Stella had a grand mal seizure in December and was catatonic for over an hour after all that bouncing around. A trip to the vet revealed the diagnosis of idiopathic epilepsy (i.e. epilepsy, don’t know the cause.) The prognosis was to monitor her closely (i.e. wait and see.)
Lately, she has been throwing up several times a day on mom’s new carpet. (She doesn’t like to throw up on the wood or tile floors because they are not as soft and fuzzy.) Luckily, mom has a super new steam cleaner for her rugs and Stella has not shown any other symptoms of epilepsy in the past week.
As for Annie, she ran away on Christmas night. Mom and Stella were still up waiting for her when she arrived back home after 2am. Mom’s eyes were all red and she didn’t seem to have any voice left to yell. She just squeezed that little dog real hard in a bear hug, muttered some kind of thanks to God, and went to bed. A trip to the Invisible Fence Company to make sure the collars were in working order revealed everything was working fine. Annie is just the kind of dog that is willing to take a shock to see if the grass is greener on the other side.
But, the grass is always greenest with the person willing to clean up your vomit and greet you with open arms regardless of the manner in which you left.