Saturday, January 10, 2009

Scary Day and Defending our Homeland

Sammy here.

First I want to post a picture of me from this morning looking very happy (sort of) and healthy. Soon you'll know why I wanted to start with this picture.

If you read my last post, you know that I went to the vet on Thursday. I got my shots and one of them was a Lepto shot. Lepto is a very bad disease that destroys the kidneys, and animals in the country are more likely to be exposed to it. The vet talked to Mom about the shot because small animals sometimes have a reaction to it. Mom decided the danger of the disease was worse than the danger of a reaction ... especially since the reaction can be treated. Anyway ... yesterday early morning I was sick. And then I had my tail down between my legs. And I wouldn't jump up for Mom to pick me up. I did eat my breakfast because very little takes me off of my food. And I wasn't barking at every single noise or thing that moved. Mom was worried because she knows how I usually act and this was not it.

Mom called the vet and they told her to bring me in and they would look at me. Of course, as soon as we got to the vet, I couldn't show any weakness or vulnerability so they couldn't find anything wrong with me. I didn't have a fever or any swelling so they decided I was having a low grade reaction like humans have when they get a flu shot. Mom brought me home and kept me close all day. This morning I am back to barking at every single noise or thing that moves. My tail is up and I am jumping up on Mom.

Mom was going to blog about it yesterday so you could send your prayers but she was too worried about me to take the time to put an entry together. We hope you understand and don't feel left out.

Now for earlier in the week. The cowdogs tried to invade!

And we went into our defensive mode.

As you can see, it was touch and go for a while before they moo-ved away.


Lacy said...

w00f's Pups, oo my dog, thought u found another iz glad u iz feeling better...heehee u all make pawsome guard dogs..

b safe,

Comet and BLU said...

How scary that you didn't feel good after your vaccine. We're glad you are feeling better now and were able to scare away those mean cow dogs!

Lorenza said...

Hi, Sammy!
I am so happy to know you are feeling much better after the vaccine.
Good job with those cow-dogs!
Kisses and hugs

JustMeCopper said...

Wow, that sounds really scary for your Mom. I am glad you are ok because it looks like you and Roxie and Andy have a lot of work to do keeping those cows at bay.

JustMeCopper said...

The last picture makes my Mom smile.

Matilda said...

Hi Roxie, Sammy and Andy!
Thank you for coming to my blog. and I am relieved to hear you are feeling better now.

Daniela said...

Ohh, I'm so glad you're better. Lepto shots are brutal, but the disease is much worse. Good thing you're keeping your home safe from those evil cows.


We are so glad you are feeling better and we love all the pictures of you guys and the those pesky cow-dogs.

Sloppy Licks,

Bug & Bandit

Lady Kaos said...

Glad to hear you're doing better and we totally understand how your Mom felt. When Sasha hurt her foot a couple weekends ago all attention was on Sasha and nothing else mattered.
Your cowdogs are much braver the ones near my house! I haven't seen the ones at my house for months now! I guess yours are braveer because they're in a bigger pack. Good luck with them!