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Starting the New Year Right

Hello World!  After we discovered at the Mill Valley Dog Park Tripawds Pawties that Cemil really enjoys going places and meeting people, it became my resolution to give him that pleasure more this year.

On Saturday, Jan 2nd, we headed up to the Sierra Foothills to visit Dawn and Raven and meet with their veterinarian for a quick checkup.  Cemil’s buddy Alle went along.  We had to drive right at the speed limit (or reasonably above) the whole way in order to make the appointment with Dr. Tom.  Dawn and Raven met us there and shared our group appointment.  Dr. Tom examined Cemil and x-rayed him, then examined Alle and Raven, then let us see the x-rays with him.  No lung mets!!!!!  He gave us a copy of the file to take to our vet in the Bay Area.

Then we went to Dawn and Raven’s house where Alle made herself comfortable on Betty’s bed after drinking all of Betty’s water, Betty got a little snack in her crate and Raven and Cemil joined Dawn and me in the kitchen for lunch. We had a wonderful pot luck meal and a bottle of Sierra Foothills wine.  And then, the highlight of the day (not counting the x-ray)–we got to meet Billy Bob the bobcat!  What a love.  Cemil didn’t get to go into the enclosure, but Billy Bob head-butted him through the fence.  It was a friendly gesture.  We also met all the other critters in Dawn’s care and got a tour of the farm.  Thank you Dawn for your wonderful hospitality!

Tired, we headed home right in the middle of some I-80 post-holiday traffic which delayed our homecoming until about 8 pm.  I wish I could say the day ended there–the “starting the year right” part did, but there’s more.  Dawn had given me some Rimadyl for Alle, and when I went in to post about Cemil’s good news, somebody got into the baggie. When I went into the kitchen a few minutes later, it was torn up on the floor– no tablets anywhere.  I suspected Radzi was the culprit and so after talking to Dawn and trying to make him vomit, we went to the emergency vet.  They were able to succeed in getting him to empty his stomach, but nobody (and three people checked) could see any evidence of the Rimadyl tablets.  Back home we went to get the other two suspects, Cemil and Mujde.  With their unpronounceable names, they became Chuck and Molly for that visit.  Neither of them produced any evidence of the Rimadyl tablets, so all three were treated as if they’d eaten all 10 and we got home at 2 am with six bottles of pills, two for each, and a prescription for two more.  This morning all seems to be normal except we’d like to have gotten a little more sleep.

So, added to Cemil’s list of favorite people are Dr Tom and his staff.  Next weekend we’re looking forward to another Northern California Tripawds Pawty at Mill Valley Dog Park, where there will no doubt be more people to meet, and favorites to greet.  And maybe, just maybe, the camera will be working!

Published in: Cemil's Outings on January 3, 2010 at1:09 pm Comments (10)

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  1. on January 6, 2010 at 4:05 pmPeyton's Path Said:

    Wow what a crazy start to the New Year. Hopefully things will calm down from your exciting and scary adventure.

    Cemil it sounds like you had a great adventure seeing Raven and meeting Billy Bobcat through the fence! Make sure you have many more fun adventures that don’t end in the ER due to drug overdose!

    We can’t wait to see pictures!!

    (Peyton’s brother)

  2. on January 4, 2010 at 12:58 pmkrun15 Said:

    Oh- and I forgot to say GREAT NEWS on the lung xrays!!


    Karen and the pug girls.

  3. on January 3, 2010 at 10:57 pmwyattraydawg Said:

    Cemil, I’m so hoppy you have a blog! What an adventure you had this week. I can’t believe you got to meet Raven and Dawn and Billy Bob! I’m so jealous! But I probably would’ve barked my head off and he wouldda swatted me I think.

    So my Mom says that your Tripawds group vet visit is the first one ever! How cool. You are such a trendsetter. Did you get any photos?

    Meanwhile, come on, tell me who ate the Rimadyl! I think the full moon made us all slightly wacko this weekend.

  4. on January 3, 2010 at 9:28 pmldillon81 Said:

    I’m sure it wasn’t amusing then, but it sure is now!!! Can’t wait to hear more stories. I am jealous you got to meet the bobcat, Cemil…and headbutted?? Wow! You sure are lucky 🙂

  5. on January 3, 2010 at 5:35 pmkrun15 Said:

    Well if your going to have an outing you might as well get your moneys worth- wait bad choice of words….

    Nice looking blog- I look forward to your pictures.

    Karen and the pug girls

  6. on January 3, 2010 at 3:06 pmcairasue Said:

    YAY! Cemil has a blog!!!!! AND his xray was clean! I’m so darn excited I don’t know what to say!

    What a crazy day you had. I’m so glad everyone is OK now though.

    Can’t wait to see you guys on the 9th!

    Mary and Caira Sue

  7. on January 3, 2010 at 3:01 pmTazzie Said:

    Gosh – you weren’t kidding when you said you would try to spice up Cemil’s year! But really, road flares and licorice spice tea are exciting enough. No need to add Rimadyl to the mix (having done that, give them tons of fluids). Glad they were all treated immediately as a safety measure.

    Happy New Year Cemil – by the way, cool blog

  8. on January 3, 2010 at 3:00 pmwrigley Said:

    Well you certainly did start the New Year off with some excitement. Glad to hear everyone is OK.
    Best News of the year- the perfect xrays. Yeah!

    Happy New Year…

    Seanne and Angel Wrigley

  9. on January 3, 2010 at 1:49 pmadmin Said:

    What an exciting way to kick off Cemil’s new blog! We’re glad everyone is OK.

    Looks like you’ve figured out your blog theme and widgets pretty quickly. Here’s some instructions for adding friends. If you have any other questions, just post them in the tech Support forum.

  10. on January 3, 2010 at 1:27 pmjakesmom Said:

    Wow! What a long and exciting (could have done without the last Rimadyl excitement) day!!!

    Wish we could have seen some pictures of all the fun and vet visits. So glad to hear that the chest x-rays were clean! Yay!!

    I guess that if someone is going to have some bloody diarrhea in the next day or so, you’ll know exactly who the culprit was… Hopefully everyone will be OK. Those silly doggies, eating medicine when they’re not supposed to… and then not wanting to eat it when they are supposed to! 🙂

    Angel Jake’s Mom

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