Thursday, April 23, 2009


This video is taken two weeks ago, during happier times.
Notice the happy puppy gamboling around, even if she's a bit funny in her legs.

Three days ago, our active jolly little pup crawled under the car and sat there. And sat there. And sat there. Instead of gamboling around as she usually does, she just sat there unmoving. She hardly ate or drank the entire day.

We carried her in at night for bed and she was very listless. She whimpered a little bit when she was carried. The next morning when T&T Daddy tried to carry her down she yelped out in pain. Touching her back legs made her scream out. T&T Daddy managed to carefully carry her down, but her yelps really got to us.

I was to take her to the vet that afternoon. I tried to lift her and she yelped so badly. She was obviously in a lot of pain. I tried to move her and she was in so much pain she bit me. My palm now has tiny puppy teeth scars on them, but they don't hurt nothing compared to seeing her in so much pain.

Poor puppy is on painkillers now. It lessened her pain but did not take it away completely. She still does not walk beyond a few steps, and sometimes whimpers and yelps when she tries to get to her feet. She's also eating and drinking very poorly.

We're taking her to the vet again tomorrow. I hope this is something that can be cured. We suspect she has a very bad case of hip dysplasia, but we hope hope hope its something minor like a sprain. We do not mind a lame pup that will not walk again, but a little pup in so much pain is heartbreaking. The alternate option, if we cannot help her get better, is to put her down. I don't want to think about that now. =(

Saturday, April 11, 2009


This is our last remaining pup, Other Girl. She was to join her new home two days ago, but the (ex)new owner declined at the eleventh hour. Poor unwanted puppy, we feel so sad for her =(.

We hope we can find a home for her, but its going to be very very hard. Her hind legs are not too good. Our regular vet diagnosed her with splayed legs, and after two rounds of heavy meds she did improve, but her legs are still not what they're supposed to be.

She still walks noticeably funny. We suspect she might have hip dysplasia. Today we took her to another vet for a second opinion, and the vet said we need to x-ray to be sure (which the vet didn't have the machine at that clinic). The vet put Other Girl on a different med and advised us to change the pup's diet from lamb & rice to a chicken based formula. We'll have to see if she improves in a week time, before taking her for an x-ray.

We're trying to find her an adoptive home that will take her with her condition. We don't mind keeping her ourselves, but with two tyrants and a little human puppy due in a few short months, we might barely be able to cope with another growing tyrant. But if we don't find her an adoptive home, she will definitely find a permanent home with us.

Wish us luck.

* Do you have a place in your home and heart for this pup? Is yes let me know. Sorry, I have to personally know you to allow an adoption.

Saturday, April 4, 2009


We frequently catch the tyrants snuggling up lovingly.
So sweet!

In the hall

In the room*

* the missing parquet tiles? yep, the work of diligent tyrants. we need a new floor soon.
Tales of the furry, scrunchie-eating, lovable tyrant.