Snoring Dog 

For such a little guy, Coby sure has a big snore! Check out the video my husband took today. Make sure your volume is up. ​

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Sick Babies

It’s been a crazy week here at the ABC household. Artie has been suffering with terrible allergies. His eyes are runny and red, and the left eye is partially closed. I called the vet and set up an appointment, only to have to cancel it due to an appointment for myself. So Artie continues to suffer…although the eye rinse and Children’s Benedryl brings some relief. He will see the vet Monday morning.

 

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Artie and his sad allergy eyes 

 

Coby was our bigger concern. Coby wasn’t acting normal on Sunday. He couldn’t get comfortable, wouldn’t eat, and his stomach kept making lots of noises. On Monday, he appeared to feel a little better and ate some food. It was Tuesday morning that I discovered he had bright red blood in his runny stool. I immediately called the vet and took him in to get examined. While at the vet, he threw up three times, two times it was nothing but a pile of bright red blood.

After ruling out any type of worm, the vet discovered two of his bacteria levels were high. He was in rough shape so that vet encouraged me to hospitalize him. Reluctantly, I left him there around 11 am. They gave him IV fluids, medication to stop the vomiting and diarrhea, Pepcid, and antibiotics. He didn’t have any more vomiting or diarrhea after that point so I was able to pick him up from the vet at 5:30 pm that same day. They kept his IV port in his leg overnight just in case he needed fluids again the next day.

 

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Coby and his IV port 

 

After a really good night of sleep with mommy and daddy, Coby was still really tired and weak the next day. I took him back to the vet and they gave him some fluids under the skin and another shot of Pepcid. Pepcid helps with the intestinal bleeding.

So today, Thursday, is a better day. Cody ate well and had his first bowel movement since Tuesday. It was solid but covered with dark blood (which is better than bright red). He has also been more active. We will continue his antibiotic, Pepcid, and probiotic until he visits the doctor next Friday, May 20. We pray that everything is cleared up by then and that he will be back to his normal happy self!

It’s been some week!!!

 

It’s Been a Year!

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It’s hard to believe that one year ago today, Coby entered our lives. Born on September 11, 2014, Coby wasn’t considered “perfect” in the eyes of the pet stores because he has a luxating patella (moving kneecap). This is very common with small dogs. So, Coby was given up to  a rescue. This may seem like a sad situation, but it was a BLESSING for us. We were the lucky ones to have the opportunity to adopt a precious Yorkshire Terrier…our “C” of the gang.

It was November 26, 2014, when I talked to the founder of Homeward Bound Rescue about another possible adoption. I remember her words to this day, “It’s your lucky day. I just got an adorable Yorkie yesterday. He is neutered and ready to go home with someone”. The next day I picked up Coby on what was suppose to be a two-week trial. I knew from the moment I saw him that he would be ours! Would Artie and Buddy feel the same?

 

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Lots of sniffing happened that first day, and to be honest, it took about two weeks for Artie and Buddy to begin warming up to Coby. Once they warmed up, I knew Coby was HOME!

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These were some of the first pictures of them together. It made my heart so happy to see the three of them starting to become “brothers”.  Today, one year later, they are inseparable…they are ABC!!!