Thursday, February 25, 2010

The great tissue massacre

The last few days Mimi and I have been playing nurses to mom. She has been sick and we have been keeping her company and sleeping in the big bed with her while dad is at work. Today we were all snuggled in the covers dozing off when Mimi decided she wanted off the bed. Mom put her on the floor and Mimi took off down the hall. Mom and I fell asleep. Mom woke up a few hours later and found Mimi in the midst of a tissue crime scene, involving a trail of tissues that stretched around the bed. Seems my sister got into the garbage can by the side of the bed, pulled out the tissues and showed them who's boss. (She LOVES to do so on a regular basis) Mom asked Mimi what she was doing and Mimi did her trademark "stop, drop, and roll" diversion technique. Mom laughed, I watched from the comfort of the bed and Mimi got her tummy rubbed, so everyone (except the tissues) won out.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Mimi's trip to the vet

Yesterday mom and dad took Mimi (pictured left) and I (Patty) to the vet. I really like going to the vet because I get lots of treats. However, I don't like getting my temperature taken, if you catch my drift. This trip was not for me, though. Seems Mimi has a tumor next to her anal gland. I heard the vet tell my parents that it could be nothing or it could be cancer. The vet took Mimi out of the room and took x-rays and drew blood for testing. I waited patiently for my sister to return to the room and hoped the vet was not giving her extra treats. The vet showed my parents the x-rays, saying everything looked fine. If you ask me, that wasn't a very good picture of Mimi. She looked kind of bony. The vet called today with the blood test results and they were normal. So my sister is going to have surgery March 1 to remove that tumor. Although I will miss Mimi when she's at the animal hospital, I know that they will take good care of her. They better not give her extra treats!

Monday, February 15, 2010

Just getting started...

Well, we're kinda new to this blogging thing, but we have so much fun reading about Baxter's adventures and the latest news from The Long and the Short that we decided to give it a try. We're Mimi and Patty, two tweener doxies from Ohio. I'm Patty, a red dapple who just turned 8 years old. My sister is Mimi, a double-dapple, who'll be turning 9 in a couple of months. (She was born blind, so I do all the typing, and she does all the editing). We were adopted in 2008 as rescue dogs, and we've been given a pretty good home (although I'll deny it if asked). We figured we'd post our various comings and goings to the Web for anyone to enjoy. Our Mom and Dad will probably be part-time roving reporters too. Once we've figured out how to work the camera, we'll start posting pics and videos so you can see us in action (or inaction).