Thursday, October 7, 2010

Under the Weather

So I have not been able to blog for some time because I have not been feeling well.  I have an ear infection, which is apparently very common in dogs with long lovely ears like mine.  So we went to the vet and she told my mom I needed ear drops, which I was not very happy about but my mom kept tricking me and getting them in there anyway.  That went on for three weeks and then we ran out of drops and I still had the ear infection so we went back to the vet.

This time I was on to her and wouldn't let her near my ear so they said to bring me back later and they would sedate me and get it cleaned out and exam it.  So then I went to my mom's office for a few hours with my buddy Mumble.

This is my buddy Mumble - he was mad that I wouldn't play with him but I was super tired from the vet visit.
 So then my mom took me back to the vet which I was not happy about.  They gave me a sedative and an opiate - maximum amount they told my mom - but still I wouldn't let that vet near my ear for too long.  It really hurts and, did I mention, I don't like the vet.  Anyway the vet prescribed two pills - a steroid because now my ear was inflamed and something for the infection.  Also she told my mom to just leave my ear alone for a week and then start with a new type of ear drops (I am not looking forward to that).  When I got back home to my bed and that vet wasn't trying to poke my ear I slept for a loooong time.  But I seem to be on the mend.  The steroids make me super thirsty and hungry so my mom is coming home to visit me in the middle of the day - lucky me. 

Yep Yup Dog Door Organizer

My mom likes for everything to be organized.  She is always putting my toys away in a bin (even when I purposefully put something under the couch or under the bed).  Recently she came across the Yep Yup Dog Door Organizer.

Very cute.  And it came in a bunch of different colors.  The only problem was the price ($59 plus shipping and handling).  It just so happened that this was the perfect size for the door of the dog/broom closet though.  She tried to find another one that was similar in size - she searched the bargain stores, the Internet, you name it but they were all big and made for shoes.  Then she did what I knew she would do anyway and bought it for me!!!

Pros:  Shipping was SUPER QUICK!  We received the item before we received the email that it had even shipped.  It easily installed on the door of the closet with two nails (and then after we decided we didn't like those and replaced it with two plastic hooks).

Cons:  The website measurement did not take into account that nifty little hook that sticks out to hold my leash.  It wouldn't fit on our door with that so my mom had to take some pliers and remove it.  We can still put it up with screws on the door though if we want to.  Also the organizer comes with these tiny little silver tags that say "snacks," or "collars" or "grooming" and we didn't necessarily want to put those items in those pockets.  (For most people this would be a minor inconvenience but my mom didn't quite know what to do at first.  Eventually she just sucked it up and put what I wanted in there.)

Here is a before picture of the dog/broom closet door:

You can see that there wasn't much going on here except for a dispenser for my - um waste disposal bags - and some photocopied directions for my mom on how to brush my teeth.

Here it is once we got the doggy organizer installed:

Here is the organizer installed - note we removed the nice leash hook - but there is a picture of some dog I don't know.

Here it is all loaded up with my goodies and a picture of me:

My yepyup holding all of my goodies!

As you may have noticed the rest of the closet got a little bit of a makeover too - my mom was inspired by my need to be organized and did the entire broom closet.  Now I don't need to be scared of a broom falling on me anymore.

We have had this a few weeks now and it is super convenient.  My mom keeps some treats in the top pockets and can give them to me right before she leaves the house.  It also means that everything she could need for me if we are going on an outing is in one place - no more dragging a chair over to get stuff down from a high cabinet.