Saturday, 2 June 2012

Dog update

After many tears, trips to the vet everyday for IV drips, stress and general drama, the dog is... slightly better!

I am VERY relieved, I know it's impossible I cursed him, but he's been part of the family for 12 years and it would have been sad if he'd died. He's still pissing blood and barely eating, but he can stand up a bit, which is a good thing seeing as though he couldn't move at all for about 3 days.

The reason for his sudden decline?? The vet that is getting paid a small fortune couldn't determine, so, it has been blamed on... My son!
Brilliant! Grandma came up with the bright idea that the other day Ash had (accidentally, I ALWAYS make sure he is not cruel to animals) fallen on the dog and that was what had happened. Now Ash is a big boy, over 20kgs, so falling on the dog wouldn't do it any good, but I have doubts this is what caused him to be so ill. If he just couldn't walk, or had a broken leg I might believe it, but it seems to me there are just way too many symptoms to blame it on Ash. Still, I'll be happy if he is the cause, at least it's not cancer or something terminal.

I wasn't there when Ash fell on the dog, but apparently he kind of rolled off the sofa onto him, they thought it would have hurt the dog a bit but the dog didn't yelp or anything at the time so nobody really thought that was the reason. Thanks Grandma, can always rely on you to lay blame on something to do with me! Not really, but kinda...

In even more shocking news though, MIL has cut her Thailand holiday short and is coming home early! Ummmm what the fuck is going on?! Each to their own, but she really can't do much for him, I wish SIL hadn't even told her! So not only do I not get my rip-off bags, but she's only cutting off 3 days of her trip off, which seems even more ridiculous to me, if she came home the day that SIL called her then I could maybe understand it, but it's only 3 days early which just seems like a waste to me. The bloody dog will probably be running around by then anyway!

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  1. Holy shit! My almost 4 year old only weighs 16 kilos. She is a girl tho, compared to all the boys at preschool all the girls are lightweights…. Jebus though. Keep Ash in Nihon and he will be the captain of the Japanese Rugger team. Seriously.

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    1. Ash is a tank, I'm hoping he stops growing a bit and his friends catch up to him!

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  2. Good news, I guess it will be fair to assume that they will never ever put the dog down under any circumstances and have it in diapers and wheelchair until it expires from utter misery after months of suffering? Doesn't really sound like Ash hurt the dog, there would be at least some yelping, whimpering or barking if some pain and damage had been involved

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    1. Never a chance of putting it down, it's already in diapers and the wheelchair is only a matter of time I think.
      I think so too, if the dog had cried out at the time then I'd be definitely blaming him but I think they're honestly in denial that he's dying and looked for any excuse.

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  3. Okay. Immediate response mode..........that is so fcking stupid that your MIL is coming home a mere 3 days early. Japanese people are fcking weird. Like my neighbor, who could have taken a 3 week trip to Oz, and would have taken a 3 week trip to Oz, but it was her rubbish duty, so she only went for 12 days.
    Whatever but wtf.
    Had to laugh about Ash rolling off the sofa onto the dog.
    Okay, well, hope all goes well eventually, and that you tell you MIL that she needs to fcking WAKE UP AND BE COOL. Not a twat.

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    1. Isn't it bizarre!?
      Apparently she tried to come home straight away but it was really expensive so she got the reasonable ticket 3 days early. I tried to tell her there really was no point but she felt better about coming home early so each to their own I guess, but I totally agree with oyu, madness!

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  4. How old is Ash?
    Can you ask him?
    I would beat the shit outta a kid if they failed to empathize with the pain the cause others human or other. That sounds ironic...causing pain for inflicting pain...I know..I'm a fruit loop but I mean well ;)

    I hope the dog doesn't have any internal bleeding and I hope the vet isn't as bad as they are sometimes.

    I got a very big cat right now that a vet told me would die that night but I should just let him put it to sleep.

    Yeah, big fail there vet man.I got a arm of scratches by that beast of a cat just today.

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    1. He's 3, and without sounding like an over-protective mum who's angel could do no wrong, he would never have hurt him on purpose adn apparently gave him a cuddle after he realised he'd rolled on him.
      I would beat the shit out of him too if he'd done it on purpose!

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  5. Hey there...don't post this, just wanted to say sorry for my rather caustic comment about your MIL and the Japanese in general. Please don't post it. ;) Sometimes I just get tired of how predictable the people are here, even though I am not there anymore, and blow a fuse for all the lame bullshit I put up with over 17 years.

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  6. I hope it turns out to be something minor, and that he lives a long and healthy life. In this sense (and maybe only in this sense), I am like your SIL: my dog means the world to me. She got me through a divorce, break-ups and deaths; sometimes her sweet face was the only thing that got me through a bad spell. The dog's death is going to hit SIL HARD, and I hope, for her sake, she has a few more years with the little fella!

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  7. The dog didn't eat cooked chicken bones did he? They are terrible for dogs. Poor SIL.

    Maybe the weather has turned bad in Thailand so MIL thought she may as well come home anyway.

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  8. Sounds like the little dog is cat-smart when it comes to managing the family, working the system. Looks like he's well cared for.

    Joking aside, nice to hear things are improving for the little boss.

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  9. It might be harsh, but in the long run it may be best for SIL if the dog DOES expire. Might encourage her to get a life and stop faffing about being a burden on her family.

    Japan really is too easy on people who don't want to grow up. Nearly 30 years old and STILL mommy makes her lunch and does her laundry and wipes her butt? No wonder she doesn't want to leave. Time the in-laws showed her the door. FInd her an apartment, pay the key money, let her take a futon and a set of dishes, and give her a pat on the ass on the way out. Invite her back home for dinner every other Sunday. It's the only way.

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    1. #1 @Corrine...400k baby!!! woooo hooooo!!!! Congrats on serious stats. :)

      #2 "Anonymous"..I would pay a couple hundred dollars in a second to punch you in the fucking face with a pair of brass knuckles. Seriously. It's amazing what folks with no identity will say. You think she's gonna change what is no doubt a deep complex that has built over a life time and is projected in some ways that include too much affection for a pet and not enough for the opposite sex. The death of a dog will not cure what ails her it might even hurt...she can get another dog you know....You FUCKED UP moron.

      alright...that's it...fuck it I'm outta here.

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    2. Hi Chris;

      It's amazing how big your balls are when they are safely tucked behind the keyboard. Keep your knuckles where they are most useful, either typing or wrapped around your knob.

      The death of the dog may just do both- both be painful AND shake her up a little. Not to mention that it's time for her to be an adult and stop living with her mommy.

      But go ahead, don't let me stop you from beating your vitrual chest.

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  10. maybe i'm delirious from study, i read your blog when exams are coming up and i'm stuck on a computer, but the notion of a slightly chubby toddler lazily rolling around, off of a sofa and on top of a dog makes me laugh so hard that people in this computer lab are staring at me... fuck that's funny...

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    1. No it is pretty damn funny to me too, except that when Ash rolls on me it can be painful, so I really feel sorry for the dog!!

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    2. ash sounds hilarious... chubby babies <3 my friend who lived in japan for a while came across this blog and she was on it in a lecture once and i've been reading it ever since...mostly during lectures, tutorials, studying, exam prep etc... always a good tool of procrastinating!

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  11. CORINNE... I heard this yesterday and IMMEDIATELY THOUGHT OF YOU! http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00sw2v6 Must listen.

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  12. That's good to hear the dog is doing better! God forbid if the dog dies on poor SIL now, though I guess it has to happen eventually. Can't believe they shoved all the blame onto Ash though! Pure denial, I think.

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