I know I've been slacking and you all have been very patient. It's not that there isn't a lot going on with Skelly, it's just that there's sooo much going on elsewhere, that I haven't had a chance to update.
I've been completely slammed with work... trying to market Florida Law Tools as well as First in Print's new printing.com line of products. It's costly, it's time consuming and I'm really hoping it will start paying off soon!
So what's new? (these photos are from his last vet visit by the way)
I finally bought a carpet shampooer! Best investment ever. In fact, we used it and then accidentally broke it... then took it back and exchanged it for a new one... The new one has yet to be taken out of the box and assembled! So busy!!!
Skelly has been doing well, but sometimes he worries me. It seems like he is getting more prone to coughing / dry heaving. He got a good checkup at the vet last time... but he is definitely acting sick. He does have heartworm afterall. I suppose it's normal for him to exhibit some symptoms...
He discovered the wonderful world of beds. Any time somebody leaves their bedroom door open, you can bet that Skelly will find the bed and commence chilling out on it for as long as he can get away with it.
When you walk in and catch him on your bed... he stretches out and tries to act all cute so you don't boot him off... I'll have to get you a video!
Speaking of videos... my friend had to take his camera back... so I'm going to have to wait until he lets me use it again to capture some of the stuff I've shot. I do have other footage and I really owe you nice folks a video!
Skelly is a big fan of the couch as well. Our couches are not fancy, but they are not yet destroyed either... we'd like to keep them intact for as long as possible, so we try and keep him off.
Perhaps I will look into getting him a dog bed or something so he can chill out in the living room without getting bummed out when we ban him from the couch.
Mood swings! Man, this dog is moody.. at least it appears that way. He will often times slink off into the dark hallway and just chill out by himself. Sometimes he's afraid to come inside. Sometimes he is afraid (reluctant) to go outside.
A sudden loud noise will leave him shaken for hours. Of course a dog biscuit or a walk around the neighborhood is sure to lift his spirits every time.
He's going to the vet again next week. Let's hope that his blood looks good! I think they are either going to neuter him or administer the heartworm preventative again. *gulp!*
The preventative is what caused that HUGE SCARY reaction last time. It seems logical that it wouldn't be as bad this time, but it seems like there has been plenty of time for the adult worms to reproduce... His blood may be teaming with microscopic vermin for all we know.