29 isn’t old!
Second of all, I decree that the greatest game ever is “Rockband”. It is soooooooooooo much fun, I implore all of you to get it if you have a game console.
We took the puggies to the vet this weekend. Rukia weighed in at a wopping 4 lbs – and she is 3 months old according to her papers. Okay, two things. Either (a) she is just small boned or (b) the breeder lied to us about her age. She eats plenty and is active, happy and well-adjusted. I know she isn’t malnurished (she’s even getting a cute little pot belly). I want to hope she’s just going to be a small pug, I really want to believe that the breeder didn’t lie – because if she lied about Rukia’s age then I have to call into question everything else the breeder put on Rukia’s papers. *sigh* No, let’s just believe in the innate goodness of humans and hope that Rukia is just tiny. Yes, I shall do that.
Napoleon is 4 1/2 months old, 11 pounds – and I believe it. I was carrying him around PetCo for a while on Saturday and he’s getting heavy! Yikes! He isn’t fat or anything, just muscular, I suppose. The vet said he was perfectly in shape. Such a handsome puggy!
However, poor little Poley had ear mites! The vet treated him and aparently Rukia didn’t have them, but they are contagious so she’ll have to be checked when she comes in for her 3rd set of shots, next month. I felt so guilty when Poley got ear mites. I mean, did I do something wrong? Did I not clean him well enough? Did I let him sniff an infested dog? Did I not keep his crate clean enough!? But the vet assured me that it’s common and that Napoleon probally came to us from the breeder with the mites. This makes me feel marginally better, but I still feel vaugely guilty.
Question to dog/cat owners out there: Do you use any sort of antiseptic ear solution to clean the wax and debris out of your dogs/cats ear canals? If so, how often should I be doing this? What product do you use? Thanks, in advance!
~ by Nevis on March 3, 2008.