I mentioned last week that if all went well we’d be picking up a new Labrador Retriever pup on Friday night. Well … we did and here she is:
This is Midnight.
She’s three months old and unfortunately we discovered on Saturday, only about 12 hours after we brought her home that she had a bacterial infection in her bowels. Yes, we got her home at about 3 am and by 4 pm on Saturday she was being seen by a vet (after passing diarrhea that had blood streaks in it!). So she saw a vet just 14 hours after arriving here.
Other than the infection which is now being treated with stomach medications and antibiotics she’s doing well and keeping both Chris and I very tired.
She’ll come and sit beside us or we’ll play with her with one of many toys and then she’ll run off into the kitchen to bark at her quickly emptied food bowl or her reflection in the stainless steel water bowl. Of course every time she leaves our sight she finds something to get into as well. Earlier today she brought out our duster which I thought I’d hidden away. Or she’ll tear up her puppy training pad and so on.
So for the past three days I’ll get to sit down for five or ten minutes and then I’ll have to get up to see what she’s up to or to clean up pee or poop. Yes, we’re trying very hard to house train her but her bacterial infection/diarrhea makes it kind of hard. It’s getting better though.
We’ve also been taking her outside into our back or front yards. She’s too young to go for walks in the park as she hasn’t finished her needles and parks are too full of germs for a puppy that hasn’t built up her immune system yet. So far we’ve had a little success getting her to go pee while outside, hopefully we’ll have success with the other main function soon too!
Wish us luck!
BTW I wrote about bringing her home Friday night on Tricia’s Musings if you’d like to read more about our adventures with Midnight.