Preston would like to say a prayer for his best buddy, Milo and hopes he recovers from his surgery quickly.
Poor Milo was attacked by foxtails when walking in the park last weekend. A tiny seed (spikelet) from the foxtail stuck to his paw, traveled into the skin and caused an infection. The vet had to perform surgery to remove the nasty little thing. Ouch!
All the doggies out there watch out for foxtails, stay away from them!
“When a dog comes in contact with a foxtail, the cluster attaches to the dog’s fur and begins to move inward as the dog moves. The barbs on the cluster keep the foxtail from falling off or backing out of the fur, and the enzymes in the foxtail’s bacterium begin to break down the dog’s hair and tissue. The foxtail begins to work its way into the dog’s body, just as it would work its way into the soil had it entered the ground…. Dogs that come into contact with foxtails stand a good chance of having one of these insidious plant pieces work its way into the body. The result can be a very sick dog. The degree of illness depends on the area of the body where the foxtail entered and the amount of damage it has caused. Foxtails can enter the nasal passages, eyes, ears and mouth, and can work their way into the dog’s lungs, along the backbone and into many other locations throughout the body.” (Source: Petsbest.com)
Bark in the Park 2008 is taking place this Saturday.
Preston got to the event late and missed the “Silly Trick Contest” but after the embarrasment last year, Mommy wasn’t so sure about being on the stage with Preston again.
Preston met Rocket, a tri-colored puggle. Preston got to share some of Rocket’s treats. The poor Bulldog looked very jealous.
Mommy recently started taking some classes. Preston is NOT happy with sharing attention with Mommy’s textbooks.
Mommy came home a bit later than usual today…and found this…
Preston had a sleepover weekend at his best buddy’s house.
Milo and Preston just couldn’t get enough of each other but the big sister, Mina, didn’t want anything to do with the boys…
Mina: “Sigh…those silly boys…”