Case #1: Boogie, A Follow Up

2 days after we took Boogie to Knight’s vet, mom and I agreed it is best that we took Boogie home. With the family. And with Knight.

Tough decision, if you ask me. Knight has always been our baby and I didn’t know how he would react if we suddenly took a new dog home with us. But whatever it was that was holding us back, it was overshadowed by the fact that Boogie’s alone, sleeping in a trike, no proper home and no one to take care of him the way he deserves to be treated. I couldn’t sleep well thinking he’s probably cold at night, or is baking in that trike when the sun’s up high.. Not to mention that the people who claims to be some good samaritans don’t really know how to take care of a dog.. much less someone like Boogie with special needs.

I sent a message to Knight’s vet asking if it was okay to take Boogie to them so we can have his fur shaved. I love Boogie, looks and all.. but the ticks and fleas that come with him are a big NO NO. I mean, it’s hard enough that we have to keep Knight from being infested with those blood-sucking shittes..what the hell should we do if we actually brought the tick-mother-ship home with us *cough*Boogie*cough*?

Boogie's actual picture taken at around 10.53AM today, 18 May 2011. Yes, those dots are ticks and fleas. 😐

These wounds are from the many months that he had to drag himself around due to his hind legs' inability to walk.

Anyhow,  without checking any replies, I arranged to bring Boogie to the vet, only to be disappointed when we were told that the groomer wasn’t available. 😦

Thankfully, there was a fellow dog-lover who saw Boogie’s situation and suggested we go to Animal House — we were told they always have a groomer. So without appointments or anything, we braved the roads with Boogie in a *pathetic* box as his “carrier.”  After all, we were only going there for grooming..right? Poor little lump was prolly stressed from everything that’s been happening to him.. but I guess this is the best for him, too.

The Animal House on Jupiter Street, Makati City.

Besides the long wait (too many other patients), I would say everything was great. We met a vet that sounded very much like Kuya Kim with all the information he was giving us about Boogie plus he showed us how to properly clean Boogie’s wounds.

*The following images are not for the faint of heart.

Boogie's wounds.

Teary-eyed Boogie..

The wounds were cleaned and bandaged.

Wawa.

Wawa pa rin..

This was taken while the doctor was finishing up on Boogie's legs.

Boogie was so brave while the doctor was cleaning his wounds. We were told that his liver and kidney tests showed the organs are okay.. what bothered the vet was the white blood cells’ count. He said it is currently at an alarming level so he prescribed another antibiotic and ferrous sulfate for Boogie.

I’ve actually spent more than 2 grand with all that was done on Boogie (CBC, blood test for liver and the kidneys, cleaning and maintenance) from the Animal House alone. Another 2 grand for the shopping I did since Boogie will be staying with us at home..he just can’t stay inside the house yet. I got him a cage, some necessities and another P500 for his prescription.

It’s stiff..I know. But like what we’ve told the vet when he commended us for doing something like this even when Boogie isn’t ours.. we’re not doing this in the hopes that Boogie will be able to walk again.. we are doing this because we want Boogie to feel alive and happy even in his current state. Hopefully.. in 2~3 month’s time, he’ll be a happy dog again.

I’m praying every day that he’d be well soon.. I sure would love to see him run around with Knight one day. 🙂

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