These are the chronicles of two Shetland Sheepdogs and their adventures in rally-o, obedience, flyball, agility, tracking and therapy dog work.
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Friday, March 20, 2009

Slightly Less Pathetic

Gio's pictures from yesterday looked really pathetic. Partly because he was soaking wet from his bath, and partly because he was probably shocked that he was finally home again!

Here are some more pictures from today, showing a much fluffier looking Gio. Underneath, he is still skin and bone, but at least the poofy hair hides it a bit better.

Here is the patent-pending "drugged up Sheltie" look ...

Note the gormless look of confusion.

But he is not so drugged up that he can't pester Romeo into playing tug with him.

And I think Gio likes having a bare belly ... he's a big fan of belly rubs now. Much moreso than before.


PS. I thought raw liver farts were bad! You ain't smelled NOTHING til you've smelled a "low fat high fiber veterinary canned food" fart. YIKES! And those poops are something else ... After the "Nuclear War That Ends The World" the only things left will be cockroaches and those God awful canned food poops! How is it that the volume of poop coming out of my dog is greater than the volume of food going into my dog? I can't wait until Gio is all back to normal health and we get the all-clear to switch back to a better diet.

14 comments:

Mason Dixie said...

He looks so happy to be home. And a hairless tummy is best for belly rubs. Sorry about the poo, that has to be gross. =)

Cool Design Shelties said...

He looks much better today. He have a bit of happiness in his eyes - in spite of the "drugged up Sheltie" look :o)

//Bente

Casper and pals said...

Were glad he is home!

The Airechicks said...

Gio is certainly looking pretty "SASSY" he must be feeling better....

Still a cutie...

Glad he' back where he belongs home with his family....

XXoooXXoooXXooo

Angela said...

Praise the Lord! He looks soooo happy to be home where he belongs! I love his picture of confusion. I'm sure you'll be rubbing that bare belly for a long time because it took my corgi's belly hair to grow back from her be spayed. I have been feeding my girls Dick Van Patton's Nature's Balance. I know it has given my old girl at least a year that we wouldn't have had with her. She is still with us. Oh, and the good thing about this dog food is that the poop is small and firm and it goes away fast in the yard.
Hugs,
Angela

Sara said...

How wonderful to see Gio with a toy in his mouth.

So happy to hear that he is home, on on his way to recovery.

Painter Pack said...

He looks so wonderful!!! Stinky farts and all!! Harooo!!! Woo enjoy those belly rubs, Gio!!!

Mya Boo Boo

Ricky the Sheltie said...

So happy that Gio is home and looking better!

Josh and Jess said...

Gio, you have a lovely big smile, boy!!! We bet your glad that your finally home again and with your brother. Our Mama is wondering if your farts are worse than Jessies????

Gussie said...

Hooray! Those are eart-warming pics. Glad he's home.

KEY WEST COLLIES said...

Gio is looking a ton better. We are so very happy for you. Here is to many mores years with Gio.

Essex & Deacon

MONA AND THE MOMMY! said...

My name is Mona and I am a rescued dachshund living withymy Mommy Sarah in Texas. We just read about Gio on a friends's blog. We are so happy is better and at home now. Sirryt he was so sick. Mommy just cried when she read about Gio because her formor doggie angel Samantha had problems like that too but she lived to be 14 1/2 before she became a angelo at the bridge.

Can we be friends?

{{{huggies}}}...Mona

Raising Addie said...

BOL... dog food does crazy stuff to the system sometimes.

Hope your gas improves sweet baby!

Lots of Luv & Kisses
Addie and Lucie

wally said...

Gio--It is great to see you home and it sounds sounds your human is in good spirits, though that could change after the vicious assault on her nostrils!

wally t.

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