Sunday, September 20, 2009


Mom's Horse Koko had to be put down on Wed Sept 16th. Technically she was Moms horse but her Dad actually took care of her.

Koko was 36 years old. She had a parter Goldie who died about 10 years ago. Koko was like Moms "big sister" in that Koko was in the family before Mom was born. Grandpa had gotten Koko when she was just 18 months old.

Luckily she got sick and had neurological problems for only about a week. The vet said she woudln't get better and was in some pain. Grandpa didn't want her to suffer. She was put down and then later that day Grandpa and some friends got a backhoe and buried her in the pasture. She was buried with her favorite treat that Grandpa would bring her every day, two banannas.

I got to meet Koko once when Mom took me out in the hills. Koko almost punted me like a football. Not on purpose of course.

We'll miss you old gal. We hope you are up there with Goldie eating grass, frolicing around and getting lots and lots of banannas.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Miley gone wild

Found out yesterday Miley does not have Addisons. Thanks to all of you for your kind words and well wishes. We hope everyone has a great weekend!

Here is a video of her when we get home and her favorite little girl to play with in the neighborhood goes home. She makes some crazy sounds.



Hi everyone! Brutus here. We've been a bit tardy about posting and commenting. We've been reading everyone's blog though.

We even missed the Sept pug meet up. Then I hear we aren't going to Pugapalooza. What a buzzkill. Everything is ok Mom is a bit distracted with some work and personal stuff. Mom tends to isolate herself when she gets like this. blah blah blah.

Miley had a crisis. She went back for bloodwork and some of the enzymes were still high so Dr. Grasso wanted to test her for Addison's Disease.

It is the common name for hypoadrenocorticism, or adrenal insufficiency. It is a disease with symptoms that are common in many other ailments, making diagnosis difficult and sometimes a process of elimination. But once Addison's is correctly diagnosed, a properly treated dog can live a normal active life.

We will know about her results on Thursday or Friday and we'll post an update. I got to ride in the car when we took her to vet earlier today! YES

I have been doing great. Although Mom has given me a bath 2 times in the past 2 weeks. Apparently I have allergies and have been getting scabs on my skin so I get tortured. A bath and then the furminator. I don't have anymore scabs so you'd think she would stop with the baths? Mom is a little slow.

Love, Brutus

Wednesday, September 2, 2009