It’s been just over two weeks since we adopted Tweak & Jesse (Jesse pictured above). It doesn’t feel like it though, it feels like they’ve been here forever. That’s the chair you can always find them in, either solo or snuggled up to each other.
We have a couple of companies coming out to give us estimates on fencing the back yard (yay!), but until then taking them outside hasn’t been too big of a deal. The neighbors have a big black lab, and on the other side of them is some yappy little thing, and quite frankly, all hell breaks lose when either one of them is out and we take someone out to do their business.These girls are STRONG, so I stick to taking them out one at a time just in case. They listen great though, and with a few “Come on!”s and tugs on the leash, we can get back inside.
They prefer rawhide bones over those Nylabones (the hard plastic ones). Spoiled? Picky?
There’s Miss Tweak (and her pretty pink harness, a much needed accessory to help curb the pulling she likes to do while on walks/outside).
Tweak is a mischievous thing. Last week, she wouldn’t eat dinner. She sniffed it and walked away. I led her out to the laundry room, placed her food on the floor, and closed the door so she could (hopefully) eat without interruption. A couple of minutes later, I check on her. She’s vomited on the floor (food untouched). Thinking she has a tummy bug, I start the clean up process. Well, within the gross vomit (gag), were hard pieces of plastic. Call the vet, they want her in ASAP.
So we take her in as an emergency visit, and she gets a couple of x-rays (which she is not a fan of and gave the vet workers a nice workout trying to hold her down). The vet doesn’t see anything in her stomach (good news), but does see that she is constipated. So poor Tweak visits the “enematorium”… more like poop city, but I think the vet was trying to be cutesy. I’ll spare the details, but we did learn that dogs can be constipated and still be having bowel movements. Never would have thought that!
She was placed on a couple of antibiotics, and both are on a daily probiotic to help with healthy digestion.
We definitely learned why Tweak and Jesse can’t be separated. You see, we left Jesse at home and took the kids to Grammie’s house. When we came home, the door to the laundry room/back room (that then has the outside door) was all scratched up. Turns out the white door used to be gray! Poor thing freaked about not having her baby :( It’s okay, all of the doors in this house are old and need replaced anyway! It has some (more) character now ;-)
We’re so glad we adopted, and we hope that if you are considering it, that you please visit shelters and rescues before you visit a “puppy store” in a mall or shopping center!