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Thursday, August 6, 2009

Cash Update (BRLA's Theo) - Adopted July 2009

Dear Jennifer:

I just wanted to give you an update on Theo. First, we named him Cash :) but I didn't want to get it confusing lol so I'll keep referring to him as Theo.
When we first got him we noticed his nose was pretty runny, but we figured it was because he was more of a wet mouth than the dry mouths we've had. A few days later it wasn't just clear runny but started to turn green. Then he started to sneeze a lot and we noticed he struggled to breathe through his nose and the green runny goo got worse. When we had his stitches taken out at the vet we had the doc take a look at his nose. He has kind of a gag now and is on antibiotics for the nose, he finishes it this Wednesday. We thought about kennel cough but the nose thing is a bit now with the puppy slobber hehe he's a bit of a mess. We have rags around the house to clean up after him. The downside to this is that now our Chihuahua has the sneezing/runny nose thing that Theo has. So we are taking care of them both and watching to see if they are getting better. We weren't sure if the puppy he traveled with got anything. The doc also said that his tail wasn't cut correctly, he was very unhappy with how it was done. He said that they cut it too short on top of his tail bone sticks out without much skin pulled over it so every time he pumps it there's potential it'll start bleeding again like it did a little while ago because it's so easy to tear the skin. We're seeing how he lives with it, since it's the last joint there's no way to cut it again but he said he might be able to shave the bone so it's smooth instead of pointy like it is now and get alittle bit more skin to pull over it so it's safer for him.

Beside the cold thing, he is doing well. City sounds still keep distracting him, we have construction going on nearby so trying to get him to focus on potty time haha it's a bit daunting. He loves to run and he is a hoot to watch because he picks up his bone and runs around flipping it and chasing it all by himself haha it's great to see him so happy and free from a garage.

He's doing better in his crate too, actually goes in right away. He's also starting to sleep better on his bed on the floor instead of in his crate at night too. He's a crazy guy, but he's a sweetheart. He's snuggled up next to me right now :)

Thank you again!


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