Monday, October 8, 2007



    The storm knocked my cable out until a couple of hours ago.  I didn't think it was that bad.

   So today has been weird.  First of all my dog is doing some really weird bizarre things.  Things she never did until she got sick.  She won't go onto my grass.  She won't leave the pavement unless forced.  To take her out to go to the bathroom we have to go to the front yard by the cement driveway.  She hops to each paving stone until she reaches the porch.  Then she goes over the porch and jumps until she is in my orange lily flower bed and there and there only, she will go to the bathroom.  Not number 2 mind you......oh no, for that I have to drive her down to the river and let her walk there.   There she will walk on the grass.  She just doesn't like our grass.  Now I have never sprayed my lawn as I don't want her licking off the chemicals.  Go figure.  It gets stranger even.   I couldn't get her to eat the special food.  You can just feel the bones under her fur.  She has lost 6 pounds, lots for a dog.  I couldn't get her to drink.  So I have been experimenting and come up with some things that she seems to like.  I have to use a new clean bowl with cold fresh water each and every time I want her to drink.  I have to use a new clean bowl to put the food in and I have to warm it slightly to get her to eat.   If I don't do those things she just won't eat or drink. 

      Now she never did any of these things before she got sick.  The dirtiest mud puddle she could find on walks she would try to drink out of.  Although I am willing and happy to do whatever it takes, I sure hope when she is better she gets over these weird quirks. 

   The vet has never heard anything like it, especially this grass thing and he had to chuckle, but I bet he wouldn't be so amused at 2 am driving down to the river.  Sigh.  She looks so cute though and tonight is doing better.  Even allowed a biscuit or 2.


     I made a really good soup, wild rice with fresh chicken, not the chicken my BIL got, at my MIL and she had soup, a small piece of pie and some fresh pear.  I can cook when I put my mind to it.  Soups are easy also.  Then back home to feed Zoey again.  Every 3 hours.  She is supposed to eat 2 can's, but so far I have only been able to get 1 down her.  3 biscuits though, LOL

     So I am today feeling opportunistic about Zoey.  She looks brighter and even wanted to play! Yippy.  Keep those prayers coming as I think they are working.


inquestoftruth said...

if he gets pulled over, tell 'em he stole the car.   that will keep him locked up a day or 7.
PS:   Zoey appears to be on the mend?    Weird, but mending?   lol

cacklinrosie101 said...

Wierd about Zoey but sometimes they do get quirky after they've been ill and stressed.  At least she is startingt to get better but oy, driving to the river at 2am is a killer.  Your BIL is like a bad weed.  Chris

jimsulliv3 said...

Maybe Zoey saw the Jack Nicholson / Helen Hunt movie, where he plays the curmudgeon with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. She's a good pup and will pull through it all. Tell her Possum S. Hemmingway say meow (hello in cat speak).


ukgal36 said...

I am glad Zoey is on the mend..quirks and all...continued prayers for all..your BIL is a piece of work huh?

madcobug said...

That is strange the way Zoey is acting. I am hoping she will get over this as soon as her nerves settle down. Seems like every three hours to eat two cans of dog food is a litle too much even if she were in good health that would be a lot unless like you said earlier it has a lot of filler in it. This sounds lik a lot of improvement in her feelings though. Prayers still going up for her continued recovery. I would think in your BIL's condition he wouldn't try getting the car in his name. Then he would have to get new tags and new license which he probably couldn't even take the test. I hope he stays away a longggg time. Helen

lanurseprn said...

That is so weird how Zoey is acting! I don't get it...have never heard of that before. But, we all act different when we are sick, don't we? I hope she's back to normal soon.
Sorry to hear BIL is coming back. I figured he would, just not this soon. I figured he wouldn't find a place to stay. UGH! I dread it for you.
Have a good day Julie,

jckfrstross said...

so glad zoey is doing better:) hope you get to the lawyer and find out what you can do to keep bil away from the house


jlocorriere05 said...

Maybe Zoey is just testing you out to see how far you'll go to humour her! Lol! I think I'd do the same, I'm glad she's doing better now, let's hope it continues. Jeannette xx