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Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Little Dog is an idiot.

I feel like i should post something just because i haven't in awhile. Is that enough reason to post? Probably not. I have the time, so i might as well blather on.

Well, i do have one thing.

Little Dog suffered from a mild Heat Stroke last Thursday due to the fact that she's an idiot.
Little Dog is in a constant battle with the dog next door. Dog next door's name is Carly. Carly is a big dopey mutt that is built not unlike a deer, long and lanky. But most importantly, Carly is super non-aggressive. But, Little Dog is a pain in the ass. Here we go...

I may have mentioned previously that Little Dog likes to run back and forth along the fence that we share with Carly's property. She runs back and forth, back and forth and then jumps. She jumps vertically, to see over the 6 foot fence and runs and barks and runs and jumps and barks.
This is because Little Dog is an idiot. Carly does not pose any particular threat in anyone's mind but hers and this gives Little Dog something to exercise her neuroses on. Because, like anything else, if you don't use your neuroses, you lose them.
We can't have that...

So last Thursday was a balmy 68 degrees here on Long Island, and i went home for lunch like i do everyday to let the dogs out. The dogs appreciate this as not only does it give them time to do their business, but i keep them out there for the 1/2 hour or so while i'm home. This is mostly so i don't end up with dog fur on all of my clothes, but also? Dogs like the outside.

Since it was SO WARM that day (spring has finally sprung here - its about time), Little Dog decided that even though Carly was nowhere to be found, she needed to run the fence line. (oh, and the fence line? A 2 ft. wide dirt bed now. Could have been grass, but no. Not anymore.) So she ran and jumped and barked and ran and ran and ran and ran and got herself frenzied. *I* was not paying any attention and was eating my lunch, thank you very much. 20 minutes later, I called them inside so i could leave. Little Dog was falling up the deck stairs, and was disoriented and wobbling around and kind of drooling.

I had no idea what had happened. I didn't see her running like a shmuck and assumed that she was either poisoned or about to have a seizure. I freaked and threw her in the car and got her to the vet.

Heat Stroke. $458 and 4 hours later, i was able to take her home. She's fine. It's like nothing ever happened. All we have is a bald patch on her front leg from where they stuck the IV.

Stupid Little Dog.

(/thank god she's ok.....)

7 Comments:

  • Oh sweet and stupid.

    Um...at least you don't have to mow that patch?

    By Anonymous Whinger, at 4/18/2006 4:53 PM  

  • What a lovely scary story. Am glad that Little Dog is OK. Has he ever met his neighbor?

    By Blogger shiftclick, at 4/18/2006 8:36 PM  

  • $458???

    is that a typo?

    blimey.

    By Blogger surly girl, at 4/19/2006 6:18 AM  

  • HAHAHAHA.

    I love dogs for EXACTLY reasons like this. Aside from the scare/vet visit/cost, this stuff is hilarious.

    By Blogger star firstbaseman, at 4/19/2006 12:40 PM  

  • Yeeikes , this is why I love my cat. she would just sneak over the fence in the middle of the night and slit the other dogs throat if she thought it where a problem
    heh...

    ~mb

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4/19/2006 1:42 PM  

  • Whinger - ...that may be the only positive way to spin that, yes. :)

    Shiftclick - We've been talking to the neighbors about it. There's a doggy play-date in discussion. Hopefully that'll help.

    Surly - No. I wish it was. Veterinary hospital stay (4 hours) + blood test + IV + cold compress & alcohol for her feet. I'm sure they did more stuff for no good reason. I'll have to check the bill.

    Star firstbaseman - You want two dogs? Real cheep.

    Anon mb - yeah, whatever.

    By Blogger claire, at 4/20/2006 7:21 AM  

  • bloody dogs are expensive, stupid or not.

    Glad she's ok.

    For $458 you'd think they could have given her a brain transplant or something.

    By Blogger Kyahgirl, at 4/21/2006 2:02 PM  

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