Owner Ear Cleaner Outer Award

Last night My Margret noticed my sisters licking my ears and sighed.

Before you could say cheese please my sisters went out to the pup porch and My Margret had gathered up my yucky ear fixer stuff. She always lets me find where I want to lay down and I always invite her to rub my tummy instead, it’s what we do. Ten million goopy cotton balls later and a squirt of some medicine in each ear she said ” Belle, I will rub your tummy until you get tired of it. And she did.

This morning we did a shortened version of that same thing and then late this morning she called our vet office. All she had to say was ” I’m pretty sure Belle Pup has an ear infection” when they put her on hold then came back to say they could squeeze me in to see the vet tech.

Kate the vet tech was very nice but you could tell she wasn’t a newbie as she cleaned out my ears, gave the fur around my ears a trim, and put in some medicine in both ears.

She was talking nicely to me and so was My Margret as they both gently body blocked me so I couldn’t get to the door, open it up, and leave. I know what you are thinking but I would have found a way! Oh and My Margret might have been laying across the wooden bench to help keep me still, but there are no pictures to prove that.

Kate told My Margret that chronic ear infections can crop up real quick. Then she went on to say that she had never see any owner do as good job as My Margret did when she cleaned out my funky gunky yucky ears last night. That really made My Margret feel like she had helped me.

~ this is Belle “proud that My Margret got the Owner Cleaner Outer Ear Award” Pup for the pups and kitties.

Back to Normal

Over the past few weeks we’ve had little little people, medium little people and big people at our house. We got to meet new taker carer girls and their dad. And we’ve dealt with lots and lots and lots of storms.

While all of that was fun, well maybe not… ok Bessie, definitely not…the storms the rest of it was really fun but we’re glad things are going back to normal.

Linus Kitty is snoozing.

And my sisters are playing tug of war with a chew bone. Any guesses on who won?

~this is Belle “the things are getting back to normal” Pup for the Pups and Kitties.

A Visit From Bigger Little People

We had bigger little people come to see us this past weekend. It was a really fun time but My Margret was slacking and she didn’t get as many pictures as we thought she should. Then the ones she did get were blurry. Sigh…

We’ll talk to her about that.

Anyway back to the important stuff. All of us were petted and loved on during their stay and we liked that a lot.

We also got lots of treats we liked that too!

~ this is The “we love company” Pups and Kitties

Helpers Players and Little Person Watchers

As Linus Kitty shared a few days ago My Margret and My Greg’s littlest little person came to stay at our house for awhile. We took turns doing our part to help take care of her.

I let her share her books and read to me. ~Belle

In the beginning I would bark every time she made a sound just in case My Margret didn’t know she needed something. My Margret explained that I didn’t have to do that so I just talked to her instead. Oh and I told her she could play with my stuffies. ~ Bessie Pup

I would follow her around and make sure she was ok. One day she was sad and I told her it would be ok and she got happy again. ~ Bonnie Pup

I visited with her and let her rub my head with her foot. She took care of an itchy spot. Lucy Kitty

We offered to pick up her toys when they fell on the floor. For some reason My Margret said we didn’t have to do that. ~ Bonnie and Belle Pups

I continued to follow her wherever she went. ~ Linus Kitty

She went back home yesterday. Now that we are used to her we sure do miss her. We hope she comes back soon.

~ this is the Pups and Kitties “Being helpers, players, and littlest little people watchers”

Belle Pup Update

I asked Belle if it would be ok for me to give you all an update on how she is doing. She said I could if I kept it short, she says I tend to ramble a bit. Hmmm…well anyway.

As part of the plan to help Belle with her arthritis she was put on an anti-inflammatory along with another medication. Belle started both medicines this past Wednesday. The other medicine will take 4-6 weeks to see if it will help her but the anti-inflammatory made a difference almost right away.

Belle is our stoic, serious, watcher outer over everyone else pup. We knew she was in pain and struggling to get up and down and go up and down steps but we didn’t realize how much until the anti-inflammatory kicked in.

The difference is huge, she is running, yes running up and down the stairs. She is instigating play with her sisters and she is even more interested than usual in what’s going on around her.

Best of all she has her sparkle back. 😊

~ this is Belle’s My Margret for the Pups and Kitties

At Least I Don’t Have An Ear Infection!

Lately I’ve been having a hard time standing up after I’ve been laying down for awhile. Going up stairs has been hard for me to do too.

So My Margret took me to see Dr. Bols this morning. I was kind of scared but My Margret petted me and talked softly to me and that made me feel better.

When Dr. Bols came in she called me a sweet girl and petted me for awhile. She gave me a really good back massage then she moved my back legs this way and that way and flexed my paws.

Then she and My Margret talked for a long time, so long in fact that I laid down and kind of dosed off.

My Margret and My Greg have known for several years that I have hip dysphasia and Dr. Bols said I now have developed arthritis in my back legs and hips which is making it hard for me to get up and down and climb stairs.

While it’s not going to go away I have a treatment plan in place that will hopefully help slow it down and make it easier for me to move. In the meantime I’m the boss and am to do what I can do until I tell them I can’t.

You all know right that My Margret can be pretty goofy, well I heard her tell my Greg all about it then she said “guess what, Belle didn’t have an ear infection!” If you’ve been following us for awhile you know that I’m the ear infection queen in our family. So yeah there is that! πŸ™„

~this is Belle “the at least I don’t have an ear infection” Pup for the Pups and Kitties.

A Visit From The Littlest Little Person

So…

A lot has been happening over the past few days. My Margret and My Greg’s littlest little person has come for a visit.

She’s pretty little and can sometimes be kinda loud so I’m still trying to figure things out.

I make sure to check out her windows before she takes her nap..

I also stay close by just in case I’m needed.

It’s hard work so sometimes I take a break and do this

And this

~ this is Linus “the watcher” Kitty for the pups and kitties.