Thursday, March 6, 2014

Quick update on Diva Shasta

I was able to get Diva Shasta into the dogtor Tuesday evening 

after work which was a good thing.  She did have an abscessed anal 

gland and it had ruptured sometime during the day on Tueday while I 

was at work.  She is now on antibiotics and at times already acts better 

and is eating better and even played a bit earlier Wednesday evening .  

I hope this will be the ONLY time she (and me) have to deal with this - I 

could tell by her behavior that she was in a lot of pain.

Now for not so quick explanation of my "house malfunction".  A few months

ago, the handle on my backdoor came off and even tho it was still 

usable when the handle was on the door - I could get the door open 

lock it, however the handle would VERY OFTEN fall off. Then early last 

week, I was going to let the dogs out before we went to bed - I lifted 

 up  on the handle to turn the latch which would unlock the deadbolt 

HOWEVER instead of unlocking the deadbolt, the latch kept turning 

around and around and the door remained tightly locked shut - and 

this door is the ONLY way out to the fenced backyard.  So my sis went

to the hardware store to see what could be done - the door was

Andersen which I had installed a few years back and the place that

installed it had gone out of business - the hardware store didn't have

what my sis needed to fix the door.  However they did have a phone

number for her to contact for the parts she needed for that brand of

door.  Now to shorten this story a bit - sis had to order the parts and

they finally came in about 6 days later and my sis was able to fix it that

day.  Now you ask - so how does that interfere with posting - well, since

that IS the ONLY door to the  fenced backyard -I was getting up at

4:30am during the week so that I could take EACH dog SEPARATELY

out the front door, around, the house and thru the gate to the bakyard - .
this would not usually be such a big deal EXCEPT this routine was done 

BEFORE AND AFTER they ate and I was still getting ready to leave for 

work by 7am.  Plus this was when we were having those frigid temps

and snow/ice.  Then when I got home from work, that routine was 

again repeated - before and after dinner plus at least once before bed - 

more often twice.

Well, that was an ordeal to me  HOWEVER  like I said, my sis was able 

to fix it and I now have a new appreciation for a good working bakdoor 

as well as my sis being able to fix it. 

Still not sure about more time to post - seems like when me and the 

Beaglebratz get ready to do a post - something interferes - like life.  

And March is Shiloh's barkday month so gotta git bizy on sumting here 

and there.  Ok - MY dinner time - the Beaglebratz have already eaten.

Mom Kim


Ruby said...

Oh, I am soooo happy Miss Diva Shasta is on the mend! Sendin' healin' vibes gurl!
Oh, that back door problem sound terribles!!! I sure am glads your Sis got it fixed...yea!!!
Be careful with all that ice and stuff!
Ruby ♥

Millie and Walter said...

Glad to hear Diva Shasta is feeling better. Lucky your sis could fix the door for you.

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

OH OUCH... Poor Shasta... So sorry that it burst... butt BUTT it is now on the mend and THAT is good news...
OH MY... the door thingy at the WORST pawsible time fur it to have happened. Thank goodness fur your super Sister. Glad that it is now fixed.

Tweedles -- that's me said...

I am glad Diva Shasta went to the dr,
She will be better in no time at all now.

Anonymous said...

That sounds like an ouchie I never want to have! Feel better Shasta.

Kinley Westie said...

I had dat years ago - it were no fun!!

Unknown said...

Great news that Shasta is on the mend and we too hope that is the first and last time. Bummer about the door but at least it is fixed now and all is back to normal. Have a fabulous Friday.
Best wishes Molly

stellaroselong said...

OUr cuz Bear had that happen and we know for a fact that can be really really painful, we are so glad she is on the mend.
We wish our dad was as smart as your sister and could fix things for our momma.
stella rose

Cowspotdog said...

good to hear she is going better.

Angels Amber and Max DaWeenie and Mom said...

OMD...Poor Mommy.

(Thought fur a minute there that she was going to say you just had to HOLD IT for six weeks because you couldn't get to the yard) HeHeHeHe

Anonymous said...

I'm glad your door is fixed and you can visit your back yard now without efforts. My dad had to climb through a window once as our knob of the door fell off. All my best wishes for Shasta, it's great that she feels better and I hope she will be well soon.

Murphy said...

Glad Shasta is on the mend and the door too! What an inconvenience!

Your Pals,

Murphy & Stanley

Mary Lou said...

Mom Kim....
I am sorry about Shasta's abscessed anal gland!! Shadow, my first Beautifully Unique mutt, had that. Not. Fun. I am glad that Shasta is in recovery and feeling better!! ;)
Sorry about your broken backdoor!! Having to walk the dogs around separately for their business would have been a pain in the ass!! I am glad that your backdoor is fixed now!! Yay, sis!! ;op
--Raelyn and Rose

Lovable Lily said...

We are glad to hear that Shasta is on the mend. Muffin always has a problem with her glands. One is really hard to empty (butt don't tell her I told you that!)

Your door sure gave you some trouble over there. We hate it when things go wrong like that!

Lily Belle