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March 16, 2009

Caveat to all Water Dogs: an Aki Update

Hello there puppies!

We are sorry to worry our friends with the lack of update in the past week. I am a little well now. We went to the vet last Monday PM to have a skin test, to which the results for mange turned out negative. A week before we also had a CBC done and the vet had also ruled out ehrlichiosis. The vet told me that I had some bacterial infection, which may have been developed from sleeping in moist areas.

As some of you may know, I sleep inside the room of my human brother whenever anyone is at home. But during times when he fails to close the doors, I make my way towards the nearest bathroom and sleep. My love for water often brings me to the laundry area or the bathroom, where there is a generous supply of water. .

During times when access to these places are unavailable, I simply topple over my water dish and lie on the puddle of water… i rest my voluminous tummy, arch my back and stretch. ahhhhhhh…. Refreshing.

In the midst of my reverie, the lady vet told me that I should, from now on, refrain from sleeping in moist areas because it is often where a lot of mean bacteria breed and thrive in. I should also make sure that I am toweled really dry after every bath. Drat.

What’s more, manang came back from Manila yesterday with a ‘box big enough to put Poopie in’ from the Animal Doctor’s clinic. She had been away since Tuesday and I am REALLY hoping to receive some goodies from her. I wagged my tail excitedly… I yelped and hopped.

“Goodies for me, manang?” I barked, drool oozing in exhilaration.

I rummaged through the box. My eyes widened. Oh no, you couldn’t…

(what’s in the box? Stay tuned tomorrow.)

drooly kisses,



Anonymous said...

What is it what is it!? I can't contain my excitement!?


PS- sorry to hear your banished from wet areas... I don't understand your love for it... I like warm DRY places :)

Khyra The Siberian Husky said...

Were there air holes in that box?

I'm glad to see woo bakhk!

Stay Dry!


Scottie the 'cutie' said...

Glad to hear that your skin problems are not that serious, Aki! Can't wait to read about what your manang brought for you from Manila! *wink*


Raising Addie said...

Oh Aki we are sooo happy that you have improved a little!

I bet there are lots of treats for you in that box!

Can't wait to see!

Lots of Luv & Kisses
Addie and Lucie

Dino and Family said...

Phew! I was thinking about you all weekend! I am sure glad it was just some bacteria and nothing serious. Take good care buddy and I look forward to see what's in that box! Don't keep us waiting too long! Love3, Dino

Huskee and Hershey said...

Hi Aki boy,
Glad that it is nothing serious!! Hey, stay out of moist/ wet areas ok.. you don't want to make us and your manang worried!
Actually Hershey and I like to sleep in cool places (ummm not necessarily wet though).. I think it's cos our weather is too hot/ humid. Mostly we end up lying on the marble tiles where they are usually cooler.
Quick open up the box! I bet there are loads of goodies inside!

Lorenza said...

Hi, Aki!
Glad to hear from you again.
I hope you get better soon! I like to sleep on the floor of the shower after my mom takes a bath! But I don't do it very often.
I won't be able to sleep until you tell us what is in the box!!!
Take care
Kisses and hugs

Anonymous said...

You love WATER that much huh? It's the oceans. Glad it's not something serious cuteness.

Suzuki said...

Hi Aki
I missed you! I'm glad you a feeling better :)
Big licks to you

Thor said...

I am so happy to hear you´re feeling a little better! I missed you, buddy!
Stay dry!


Simona,Paco e Milo said...

Our dear brother is back!!!!
we're sooooooooooooooo happy!!!
Aki....we were very very worried about you...wecouldn't sleep in those days....we thought t you every moment!!!
but now!!!!!you are ok and 're ok too!!!
Please.....take care of you ok??
and now......mmmmmmmmmmm....we're soooooooooooo curious.....
wat contain the box????
we' could tell us this secret now!!!!WAAAWAAAWAAAAA!!'s contain a baby golden retriever like us!!!!!!!
or....lots of treats.....or.....BOH!!!!SIGH!!!!
can't wait to see what there are inside!!!
Please.........don't kep us waiting so long ok????? :-)))))
have a great week're always in our hearts!!!
lotso of love and kisses for you and your wonderful family!!!!

Bobby said...

Fancy sleeping in water,I hate it. Whats in the box ? just whisper I will not tell any one else.

Anonymous said...

Hi Aki! I'm glad to get an update and hear you're okay. I used to love to run through the sprinkler, but then I got an ear infection and the vet said it was probably from getting water in my ears. How can anything that's so much fun be bad for us? And I wonder what's in the box?

See ya,

Honey the Great Dane said...

Whew! So glad to hear it was nothing serious, Aki!

Although I have to say - I just can't understand why you would want to lie in wet places...yuck! I hate even getting my paws wet!! :-)

Honey the Great Dane

Maggie and Mitch said...

Oh no! We hate suspense and we are very impatient waiters!
Hurry back, Aki!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

The OP Pack said...

Hope your skin gets better. Take care and stay away from the water.

Tail wags, the OP Pack