Fridays with Frank: Blech.

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I wear my chew toy like a bracelet so I don't lose my grip.

I wear my chew toy like a bracelet so I don’t lose my grip.

We’ve had rain, rain, and more rain this week (and lots of cold!). Blech. I am not a fan of the rain. I sure as heck don’t go for walks in it! Heck, I try to not even go to the bathroom if I can help it.

So here’s the scoop. I was sick this week.

Like, diarrhea sick. Ugh. First I tried the rice diet…which didn’t work. Then I tried not eating altogether…which didn’t work.

In the waiting room at the doctor's office. Joy.

In the waiting room at the doctor’s office. Joy.

Which meant I had to go to the doctor. Blech.

Good news: I didn’t have to wait long. And, overall, I’m in excellent shape.

Bad news: I might have worms. Long, skinny ones. Might. Blech.

So, as a result, I’m now eating rice with boiled chicken in small portions about three or four times a day. (Remember that neat trick where I pick up a mouthful of food and carry it out into the dining room and eat it off the floor? It’s hard to do that with rice. But I’ll keep at it.)

Dog Dewormer

This is my dewormer. One dose is…$45. Forty. Five. Dollars. What a racket.

I need to take a dewormer, now and then again in three weeks. (I’m not sure if this dog dewormer would work, but we’ll keep it in mind for the future.) I also need to take Metronidazole. And then, I have to take probiotics for a week. Plus, the vet was able to up-sell us on a bag of “prescription” dog food that’s specially formulated for gastrointestinal issues. $22.99 for a six-pound bag of Purina Pro Plan Gastroenteric dog food. Holy guacamole.

My temperature was 102, which is on the “high side of normal,” but entirely normal for German Shepherds, I was informed. So, that’s good.

Frank at the Vet

This is my go-to pose. I generally let out a big sigh when I get in this position.

And, I weigh 65 pounds! Who would have guessed? When I was at the kennel in July (about nine weeks ago), I weighed 47 pounds. So that means I gained roughly two pounds a week? That’s a lot! In July, we predicted (we googled it) I would weigh about 58 pounds as an adult. Take that, Internet!

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