Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Lilly, My butt & Happy Birthday Dad!

Hello everybody!! We're all okay - Mom doubled up on Lilly's meds and everything is back to normal!

Lilly still thinks she owns the place, but what else is new?!

Well today is our dad's 301st birthday! That's right - he's 43 in human years!

Happy Birthday!!! We all got to have a piece of Dad's cake. It was a pineapple butter cake made especially by Mom!

Mom couldn't take very good pictures of us enjoying our cake 'cause we eat so darned fast!

Yesterday I had to go to the vet and get my yearly shots. Well that's bad enough right there right?? It gets much worse...
While we were in the lobby mom noticed I had a "boil" on my bootay. Well anyway, it was not a boil! It was badly infected anal gland (MOM: YUCK). That meeeeean old vet drained it and I thought I was gonna hit the ceiling! That was the worst pain I have ever had in my life! I think I saw tears in mom's eyes! Lord knows I had them in my eyes!. I hollered and screamed like crazy. I felt SOO much better after it was all over, but I think Mom is still in shock.! Mom asked the vet how can she prevent this from ever happening again, and the vet didn't really have much to say except bring him back in when he starts dragging his butt! As if! I am a perfect gentleman and would never do such a thing! The vet gave mom some clavamox to give me for 14 days. Has this ever happened to any of you?
It gets worse. Mom told me she's gonna be taking me to Paris' groomer to get expressed every month or so! I don't like the sound of that!!!
If anybody has any advice for my mom, she would appreciate it! The woman is looney!


Jan said...

Our mom had this happen to a dog before us. Now she figures it is less expensive and happier to just take us all to a groomer every six weeks for shampoo, clips and anal cleaning. We feel great afterward.

Misty the alpha Poodle

Clover said...

OMG sorry about your butt, Mack. We don't have any experience with that kind of thing, so no advice here... sorry! But I wish that it would never happen to you again, so you never have to have a vet squeeze your butt again...
Love Clover xo
P.S. Happy barkday to your dad!

Petra said...

Whoa-ho-ho ----- getting those glands squeezed is a nasty procedure! Our cocker Sadie had this problem alot. We knew it was time for another squeeze when she started dragging her bottom on the floor.

The other night Fig was over and I noticed this foul smell, which I discovered was coming from her anal glands.

I'll keep my eye on Petra to see if she develops this problem, too.

Margie (motch)

Murphy Dogg said...

Hey Mack,
Sorry about your butt problems. My ass glands need squeezing every so often too, our vet said it's a Boston Terrier thing. If you take a deep breath and just go with it, I actually think it feels kinda good. Does that make me weird?
Murphy Dogg

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

Be sure and tell your Dad Happy Birthday from us..

We are so sorry that Vet hurt you so much but as you said you will be a lot better in 14 days..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus and Louie

Ozzie, Rocky and Lola said...

Rocky here, I never have had an abcess but I have had my glands expressed a few times. I don't mind it. Mom thinks it must give me some kind of relief because I just stand still and let the vet at it. She takes me to the vet and has them expressed whenever she sees I am scooting on the carpet. Sometimes I scoot just because it feels good. I say if your butt itches you should be able to scratch it! Good luck with your infection. Hopefully you will be good as new in no time!

Duke said...

Your poor hiney, Mack! We've never had that problem but my pal, Molly, who has now crossed the bridge, used to and she had her anal glands removed!
Happy birthday to your dad! One good thing that happened today was that you got CAKE!!!! yummmmmmm

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Anonymous said...

Poor Mack,
Is Ruby coming to nurse you or Lacie? Brunswick had that problem and Nanny cried every time the vet did the nasty. Be brave it is for yours own good health.

♥Mona + Prissy + Angel Weenie♥ said...

Oh Mack, me am so sorry you had to have that done to you but the Mommy said if you have it done once a month it won't hurt because you got your bootay infected. The Mommy always grabbed Samantha up when she scooted her butt on the ground. Our Vet expesses my glands whenever me have my yearly physical whether I need it or not. Samantha used to drag her bytt all the time but me never too>>

The Reliant Dog Show ia Jult 17 - 21st & me will be working the DROH kissing booth but it will have to be on the weekend...will ya'll be coming this year. If ya don't maybe we could hook up somewhare for a visit. If you come to my house & visit the Mommy would make us a turkey meatloaf cake with mashed tater icing...Shw nade one for my barkday & it was Yummy.

Gotta run....ot's way past my dinner time.

love your friend Mona.

Joe Stains said...

tanner's butt broke too and the vet suggested giving us more fiber so our poop is bigger! Its been a year or so and no more butt problems. We get pumpkin, berries, beans, lots of stuff with fiber!

Ruby Bleu said...

OMD my poor you want me to come take care of you...I'll hop right on Aire Ruby!!! I wouldn't want Lilly to hurt you while you are recovering!!!

oh and happy barkday Mack-daddy!!! Hope that pineapple cake was sure sounded like it was!!!

Lots of Licks, Ruby

The Brat Pack said...

Eeeek, I don't want anyone squeezing my butt cheeks.


Dexter said...

WOW! Your dad is only 43? Then I think my Momma and Master must be, like, dead!

Eat whatever your can!


Lorenza said...

Hi, Mack!
Happy Birthday to your Dad!
That episode with the Vet sure sounds painful!
I really hope you are ok now!
Kisses and hugs

Noah the Airedale said...

First of all we're glad the revolution is over. Lilly is scary mate.
Secondly, you poor thing. We've never had an infected anal glad....thank dog! It truly sounds horrendous. Hopefully you won't get another ever ever.

Hugs and tail wags
Noah Willow Tess & Lucy

Amber-Mae said...

That butt squeezing must have been the most painful experience you've ever had huh?! Poor you...

Love licks,
Solid Gold Dancer

Girl Girl Hamster said...

Happy birthday to your dad. That cake must be yummy for you to eat it so fast. :)

~ Girl girl

BenTheRotti said...

Happy Birthday to your Dad!! Wow that cake sounds/looks soooooo yummy, Mum says can she have the recipe??
Oh my doG that visit to the vets sounds like the stuff from horror movies!! My eyes were watering just reading about it!!
Mum says sorry that she doesn't have any practical advice for your Mom but she send you the tenderest of little kisses to be planted on your cute nose (her words - not mine!)
Worst vet visit i have ever had was when my neuter scar got infected while i was in kennels, when Mm & dad adopted me they insisted i saw the vet and she squeezed my boy bits so hard i almost bit her head off.. Mum felt so guilty afterwards, but i got treats to ease her guilt so all was good. Hope it doesn't happen again buddy!!

love, licks and tail-wags,

Ben xxxxxx

Ferndoggle said...

Not your anal glands!! Yuck. I had that happen once but I eat lots of raw bones now and don't have any problems.

Your Mom can learn to express them herself if she's brave enough :o).


Moco said...

They say pumpkin is good for the old anal glands. We are expressed at Vonnie's every 6 weeks. Dawson is always dragging is elephant skin butt across the rug. We think it just itches though.

Simba and Jazzi said...

I think Lilly has pretty good taste. Anal glands are ewwwwww!

Simba xx

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

ACD stands for Australian Cattle Dog which is a blue heeler.. Although Louie is considered a red heeler he is still considered a blue heeler since a litter can have either red or blue heelers... We hope this helps..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus and Louie

Islay said...

What kind of a vet is that? You come away with the drugs, but your poor mum who was fretting got nothing?! Not even valium?

licks & slobbers

Crikit, Sparky, Ginger! said...

OMDoggie! monthly expressing!

Oh Happy Birthday to your daddy his cake sure looked drooly bet it was pawsome.

So we sniffed all over your bloggie to see what we have missed and bad blogger must of ate a couple of our comments cos we left one about your green ball and on your Internet Stardom and we can't find them :( anywho's me Sparky thinks Paris is kinda sexy in her bareness oow lala and mommy says be nice to the revoneesta remember she's lived a haaard life.

Anyways good luck dodging the expressions

Love Licks & waggin TX tails out

pee ess love your blingy banner

Bella the Boxer said...

Happy B'day to your Dad...mine just turned 43 this year, too. And I also went to the vet yesterday--we're living parallel lives!! 'Cept the part about the butt. I haven't had that happen and hope it never does. But you were a trooper.

xoxo - Bella

i said...

Happy Belated Birthday to your dad!

Oh poor you, Mack! That must have been painful. Thank dogness I've not gone through that *touch bone*

Peanut said...

You need to learn to express your own anal glands like I do. I did it on mom's bed at night once. LOL We hear fiber is good. Listen to Joe I think he knows what he is talking about.

Myeo said...

Mama says she heard of this before but so far it has not happen to us *touch wood*. We hope you are feeling all better now.

Boy n Baby