We had quite the scare with the Mayor this morning:0

May 27th, 2010 - 6:06 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and not needing a scare lovers: This morning the Mayor got up early, which he never does. I thought it was odd but I fell back to sleep. Then, a few moments later I heard our Mayor yelp in pain! I shot out of bed like a bullet.

The Mayor was pacing and crying. Half asleep I grabbed my Bloat chart and had him lay down in the living room. (IT WAS NOT BLOAT THANK DOG)

Someone posted a link on the Daily Drool about the signs of bloat and I printed it out and taped it to the inside of my kitchen cabinet for emergencies. It lists all the symptoms and what is happening to the dog and what steps you should take. I feel better having it because I know I won’t be thinking clearly if this happens to one of my hounds.



Anyway, I thought this was a good time to show this information again.

Chaps continued to scream and cry so Grandma and I loaded him up to wait for our vet to show up at work. He brought us right in and agreed it was not bloat but he did want him on a course of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory meds after he did a few neurological tests.

Alls well that ends well.

Here we are leaving the appointment. The Mayor has his head on the arm rest between Grandma and I.


Of course Emma went along for moral support. She was so cute. When Dr. Doan came into the room she tried to block him from touching Chaps. Now that is a good friend!


Later today when Grandma and I were planting flowers it hit me. The Mayor must have sprained his lower back or pulled a muscle when we were out yesterday. He was in a panic when we got home. Some construction workers were using an air hammer across the street from our home. That caused him to go all mountain climber. Poor boy must have taken a tumble:(

Thanks for listening and caring about our Mayor. I must keep his residents apprised of his overall general health!

More reporting overall general health later…..Love, Cat, Chaps and Emma


  1. Mary
    May 27th, 2010 | 7:30 pm

    Poor Chaps!!!!!:((( How terrifying for you, Cat! I hope and pray it’s nothing major–keep us updated! Also, thank you for the bloat information–very helpful!

    Mary, Harley, Biggs and Leo

  2. Cindy, Jethro, Rugs, Oz and Harriet
    May 27th, 2010 | 7:31 pm

    Poor Chaps! He looks like he’s either in pain or drugged up in that picture. What a scary event. I would have freaked out too! I’m so glad that it doesn’t seem to be anything major.

  3. May 27th, 2010 | 8:01 pm

    Cindy he was still in pain. He is doing much better right now. No crying or screaming in pain. He is right next to me in his dog bed with his bud, Emmers……..

    Boy, I am glad this day is almost over.

  4. Cindy, Jethro, Rugs, Oz and Harriet
    May 27th, 2010 | 8:49 pm

    I’ll bet you ARE glad this day is almost over. Emmers will make it all better for the Mayor. You’ll never know anything even happened come tomorrow.

  5. May 27th, 2010 | 9:35 pm

    Chaps has his second anti-inflammatory in himz and he just went belly up! I should not have been so glad to see this day over. Kids will always make you eat your words.

  6. Wanda
    May 27th, 2010 | 10:08 pm

    Glad Chaps is doing better.

  7. Judy, Bumper & Abby
    May 27th, 2010 | 10:32 pm

    I am so glad that Chaps is going to be OK. I have had enough bad news in the past week. Bumper hurt his back a few years ago when he used to “run” and play with Abby. He did feel better pretty fast after taking the anti inflammatory medication. They bounce back quick. That is good news for a change.

  8. Cat
    May 27th, 2010 | 10:38 pm

    Love you Judy. I don’t miss an hour without thinking about you.

  9. BJ
    May 27th, 2010 | 11:04 pm

    Cat….how scared you must have been. It is so hard because they can’t tell us what is hurting them and I know I am always thinking the worst. Great info on the bloat, thanks for sharing and as always you are thinking of our best interest! Glad this day is nearly over for you and the Mayor must be feeling better since he is going “belly up”. Keep us posted…lots of hugs and drool!

  10. Candy and Bailey
    May 28th, 2010 | 7:20 am

    How scary. I’m glad Chaps is doing better. Thanks for the info on bloat–I printed it out also. I will be taking a copy with me to doggie daycare to post on the bulletin board!

  11. May 28th, 2010 | 8:44 am

    Candy that is a great idea to take a copy to the doggie daycare. Knowledge is power. When we know better we do better!

    Thanks Candy

  12. Maureen Halleran
    May 28th, 2010 | 11:41 am

    Oh! What a scare! I am so glad the vet was able to help and that Emma tried to protect him. I am glad to hear Chaps is on the mend, but I do think a few extra treats, and a long long nap will really make a difference.

    Thank you for sharing the bloat info, I’m going to keep it on hand as well.

  13. Boyd and the infamous Strawberry Thief (Linus Beauregard)
    May 28th, 2010 | 1:28 pm

    OMG we had a scare like that one time with one of Brandi’s dogs, Cooper, she was freaking out. In short it was a lower back problem. Glad Mayor is ok. You made me think and I printed out that form.. Thanks 🙂

  14. Mary
    May 30th, 2010 | 11:30 pm

    How scary! I’m so glad that Chaps will be ok. I hope he’s feeling better by now.

    The bloat info is very good to have. I should print it up too because lord knows that during an emergency I can barely think at all, let alone think clearly!

    Droolies from Larsen and Ninja.

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