Hey It’s Jet Here.
Worked on Ruby’s knee boo boo last night.
Another great healing day.
Hey It’s Jet Here.
On Saturday, JJ had to visit Dr. Shaffer again to check on her scar and her ear (infection, then wax wad). Of course, I fell for the “Jetty, do you want a piggie ear?” so Mom could get JJ out of the house without my noticing.
Mom told me the following when they returned home…
Jetty, you won’t believe what happened. Dr. Shaffer said that while JJ’s ear does not present any inflammation, she still has that wad of wax down there and there are hairs in it which could lead to an infection. The two syringe thingies of helping stuff has done this softening of the wax, however, it’s still lodged in there. Dr. Shaffer and his vet techs took JJ into the back and put her up on the table. Dr. Shaffer brought towels out and used this gynormous syringe filled with a solution to try to flush out the wax wad. Your sister demonstrated courage and bravery during each repeated flush.
When they dried her off and brought her back into the exam room, Dr. Shaffer said he got about half out and I would have to flush everyday for a week, beginning a week from Saturday. I will have the usual medicine bottle, no big syringe thingie.
On our way out, Judy mentioned JJ was up for her semi-annual complimentary exam. Knowing that JJ had enough with the back room, they kindly came out to check her stool. I figured they could call me with the results. Judy and I started chatting and before you know it, the vet tech came out and said JJ had hookworms. REALLY? EWWWWWWWWW, I’ve never dealt with that in all my years of pet ownership. Did I mention EWWWWWWWW Jetty? They gave her some medicine in her mouth and I have to do the second dose. And… when I take JJ back in two weeks, guess whose “scoop the poop” bag/specimen I have to bring… YUK!!!!!!
So, Jetty, I say that both the wax wad and the hookworms are definitely the mischief makers this week. Did I mention EWWWWWWWW????
Uh Mom? Yes, Jetty? Take a breath, calm down, Nurse Jetty is on duty, everything will get better. Thanks Jetty, you’re the best.
Another great, but medically yucky, day.
Hey, It’s Jet Here.
After yesterday’s post, Mom and her friend, Gina, chatted and did this girl thing called “catching up” for a long time. Jet, we’ve talked about this. Oh, yeah, sorry Mom. Since she was in the office, I, Nurse Jetty, took the opportunity to take care of her foot again. Miss Gina didn’t know about our blog. (How is this possible? Doesn’t everybody?) When they hung up, Miss Gina sent the following email which Mom says describes us K9s to a “K”! I do not understand all the words, however, Mom giggled at the end.
Inner Peace: This is so true
If you can start the day without caffeine,
If you can always be cheerful, ignoring aches and pains,
If you can resist complaining and boring people with your troubles,
If you can eat the same food every day and be grateful for it,
If you can understand when your loved ones are too busy to give you any time,
If you can take criticism and blame without resentment,
If you can conquer tension without medical help,
If you can relax without alcohol,
If you can sleep without the aid of drugs,
… Then You Are Probably …
The Family Dog!
Another Great and Zen kind of day.
Hey It’s Jet Here.
Part of my Scooby Doo Academy curriculum focuses on health and wellness. This section includes my own health and wellness as well as others. My sister, Koko, had a special knack in this area. When Mom burned her foot a few years ago, Koko knew the exact location and tried to minister cleanings every day. Unfortunately, the burn needed more intensive human treatment, requiring special bandaging. Koko licked around the bandage and gently laid her chin over Mom’s foot every day for about four months to protect from further injury. Koko also did therapy work as I’ve shared before; she provided a great model for me.
Yesterday, Mom finally spent some time at home. I heard her tell my Auntie Liz that she would finish knitting her scarf by bedtime. (She and Auntie Liz have an art show next week at the Miami Beach Botanical Garden. Mom sold more knitted items and spice mixes recently than expected (yippee, more biscuits), which means she has to knit and blend really, really fast to increase this thing called inventory by next week!
Anyway, she spent a few hours knitting yesterday. I kept her company and practiced my nursing skills. From all the walking at that Art Basel stuff she had two boo-boos on her foot. I licked her wounds for so long, I put myself to sleep! Jetty, thank you for your loving care yesterday, you made me feel better. You have a gentle touch, just like Koko did. Your welcome Mom.
My favorite part of nursing Mom’s feet is when she puts this stuff called Shea Butter on her boo-boos. I must control myself because I want to lick it right off her foot. Mom always asks me to wait while she covers her boo-boo and then lets me lick the small amount of shea butter still on her finger.
Another great and helpful day.