I do hope to be back in action again this week getting back to Bella's crazy story, her training and her growth. In the meantime, following up on the last week....
Meet the new nephew
Isn't Frodo cute? If you were paying attention this week, you might have picked up on the fact that he's not the first Frodo in the family but more on that in a moment. I was very excited to meet Frodo having talked to my sister through their whole adoption experience. Frodo sounded just like the dog for them and, while every new dog needs some adjustment time and Frodo is no exception, he's also a very happy, friendly dog who defers to the cats in the family and seems to just love everyone.
I enjoyed playing with him and he apparently liked me a little bit, too. I got slathered with kisses, he sat in my lap and later in the day began with ear slobbers and nose nibbles. He was playing with me. And I was hooked.
To answer one question that came up, no Bella and Frodo have not met yet. But now that I've met Frodo, I anticipate a successful meeting someday in the future. (If he defers to the cats, there's a good bet he will also defer to Bella.)
However that meeting will be delayed for a while yet due to Bella's current state of health. More on that in a moment.
Wordless Wednesday 83 - A Beau and his cat.
Aren't they cute? Beau and Frodo were a real interesting pair. They played rough together, slept together, and when I took Beau for walks, Frodo traveled right along with us just a few meters behind. I miss them both.
And as you have no doubt by now surmised, little kitty Frodo is Frodo the First. Handsome nephew dog, Frodo has been duly dubbed (at least on the blog), Frodo the Other. ;)
Follow-up Friday 5
Is it Kosher to follow up on a Follow-up?
Well, I need to so here goes anyway... Bella had her appointment with the neurologist at Angell Animal Medical Center and we have a diagnosis and a treatment plan. She has what is the equivalent of a torn rotator cuff. We are weighing our options under the advice of doctors, trainers and friends. We will keep you posted.
Additionally, we have recently learned that Bella likely has Colitis.
Poor little pumpkin just can't catch a break.
Her tummy has been doing well on the prescription diet but all treats are off for now. We will be adding them back in gradually to see at what point she starts having tummy troubles again but this also means that her Reactive Agility class is cancelled for the time being. (Of course, that's cancelled for the time being while we schedule her treatments anyway.)
Poor little pumpkin.
On the bright side, she obviously feels rather sorry for herself and is looking for comfort in the form of hugs and snuggles. We are happy to oblige.
So that's all the news that fit to print right now. Monday I hope to pick up the story of Bella's agility and training adventures again. In the meantime, thanks for all the positive thoughts and good wishes. If you're interested in keeping up with Bella in real time, I give more frequent updates on her Facebook page if you want to follow her there.
Thanks a bunch for dropping by. And thank you, Jodi from Heart Like a Dog and this week's co-host, Two Brown Dawgs for letting us join in the Follow-up Friday blog hop.