The early days

Picked a red one.  Ruby’s her name.  Got her at Christmas, 2013.   She’s beautiful and soft with very sharp teeth.  And she has to poop or pee all the time.  So 5 or 6 times during the night she has to go outside.  In the dead of winter.  Every night.  5 or 6 times.

And she has to go to the vet every 3 or 4 weeks for all those puppy shots.  In the dead of winter.  Did you know that the winter of 2013/2014 had the second most snow on record in our area?  But the shots are important so we do it.  And we watch for swelling and other reactions to the shots as the vet suggested.  Don’t you know, on Superbowl Sunday after the game, her nose is swollen and you can’t touch it.  It’s 11pm on Sunday night and we don’t know what to do.  I’m not a vet.  So we do the next best thing and call our neighbor.  She has a puppy too. She’s not a vet either.  But together we decide it’s not urgent so we wait till the morning.  What’s another sleepless night?

It’s a spider bite!  And she’s allergic to them.  She obviously thought she could eat it.  She eats everything else.  She even tried to bite the syringe the vet was using to administer the antibiotic.  The Dr. said that was a first.  The first of many as it turns out…


Ruby's at it again!