I'm sorry to report, dear friends, that I wasn't feeling my usual bouncy self last week.
Gail says that I was reminding her of Eeyore in Winnie the Pooh, with the mournful eyes and the morose and self pitying demeanour. And truly, when asked how I was feeling, the response, "not very how", seemed quite apt (although rest assured that, unlike Eeyore, I most definitely - and thankfully - had not lost my tail).
So bowls of food went uneaten, and parks went unvisited and on Friday I was finally taken to the V.E.T.
Who said I was running a high temperature (I shall spare you the details of how she found that out…) and probably had 'gastroenteritis'. She said it might be viral or it might be bacterial but she'd give me some antibiotics as a precaution. At which point I thought about entering into a scientific debate about the pros and cons of antibiotic use in these circumstances, and considered quoting Lord O'Neill's recent report on the issue and asking for a test. But to be honest I didn't quite have the energy for it, and neither, apparently, did Gail.
So anyway, after a weekend of light meals of chicken, plain rice and tablets, I am now feeling distinctly better, if not quite yet back to peak bouncing capacity.
Poor Bertie, sorry to hear that you have been under the weather, but we hope you will soon be back on form.ReplyDelete
Our two Labs had gastroenteritis a couple of months ago, and were actually not allowed any food for a couple of days - just some pills. No way to treat a Lab !
Crikey Bertie ... That's no good mate! Glad the tablets are working and you're feeling a bit better. Take it easy, aye?ReplyDelete
Oh nose, don't be poorly Bertie.ReplyDelete
I is all for the aunties-by-optics if they make you feel better.
Get well soon dear Bertie
Loves and licky kisses
Princess Leah xxx
Hugs to you Bertie, we cross our paws that you are back to 100% Bouncing Bertie soon...and I hope the anti-pee-otics will chase efurry stomach bug over all hills...ReplyDelete
Ohhhh It is going around We had it too Awfull isn't it ? Glad you are feeling better The anti- bi- otic can make you feel worse than the tummy bug!ReplyDelete
Teka has had a "delicate" stomach this weekend. Muzzer sends much sympathy to Gail, and Teka feels your pain. I just hope you feel better soon. GUSSIEReplyDelete
Bertie we are sorry to hear you were feeling under the weather but glad you are feeling better now. Hope you are more Tigger than Eeyore soon!ReplyDelete
Bertie lad, that's no good!!! Sending all the POTP I can from Ohio for your fastest return to full bounce. Hugs a d wags YAM-aunty xxx
Sending lots of love and barks!ReplyDelete
Oh no Bertie...my goodness you lost your bounce that is for sure not good. Thank goodness you are back to 3/4's bounce. Mom knows Gail was worried cause mom would have surely been worried if I didn't eat!!ReplyDelete
Kitty kisses coming your way and mom hugs
Hugs madi your bfff
I'm glad you're feeling better, Bertie. And at least you're getting some special meals out of it!ReplyDelete
Bertie, please be well and back to bouncy!ReplyDelete
so sorry you arent feeling well hope you are back to bouncing soonReplyDelete
Oh Bertie, we are so sorry you were under the weather ad glad you seem to be on the mend! Keep feeling better and back to your hiking and bouncy ways very soon!!ReplyDelete
BERTIE.... we can't believe that YOU are not feeling TOP NOTCH... You are always SOOOO healthy. We hope that the Chicken and Rice and tablets get you back on the Road to Recovery and Discovery (that's a scientific Pun fur you)...ReplyDelete
Hope you're feelin all better soon!ReplyDelete
we sure hope you are bouncing across the moors again in no timeReplyDelete
How down she stick anything where it doesn't belong. Hope you are feeling betterReplyDelete
Lily & Edward
We are glad to hear you are feeling betterReplyDelete
Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel
That's awful. Don't like to hear about you being sick. We're glad you're on the mend...and if you don't take antibiotics all the time, you should be okay. Now, at least you got chicken and rice, so it wasn't all bad. Get well quickly, so you can get out if summer shows up. BOL!ReplyDelete
Oh my poor Bertie!! Would you like me to bring over some chicken soup and I could sit with you?ReplyDelete
Oh Bertie! I'm glad you're feeling the betterment. I get tummy troubles quite often. SHE says they may be related to my little seizures that I get. I have to go to the VET tomorrow myself.ReplyDelete