Monday, May 30, 2011

Fireplace in May

Although it is end of May, today is overcast, damp and cold outside. So rather than frolicking in the sun, Nikki and I decided to lounge around in front of the fireplace.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

peaceful coexistance

Nikkie calms down a lot after her surgery, or perhaps because of her lampshade. We can now hang out together with minimal adult supervision. By the way, thank you for CC's owners for tips on caring for my seizure. Hopefully no more seizures.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

seizure update

Well, as expected, the vet could not figure out why I was having these episodes after a bunch of x-rays, blood test, fecal test (eeek) and lots of poking and prodding. I did learn that seizures do not always come with convulsions and lost of bladder control (another eeek). So it could still be seizure, but the vet could not tell. Let's hope I am over these catatonic screeching episodes. Thanks for commenting on what my owners should do to help.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Seizures for shibas? Please help!

This link describes the symptoms I have been having. Three times this past month I stopped in the middle of running, walking, or just getting up from lying down, and started screeching (not the normal shiba howls when greeting owners), like I was in extreme pain. I would get into a catatonic state physically, with head contorted in a weird way, legs straight up, screaming. After 1 or 2 minutes of unbearable screeching, I would get up, walk away as if nothing happened. No limping, or any residual symptoms. My owners rubbed me all over to make sure I did not pull a muscle or broke a bone, but absolutely no reaction. I would wag my tail all happy and run around like the episode was nothing.
Anyone heard of other shibas doing this?
Please ask around. Thank you!!

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Nikki and her lamp shade

Nikki came home yesterday with a funny looking lamp shade on her head and she was very groggy and quiet. I was so concerned that I stayed near her the whole time as she slept through most of the day with the lamp shade on. Everyone told me I had the same lamp shade on when I was six month old also, but I wiggled out of mine in less than an hour after I came home and refused to let anyone put it back on me. A stubborn shiba, never!