Saturday, September 16, 2017


You know those mornings when something doesn't feel quite right?
Friday was one of those mornings.
We did have a short early walk....
but later, Bella was tortured on the grooming table,
and I, Roxy, had a powder puff bath and put on my best
collar...the one with the Ernie and Roxy tag.
We piled into the car and went
to the VET!
Bella went in first, and we found out she had a
high temperature!
(The vet took it 4 times with two thermometers!)
 So that meant she couldn't be vaccinated!
However, she did have blood stolen from her neck,
and was supposed to have a urine sample.
SHE, armed with a bright blue plastic kidney dish,
took Bella outside.
Bella was too nervous to cooperate.
So I, Roxy, after a ruckus trying to get me out of the car and leave Dui in,
had to sniff around to encourage Bella.
It didn't work,
Waiting for my turn on the table.
 So I had to go inside.
Ignoring everything that's happening.
I submitted to all the indignities stoically and had my injections.
We were piled back into the car....SHE had the kidney dish,
and we went to the soccer field just down the road.
Bella performed on the first post....sample collected.
Dui and I were having a great time racing around like maniacs, so we stayed for a little longer.
As we headed back to the car, SHE noticed a man approaching with a dog.  Roxy and Dui were put on leads...the precious kidney dish placed on the grass...and Bella decided it was up to her to protect the pack.  She chased that dog off the field...........twice!
All the time, SHE was holding lunging dogs away from the dish, and yelling for Bella like a banshee!
Finally, the kidney dish was  emptied into the little jar, and we headed back to the vet's to drop it off!
For $302 we discovered that Bella has slightly elevated enzymes in her liver and is on antibiotics for 10 days.
She shows no symptoms of anything, so hopefully, she just has an infection of some sort.  We'll just keep checking.
And , hopefully, she'll get her injections soon.


  1. We are very happy that Bella does not have anything seriously wrong. We will still say a prayers for her. SHE should always know with her pack there is always drama

  2. Oh boys! You guys had FUNS! Okays, well except for the indignities of the vettie probs...those are NEVER funs! Good work keepin' those doggies off YOUR field! And I am impressed that SHE was able to keep the 'collection' from spilling! (I would have knocked it over in spite...BOL!)
    I'll keep my paws crossed for you Bella ~ that the pills will do their job and you can gets your shots....wait, that doesn't sound good eithers...
    Ruby ♥

  3. Poor Bella, we hope it is just something minor that the antibiotics will take care of. We can just picture HER trying to protect the precious pee pot:) Our Mom would have managed to lose every single drop of it:)

    Woos - Lightning, Misty and Timber

  4. That was quite an eventful vet visit. We hope the meds work for Bella and she feels better soon.

  5. Pug Paws crossed for Bella. Hope the pills do the trick and get her feeling better!
    Hazel & Mabel

  6. Hmmm. Not the results you want? Get another vet.

  7. Good vibes for Bella - I hope she's feeling well enough to get that vaccine really soon!!

  8. Paws crossed for Bella, get well soon sweetie
    Mum says she can't imagine trying to corral 3 dogs into the VETs although I finks it would be funs, hehe!
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  9. You guys have more fun going to see the vet than I do! I am sending you lots of positive vibes, Bella!

  10. Oh No Bella we are so very sorry you are feeling poorly but thank goodness SHE noticed and got you to the vet lickety split. Maybe the UTI/ had all your levels messed up. I know back last fall it messed levels up. Hugs and kitty kisses..
    PS Bella glad to know you felt good enough to defend the pack.
    Madi your bfff

  11. We kept expecting to read that the 'sample' got spilled. Good job! It sounds like a hectic experience, kind of a normal day around here.

  12. Hopefully it will pass with no further troubles! Your mom must be a good multi-tasker!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  13. I hope Bella is all better after the pills!

  14. What a day... I sure hope that Bella is all better after those pills!

  15. Bella - you deserve a fishcake after the kidney dish treatment.

  16. Hi hi hi! Ojo here! That sounds AWFUL! (Apart from the fun-park part!) I do not like the place called Vet. I hope you got many, many treats! And we hope Bella gets completely better soon and nothing else happens that means another trip to Vet!

  17. Oh my dear Bella I am praying that nothing serious is going on. Now that we both are eight it seems we must be giving more samples to the vet. I pray those pills are not horse pills and that they go down easy.
    Sweet William The Scot