Wednesday, April 11, 2012

I Took A Little Break

Hi everybody, I took a little time off because my mom and dad have been kind of busy and because I've been a little "sick". My mom noticed that I had dark pee and so I had to go see Dr. Sue, who works with my regular doctor Janice.

Here I am getting my diagnosis. 

Dr. Sue: Ah so Sam, you have a little infection. We're going to do a culture to see what kind of little "beasties" you have. Okay?

Sam: "Like I have choice, right?"

Dr. Sue: Right now, I think that you have a UTI (urinary tract infection). It's pretty common in dogs who have rear leggies that aren't working and who need to be expressed. We think that you've been fortunate not to have had this until now.

Sam: Hmmmm...

Dr. Sue: We're going to put you on antibiotics for about three weeks. Don't worry, they'll taste great because your dad will probably give you lots and lots of treats. And you can still go for walks, kiss cats and stuff. Just like normal. Sound good?

Sam: Okey, dokey :)

So I'm been doing some walks with my sister. Here we are down by the waterfront.

Hey dad, look there's a...

Tug towing a barge

Okay, let's go somewhere else...

I think there's a bee in here somewhere.

Nice flowers, Spring's finally here. Hi Kippy Marie :)

For Maggie and Mitch's mom (thinking of you).

Sending out good thoughts and strong paws to my friend Ernie, who's recovering from surgery and my friend Blu, who went for a check-up yesterday for his back and leggies. We hope that everything will work out well.

'Bye for now. Love, Sam.


  1. I am sorry you have not been well, I am sure the antibiotics will help you to feel better. You have great people to take care of you.
    My miniature poodle has taken this medicine as well, three times - because of the infections in his mouth, but it keeps coming back. They thought it was a food allergy, but now they say it is something else and he starts on a new medicine today. I really hope this will help him, I have been worried about him for a long time now. I want him to be a happy dog without any pain, he is my little baby...

  2. Hey Sam, So sorry to hear you haven't been feeling too good. glad you have a wonderful vet friend!! BTW your sister is furry pretty! Take all your meds so you can get well ASAP!! Had my first vet check after surgery and he said I am doing veryyyy well. Still have to keep quiet. Only 7 more weeks to go. We enjoyed the pics of your walk and the flowers. Take care and thanks for being my furiend!!

  3. Hope you're feeling better real soon mate! Deccy x

  4. Howdy Sam, thank goodness your mum and dad are alert. We're sorry you were sick but glad you have the medication to make you all better. Did you get those treats the Dr said you MUST HAVE!! We hope so. You walk looked lovely in that beautiful sunshine. See ya rollin' buddy. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

  5. eee. UTI's are never fun.
    Hope youre feeling better!

  6. You sure live in a pretty area, Sam! I hope the meds clear up your infection in a hurry for you.

    Love ya lots,

  7. Sam meu doce e querido amigo...
    OBRIGADA por lembrar de mim ao ver as flores e a PRIMAVERA, que tanto amo. OBRIGADA.... AMEI. Voce é muito fofo e meu amor querido mesmo.

    Espero que logo voce fique bom desta infecção de urina, não quero que voce fique doente, ok? Tomando os remédios direito, logo voce vai sarar e ficar curado.
    Vou pedir a Deus para te proteger e curar voce bem rápido.
    Porque voce é muito especial em minha vida.
    Obrigada por ser meu GRANDE e BOM amigo.
    Fica com o Papai do Céu.
    Se cuida amigo querido...
    Aus 1000 e Beijos 1000 de mamis que te ama muito também...


  8. Sam!
    I am sure those meds will help you to get better soon!
    Paws crossed here for you!
    Aaand you had a nice walkie!
    Take care
    Kisses and hugs

  9. Glad you are on the road to recovery, Sam!
    Looks like a wonderful day for a walk, thanks for sharing :D


  10. Nice to see you again Sam! Hope that UTI thing clears up soon.

  11. I wish we lived closer too!! I have free long distance to every one in this country and I would call you a lot!!! lol
    Poor Sam you will have to take a pill and then get some good treats, poor boy!!!
    I took a picture of Happy sleeping in the crate tonight. I'll put it on the next time i blog!!

  12. Yes Tom will have to do something. Zoie is not a good cuddlier, she wants to lay on you, she doesn't seem to know how heavy she is!!! She's up to 82 lbs now!!!

  13. Hi Sam,
    I hope you are feeling better and I loved the pictures. Thank you so much for thinking of me in your post. That was so thoughtful of you. Such a good friend you are. I sent you an email to see how you were doing. Me mom has been working a lot of hours and didn't have time until today to write you. I did okay at the vets. Made some progress and gonna start laser treatments to help me out. Maybe do acupuncture also.
    Take care my friend.
    Love, Blu

  14. Sam querido amigo...
    Espero que esteja melhor e tenha sarado. Quero ver voce com saúde boa logo.

    Tem um presente pra voce em meu blog.
    É um selo de "BLOG DE OURO" pra voce e seu blog, ok?
    Espero que goste, é de coração.

    Ótima semana amiguinho querido.
    Obrigada por ser meu amigo.
    Fica com o Papai do Céu.
    Aus 1000 e Beijos 1000 de mamis Lilly...


  15. Doce amigo Sam... que bom que voce está bem de saúde e feliz.
    Graças ao Papai do Céu. OBA!!!! Fiquei feliz também. Gosto de te ver bem e feliz. VIVA!!!

    Voce não pegou seu presente o "SELINHO BLOG DE OURO" que dei pra voce. É de coração, ok?
    Boa noite e ótima semana.
    Aus 1000 e Beijos 1000 com carinho e amor...


  16. Sam I hope you are starting to feel better today after taking your pills for a few days now?? You know that is one thing about having a big yard that the dogs can run free in. You don't get to see their pee or poo often. That is until they get a lot older and walk right with you like Bambi did for years before I lost her. It will soon be a years since I lost her, but it still feels like yesterday!!!

  17. Sam we are really sorry to read that you have been sickie. Sorry we are so late. We hope by now your meds are working and you are feeling better. Sending you lots of airezen.
    Lovely to see you out and about with your sister.

    Extra special big Nose Pokes
    The Thugletsx