Thursday, March 24, 2011

Thoughtful Thursday

I missed my opportunity for a "Wordless Wednesday" post, so let's roll with this for a minute.

I've been noticing that Parker and Skye's relationship is changing (in a good way!).  When I decided to commit to a second dog, I had all these happy, fluffy images in my head of cuddling, lovey dogs sharing my couch space.  To say that didn't happen would be an understatement.  Parker didn't want Skye to touch him, play with him, or snuggle with him under any circumstances.  It was a sad sight; my little blue pit bull being constantly rejected by her sassy fluff boy brother.  But lately, there has been improvement in when it comes to sharing space.  Parker will tolerate being on the couch with Skye, they play all the time, and I have 3 documented cases of snuggling!

This was the extended cuddling incident- lucky for me I had my camera with me!

Nobody move, or sneeze, or blink... just in case.

Parker reconsidered once Skye started snoring.

But he couldn't deny that he was comfy...

Also, Skye has normal pee!  If you didn't read my last post, that might seem like an unnecessary statement.  But I had to bring a urine sample to the vet to make sure her kidneys were functioning as they should.  At first, Skye wouldn't pee at all, she was so concerned about me following her with a cup.  Then, she thought maybe we were playing a game, and she started zooming around the yard.  I was worried she'd pop a squat too far away, and I'd miss my chance, so I grabbed a leash in a moment of stupidity.  Skye has always had an instinctive urge to run away from a leash, and while I can now get her to come over when I need to, we were way past the point of negotiation this morning.  She saw the leash and sprinted all the faster around and around.  Luckily, once I threw the leash away, she was tired again, and sauntered over to her favorite pee spot.  My sudden interest in this activity still concerned her, but she didn't press the issue.

So, to make a long story even longer, her elevated BUN is still a mystery.  We're going to redo the blood test on Saturday to see if it was a fluke, but at least her kidneys aren't failing.  If the BUN is still elevated, then it's most likely a GI bleed, which is not even close to being common in a young dog.  As always, cross your paws for us, and I'll keep you in the loop.

See?  They look thoughtful... and it's Thursday.... get it?


  1. Just love the snuggle pics


  2. Awww! It's so wonderful when you feel like they've bonded. It might not be quite the relationship you envisioned, but I imagine it will get stronger with time.

    Tucker's Mom


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