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A Millet Surprise

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In my post “Gone On Vacation” I remember posting about the gifts that I purchased for my pets while I was away. I never really got around to posting about it, but here is a picture of the millet I got for the budgies.

Millet Galore!

I finally opened the bag last night and discovered that it was really light to hold. The piece of millet I took out didn’t seem really full and fluffy, but the budgies really enjoyed it. 🙂 I’ll be checking through the bag later on to see if all the pieces are the same, or if it was just that one.

The other gifts I bought were a pair of squeaking tennis balls, and a sort of tug-of-war teddy bear for Rocky and the other dogs. They were both a huge hit, and the teddy bear suffered because of it. Rocky loved it so much that he tore of one of its ears and pulled some stuffing out. I’m thinking next time I’ll be getting a more durable chew toy.

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Some Goodies for the Birds

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Today I decided to make a nice and yummy combination for the birds to eat for dinner to see if they would like to have some. My idea actually worked! They dug right in like champs and stuffed their faces. What I made was a combination of baby spinach, apples, carrots and green peppers for wet food. Then there was another little mixture I made to add to it which contained cinnamon, wheat germ, some seeds, crushed oyster shell and some charcoal. After I mixed the wet food and rinsed it thoroughly I drained it well and mixed it with the dry mixture. I put some in the freezer to save for tomorrow, so they can have it for dinner once again. It has such a strong smell with the cinnamon and green pepper mix, I don’t know what to think of it!

On a side note: Rocky is still doing really good, he is outside more frequently now, and is still behaving very nicely indoors. I’m pretty sure that the new dog house is going to be built soon. Maybe tomorrow we will hear news about it. 🙂

Rocky’s Update

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Rocky is doing much better! He got some visitors today (My grandmother, auntie and cousin) and he got to go outside for a bit to relieve himself and get some fresh air. He is being fed twice daily, along with lots of water and some medication. He is much more lively today. My grandmother said he looked much better than she expected, so that’s good news. His eyes were sunken in the day we brought him to the vets, but now they are full looking and his gums have all their color back. If he keeps going on like this, he will be better in no time at all!

My Idea: In Progress

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A few days ago I posted about making a new page about healthy foods for birds here. Well, I’ve started making some progress. I’ve already written up some different types of food that I’d like to include, and I have also been reading up on them. I will be adding more later so hopefully I will stick to my goal and have it ready by the end of the month.

On a side-note, Rocky is doing even better and today I walked him around a bit so that he could relieve himself. He also got to greet some visitors that were ski-doing outside. He enjoyed the walk, and I bet the fresh air was good for him. Tomorrow I’ll be making another post about his progress, so stick around!

Rocky is Back!

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Rocky made it another night, and guess what?! He’s doing so well that he came back home with us! He is drinking, eating and he seems to be more alert. There is also some color coming back to his gums. We brought him back home with us from the animal hospital when we were finished one of our hockey games, and he rode all the way back home in the back seat with me. He behaved so well, and when we got back home he was so excited that he almost jumped out the door when I was getting out of the car.

We also cleaned up a little spot just for him in our kitchen. He gets to stay there until his temporary house is built on the step. He is such a quiet dog, I wish he was an indoor dog. Right now he is laying down on his blanket with his new little teddy bear.

It’s crazy to think, but just the other night the vets didn’t even think he was going to make it. My parents thought that he might of had to be put down, but that isn’t the case anymore. He is definitely looking better, and I hope he keeps progressing.

Better News

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Today we found out that Rocky has survived the night, now he needs to focus on healing and getting better. He is in a better condition, but sill pretty bad. I asked my dad already if I could go see him, but he said we could tomorrow. I might still get a chance to see him, but I doubt it.

He’s really important to me, and I really want him to make it. I’ll be praying tonight for Rocky and hopefully the next update will be even better. 🙂

Some Bad News

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Today we noticed that Rocky wasn’t acting the same. He was all curled up in a ball most of the day, and didn’t even get up to try to go after us when we were driving up and down the driveway. He would only barely lift his head and watch us with no sign of interest. He didn’t perk his ears up, or even wag his tail. When he tried getting up to eat, his whole body was hunched over and his tail went between his lags. He barely touched his food, and we didn’t know what was wrong.

He was in such bad condition that my dad and two sisters took off with him to bring him to the vet. I didn’t even get to go with them because I was gone at a Tobogganing party that was going on. I only found out that they took him when I got back, and they were already gone by then. He looked so bad that my mom thought he might have parvo.

Later we got a call and we found out that the vet said he has severe dehydration. They also said that he might have ulcers, which I believe are sores in the stomach, but I’m not too sure. He was put on IV and was kept overnight. We are supposed to get a call tomorrow morning around 10:30 to get an update on how Rocky is doing, but I’ll be in school at that time. It will depend on whether he wants to fight or not if he is going to survive the night. All we can do is hope and pray.