OH, NO!!!

Monday, August 11, 2008

So we woke up Saturday morning and it started out great. Ran around the yard for a bit, ate my breakie, had a surprise visit from Uncle Mark and Papa Neal. Could it get any better than that? Well, it could...or so I thought...

We grab my leash and we hop in the Ruby-mobile and I'm thinking...THE PARK - W00t!!! I hadn't been to the park in a while because of all this moving stuff so I'm getting really excitered. So we pull out of the garage and head on our way, but wait...we're not going to the park...we are going to the V.E.T!!!!! (dum, dum, dum...)

It was my annual physical. Yuck! OK, I do get treats, but come on...the V.E.T? This is NOT what I had in mind. So we get there and I am subjected to the such indignities as getting weighed (perfect - 16.12 lbs) and getting my temperature taken...


It was normal...and fortunately taken in my ear and NOT the other way, whew! Than Dr. Marsha came in and checked the rest of me out. I might have heard something about being the most beautiful, perfect, well behaved Boston Terrier she has ever seen. Oh and everything checked out and she said my Mom was doing a great job with me (like she has anything to do with my perfection - ha!)

Than Dr. Marsha left and came back with another nursey, but before that I heard something most disturbing...


That's right pups, I had to get a needle to make sure no icky heartworms visit me. At least they weren't stealing my blood, right? Well, I was a brave girl and for all my troubles got some very tasty treats - W00t!

So that was that...I went home and was planning on spending a lazy day taking part in the Chillaxympics until the phone rang not 5 minutes after we got home (dum, dum, dum...). It was Dr. Marsha again and I guess the poopy sample my Mom brought in (I didn't see her do that - sneaky woman) showed that I had an evil hookworm inside me! YIKES!!!!

Isn't that thing yucky?? And it is squatting illegally in my small intestine! So Mom had to rush back to the V.E.T, get different flea/tick/heartworm prevention (since the one I was using didn't necessarily prevent hookworm) AND medicine to get that sucker out! Thanks for doing that Mom!!!

Oh and here's the crazy (kinda scawie) part...I haven't been to the doggie park in over a month! Dr. Marsha thinks that's how I got it, which means that it has been in me for quite possibly a long time - YIKES! I'm so upset, but Mom has been cuddling me and saying everything is going to be OK.

And one last thought on the V.E.T...I do love Dr. Marsha very much and she takes really good care of me. On that note, I'm sending lots of loving and healing vibes (and crossing my paws) that Jackson's V.E.T's will take very good care of him too and his surgery will go OK.


15 Responses to "OH, NO!!!"

Faya said... 12:57 PM

Oh Ruby I hope this awful hookworm will leave your intestine soon....Did he even ask or pay a rent to live here ?....
Kisses, Faya

Gus said... 1:35 PM

Ruby Baby: Squatters are evil. We are so glad your mom sneaked that sample of your poo, now you can evict that evil worm.

best wishes for a speedy recovery

Jen and Suki said... 1:45 PM

Blech- those hookie worms sure are scawie looking. I'm glad your mom got you to the V.E.T. to so you could get rid of those yucky critters. Face and I have appointments on Friday so wish us luck!

As for the new dude... we're still not sure what to call him officially. Mom doesn't necessarily need to change his name but he doesn't come to it anyhow so now would be the time to make the switch. We're kicking around these names: Face, Puck and Kirby. And I'm doing pretty well except I am the BOSS around here and am kind of jelly when he plays with my toys. And we pretty much ignore each other when we're not playing or growling at each other over foodables and toys.

Thanks for the support!!

Peanut said... 1:48 PM

Glad you are going to get rid of that evil hookworm

Charlie Daniels said... 3:24 PM

Ooooh that wormy thing doesn't look very friendly! I hope it gets evicted soon ..



Asta said... 3:45 PM

Oh My poow Ruby kins

That is twuly yucky!!!!! Illegal aliens in youw belly..I'm so glad you have such a good dogtow and Mommi and they will evict those nasty guys pwonto..I just hope Jackson has as much success evicting his howwid two mowe.
paws cwossed
smoochie kisses

Duke said... 4:31 PM

ewwwwwwwwww, that hookworm is ugly, Ruby! We're glad your mom got medicine to take care of him once and for all! We're glad you didn't have to get the thermometer shoved up your butt!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Lorenza said... 6:27 PM

Hi, Ruby!
I had never seen a hookworm before but sure its not pretty!
I hope you get rid of him sooooooon!
It is so nice to have a good vet who takes good care of you!
Here I am praying, barking loud and pulling for Jackson!
Kisses and hugs

Archie and Melissa said... 9:10 PM

hi ruby!
your mom is right! everything will ge great. i am so glad they found that little bugger and gave you medicine.
i know your friend will do great too.

Joe Stains said... 10:02 PM

I gotta admit, I had that hookworm dude once too. SO GROSS, but it went away real quick with that medicine and our monthly heartworm pills prevent those gut worms too!

Simba and Jazzi said... 2:15 AM

Thank you for your concern while I was unwell. Your kind words made me get better so much quicker.

Simba x

Girl Girl Hamster said... 2:27 AM

Those worms sure are scary.. I hope you're ok now..

~ Girl girl

Mack said... 4:49 AM

Are you ok baby???
Those mean old hookworms better get outta my Wonder Rubes if they know what's good for 'em!!

You are such a brave little soul.

I wish so bad I could be there and give you some sugars on your needle booboo.

Hope you can get some chillaxing in today.
Your Macky

Petra said... 7:53 AM

Evil, evil, evil ~~~ that's what that wormhook thing is. I'm SO GLAD your mom took you to Dr. Marsha and she found this critter, and I'm also happy he didn't make you sick.

CoCo said... 11:53 AM

Yikes...hookworms are not something I want in any of my friends. I hope they leave your system soon. You are only 16 lbs...you are tiny! My pawrents said I may need to go on a diet. I am a hefty 22 lbs. I love to eat. I'm not even all that big. Yikes!


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