Monday, 10 October 2011

Not feeling so bouncy

Oh woe is me. And I am normally so full of beans.

This last couple of days I haven't been full of anything. No appetite, not much energy, the occasional bout of trembling and my throat feels all sore and I've been coughing a nasty dry cough, especially when I pull on my lead.

Gail is looking all concerned and it seems I will be visiting the vet later today. Meanwhile, I am being offered (but mostly refusing) soft food, and am wearing this harness for walks so I don't further irritate my throat.

This is the first time ever that I've been poorly, and of course, given that I am possessed of a Y chromosome, I am feeling exceptionally sorry for myself....

PS from Gail: Could it be kennel cough? Although Bertie was innoculated against this virus back in April.


  1. Oh, I am sorry to heat that you feel so lousy Bertie. I think you need a taco to pep you right up again!! DOnt worry the dogter will give you some meds!!
    Take care

    Jazzi and Addy

  2. Oh Bertie ! As any doctor knows lots and lots of hand fed cookies are the only cure . Get better soon wee fella.

  3. Oh no! Poor Bertie. Speedy recovery mate. How about some benelyn?

  4. Hope you feel better soon! Hugs and kisses!


  5. Poor Bertie! Kol's had it several times. Our Holistic vet recommended running a humidifier, if the air is dry and it has really helped. He also seems to favour homemade chicken noodle soup, just like humans only without the onions, when he is sick. Kennel Cough is no fun, though it doesn't usually affect appetite or enegy levels...Perhaps it's a bout with the canine flu? I know that's going around in our area right now. FEEL BETTER Bertie!

  6. Hi Bertie, please get well soon. You poor thing. Rory says boys always feel much much sicker than girls so he sends extra slobber to make you feel better. No worries (especially for you) and love, Stella and Rory

  7. Hi Bertie,

    It takes a lot to put us dogs off our food, so I hope you are back to your usual bouncing self soon.

    Riley (who once got kennel cough after retuning from kennels (which sounded more like Kennel sneeze) and needed pills to fix things, even though Riley had been vacinated before going to the kennels).

  8. Our vet has been giving us a kennel cough upgrade which also protects us against the canine influenza. You'd best get to the vet pronto little Bertie.


  9. We hope you get well soon. Our Mom says that Y chromosome does make one feel worse but we're hoping you'll be back to your bouncy self in not time flat!!

    The Rocky Creek Scotties and Ivy

  10. Poor Bertie! Hope you are feeling full of bounce again very soonX

  11. Oh Bertie...mee is so sorry you is feelin' down in da dumps. Da Dogter will fix you up fast and den you be bouncin' off da walls again!

  12. Hope you get to feeling better. We have been reading and hearing that Canine Flu is going around also, Mom says it sounds like her but hers is allergies. Sending drool so you feel better soon. Sniffs, The HoundDogs

  13. I'm so sorry, Bertie. I know I wouldn't like to be sick.

    There was an article that I saw that dog flu was on the rise this year, but I don't know if that is the same where you live. I hope it's just the flu & it flies away.

    Nubbin wiggles,

  14. Oh dear, Bertie! That's really not fun. So sorry to hear that you're not feeling well.
    Best thing...get to that vet for a diagnosis and then one can decide a course of action. My own belief - vets know best in these matters.
    Hope you feel better soon. You are important to us...
    Hope Gail is feeling better too.
    Sending lotsaluv

  15. Oh Bertie, I can't bear the thought of you not being bouncey.

    I hope the vet can sort you out. I'm sure they will.

    Keep us posted and take lots of cuddles in the meantime.

    Love and licks, Winnie

  16. Oh Bertie! It sounds like the flu to us. As a male, we think you should be given a large pillow to sleep on, warm broth, wrapped in cashmere and massaged until it passes. Oh, and you should probably go to the vet, too...

    -Gizmo and Bart

  17. Hope you feel better Bertie
    Benny & Lily

  18. Bewtie
    Dawling boy
    I am putting on my nuwsie outfit and wunning wight ovew
    meantime, please take my healing smoochie kisses evewy half houw(they awe vewy soft)
    I am cwossing my paws fow you to get well vewy vewy soon
    smoochie kisses

  19. Oh Bertie, hope the vet helps you get better soon. please keep us updated.
    Some scotch might help, I'm just saying ;)
    Thinking of you love and hugs George xxx

  20. Bertie BUDDY!! I am very much sorry that you are feeling the sickies.. PLEASE let us know what the Dawgtor says...

  21. Oh dear little Bertie Boy! Do take yourself to your Vet and they will know what to do at once. Then when you come home (you may have to stay at the Vet's for a day or two to get some shots and pills) just hop in your bed and let the healing work. Poor little lad!


  22. so sorry to hear bertie! we hope you are feeling top notch soon enough!

    edgar & his mum

  23. May just be a common cold--we had a wolfhound that had one and just had to take children's cough mixture. Hope it's not anything serious.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

  24. Oh Bertie - I'm sorry to hear that you're feeling sickie! Am sending lots of healing slobbers across the oceans to you and hope you are feeling much better soon!

    Honey the Great Dane

  25. Oh poor little Bertie, we are so sorry to hear you are feeling poorly.
    Now much as we don't like going to the vet you must go!
    Remember when your Auntie Bailey was proper poorly, well the vet soon had it sorted.
    In the meantime you must put your paws up and have Gail feed you some nice boiled chicken with a little rice, tell her to make sure the pieces are small.
    Do let us know how you get on.
    Much love
    The Aunties xxxx