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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Diesel's Dog Days

Hello to all my Mum's bloggy friends.... Diesel here! I've been watching my Mum while she works on her lap top and I recon I can hack this blogging thing she does (occasionally). I'm very intelligent being a German Shepherd, my breed is consistently in the top three breeds of dog for intelligence you know so doing a bit of blogging should be a breeze. Ahhummm, let's get started before I get booted off of here so she can go surfing... I don't get that, she doesn't go to the beach to do it more's the pity, I love going to the beach.

I wanted to say a huge thank you to all of you who sent me good wishes and enquired about me when I broke my leg, you are all so lovely I'd like to send you a big lick in return.
It's been a long haul for me and my Mum, she's had to keep a very close eye on me and restrict my movements for ten weeks. That's not an easy thing to do because I love to run around and play and protect my family from people passing the house, especially those who have dogs with them... I don't like strange dogs on or near my property. I don't mind the nice little Staffy who lives next door, I never bark at her and occasionally I get to play with one of her toys if it comes over the fence.

Anyway, I digress.... while I had the pot on my leg I got sick with something else and my nose went all dry and crusty, then my lips began to go flakey and peel off and I was finding it hard to breath at night so Mum took me back to see Uncle Derrick (my nice vet who calls me some very funny names) and he told Mum that I have a nasty thing called PEMPHIGUS FOLIACEUS,
not nice at all. Apparently my anti bodies are fighting each other. It is a known immune condition in German Shepherds and anywhere the outer skin joins the inner skin is prone to attack so the eyes, ears, lips, nose, groin and nail beds can be affected. But I got some steroid tablets to take and hopefully it will get it under control and I won't have to stand still while Mum plasters the greasy stuff she calls Vaseline all over my nose.
My pot is off now and I have to have lots and lots of short walks (yipee) and I can go further and further as we progress. I'm allowed off my lead in the garden but not when we go in the big field as I might get a bit too over enthusiastic again as I love to chase the balls and run really fast and jump up really high to catch them. I can go swimming at the therapy pool too so things are getting much better and I don't have to go back to the vet's until August which is a shame really as they all know me so well now and make a big fuss of me. Even Uncle Derrick who calls me 'Whally' says I'm a nice 'Whally' and I never growl at him.... ever!

So that's where I'm at at the moment. I'm not liking all this wet weather we're getting here in the North East as I love to be out in the garden playing and chasing the birds and other critters who try to share my garden but at least while it's wet I can play on this lap top thingy. 
I shall say goodbye now and maybe I'll be able to come back again and let you know what I've been up to if Mum doesn't get angry with me for getting mud all over the little black buttons! I'm going to go and stare at her now until she gets the message that it's time to go walkies in the field.

Bye Bye to all my Bloggy Friends.... until the next time.

Love, hugs and licks......
Diesel x


craftimamma said...

Hello Diesel, Snoopy here! Glad to hear you're slowly getting back to your old self but you'll have to learn a bit of restraint buddy or you'll end up in pot again.

I'm with you on chasing the bird and other critters that trespass though. I am being tormented several times a day by a family of wood pigeons but I'll get 'em one day you betcha'.

I've spent today barking my head off at someone I can't see who keeps dropping truck loads of boulders in the sky and my mum says I'm making her ears ring. She did take me for a walk earlier but I wasn't too happy because it bucketed down with rain and my tummy got all cold and soggy 'cos it's so close to the ground. Had a nice warm shower when we got back though!

Take card buddy and watch out for those crafty critters.

Big licks back to you and one for your Mum

Snoopy Xx

judith@poppy cottage said...

Hi Diesel, it's Buzz and the chooks here. Glad to hear that you are improving, but that nasty condition doesn't sound too much fun. We wouldn't like Vaseline smeared all over us either. Be good for your Mum, and she's bound to take you for lots of walks when you are better.
Big hugs, (and from Judith too!)xx

Debbie said...

Hi and welcome to blog land Diesel. It's so good to hear from you. I'm pleased your mummy allowed you to update us on your progress. It's a relief that your poorly leg is healing and that your not chasing balls or pidgeons as this would be a worry. I do hope your nose is better as you wouldn't be able to sniff out delicious treats. I hope the steroids do the trick. I know they can be very costly but worth it if they do the trick. Please let me know what Uncle Dave has to say when you visit him. I must say you still look as hansome as ever. I did see a photo of Bertie a few weeks ago and he looks well too.
Well I'm off for a walk now.
Take care

judithw said...

Hi Diesel,

So glad you are feeling better and your plaster is off.

I know how you feel with all this rain, I can't get out and run around the garden and I don't think Mum appreciates me waking her up at 1.30am so I can wander about outside. I miss my running around out there and chasing the other dogs on the other side of the fence. Dad is sick of getting his feet wet when we go to the field and when I run about the house I tend to knock things over so Mum isn't keen on that. I like to chase my rope and skid on the conseratory rug right across to the other side of the room, hee hee, good fun that just missed the TV the other day.

Mum won't let me near her new netbook so I will have to wait until she goes out to use the laptop, I have not blogged in ages.

Well it's time for my wander out the front but I have to wear my leader cos if I see the cat from up the street, vroom, I'm off, there is no holding me back.

See you soon Diesel and take care of that leg.

Love Bert xx

erasercarver said...

Hi Diesel, Willow here! I know exactly how pemphigus foliaceus feels, as I have it myself, but the vet has finally sorted it all out for me, and I know you will feel much better with your medication soon. I feel fabulous now!

So good to hear that you are well on the mend, Ash and I send lots of purrs over to you.

Better go, before mum comes back into her studio - it's all go here, I'm waiting patiently for a new bed to be set up in here so I can keep an eye on her.

Willow and Ash =^..^=