This is a picture of our dogs when they were about 4 months old. Today they are 8 1/2 years old.
Today has been one of those days when what was planned , gets thrown right out of the window.
Jerry and I got home from work to find our dog, Cruiser not feeling well, in fact he was very sick. He had thrown up all over his bedding and lost control of other things too. We went outside looking for him and found him very confused. He appeared to be drugged. Then we saw there was blood in his very loose stools. Something was really wrong, and we were at a loss as to what was wrong with him. His sister, Daisy was outside with him. This is something they rarely do, they prefer the comfort of the house. While I was outside with Cruiser, Jerry was starting the clean up inside. He called me in to see that there was green "stuff" in his foamy phlegm that he had thrown up. At first I thought it was just grass like many dogs eat when their tummies are not feeling well. Then I recognized the green, as seed pods on a bush I have in the back yard. I ran into the house to check the Internet to see if my Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow bush was poisonous. CRAP!!! it is! We rushed our faithful friend to the vet to see what could be done. They were very kind and attended to him right away. He had a temp of 104.1 and was very lethargic. They took him to the back to do a few procedures. The vet told us he might have seizures and they could be anywhere from mild ones to massive that would take drastic measures to stop. While we were talking to her, our sweet, and sometimes sassy, boy puppy had a massive seizure and passed away. My heart is breaking! It all happened so fast! We came home and that plant I thought was so pretty, is now in pulled out of our yard. I had no idea is was toxic! I miss my boy puppy already....and I am sad!Cruiser May 4, 2001 to December 23, 2009