Thursday morning my dog Scruffy went with me for a short walk, to let the horses into the grazing area. She was running ahead, all happy, and when I walked back, she ran ahead again. Later that morning I put the horses back into the pasture and Scruffy went with me, but seemed slow to me. Not running ahead so fast. When I walked back, it took a while before she was back at the cabin, and looked tired. I had to go away to assist Carol with a senior afternoon with horses, so I let her in the cabin, with food and water like usual. She had a drink but didn’t touched her food yet. Which is fine, she had a good breakfast.
When I came back early in the evening, Scruffy was very ill. She was all shaking, her ears were very hot to the touch, and she could hardly walk. I knew right away I had to get her to a vet. After calling and texting with Paul, Carol and Sheri, Sheri offered to bring me to a vet. ( I have troubled night vision and can not drive in the dark)We decided to go to the vet in Roblin in Manitoba. She seems to be one of the best around here so worth the one and a half hour drive. The vet checked Scruffy and her temperature was 41 C. Very high fever. She thought that Scruffy was dealing with a huge infection, maybe in the uterus and gave her 2 needles, antibiotics and pain killers. Scruffy didn’t even blink. After talking it over we decided it would be better for Scruffy to stay at the clinic for the night, so the vet would be able to take X rays first thing in the morning, to see what is going on. The next morning I went to Carol to assist for a team day retreat. At 9 am I called the vet, and I was glad to hear that Scruffy was much better, and bouncing around again. But of course the infection wasn’t better yet. I could pick her up just before 5 Manitoba time, which is one hour ahead of Saskatchewan. Sheri was so kind to drive me to the vet again, to pick up Scruffy. Thanks Sheri! Really very kind of you.
The vet showed me the X ray where it shows a tumour in the abdomen. Before we went into the truck again, I had a good walk with Scruffy around the clinic, and Scruffy loved that. The trip back Scruffy was resting on the back seat. She is such a great traveler. For now Scruffy stays on antibiotics and pain killers but I am going to take her back again. One of her breasts has a tumour too, and it doesn’t look so good. Scruffy is licking it a lot, and it seems sore. Better to get the vet to look at it. Lets all hope for the best for dear Scruffy. I would love to have her for many more years, but I don’t want her to suffer of course. So we will see what the next step will be.
Yesterday Paul came over to help me put down the last part of osb sheets on the floor in the cabin. It was a warm day, and in no time we had the pieces measured , cut, laid down and screwed. It’s great to have a floor that doesn’t go down halfway. We had my home made soup for lunch. Before Paul came arrived, I had the soup all ready, with lots of veggies and sausage in it this time. Thanks Paul for all your work. As always a wonderful helper.