Daily Archives: September 1, 2010

Jumping right in

I thought it is ironic that in my first day as a blogger, particularly a blogger about my dog Tahnee and myself, it would make sense that she got sick (again).

Tahnee (or, who I refer to as Tahn) has a very sensitive stomach. Ever since she was a baby, she has been frequently getting sick, and I would promptly put her on her bland diet of choice: cottage cheese and rice. (And, she ALWAYS has cottage cheese on her nose after she is done eating- even now as a 3 year old).

Tahn as a baby with cottage cheese on her nose

Tahn’s episodes of an upset tummy always was mended by her bland diet and with in a few days, she would be back to her old self.

Back in April of 2010, Tahn decided to go into The Roomy’s (my roommate’s) bedroom when she was left alone. While hanging out on her bed, she discovered a travel size container of Advil, and decided it would be a good idea to chew on the bottle. Subsequently, while chewing, 3 pills of Advil came out, and she ate them right up.

I came home quickly after this happened, catching her in the act of chewing the bottle. Consequently, she became very sick (Advil is extremely toxic for dogs) and in the next two weeks, she was in and out of the Vet Hospital and took a variety of medications.

Flash forward to today. I was at work, returning to my desk from a job interview (cross your fingers!!), to discover a series of panicked texts from The Roomy, telling me Tahn is crying (whining) and puking. Well, Tahn always cries when her tummy hurts her, so that did not concern me. What concerned me was, that she was she puking. I couldn’t think of any reason for her to be sick. (Usually, in the past, her sickness comes out the other end).

After a call to her amazing Vet, I decided to leave work at my lunch break to check on my baby girl. Tahn’s energy was lower than normal and definitely not herself. I stayed home rest of the day and have followed the doctor’s orders of cottage cheese and rice and Pepcid AC.

So, yet another day of being a Crazy Dog Lady, leaving work to take care of her.


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