It all started with a routine vet visit. We loaded powers up in the jeep, harnessed him in with Adam's genius "keep Powers from jumping out of the jeep after a squirrel while we're traveling 45 m.p.h." contraption. Then we went to the vet for ordinary vaccines, check up, etc. The vet waiting room is a funny area. Everyone looks at their pets and giggles quietly as other people's pets whine or dance around. Owners say things like "Easy, Fluffy." and "She is just so excited, aren't you sweet baby girl!"
Anywhoos, Powers finally gets called and we go in, have the shots, get weighed (speaking of, we also received some interesting news- after years of Powers not being able to gain weight, here he is, after only 3 months of mixing canned food with the dry, FAT.) Well, the vet didn't actually say he was FAT, but he did say he could stand to lose a few. So, basically, he's fat. I'm sure I don't help the situation with my sneaky table scraps that I slide to Powers. (Adam does not approve)
So, as we're on the way home, Powers vomits 3 times in the jeep. Then we get home and he pukes again in the yard and lies down. He's panting all crazy-like. This is weird, up 'vaccine reaction dog" on the internet and it sounds bad, so I call the vet place & get the machine. Then we call the Emergency vet place and they tell us that we need to come in. So, we're like, "hey Powers! We're going for a ride- c'mon!" nothing. He doesn't get up, its so weird. So, Adam picks him up and carries him to the jeep. He lays in my lap all pathetic-like.
We get to the Emergency vet place and it is so interesting-
there's a big boxer there that got stung by a bee and has a huge tongue and swollen eye- he was funny. There's a golden lab there that ate paintballs that the neighbor's kids shot. His vomit was bright green. Also, there was a sad, older couple there with their tiny terrier. The terrier had a little tiny i.v. and the couple was so sad. Its funny how much a part of our lives our pets become, you know? They're so wonderful and always love you and are always happy to see you. Anyways, long story short- he got pumped full of steriods and benadryl and he's better now! He had a reaction to the Leptospirosis vaccine, which he didn't have in Texas. So, we go home and he drinks copious amounts of water and then passed out. We have to keep giving him Benadryl for the next few days, so he'll be a little calmer, a little more mellow, a little more drunk.
Its cool in Erie- this morning when I was driving to work, the car thermometer said 46 degrees!!! Yay fall! And my best pal is coming in tomorrow!!!