Saturday, September 19, 2009

Harness, Aquarium, Hospital...oh my!

For our bi-monthly guide dog meeting, my puppy group went to the bowling alley. When the humans were talking, Mr. Kelly (our area coordinator) told Meagan it was time for me to try on the harness! A harness is what I would wear so I can lead a blind person around. Every puppy (once we turn 1 year old) has to try on the harness. We do that so we can see what we think about you can see, I loved it!
Meagan wasn't so happy....she doesn't want me to grow up :-)

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Meagan's mom homeschools Meagan's younger brother and sister. (Meagan's graduated from "Homeschool High" in June)
A couple times a year a well-known attraction will plan to have a homeschool day. That's when all the homeschoolers get to go to MOSI, Museums, the Zoo or NASA, in our case Thursday, it was the Florida Aquarium. All homeschoolers get to go in for a discounted price.
So Thursday morning, we were driving to the aquarium!
On the way, we saw a man dressed up in a Dunkin Doughnuts coffee cup costume. So we got out and got a picture... Unfortunately, he wasn't handing out doughnuts...

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When we arrived at the aquarium, we headed straight for the stingrays...those are my favorite!!!

We got to see a lot of things. Meagan's camera died at the very beginning of our adventure, but we got a few good shots...Meagan was NOT happy...she's now looking for a new one Da, fishes More fishes
Super Big Fishes

We got to walk through the coolest fog stuff. I really liked it.
I tried eating it, but I didn't taste anything.

I was really good all day long...until lunch time, you see, there was this chip. Just laying all alone on the floor. We were getting closer and closer to it, we were headed in such a direction that I would walk over it. So I just had to TRY to lick it up. Success! But as soon as I got it in my mouth, the salty delicious flavor was soon gone when Meagan snatched it out of my mouth.

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Thursday evening was full of just chill-axing. Meagan went to gym for a couple hours and Meagan's mom fed me and Sadie our supper. About 20 minutes later, I threw everything up! I didn't know why, but I knew I wasn't feeling good. By the time Meagan had come home, I had thrown up 4 more times! They said I was lathargic...whatever that means, I just knew I wasn't feeling good.
So Meagan's mom called Mr. Kelly and he said I needed to go to the vet right away. Come to find out after 4 hours later, more throwing up, having hives all over me and being really sleepy, I needed IV fluids and had to spend the night at the emergency vet! I was not happy about that, but the vet was really nice. She told Meagan later that she wanted to keep me :-)
The vet thinks I was bit or stung by something! So we just have to be careful.

I am now 100% and hope to go to work with Meagan very soon!!!

Eve 2X8

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Weekend Fun...

This is me and my "sisser" Sadie
Last weekend, the Boyles went to Lettuce Lake Park (Sadie and I went too!!) Lettuce Lark park is called that because, well, there's a lake with lettuce-looking plants all over it! The park has a 1.5-2 mile paved trail. This is Meagan's dad walking me....I'm always supposed to walk on the left side of my person, and the left side of the walkway. (Meagan taught me that)
Me and Meagan walking
"Busy" break!
Collin and Kaitlyn (Meagan's younger siblings) saw a gopher tortoise crossing
the trail. Meagan let me sniff it...I wanted to play, but the tortoise didn't want to!
We also saw a snake! It was about 3 feet long and VERY thick. Meagan didn't let me get too close because Meagan's dad said it had a diamond shaped head and those are poisonous! Later, Collin searched online to figure out what kind of snake it could be and found out it was a water moccasin (aka cotton mouth). They are very deadly... The snake is in the middle of the picture, you can see it's white mouth.
After our was very hot and humid!
On the way home, Kaitlyn fell asleep on me...we were both worn out!
Well, that was my excitement this weekend! Next Thursday, we are going to an aquarium! Meagan will take LOTS of pictures and we'll post them soon!
Eve 2X8

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Mr. Kelly, our Area Coordinator for our guide dog group gave
Meagan this diaper. I had to wear for 2 weeks! I didn't like it one bit!
After my surgery, Meagan's mom came to pick me up. I was so excited to see them!
Meagan was at gymnastics when I got home. When Meagan got home, I was so
happy, but too tired to get up. But I fell asleep beside (and half on) her.

I went on my first outing today after not going anywhere for 3 whole weeks! I happily put on my coat and leash. Meagan, her mom and her sister and I went to Walmart. I'm not one for shopping, but I was glad to get out and see the world again!

Have a good Labor Day!!!!

Eve 2X8

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Interesting News...

Hi, it's Eve!!

I have been having a few health problems for the past 6 months or so. So, I went to the vet and he gave me some antibiotics. After I finished my medicine (and not much change was seen), Meagan's mom took me back to the vet and come to find out I need to be spayed! Meagan said that I will be sore for a few days and that I will have to "chillax" for a good week. But being pampered is awesome!!!!

I will be having surgery on Thursday morning. (Meagan said I won't be able to eat my breakfast! That's so not fair!!! I'm not sure how I'll survive!!!)

If you could keep my in your prayers, I would really appreciate it!!

Love and licks,
Eve 2X8