Friday, January 29, 2010

Charlie?


We're testing out the name. Feel free to help if a great name strikes you!
Charlie slept great last night, I assume. I didn't hear anything from him until around 5 and my husband took him out to use the bathroom and he was quiet again until I got up to put Frankie out at 6:30! He sleeps with our big dog, Dixie (lab/coonhound) who we rescued 11 years ago. She's so slow now - all she does is sleep, sleep, sleep. She has some bathroom issues so she sleeps in her kennel in the house. We closed the door last night with Charlie in there, but Dix didn't seem to care. She is literally the most laid back dog on the planet. A Dixie blog would look like this, "zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz." Every day.
Charlie started to lick his stitches yesterday and we had to give him the cone of shame. I hate doing that to him! He started trembling again and scraping it on everything but we had no choice. And he can STILL get at his area! He's a contortionist!
He and Frankie ate side by side with no big problems this morning. He is SO underweight. I don't think you can tell from the picture above. It makes me weepy to look at his bones above his tail. I just want to feed him 24/7. But, he left some of his food this morning - he and Frankie are both saving some, I guess.
Scheduled him for his free vet exam - we had to pick from a list of providers and our vet wasn't on there, but this vet is supposed to be good. We'll get his heartworm test done and hopefully get some tips on fattening him up. I will feel more relaxed, I think, when he's been seen by a vet.
Can you see Frankie in the picture, too? She just licks and licks his face in his cone! So cute. She's really happy - and I thought she was fine before. Now, I realize Dixie isn't the active companion she'd been looking for!
Took the children to school and went to the gym this morning - our usual routine - and worried the entire time I was working out that Charlie had to poop since he hadn't gone since 5 this morning. Found myself getting the baby (she's 2 but still) from the childcare, racing home, and he was fine. Just hanging in the kennel w/Dixie. He still hasn't pooped, but we'll try again later. No accidents in the house yet! Woo hoo!
My heart is positively swelling for this little guy.


9 comments:

Lorenza said...

Charlie sounds good to me!
I am sure everything will go well with his health!
It is not funny to wear the headcone but sure it is for his own good!
Take care
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Ruby and Penny said...

What a sweetie Charlie is. We are so happy for you.
Hope everthing goes ok at the vet. We are sending rayz for a negative HW test.
Love Ruby & Penny
Pees - 2 doxies are better than 1.

Frankie Furter said...

My mom said to tell you to get a jar of strained baby food meat and add about a tablespoon of Crisco Veggie Oil to it. Mix well... Keep away from Frankie Mae. It should cause his poop shooter to work pretty quickly...butt don't give it to him if you won't be able to let him out...quickly.
Dogs, like horses, who have not had enough to eat or had the WRONG stuff are often either loosey goosey or... don't do anything. That is because they have an empty gut. It takes a while for what goes in to come out.
You really don't want to give him too much fiber at first because it will kind of "hurt".
That is why the babyfood.
Mom learned this stuff from our old furend who was a VET.

Frankie's mom here!!! After you get a "result" try some boiled chicken for ... everyone. Dr. Bob used to say that boiled chicken digests easy and the broth is good to cook some rice in for tummy troubles too. He also said it doesn't cause... gas like beef does.
It sounds like this is going to be a very very good thing. Takes the pressure off the older one and... Well, we'll hope that bridge doesn't get crossed any time soon.
The one name that I have always loved... and yet never used for any of the EIGHT dachshunds that have graced our lives is...
Stretch.
I was wearing a Dachshund pin once and a girl came up to me and said, "We have a doxie named Stretch. He makes nose marks on all the windows. My mom calles them Stretch Marks." I can still remember every word of that after ALL these years. hehehe
Keep us posted on every detail.

Frankie Furter said...

Frankie Mae, you I think you are going to get a visit from TWINKIE. You won't believe this... Twinkie has a brother named...... FRANKIE the Bratwurst
You'll like all of them. They even have one named Linguini.
Very much nice furfolks!!!

kalyxcorn said...

oooh - how about Fidalgo? You know, so you can say Frankie n Fidalgo. It's an island, I think, in Washington state. I've always wanted to name a black and tan mini that...well, since I learned of the name like a month ago! Baxter's foster mom said he didn't go to the potty for over 24 hours when he first came into her home.

Twinkietinydog said...

I love the name Charlie and it might suit him just right! Poor bebe, wearing the evil cone...I must tell you, I'm a shelter dog and so's my entire pack. I applaud you and I thank you on behalf of all of us. Vive Charlie! You're one lucky boy!
Oh, and you do know Wiener's are notoriously hard to potty train. Therefore, lucky family!
Twinkie!

MONA AND MOMMY TOO!! said...

Wow Frankie Mae!! How exciting!! A baby brother. Mommy is so excited for you. We can't wait to see more pictures of him. Can my Mommy call him Jacks cause he looks like my brother & I miss him so much.

Congratulations!!

{{{huggies}}}...Mona and Mommy too!!

Matilda said...

Charlie!!! How adorable!
I hope he feels better now.
I can see you on the picture, Frankie! How sweet!
hug hug
Matilda

MONA AND MOMMY TOO!! said...

Hey Frankie Mae,

This morning Aunt Shelley sent my brother Jacks's picture to Mommy. AShe's gonna post his pic today on a new post. Ya gotta come by & see him later.,

{{{huggies}}}...Mona