Thursday, May 21, 2009

The Pit Bull and the Water Heater

Back on April 8, our water heater busted and was leaking. The landlords had just driven off to the airport for a short trip (great timing!) , so we had to wait until we could call them when they arrived at their destination and let them know. The landlord made some calls and the next day the plumber came out and installed a new water heater. I noticed a DOG was seated in the truck (if you look closely, you can see her through the windshield).

I kept an eye on the dog from my balcony,


but then I went down to the truck to get a closer look.



The lady took pictures of me snooping around the truck, but for some weird reason, none of them are in the camera! But, here is a photo of the dog looking at me. I guess it was a girl dog. Her name was Pixie, or Dixie, or something like that. Something with an "ixie" in it. She is a pit bull. She seemed nice enough. She didn't bark or growl or anything. I really checked out the truck and even crawled up and sat on the axle. The lady kept shooing me away. Before he left, the plumber- man let the "ixie" dog pee on a shrub, but I stayed away.


Elvis says hi. I don't have a recent photo of him. He went to the vet on May 7 and got his ears cleaned, toenails clipped, blood drawn for thyroid level check (to make sure his medicine is still the right dose), had an exam, general health profile, and urinalysis. He had an ear infection and the lady put drops in his ears once a day. Then, a few days after he got home, he showed signs of an upper respiratory infection, so he just finished 7 days of Clavamox, twice a day. He wasn't too happy about it, but the lady gives him treats after he takes him medicine, so he doesn't fight her too much. He mostly tries to wiggle away. He seems to be doing just fine.

26 comments:

Tuck said...

Hey there Mr. Black!! That's a nice looking woofie. Although I'm not sure I would like her if she came out of the truck!

Fin said...

HI!!!! We missed you, so glad to hear you are all well. Hope you'll get back to blogging soon. Purrs!

Goldie, Shade and Banshee said...

Hope Elvis is feeling better, poor fella. You are pretty brave to go near that truck and woofie, Mr. Black! I would have stayed on the deck!!

Purrs Goldie

Tracey and Huffle said...

It's hard work being a thorough snoopervisor like that. I'm glad Elvis is feeling better.

Huffle Mawson

Parker said...

Poor Elvis!

Mishkat said...

Good to see you, Mr Black! We're glad you're well, and that Elvis is feeling better (we always get sick right after we go to the vet too - it makes mom wonder!)

Daisy said...

You sure were brave to go check out the "ixie" dog!

LizzyBean said...

Poor Elvis! Glad he is feeling better. "Ixie" looks like a pretty nice dog, but it was still pretty brave of you. You never can be too sure about interlopers.

Tristan and Crikey said...

Welcome back, boys! We're sure happy that the woofie didn't try to put the bitey on you! Poor Elvis! Try to help him stay comfortable, Mr. Black.

Mishkat said...

P.S. Sorry you are having so many problems seeing our photos (I know they are kind of big - and I do shrink them!) We sympathize - we had to get high-speed because dial-up made my husband unbelievably cranky. It was worth the money, believe me.

Ailurophile said...

You look like a mighty panther snoopervising over there on the woofie. You fur is so bright and you are quite a handsome kitty Mr Black. Purrs and hugs :)

Anita said...

Hi boys!

I'm glad Elvis is feeling better. We have been very busy because the bean has had examinations.

Purrrrs.

Cheyenne -Millie said...

Good thing that Wolfie was in the truck. Did you keep her there in her place?

Hope Elvis is better!

Percy said...

Dear Mr Black,

You seem like a dog-friendly cat from what I can tell from your blog. And 'Ixie' seemed rather charming as well.

Looking forward to following you!

Purple Toffee Tiger Balm (but you can call me Percy)

LizzyBean said...

We are so glad to hear from you! We have really missed you!

Mishkat said...

Hi Mr. Black! We were glad to see you - and we're sorry your mom is still having problems with her dial-up. Tasha says thanks but no thanks to the girlfriend offer - her heart belongs to Daddy (seriously! She loves male humans, but is not all that fond of male cats.)

P.S. Our mom says Pasa Robles is a really nice place - however she hasn't been there since the 1980's! We hope it's still nice.

Angus Mhor said...

That woof-ette is doin' a great job guardin' her master's truck...and you are one brave ManCat to get so close!

A Few Good Cats said...

Hi, Mr. B... just dropping in to see what's new and different. Hoping you and Elvis and your lady are all doing well.

Tuck said...

It was so nice to hear form you today Mr. Black! I have been worried about you! I hope you get your internet back soon!

Fin said...

Hi, miss you!

Tristan and Crikey said...

We're still thinking about you, boys. We hope that you're okay and doing well.

Fin said...

Just thinking of you and hoping you are well!

Fin said...

Happiest of Holidays to you!!

Fin & Meg

Kimo and Sabi said...

We wish you a healthy and happy new year 2010!

Tristan and Crikey said...

We hope your New Year is going well, furriends:) We miss you.

Kimo and Sabi said...

Happy New Year 2011! Are you still blogging?