Kennel Cough

IMG_2409Georgie started coughing on the weekend. We called the vet and described the cough and she thinks it’s kennel cough.  That surprised us since he has had a vaccination against just that. Still, our vet says he can get it and this is likely what he has.  He must have picked it up from another dog, likely at one of the dog parks we visit.

He has to stay away from other dogs for a couple weeks because he’s contagious. Of course Memphis has been exposed but so far, he’s OK. George’s coughing has subsided considerably but he is still coughing some. Hopefully he’ll be fully recovered over the next few days.

Morning with the dogs

IMG_2311The dogs like the family to all be together all the time and when one of us isn’t around, they’re always a little bit out of sorts. I was away for just a couple days in Ottawa but when I got back yesterday early evening, I got the royal welcome, as if I had been away for weeks.

This morning I thought I’d take them to one of their favourite places, the huge leash-free area of Jack Darling Park. What a lovely morning! There were lots of dogs out for our crew to run around and play with and they had a great time. Last time we were there, Georgie lost the ball we brought along, and this time he found an identical one, which he carried around for 20 minutes before dropping it and forgetting all about it in favour of chasing a new friend. IMG_2314

The beauty of Jack Darling is that on one trip there Memphis and George can enjoy a lot of variety, plenty of interaction with other dogs as well as some time away from the crowd. It even has a water spigot with a few bowls available to provide cool fresh water for all the dogs.

I noticed Memphis was favouring her back right leg a little by the end of the run – not badly enough to stop her from running around but enough to notice.  It doesn’t seem to be anything serious – now an hour later she seems fine – but we’ll keep an eye on this.

It looks like the beautiful weather is going to continue for the weekend. Beautiful.

 

Good Morning from Long Branch

here's the 411: he whimpers at 3:30am he sets out the little sharp barks at 4:30am if he gets his way - he flies outside at 4:40am howling and barking into the backyard at absolutely nothing. he's a pup part goof, part newf he burps he likes cats he likes treats he likes everyone he's George!

here’s the 411:
he whimpers at 3:30am
and sends out the little sharp barks at 4:30am
if he gets his way – he flies outside at 4:40am howling and barking into the backyard at absolutely nothing.
he’s a pup
part goof, part newf
he burps
he likes cats
he likes treats
he likes everyone
he’s George!

Happy Days in Long Branch Baby!

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