Tuesday, February 15, 2011

We're Back. Finally.

Gizmo here...

So it took less time for the people of Egypt to change governments than for Mom's jerky doody to conclude. She was not happy.  As a self employed person, three (3) weeks of jerky doody sorta cramped her style a little. She's been working some 12 hour days and Saturdays trying to stay on top of things.  We offered to take her for walks, but she said she couldn't.  She got so stressed, she gave herself shingles.  She looks funny with roofing material all over the right side of her body.

This is what Mom was thinking about during jerky doody.

The first week of jerky doody, Mom was getting really bad headaches every day.  They seemed like tension ones. Then Bart started crying out in pain.  Mom took him to the v.e.t. and he had a pinched nerve in his neck!!  (Maybe because he sleeps in weird positions. Just sayin'.) He was given cortisone.  Which, of course, increases appetite.

THEN, when Mom was really, really stressed, the second week, Bart ate three (3) dozen iced sugar cookies.  He barfed, and barfed, and barfed.  Mom couldn't take him to the v.e.t. because she had to be at jerky doody, and she was freaking out like a lunatic, so Dad took him.  Bart was so bloated he looked bovine!!  Then he got fluids at the v.e.t. and he even barfed more there (a lot!!)  But his tummy didn't twist which is what the v.e.t. was worried about. And Mom was happy about that! He had x-rays, and medicine, and I.V.'s and basically costed a lot of green papers.  He's all better now.  Dork.  Mom thinks he's the "sensitive one" who was "internalizing her stress." I just think he's a huge Dork.  


We are SO glad to be back in Blogville.  It's been RUFF!!


NAK and The Residents of The Khottage Now With KhattleDog! said...

I khan hear Mango moaning in delight already!

Welkhome Bakhk!


Maggie Mae and Max said...

We are so happy you is all back wif us too! Jerky Doody sounds like no fun at all. Extra luv fur your mom from me...'kay? Happy dat Bart is OK too.

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae

Lorenza said...

I am sure you all are very happy that the Jerky Doody is over!
I hope Bart is doing well!
Take care
Kisses and hugs

bbes tribe said...

Jerky Doody!!! Sorry yer Mom had to be there so long!!! No wonder she was illing. Glad you are all OK and maybe you can get back to walkies & havin' fun.

Wyatt said...

Oh dear...Sorry about Jerky Duty and the Barfing and the Headaches.
Hope things get back to normal soon :)

Wyatt and Stanzie

Backcountry Brodie said...

You sure your mom woz hasing headakes coz my mom says jerky doody be a pain in the .... oops, I is not allowed to rite that werd.

Cyndi and Stumpy said...

ha! It took me a few minutes to figure out what jerky doody was! Glad it's over!

I'm REALLY glad Bart is ok! next time tell him to send some of those cookies my way!

Welcome home to blogland! You've been missed!

Happy tails!
Stumpy and me

houndstooth said...

I'm glad your mom is free from jury duty! My mom said it felt like a vacation from work and she wished she could go back, but I'll tell you a secret. They just made her come in in the morning, and then they let her go home.

It's a good thing Bart turned out to be okay! That must have been pretty scary at the time.


Unknown said...

Oh my goodness - what an awful time for your human!! Poor thing! She must have been so stressy. We feel so upset for her. My human says shingles is a really nasty sickie. We're so glad that Bart was OK in the end, though - what a scare!

And we're so happy that you're back in Blogland - I was so sad that I'd only just made friends with you and then I never heard from you again! :-) Looking forward to following your adventures -

Honey the Great Dane

Maxmom said...

Hey there...
It sounds like you've had a truly tough time. Whew! I certainly hope that things improve for you. The good news is....You made it!
Hang in there!
Sending lots and lotsaluv from
Your friends in South Africa

Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

Hope things calm down there VERY soon! You don't need stress!

XXXOOO Daisy, kendra & Bella

Anonymous said...

Congrats on your release ;) Thinkin jerky doody is a conviction without a trial! Don't know why we can't just log in these days and vote through the ether! >:O

Glad you're back! Hope the roofin material falls off you're Mom soon :D

Waggin at ya,

3 doxies said...

I always thought it was jewelry duty. Oh wellls, you learn sumptin new everyday.
Thank dogness, his poor tummy didn't go all freakazoid and twist up...dats dangerous. I sure hop him enjoyed them cookies....hehehehe....sorry, SOOOOOOO NOT funny.
Glad ya'll is back! You can rest heres in Blogville.


Unknown said...

We've missed you!!! Ugh to Jerky doody! I've never had to do that yet, but dread the day I might get called!!

Anyway, glad it's over, you can relax and keep an eye on those dogs of yours! Eating 3 dozen cookies sounds like something Sophie would do!!! And, take care of yourself with that case of the shingles!

Jen and the Black Dog Crew

Amber DaWeenie said...

Jerky duty doesn't sounds like any funs at all. So why would someone even wants to go? Hope Bart learned his lesson bout eating da cookies. But I bet he didn't and would eats some more if dey were offered to him.

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

We are soooooo glad your mom is not doing jerky doody any longer. BART... ???? 3 dozen cookies???? That is like 87 right? No wonder you pooked!!! I can't believe you did that!!! Glad that you are better NOW... butt I'll bet you won't get to do that one EVER again!!!

Anonymous said...

OMD that is so funny... well the dork part, not the sickies or the green papers part. dork!

I don't know why your mom just didn't stand up and yell "Electric Chair! Fry 'em all!" i swear that woulda got her out of jerky doody...

and i was totally cracking up envisioning the two boys going "lalalala! we can't hear you" as they chased a coyote... ok, not about the coyote, but about eh lalala part... thanks for reminding me it's NOT JUST a sibe thing!

Rotties are bad-asses, huh? ;) LOL...

we had another rottie friend in our old walking neighborhood in CA, we passed every day on our walks and Loki and Juno shared their cookies with her! something about them that seems so silly...the soft personality juxtaposed against their tough guy look! and those dorky smiles when they stress you out... oh yeah...

Corbin said...

Glad your back and glad Bart didn't have anything too serious going on! Mom gets all nervous about me because I always have something going on... BOL!

Anonymous said...

Wow...you all have had quite a time! Tell Bart to chill out and not to go psycho next time Mom gets stressed! And poor Mom having shingles! I hear shingles suck!

Glad jerky duty is over!

Elyse and Riley

Dexter said...

That jerky doody really did a number on the whole family. Now my momma has had the shingles and she says it is no fun, so you be nice. And I suspect those sugar cookies were totally worth it.


♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

Wow, we had no idea what you have been through. That will be a jury duty experience you will never forget. Hope those shingles are on the mend. Mom tells us they can be extremely painful. And of course, they are so very much connected to stress. Time for a vacation for all. Please take care and everyone get well.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Anonymous said...

We are glad you back!!!

Anonymous said...

YAY! I'm glad you're back! I missed you oodles.

I'm very much sorry abouts your mom's jerky doody and the roofing materials. My mom said she had some of those once awhile back and they hurt like crazy! I hope she gets better real soon.

I'm also sorry abouts Bart getting sick. But I bet he had the BEST TIME EVER while he was eating those cookies!

Wiggles & Wags,

Remington said...

Glad things are back to normal! Welcome back!

ForPetsSake said...

We're glad to see you again! There's nothing more stressful than a sick pup and then to be dealing with jury duty? YUK.
VERY glad for you that it's over!

KB said...

Oh my, what a horrendous 3 weeks. It's a good comparison to say that the people of Egypt managed to overthrow their government faster than your mom's jerky duty was over. And, Bart!!!! You did not help matters, making your mom so worried about you. I'm glad that you're ok but please don't pull a stunt like that again. Finally, for your mom, I hope that she's recovering. I hear that shingles are very painful. I am thinking of her, hoping that she feels like herself soon again.

Jed and Abby in MerryLand said...

Well, in order of terror: Bart, what were you thinking?! Bad dog! Mama has lost Danes to bloat; there is nothing even remotely funny about it. Looks like you need a better hiding place for the cookies.

Glad the jerky dooty is finally over. After the roofing material falls off your mom, maybe she can get one of those shots that's supposed to prevent that condition. Don't know if the shot works if you've already had an outbreak, but it can't hurt to ask.

On the plus side, things should be looking up considerably around your house now!

Jed & Abby

Ruth said...

Cute doggies!

Terrorzinhos said...

We are happy that you guys are back!
Love the picture of you 3!

Brandon - The dog with a blog said...

Welcome back, and what furry cute pictures!

Rudy's Raiser

Maureen said...

Oh my dogness!! You tell your mom to stay away from those roof tiles. That's no good at all! And you tell your dork brother that he gots to stop eating all the cookies!! No! No! No! No wonders your mom was full of the tingly roofies :(

I am going to send some extra special HoneyBuzz love your way! Mmmmmmmmmmmmwah!

-The HoneyBuzz

The Thuglets said...

Wooo....... we are so pleased you are back!

Sorry to hear things haven't been too clever. Hope normality is soon returned!

Big Nose Pokes
The Thugletsx

Teddy Westlife said...

Bart, I'm sorry you were sick but that was so funny! Way to freak the humans out!

the booker man said...

ohmygoodnesses!! i'm so so glad that jerky doody is finally over! poor bart! dude, you were totally feelin' the ickies. and miss rottrover, did you really get the shingles? my mama says that is super way painful like. :((( we hope that you and bart are feelin' the betterment. oh, and we're sendin' some extra gooey nose kisses 'n huggles just in case you need it!!

the booker man