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Of Sick Dogs, Of Mad Dogs

I brought Mayday home today! It’s quite remarkable as, just last Thursday morning, they were telling me they didn’t hold much hope for her. She was almost lifeless. When I went to get her today, even though the clinic was closed, I was greeted by some amazed workers who have been caring for her and they acted a bit like they had had a visitation from the Virgin Mary or seen the risen Christ! That Mayday, she is like that, quite a mysterious gal. So now she is resting on her little throne on the back of the couch and Harriet is anxious to harrass her but I’ve separated them. At least for a few days. Mayday still has a bit of a limp on her but she is very anxious to be back into her routine and back with her real life. They never did conclude anything about what was wrong with her. But eventually they began treating her for Lyme Disease even though she tested negative (not reliable, those tests!). And that is when she perked up. They put her on doxicycline which is the standard Lyme treatment and the improvement was fast and quite remarkable. She has a shine in her eyes again.

Five days later

Mayday has been home five days now and is back to normal, playing with Harriet (when she feels like it, snapping at her when she doesn’t), eating hungrily and going for walks. Yesterday, I spent the whole day outside splitting up wood for the coming winter. Three cord is piled now. The whole time, Mayday wandered in the field, sniffing, eating grasses, chasing crows. This is her life. And hopefully that will continue to be so for some time.

Updated Friday, October 16th, 2009

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2 Responses to Of Sick Dogs, Of Mad Dogs

  1. K Lech October 19, 2009 at 12:40 pm #

    I read this story with tears in my eyes, thinking the worst but hoping for the best! I’m so glad she is getting better! Oh, the drama our little pets put us through!

  2. Jeff P October 21, 2009 at 6:58 pm #

    Edie, I’m so relieved to hear that Mayday is back to her old dog ways! Our animals are not our pets; they are our family.

    Warmest regards,

    Jeff P

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