Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Abby's Not Glowing in the Dark Yet

I'm so disappointed!  Yesterday, Dad took Abby to the vet's office for her first chemotherapy treatment, and I was all excited for her to come home. A glow-in-the-dark sister!  How cool could that be?!?  Alas, it has not come to pass.  I watched all night, and not once did Abby glow in the dark.  She didn't even flicker!  But maybe it will take a few treatments before she starts glowing....


Mom has been all stressed about the chemotherapy thing (don't ask me why; Mom gets all stressed about things), so there haven't been any non-glowing photos of Abby, so I'll share some photos from last weekend.

Of course, we celebrated the 4th of July in grand style.

Happy 4th of July!  Now hand over the treats before we lose our happy faces!

For the record, the treats were NOT forthcoming in a timely manner.

Oh, NOW you break out the treats!

While we have had rain the last couple of days, last weekend, and the last couple of weeks before that were wickedly hot.  When Mom was at the animal shelter last week she noticed all the doggies frolicking in portable doggie swimming pools and get all wet and cool, and Mom thought we might like our own wading pool in which to cool off.

Um.  I think she should have consulted us before she put this great idea of hers into action.  She went to Walmart and got us a plastic wading pool.  I have No Idea what she was thinking...

"Hey, Fi.  Why did Mom stick a ball under all this water?"  "I dunno.  Maybe if we ask nicely she'll fish it out for us."
We continued to ponder the Case of the Ball in the Tub of Water.

It doesn't even do anything.  But how am I supposed to get it with all this water in the way?
I got brave and actually put one whole foot in the water.  It was very scary!

We've been watching the news with all the shark attacks - there's no WAY we're going all the way into the water - you never know what might happen!
The big tub of water did work out well as a ginormous water dish, though.

Abby finally got the hang of bobbing for tennis balls...

Abby even stepped all the way into the tub to get get tennis balls, but Mom was disappointed that neither of us was interested in a soak.  Um, hello.  It looks too much like a bathtub, and that problem with that is that four-letter word 'BATH'.  Now put a pond in our yard, and we'd be all over it.  But bobbing for tennis balls is kinda fun, too!

Thanks again for all the kind words and good wishes for Abby.  While she isn't glowing in the dark, she also hasn't thrown up yet, and is still perfectly happy to eat her dinner and then check to make sure I ate all of mine, so, all is good at the moment.  We'll keep you posted!

*kissey face*
-Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus


Whitley Westie said...

I would so be in dat pool!

The Daily Pip said...

I hope Abby continues to do well with the chemo! Sending lots of support across the miles.

rottrover said...

Fi, thanks for the pupdate on the Abs. Even if she isn't glowing, no barfing is a good thing. Happy belated Fourth!

-Ruby and Otto

Murphy said...

Glad things are going well. I read that chemo on doggies is not nearly as hard as chemo on people. So Fi, Abby may not glow at all!

Your Pals,

Murphy & Stanley

Mitch and Molly said...

We are sending positive vibes to you, Abby. We hope you don't glow or get sick.

Love ya lots♥
Mitch and Molly

Gus said...

No barfing is wonderful! Though I am sure you would help out with the chunks. And chemo is a process, so a strong start means she isn't getting weaker early in the journey. keeping all paws crossed here. Oh and a few human toes also.

Gus and Teka
(Mom really can do that and she can pick things up with her toes too!)


Millie and Walter said...

Glad to hear Abby is doing well after her first treatment. We aren't too excited by those pool things either.

Laika said...

We wish Abby good luck.

Dory and the Mama said...

We agree bout the whole, "water is scary" thing....we don't understand why some pups insist on dunking their bodies into any type of water!

Sending POTP that all keeps going well with Abby....and make sure to keep an eye on her for any glowing!! ;-)

The Army of Four said...

Jump IN THERE, you guys! Jump IN!!! Seriously. It is SO FUN to jump in and dig, dig, dig!!!
For some glow in the dark stuff, you have to put it under a light for a while, then turn out the lights to see if it works. Did you put Abby under a light first? You might want to try that!
Yours sincerely,
Margaret Thatcher

Two French Bulldogs said...

That ball was staying away from your grasp
Lily & Edward

STELLA and RORY from Down Under said...

Howdy Mates. Aw, it would have been cool for Abby to glow in the dark, hehe. I, Rory agree, that the pool looks like a (shudder) bath. I wont go near mine either but my greedy guts sissy will jump right in, especially if there is apple pieces thrown in. She's coo coo in the head I tell ya. Take care all and paws still crossed here for you Abby girl. Does make it kinda hard to walk though :-) No worries (especially for your mum) and slobbery love, Rory and Stella

The Army of Four said...

Hey, you guys. Me again. I put a video tutorial up today that you might want to take a look at. It could help you out.