his food really fast then come over and push me out of my bowl and eat all my food too.

Fat little piggie boy. Here he is eating his chicken in the garden this morning.

Here I am eating my chicken. I like to keep my food clean, not roll it around in the grass.
Notice my new kennel? It was supposed to be for Bazzy, but the big baby was too scared of it.
Ha ha he won't go in it!
So now it is MINE! Daddy took my old Dale House away and now I get to have afternoon naps in peace in my new Dale House, because big sookie boy Bazzy leaves me alone now..... he is scared of the kennel. How funny is that!

We have both been helping daddy out in the garden. He has been busy building a new verandah along the back of the house.
It will keep the summer sun off all the big windows, so hopefully the house won't get so hot now.

It looks good - here is a photo mum took.

It isn't finished yet, but will be soon. Dad says mum doesn't paint the timber fast enough lol.
So that is pretty much all that has been happening at our place.
Bazzy is still growing and has now hit 30kg. He is taller than me now too, and as you can see in the photos he is much more solid than I am.
Mum says Baz is fat, ha ha.
She calls him her "fatboy". But it is only because he still limps and can't go walkies everyday like I do.
See ya
Miss Ellie