Tuesday, May 19, 2009

First Lake Trip of the Year




The lake was awesome, the weather was perfect, hot and clear. It was up to 105 this last weekend and we went to lake with 8 other friends for Rory's Birthday lake trip '09. His ski is faster then ever before, due to the new exhaust, new head, pistons and gaskets, basically a new motor!
We had a blast and can't wait to go back, probably in the next few weeks.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Update on Baxters Condition

Hi guys, I just wanted to write that so far Baxter has not shown any bad signs of the poison ingestion.
He is a little depressed from the lack of activity. I did speak with the Vet yesterday and she said short leash walks are acceptable, but absolutely no play for a month. So he is able to go on walks, but he knows something is wrong, and he thinks he is being punished.

Other than that, we are so relieved that he is doing okay. We have heard horror stories about this kind of thing happening to local dogs and them not making it. :(
Rory and I thankfully saw him doing it and could get him to the Vet quickly and treat him. The poison is strong enough that if he digested a teaspoon and a half it would cause bleeding. Apparently the Vet who induced the vomiting on Baxter, said he threw up about 3/4 of a cup of it! So we are lucky he is okay.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Bad day for Baxter, and Us.

Well today was not a good day as a dog owner. Rory and I are very upset, our Baxter got into a container of Squirrel/Rodent Poison that was left out on the property and forgotten for a few weeks. We had no idea it was there, I saw him eating out of the bucket and immediately knew it was bad. Rory was with me and confirmed it was poison.
We rushed him to the vet and they induced vomiting. They kept him there a while until he stopped, then he was given charcoal to filter any poison in his system. He also got an injection of vitamin K to counter act the poison, and we have a bottle of vitamin K to give him for a couple weeks.
We picked him up around 5pm today and while there, learning our take home care steps we learned the very depressing news of Baxter's recovery. He must not have any form of activity for 30 days. Apparently the poison can remain in the body for up to a month and activity releases it to the blood stream. A complete lack of activity will not be easy for our hyper active terrier. He comes with us to work every day where he runs around most of the day. He is super hyper when we get home and enjoys his toys and a very intense play with them. He is usually walked by us to go to the bathroom and rarely goes in our yard. And we can't let him do any of those things for a month.
We are not sure how it will go, but tomorrow we are going to leave him at home for the first time ever while we go to work. So sad, but we just want him to be okay and recover. We'll keep you posted on his condition.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Baxter 3 1/2 years

Running at top speed, you can tell by the ears.


New Toy Day!
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Baxter, our little guy has been enjoying himself lately. He had a new friend come by and spend a long time playing his favorite game, Tug-a-War!
He and the little Border Collie puppy (about 4 months old) played "tug" for at least 15 minutes non stop. Then continued the day of play with about an hour of "you chase me, then I'll chase you."
Baxter sounds vicious, but that's just how our little terrier plays, he is really having a blast, I swear!
Also he got a new toy, its a plush tree trunk with 3 little squeaky squirrels that fit inside. Baxter's 2nd favorite game is pulling toys out of things, so it was hard to resist for Rory, and he had to purchase the toy for his boy!

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