Wednesday, April 12, 2006

But... but... it's THUNDERING!!!

As I write this, both of my dogs are curled up under my desk. Why?

Thunder.

Now, you'd think a terrier mix that had laughed at danger, and a 110# mastiff wouldn't be afraid of a few clouds bumping into each other, but you would be wrong. Molly and Sara are scared today. ;-)

That's Molly on the left, Sara on the right.

That's Molly on the left, Sara on the right. :-) They're both rescue dogs. Molly came from Save-A-Pet, one of the biggest no-kill shelters in the country, and Sara came from Petfinder, where she was pulled from an abusive home.

All the dogs we've ever had have been rescues or finds. Who says you need a breeder? :-)

13 Comments:

Blogger Bainwen Gilrana said...

The best dogs my family have ever had have come from shelters. :-)

4/12/2006 11:51 AM  
Blogger martie said...

My dog came from a rescue shelter too and is also afraid of thunder. And she was abused as a puppy too....maybe that is the connecting factor for thefear of thunder. Great looking dogs!!

4/12/2006 1:45 PM  
Blogger clew said...

Dogs seem to know when you have saved them.

Then again, I believe dogs are very special creatures in general. That's why they're named God spelled backwards - the company of a loving dog is the closest thing to heaven on earth.

"Lord help me to be a fraction of the person my dog thinks I am" - :)

They look like really sweet pups. Thanks for sharing them.

4/12/2006 2:31 PM  
Blogger naive-no-more said...

Cute kanine kids. I partial to big dogs, so I really want to squeeze Sara, but Molly is equally as cuddly.

T, I kinda hoped you'd chime in on my recent post about the baby squeaking thing. Being medically advanced and all. ;)

4/14/2006 11:45 AM  
Blogger Tirithien said...

I hadn't seen that one, naive. Point me, and I'm there.

4/15/2006 2:16 PM  
Blogger naive-no-more said...

maybe this will be easier. a clip from my post

No vacation would be complete without a trip to the emergency room. This was a mild emergency but I was unsure of what to do and erred on the side of caution. Just before a dinner show on Thursday night, Drew swallowed something. We have no idea what. About five minutes later, he started squeaking. Just like a dog toy. We weren't even sure it was coming from him at first, but every time we pushed on his tummy....the squeaking sound. Maybe whatever he swallowed was partially lodged in there allowing some air to pass through making the whistling sound. But what if it moved and blocked all air flow? So we headed to Seacoast Emergency, where he was evaluated immediately and then told to wait for an x-ray. Two hours later when we still hadn't been seen, and Drew had fallen asleep and quit squeaking, the hospital had a major trauma come in and we left. I checked with the triage nurse first and she agreed with my assessment, gave me a number to call if we had trouble in the night and sent us off.

4/16/2006 12:50 PM  
Blogger Tirithien said...

Definitely sounds just like something got stuck and was whistling a bit. If I get a chest cold, I can get a pretty interesting squeak, too.

Glad it wasn't my first thought when you just said "squeaking". First thought was a genetic disorder, but those don't go away.

4/17/2006 11:37 AM  
Blogger naive-no-more said...

I'm interested in what genetic disorder you thought it might have been. I'm a geek when it comes to stuff like that. I don't have a great memory, but medical stuff seems to stick.

It was a very strange sound. We put him on a table to change his diaper and we thought the sound was the table hinges squeaking. It wasn't a wheeze, but a real squeak.

Thanks.

4/17/2006 11:53 AM  
Blogger Tirithien said...

This one: http://www.criduchat.asn.au/criduchat/what.htm

It's a mutant chromosome 5, and the patient sounds like a cat squeaking,

4/18/2006 1:42 AM  
Blogger naive-no-more said...

thanks t, I had never heard of this genetic disorder before, but it was very interesting to learn about it.

With all of our close calls with Drew, I guess I'm still afraid of finding something out. To uneasy to completely rest about his health, although I'm getting better all the time.

4/18/2006 9:28 AM  
Blogger martie said...

Maybe you should hang out your shingle now, Tirithien! As long as your fielding quetions, how about one from naive-no-more's mom? Had blood drawn at the doctors office last Fri. which was a Chem 7 and they called me Mon. and said I needed to come back for more blood work Tues. morning after fasting 12 hours. Something about the sugar level being 138 and they needed to run some other test that I forgot the name of.

Please send the bill to naive-no-more! LOL

4/18/2006 10:45 AM  
Blogger Tirithien said...

Sugar of 138 with or without fasting?

Without, it's fine. With, it's pre-diabetic. That's what the fasting is for- trying again.

4/19/2006 12:44 AM  
Blogger martie said...

Thanks a bunch....I think when you are finished with school and set up practice, West Michigan (near naive and me) would be a really good place! You could send a bill before we even make an appointment since we both owe you already!! I think we could keep you plenty busy!

4/19/2006 12:56 AM  

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