Well, ya know the saying when it rains it pours? It has been monsooning here at our house. Bowie wuz getting really sick last night, he felt warm, he wouldn't eat, and he just looked miserable. So da mommas decided he needed to go to the emergency vet. But furst, they had to take the dogs out. When my momma wuz helping Finley (her leg wuz in a sling following her procedure to put her hip back into place after she dislocated it), she noticed Finley stank. And not just dirty dog stink - her foot smelled putrid and it was oozing. So she went with Bowie to the emergency vet. They both had to stay overnight. Bowie's temperature spiked up to 105 when he was there and they determined he has an upper respiratory infection. So he got lotsa antibiotics and he's home now. But he's still feeling bad - he's eating a lil and he's lethargic still.
Late last night, I developed the sneezies too. And I was doing the same panting Bowie wuz doing. Angelique has also been sneezing (she wuz actually the furst to get sneezy, but she didn't get as sick as Bowie). So da mommas got antibiotics for all three of us. I've been feeling bad today - I tried hiding, but momma keeps finding me. And just now, I only took a bite of my dinner. Not like me at all, normally I can't get enough.
Angelique is the only one of us who is eating good, but she's still sneezing too. So it seems like the three of us are ALL sick and our old pup is still at the emergency vet with a nasty bacterial infection. They had to remove the sling - what that means for her hip, we'll find out on Monday. But she could wind up with a gimpy leg if the hip pops back out of joint. And she wuz doing so good and really trying. It's all just really discouraging and depressing. Not meaning to be a downer, especially now when the whole world is such a dark and depressing place. But it's what is goin on here. So just be sure not to judge your friends and neighbors you see out and about - they could be doing something important, like taking animals to the emergency vet (or shopping for an elderly couple, or working at a food bank, or something GOOD). Not everyone who's out is just being a quarantine rebel.