March 3, 2010

White Dog is gaining a clearer understanding of the human saying, "the best laid plans of mice and men..." . The plan was that Quinn and Michael would begin dog training last night and that the brother would make a much needed trip to the groomer today. Well...

Yesterday Quinn started coughing a deep hacking cough and bringing up little phlegmy bits. We called the vet who advised that we err on the side of caution and treat Quinn for kennel cough (considering he had been at the pound and that he had lived on the street). She prescribed antibiotics and wants to see him in 10 days...until then no contact with other dogs outside of the family (White Dog has been vaccinated). SO Quinn and Michael have been delayed until the end of the month to start classes...AND Quinn is going to have make do with brushing and dry shampooing (he still has neutering stitches) until his rescheduled appointment on St. Patrick's Day (which is somehow fitting for a Quinn). White Dog is not sure she stand the stinky boy that long but we reminded her of her rolling in cat poop exploits and she reconsidered.

With White Dog's blessing (provided we bring home leftovers) and Quinn's nod of approval, we instead of class met up with Gregg and Candace and took Michael to dinner where he enjoyed the messy hands on pleasure of crab legs and tried his first raw oyster on the half shell. The fur family at home swooned over the crab, tilapia, rice, and shrimp we brought back to share so that White Dog and Quinn could share in the celebration.

The best thing...Quinn was curled up waiting for us on the couch...acting as if he ALWAYS rested there. White Dog, of course, was in the momma chair because after all, we had left her in charge!


Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Sorry 'bout the setbakhk fur Quinn -

Paws khrossed fur the upkhoming days to go khwikhkly!

As fur dinner: YUM YUM YUM!


Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

PeeEssWoo: We love the khomfy khurl on the khouch image!

Khyra & Khousin Merdie

Furkidsmom said...

We hope Quinn feels better soon! That dinner sounds yummy to us.

Sniffie and the Florida Furkids

Teddy Bear said...

We hope Quinn's cough goes away soon. Seafood, yum! Siku, did you roll in the crab?

Teddy Bear

Prinnie and Digby said...

Yay Quinn and Siku - you're making great progress together. Remember, a family that is stinky together, stays together...oh wait, I think that saying goes for something else. Anyhow, what a precious image of Siku in her chair and Quinn on the couch! Perfect!

Love to all!

Sagira said...

I hope Quinn feels better. So many dogs get kennel cough from the shelters. :(

Cappy the Eskie said...

Hi Siku and Quinn,

Plan B (going out to dinner)sounded better to us. Love those leftovers !!! Mom always gets an entree with us in mind.

Hugs and yips,
Cappy and Oliver

The OP Pack said...

All in due time, maybe this was what was meant to be. Glad Michael had a nice celebration dinner. We have our paws crossed that Quinn gets better quickly.

Woos, Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Kari in WeHo said...

hee hee rolling in cat poop! Hope Quinn feels better soon

Suka said...

hey Siku Marie,

I am sad to read about Quinn. I hope his cough goes away. He has really been through the ringer lately, huh? Poor pup! At least he has you, and your entire wonderful human family, to help him adjust! Hopefully his stinky smell won't bother you much longer. I am sure it makes Quinn a bit self-conscious knowing he does smell. Paws crossed that all goes well for Quinn, and quickly! That is too bad about school, too. I know both Michael and Quinn were looking forward to that bonding time. Well, things happen for a reason so we will just Trust that all is going as it is meant to be.

Have fun at the groomer! I bet you are going to look furry sweet and smell so pretty!


p.s. My human, K, thinks that is amazingly cool that your humans got their wedding rings designed by a Hopi Indian.

Two Country Poodles said...

Poor Quinn...He will be in our puppy prayers until he is well again.

At least there are no baths...so every situation has a perk. BOL

Wags and Licks,
Mollie Jo & Bobo & Foster Sibling Maggie Mae

Prints the Cat said...

Sorry to hear about the little hiccups, but it will work out soon and his cough will be gone in no time. How nice Quinn was found comfy on the couch! Wow, Quinn and Siku eats better than my family does.
~Prints of a Cat

Casper said...

Hope Quinn's cough goes away soon.

Amy and The House of Cats said...

We are sending lots of purrs to Quinn to feel better soon! We hope his cough clears up really quickly!

Ginger Jasper said...

I have missed so much while I have been away.. How wonderful you have got a new addition to your family and even more so that you saved a life. I have just read back and am so happy things turned out so well.. A chance for happiness to try and erase some of the bad in Quinn's past life.. I look forward to following more of his new life.. Hugsw GJ xx