Tuesday, January 22, 2008

My brother is sick, as a dog

Sorry we haven't updated in some time...it's been a war zone at our house, and I've been trying to stay out of the way. Sparky was terribly sick this weekend - making all kinds of messes everywhere.

It started Friday evening, right before our Mama came home from work. I heard all these strange noises coming from his kennel (our kennels are separated by a chair so we can't see each other and cause trouble). The, I smelled some serious yuckiness. When Mama walked in, she said "oh no...I smell poo. Ahhhhh! Liquid poo!!!!" She then ushered us outside to do our business, which included Sparky making a mess on the sidewalk. Gross!

As soon as Sparky crossed the threshold, he puked.

(Kat's Note: If I didn't see him actually vomit, I would've thought it came out of the other end. It stunk sooooooooo bad. Poor little guy.)

Even worse, as Mama was picking it up she was gagging all over the place, and I thought that I, Patches the Beaglier, would have to call my Pop for backup! As soon as Mama turned around to compose herself, Sparky poo'ed watery stuff again.

Sparky wasn't allowed to play at all that night, as my Mama had to hold him. Everytime someone took their eyes off of him he would get sick in the corner. On Saturday, he started to poo blood, so Mama packed him up and took him to the vet lady. She was terribly worried. The stole some of Sparky's blood and put a spoon up his rear and did some tests. Sparky (and I, by proxy) were put on a white rice diet.

All's better now, and Spark's test came back as normal. Thank goodness. Life is just so much more fun when my brother isn't a sickie.


Ferndoggle said...

Aw, Sparky dude...that sucks! I'm glad it was nothing too serious. I've had the bloody poops & Mom always freaks out! They tell her the same thing every time...fast me for 24 hours and then do the rice & burger diet thing. Pawsonally, I think the fasting is B.S. but it makes me feel better...and I love boiled burger.

Feel better soon!


Jan said...

Ah, poor Sparky. That must have been horrible. Glad you're feeling better. We know your mom is glad!

We read about the bad pit bulls after reading your synopsis of 2007. We hope you don't hold that against all dogs folks classify as "pits."

jans funny farm

Lady Kaos said...

Poor Sparky!! and Poor Sparky's Mom!!! and Poor Patches!! I'm glad you got better quick. Being sick is totally not fun, especially when it's something like that and you end up at the vet!
Take it easy!!

Maggie & Mitch said...

We're so glad you're feeling better, Sparky! Being sick is no fun at all!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Ume said...

poor Sparky!
glad u r feeling better now... n it was nothing serious. it muz have felt dreadful.

Suki Sumo said...

Poor Sparky! I hope you feel better! You must have caught a bug.

CoCo said...

Sparky...that must have been scary! I'm sorry you had such a rough weekend. I'm sure your Mama took great care of you. Patches was also worried too! I'm glad you are better!

CoCo Puff

Sophie Brador said...

I hope Sparky is feeling better -- and your mom. Cleaning up that mess is rough.


Sparky said...


The fast. Thanks for the reminder! The fast was horrid - and Patches didn't mention it because during that time, *he* got to chow down like usual. No kibble, no treats! Thank dogness I am better now.

Amber-Mae said...

Oh boy, how horrible! But I'm glad he's all better now. He must have eaten something wrong or maybe it's the weather or maybe it's just something else. Shoving up that thingy up his butt must have been uncomfortable.

Love licks,
Solid Gold Dancer

Katherine and Pippa, said...

Pooh. Bad times eh.

Glad things are improving, makes life easier on your mom too.

Momo & Pinot said...

So sorry.. we haven't visited you guys for so long. While we were quite you!-Patches has grown up so quickly!! :)
Anyways, are you ok, Spakly?? We're glad the test result was ok but being sick was not nice, wasn't it!! Hope you'll feel much better!!

Momo & Pinot

Izzie said...

Oh Sparky! I'm so sorry you were sick! And Patches it's so nice you were worried about Sparky! I'm glad Sparky's feeling better.

Preston said...

Hi! Sparky,
I am so sorry that you were not feeling well. glad that you are better now. After you make the full recovery, maybe your mommy will get you a "Bettie" like mine. I chew on mine every day and it still looks like new,can you believe that?


Poppy said...

Poor Sparky! That is such a sad little face!


Stanley said...

Whoa, man! That sounds like a BEAST of a virus you had Sparky. I'm glad you're feeling better and that it's not serious, but WHOA!

I'm sending goober smooches to you, your brother, and your mama for cleaning everything up.

Keep us posted, man.

Goober love,