Thursday, April 17, 2014

What the bee sting?!

Well this morning was quite the experience! My boyfriend and I started off the day at the dog park with our dogs and they were having a blast. They were playing tug (which is a HUGE favorite :) ) with a toy they found when we walked in and were their happy, playful selves. Just a couple minutes later Tucker immediately stopped what he was doing, sat down in front of us and started acting completely different. We found a stinger in his mouth which we didn't think too much of because he had been stung before and didn't show any signs of an allergic reaction. I removed the stinger from his mouth and started walking with him to the water bowl when I noticed him walking funny and looking completely disoriented. I immediately knew something was wrong and it was when he started heaving that we picked him up and rushed to the vet because this sting was definitely more than we originally thought it was. Luckily Tucker's vet is located down the street from the dog park so we got there quick and they were able to see him immediately. It turned out he was going into anaphylactic shock! I don't want to get into what that is but it's definitely something pretty scary and could be life threatening if left untreated. Today we learned the hard way that Tuck is severely allergic to bees. Long story short, Tuck was given everything he needed to get better and is back home <3

Events like this are absolutely terrifying! As a pet parent, or parent in general, it is hard to watch your little one suffer. I have never felt so helpless. Knowing that Tuck is deathly allergic to bees makes me really nervous about letting him run around (chasing birds, rabbits, lizards & bees!!) as much as he does but after talking to the vet I feel like I am better prepared to handle the situation in case this happens again...although I do hope this situation never comes back around. Bee stings are brutal!!

Tuck back home and looking handsome with his bandana he got from the vet: 

Talk to you soon! xx

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Where have I been #2?!

Hi everyone! I know it has been quite awhile and I have been a horrible blogger the past couple of months but now that everything is settled, I am back and ready to jump right back into my blogging groove :)

I moved into a new place last month and I couldn't be more excited about it! Everything about it is perfect. Since I have been busy with work lately I haven't had the opportunity to furnish and decorate as much as I would like but I have so much planned and I am looking forward to decorating AND sharing the transformation with all of you.

During this little hiatus my boyfriend and I were foster parents to a sweet, little pup named Rook. He is 6 months old and a Brittany just like my dogs, Tucker and Jeice. Three dogs was definitely a handful but we all had a blast! Rook was part of our little family for about 2 months before he left for his forever home. It was bittersweet to watch him leave but he still lives in the area which will allow us to see him regularly.
In addition to those two major events, Tuck turned one!! My little guy isn't so little anymore but he's still the biggest ball of love that I know:) 
Like I mentioned earlier, life has been all over the place for me lately but I'm back and I hope you stick around!

Talk to you soon! xx