On Sunday’s we like to honor a dog who we refer to as our “Pup of the Week.” There are a number of criteria Pocket and I use in picking our pup. One of them is which pup caused the most concern amongst our online family. In the past seven days no one has caused more concern than our friend Brody.
is not a member of Doggyspace, although many members of DS know Brody
through Facebook. He is a wonderful pup, big brother to two wonderful
children, Blake and Carly, and beloved best friend to his Mom Candice
and her husband Jeff. Those of us who have been lucky enough to know
this family have followed them from when Brody was an only child,
through the births of two human siblings, and watched him become a great
loved to tease Brody because he eats everything. His friends often
joked about Brody eating bigger and bigger things: A car, a truck, a
bus, a train. But this week Brody ate something, we don’t know what it
was, and none of us were laughing.
whatever Brody ate caused a blockage. Brody first showed symptoms by
throwing up, and then, in true Brody fashion, trying to lick it up.
Then he couldn’t keep water down. His Mom took him to the vet who gave
her some medication and told her they would have to hope the blockage
it didn’t. Brody kept throwing up everything that went into his
system. It was clear that whatever Brody had eaten was going to have to
come out through surgery. In a hard economy with two young children no
one needs a pet care bill close to $5,000 but, as Brody’s Mom said, she
could not lose her best friend.
surgery went well for Brody. The blockage was removed. He was very
bruised for the IV and he had his belly shaved. There is a very large
scar on his body. His family somehow made it through the night with him
away without their best friend and protector.
is home now, the crises is passed, but we are still very worried about
him because he wants to eat everything he comes in contact with. His
parents are doing everything they can to Brody proof the house but it is
very hard with two toddlers.
Brody, our dear friend, please do all you can to eat only food, and
Bridge Angels, when Brody wanders over to something he shouldn’t eat,
smack him upside the head so he doesn’t eat it.
We love you Brody. Please take better care of yourself. We can’t imagine life without you.