Posts Tagged ‘potty training’

Happy Pills

Friday, June 18th, 2010

az prozacI feel so bad for Miss Abby.  She suffers from fear/anxiety aggression which makes her on edge virtually ALL the time.  We had her on a low dose of Prozac, which was helping.  When we first started her on the meds, I did not notice much of a difference.  She seemed like the same pup, just less tense. 

A few weeks ago we found that both pup’s liver values were high.  We go back to UC Davis today for another liver test to see if there are bigger issues.  One thing we had to do was take Abby off her Happy Pill.  This will give the vet a true representation of her liver health. 

I can’t tell you how anxious I am to get her back on her meds.  I may bring one in my pocket and give it to her as soon as they pull the blood draw.  She has been a wreck since getting off the prozac.  She is scared and aggressive again, which is causing the fights between the girls.  It feels like we have undone all the progress we were making in curbing their fighting.  Needless to say, I certainly did not realize how well the meds were working until we stopped them!

So today we load the pups in the car for the 90 minute drive to see their behaviorist.  Hopefully we get good news on the liver values.  Then we can get back on track with their training, with the aid of a little happy pill.

Raindrops keep falling…

Tuesday, October 13th, 2009

…on my prissy dogs.

Radar Map RainfallC’mon girls. You are BULLDOGS. One would think that a little rain would not be the end all for these butchy little dumplings. Heck, with all that extra skin and rolls, I doubt they are even feeling too wet yet. But alas, I had to CARRY each one out individually this morning and deposit them under the hammock so they can tinkle under cover. (Cesar Millan would scold me for being a bad Pack Leader for sure!) Doesn’t seem to matter that I am standing out there in the rain waiting for the eventual tinkle. dog rainAfter they each finished with the potty under the hammock, they decided that the rain wasn’t so bad and went to the other end of the yard for their big jobs. Thank the rain gods they did that so I wouldn’t have to clean up poop mess in the house.  Perhaps I will have to invest in a raincoat for the dumplings.  One thing is for sure, I am thinking rain is not beneficial for potty training!

Not sure yet how they are handling the rain as far as morning play time. I bet they are cooped up in the house driving Jen crazy.

maxineOne thing I am sure of, my little Princess Daisy (who got a haircut yesterday and is likely feeling the raindrops since her fluff was shaved off) will avoid the outside at all cost today. She is way too prissy to get her feet wet. Knowing her, she will pee and poop inside rather than be a dog and do her business while getting rained on. I swear she is a grouchy old lady in a fur coat.

 

 

Daisy October 2009 haircut 2

Thank goodness Rosie is a somewhat normal dog. She will go out to do her business and then come in and sleep all afternoon.

What a life