Rub My Belly
Thanks so much to Emily for writing in with some great photos and a nice little, albeit scary, story of her beloved pretty little 'Lunar.' She pens:
Dear Joey and Rowdy,
I would like to tell you about our mini dachshund Lunar! She is a smooth black and tan with serious attitude. If the postman comes, or we have takeaway food, or someone dares to walk past our gate, she skids around on the wooden flooring dashing to the door to see if they're coming to see her. She then saunters back, wiggling her behind like a scorned dog. She has so many hilarious and adorable little traits, probably far too many to put here. And we wouldn't change any of them, but last January we almost thought we were going to lose her...
Tidying away all the Christmas decorations into the garage, Lunar was zooming round our feet, excitedly wagging her tail and following us into the garage. She scampered into a corner and we caught her chewing something but by the time we got to her she swallowed the item whole and looked very sheepish. We assumed it was just a house spider and thought nothing of it.
A week or two later she was looking forlorn and couldn't keep food down and wouldn't go outside to the toilet, quietly whimpering in her bed. She didn't improve over the next day so we took her to the vets and they said she had an intestinal obstruction and they needed to operate immediately, we said a swift farewell and she went to sleep. It was a very tense wait and she was kept in overnight for observation as there was a high chance of infections occurring. Fortunately she recovered without an infection and grew to eat again (with a little help from some chicken) and was her crazy self again!
It turned out she'd eaten a little catnip mouse that had fallen from a shelf in the garage. We were extremely shocked and are now mindful of ANYTHING laying on the floor she may fancy eating.
She is now a happy, healthy 1 year old dachshund loving life and currently has a hobby of chasing frogs round our garden.
I love telling her about all the articles on your blog, she always listens intently, wide-eyed and one dot eyebrow raised. We call her eyebrows dit-dots!
Thank you for your blog and please keep posting, we love it!
-Emily & Lunar xxx