"If your dog is fat, you aren't getting enough exercise." --Unknown
"Some days you're the dog; some days you're the hydrant." --Unknown
"Whoever said you can't buy happiness forgot about puppies." --Gene Hill
"In dog years, I'm dead." --Unknown
"To his dog, every man is Napoleon; hence the constant popularity of dogs."
"A dog teaches a boy fidelity, perseverance, and to turn around three times
before lying down." --Robert Benchley
"Did you ever walk into a room and forget why you walked in? I think that's
how dogs spend their lives." --Sue Murphy
"I loathe people who keep dogs. They are cowards who haven't got the guts to
bite people themselves." --August Strindberg
"No animal should ever jump up on the dining room furniture unless
absolutely certain that he can hold his own in the conversation."
"Ever consider what they must think of us? I mean, here we come back from a
grocery store with the most amazing haul--chicken, pork, half a cow. They must think
we're the greatest hunters on earth!" --Anne Tyler
"I wonder if other dogs think poodles are members of a weird religious
cult." --Rita Rudner
"My dog is worried about the economy because Alpo is up to 99 cents a can.
That's almost $7.00 in dog money." --Joe Weinstein
"If I have any beliefs about immortality, it is that certain dogs I have
known will go to heaven, and very, very few persons."
"You enter into a certain amount of madness when you marry a person with
pets." --Nora Ephron
"Don't accept your dog's admiration as conclusive evidence that you are
wonderful." --Ann Landers
"Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and
get used to the idea." --Robert A. Heinlein
"In order to keep a true perspective of one's importance, everyone should
have a dog that will worship him and a cat that will
ignore him." --Dereke Bruce, Taipei, Taiwan
"Of all the things I miss from veterinary practice, puppy breath is one of
the most fond memories!" --Dr. Tom Cat
"There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face. --Ben
"When a man's best friend is his dog, that dog has a problem." --Edward Abbey
"Cat's motto: No matter what you've done wrong, always try to make it look
like the dog did it." --Unknown
"Money will buy you a pretty good dog, but it won't buy the wag of his
"No one appreciates the very special genius of your conversation as the dog
does." --Christopher Morley
"A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves
himself." --Josh Billings
"Man is a dog's idea of what God should be." --Holbrook Jackson
"The average dog is a nicer person than the average person." --Andrew A. Rooney
"If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite
you; that is the principal difference between a dog and a man." --Mark Twain
"Things that upset a terrier may pass virtually unnoticed by a Great Dane."
"I've seen a look in dogs' eyes, a quickly vanishing look of amazed
contempt, and I am convinced that basically dogs think humans
are nuts." --John Steinbeck
"He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are his life,
his love, his leader. He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart.
You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion." --Unknown
I just took my big dog to the Vet. Not sure whats going on with him. He's congested/labored breathing, and just isn't himself. Has a big lump on his side too. Could have been kicked by a horse but that doesn't really explain the congestion. Dr. said his heart sounds labored as well. Pullin' blood and doin' CBCs in the morning hopefully I will hear something good. Rough evening My 3yr. old daughter left for the Dr. the same time I took dog to vet. I didn't know which way to go, wife had to tell me to take the dog and she would take our daughter. Now I am just sitting here waiting for her to call.
To drink....or not to drink!
The daughter is much better today temp is back to normal still awaiting results from one of the test they ran last night. She appears to feel much better but still has a horrible cough and her asthma is acting up too.
Dog not as good .... talked to the doc this morning and he wants to keep him through today and put an IV in him but he thinks he may be having some kidney problems. He read off all the blood chemistry work to me but to be honest I was a little in shock and didn't pay much attention. All I really caught was WBC count was real high and something that shouldn't be below 7 was at 5. He basically said he is anemic (SP) and his kidneys may be shutting down. I should know a little more later today. Here is a pic of him a couple years ago. Thats my daughter that is now, or will be soon, three.
Thanks ben, I'm afraid this will be one of those down hill fast things. I hope not but being that I work in Vet. Med. I have seen it all to much. I don't work directly in clinics but clinics are right next door.
MVP- Labs will eat anything I have seen xrays of labs that have ate GI joe, box of staples, fish hooks.....ect and the list goes on.