Monday, May 9, 2011
IT'S TIME FOR AN UPDATE!
And Mom started using the little squirt bottle she got in class to spray Barry and Mel when they bark while she is fixing our dinner, so now they don't bark anymore. Before this, she had tried just stopping the fixing of the food whenever any barking happened, but this method did not work very well because maybe Mom was not patient enough and consistent enough when she used it. But the squirt bottle worked really well. And the other night, Mom squirted Chloe when she was climbing into the trash basket, and Chloe hasn't tried to do that since then.
Barry and Mel are still having diarrhea, so they are getting some medicine and stuff. Mel is getting Panacur, which is supposed to cure you if you have worms. Also he is taking metronidazole, and he is getting some extra prednisone for a few days. Barry is going to start eating a new, different food. But the clinic had to order the food, and it didn't come yet.
Nicky also has diarrhea some of the time, but Mom is only dealing with Mel and Barry right now. Mom says she is really tired of picking up big piles of gooey poop in the yard because it's messy and hard to pick up, and she usually ends up getting it on her hands. Which she doesn't like, for some reason.
And speaking of holes, Nicky is in trouble with Mom because he has dug several of them in the yard. Mom filled the biggest ones with bricks, and she filled one that was kind of in the middle of the yard with dirt. Then she dug up some grass from another place in the yard and planted it where the hole was. She is just hoping that Nicky won't dig there again.