Monday, 13 October 2008

I am a good girl

Scarlet wasn't so chirpy when she woke up on Sunday morning so the Secretary decided to let her join our outdoor games.

See how huge Moy's mouth is? I was too busy sniffing something on the ground, but Scarlet looked like she'd care for a round of bitey face.

So I, Trudis, indulged her. See, how a good girl I am? I even had to play it her way.

Scarlet: Uhrmmm, grrr, ummmm.
Trudis: That not bitey face, girl.

We had fun with our Sunday playtime. Secretary gave us a bath after and we spent the rest of the afternoon snoozing in our house. The Secretary found out what I was chomping on of late: dried leeches. Absolutely yummy. But the Secretary did not approve and continues to withhold my outdoor privileges. Boo-hoo.

Oh, in case you're wondering why our sister, Pussy O' Woosie isn't blogging, she's obsessively watching the neighbor's cat. Tsk, tsk.

The Secretary thinking out loud:

1. Scarlet's Mom and Dad visited her this weekend and I gathered that they are not yet ready bring home a special needs dog. I volunteered to temporarily care for Scarlet but I had to ask them to chip in money for her food and medicines. My will and desire to help this dog is so strong and gives me a lot of frustration. I haven't finished her makeshift stroller yet and I am thinking of just leaving it to an expert and shell out some more money :( But I know what the real question is ( one that I am possibly evading?). For how long can I take on the responsibility of caring for this dog? When can I accept the fact that some animals are bound to experience pain and unhappiness in their lives, just like humans do? That there is a point when you need to stop resisting and just accept reality?

2. I have a problem with Trudis. She's developed an appetite for stones, soil, leeches- basically anything she sees on the ground. I am confining her in her kennel until we figure out a way to curb her pica. On the other hand, this strengthens the Animal Doctor's theory that Trudis' liver problem was caused by something she'd ingested, as opposed to a viral infection or congenital abnormality. He already started Trudis on a medicine called Godex and expects her liver enzymes to reach normal levels in two weeks.


  1. hello trudis!

    you are a very good girl indeed. hats (if i ever have one) off to you for playing with Scarlet as gently as possible.i hope you can teach me how to avoid rough playing so that my sister would stop calling me a cow. hehehe..

    you should stay away from those leeches. i've seen lots of them hanging out in our house but i never dared sink my teefies into one. Are you sure they taste really good? If you ask me though, i think you're tuna and egg meal tastes a lot better.

    be good and try not to give mommy secretary a panic attack,


  2. Hi, friends!
    I don't know what leeches are but sure they don't look good!
    Looks like you had a nice playing time!
    I hope everything goes well with Trudis!
    Kisses and hugs

  3. I hope all goes well for Trudis too :)

    I enjoyed looking at the pics of them having fun!

    Take care,

    Millie :)

  4. Those leeches look awful!! I'm glad you figured out what Trudis ate to make her sick.

    That's so nice of you to take such good care of Scarlet and bring her into your home like that. I hope her family will welcome her back soon and will be able to care for her.

    T-man's mom, CC-man and T-man Angel

  5. Awwwwwwwwww - you are just SO sweet! Thank you so much for your kind comment, that REALLY encourages us.

    That buzzard is still at Abbotstone and the swan is still on the river. Buzzard keeping a low profile (Jasper's warning was obviously enough!), swan is still attacking Jasper and other innocents on a regular basis. But the language is so bad that we can't bear to report the incidents in case some of it slips out. But we're building up lots of other stuff while we're uploading the backlog to Blogspot... New ladies in Jasper's life.... and some cheese.

    Keep smiling!

    That leech looks DELICIOUS. We don't get those over here. We just have slugs, and only the hedgehog wants to eat those...

    lots of love to you,
    Jasper xxx

  6. Dear Mrs Secretary,
    That last sentence of #1 sounds as if someone else said it really and you don't believe it. I hope you can find an answer. What Scarlet could do with is a wheelchair like mine!

    I do love to read about the animals. Keep up the good work.

    love, Angie, xx

  7. Trudis! Hi! You are so nice to
    indulge Scarlet that way :-) I like to eat things off the ground too - especially MY POO!!! Yummy.... But it makes my pancreas upset and angry at me. And my colon too, sometimes. sigh. My outdoor privledges haven't been rescinded yet, though!

    I will add you as my friend too! :-)

    My girl would like to speak:
    Oh gosh, my heart is breaking for you and Scarlet.... I hate the fact that anyone - but especially innocent helpless doggies - have to suffer. Bless you for helping her, and you'll all be in my thoughts and prayers. Keep us updated....

  8. Trudis, I know that rocks look like fun to chew on, but try not to eat them. I like to chew on rocks sometimes, but I get them taken away before I can eat them. I hope you continue to get better.

    I really hope Scarlet gets well and that her parents give her a great forever home. I know its hard, but she will get better. I know she really wants to.

    I saw your bog on Moy-Moy's post. What a cutie!

    Secretary, it is a pleasure to meet you! You are truely a caring and wonderful person!


  9. Hello!
    We would be honored it you listed us! We will list you as well!

    I can't wait to catch up on your older blog postings.

    Wouldn't it be great if we didn't have to work and could spend all of our time doing the things that we love!

    Your new friend in Texas,
    Staci (Addie's mom)


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