Thursday, July 28, 2016

I Can Haz Cheezburger?

Hello. This is The Daily Bone and I'm your trusty doggie reporter Chester L. W. Spaniel. 

My colleague Joseph (Joey dog) Spaniel sleeps almost all the time now. He's been peeing on the floor in the morning. We don't have any carpets in our house anyway, so it was an easy clean up. 

But here's something I thought I'd never see: Joey dog won't eat! Ghostwriter tried offering him some of his home made doggie food, but he turned his nose up at it. Next, she made him a cheese burger with some ground meat, bread, and a slice of cheese. Now that's some yummy food! 

But he didn't want that either!!! Even when ghostwriter sent me outside to chase that stinky little rotten seed-snarfing dastardly squeaky stripey chipmunk …

Aha! You can't hide because ghostwriter cut down the dead daisies!

… Joey wouldn't eat.

As loyal readers will know, Joey dog is Doggie Chief Inspector, comestibles division, and founder of the Yum Yum Coalition. This is a bad sign. Ghostwriter says maybe his medications are giving him a stomach ache, and she will keep trying. 

Ghostwriter offered Joey his cheeseburger again later, and he refused again. Then Dad put some peanut butter on a slice of bread for him. Joey ate about three bites, then had enough. Ghostwriter took a piece of chicken and boiled it with some rice.

Plain chicken and rice: ah, nope, nope, um,  that's a negative. 

With lots and lots of patience and encouragement, ghostwriter finally got him to eat a little of that chicken and rice. She says he probably has an upset stomach from the medicine.

This evening he was feeling a little better. He managed to get off the couch and find his way to the dinner table. He plopped himself down in his usual spot to do some food watching. Please try not to notice his left eye. It looks like that because his pupil is dilated from the eye drops and he has a cataract in his lens. 

Ghostwriter and Dad gave him some steak and he ate it! They also poured the steak juice (unseasoned) from the serving platter into a little bowl for him to lap up. Then he went back to sleep.

I might as well take a nap too. 

Please hope and pray that Joey dog will be all right because he still has to be carried outside to do his business and then carried back in and he gets all disoriented and stands in one place like he doesn't know what to do and we can feel his ribs and his hips and sometimes he pants for no reason and has a hard time pooping and has to take all that medicine and without him I'll be an only doggie … 

And I hope he's not mad at me because ghostwriter gave me the cheese burger and I ate it all up.


  1. Oh noes. Oh Joey dog, I've got my paws crossed real tight for you dude. I hopes it's just the meds, and maybe the dogtors can figure somethings out. Just knows that I gots my paws crossed real tight for you, and that I'm sendin' tons and tons of POTP and healin' vibes your way!!!!
    And Chester, I thinks Joey Dog would be okays with you eating the cheesyburger just this once...I don't thinks he would wants it to go to waste. if you're full, you can always send it my way..just sayin'...☺
    Ruby ♥

  2. Sending our prayers for Joey
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

  3. Joey my new friend, my paws are crossed for you, sending you doggie light and woofy love. Get better soon1 And Chester, just keep on, you are a good one!
    Louis Dog Armstrong

  4. We three, hope Joey gets better soon. Love the three bestest maremmas in all the land.

  5. We are sending you lots and lots of positive vibes and AireZen, Joey. We hope you feel better today!

  6. Oh poor Joey, hope you are feeling better soon sweetie
    And my darling Chester, I knows you finks you are helping but I'm not sure eating all Joey's foodables for him is quite the right approach, I'm not certain butt I do fink it might be better if he eats it himself?
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  7. We are also sending POTP for Joey. You are such a good brother Chester!

  8. Crikey Chester ... I'm so sorry to hear that Joey is not doin' too good. That's just no good at all. I'm sending loads of POTP and hope he starts eating again and feeling better. I'm sure he wouldn't mind that you ate his burger.

  9. We are sending power of the paw to Joey

  10. We're sending a load of POTP fur Joey. It's hard fur me to imagine not wanting to eat! Chester, let Joey sniff your breath after you eat his din-din. That should do it!

  11. Chicken and rice will do it. Tell mom to make the rice poragy
    Lily & Edward

  12. So sorry to hear that Joey Dog is doing poorly. Mom had a hard time getting Phantom to eat, but he did enjoy those little tins of Nature's Recipe chicken dinner. We hope it is just the meds and Joey will soon be feeling much better.

    Woos - Ciara and Lightning

  13. You might want to contact the vet if you already haven't. If the meds are giving him an upset tummy they may be able to give him a shot of something that will help with the upset tummy and then he will feel more like eating. It's best if he keeps his strength up. We will keep our paws crossed that he feels better soon.

    1. Thanks for the advice. If he's still not eating, I might give the vet a call tomorrow. We also might cut the dose of rymadil in half tonight and see if it helps. We just don't want him to be in pain.