Boogalu and Pearl's Page

A blog about Boogalu and Pearl, Beagles who were rescued.

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Doggie Drama

We went on vacation for about 9 days in August. Boogalu's foster mom was wonderful and doggie-sat the both of them.

Then the drama. I guess we're not allowed to leave for extended periods like that. Pearl started messing in the house again. Boogie started marking in the house! Boogalu also started being finicky with his food. We were at our wits end!

We noticed some bare spots beginning to show up on Boogalu again and assumed the mange was back. We figured he was stressing out and anxious hence the marking and bald spots. So Jim takes him to the vet and gets medicine. I love our vet. She gave us mange medicine and an herbal calming medicine. The difference has been as sharp as night and day. Friday, Boogie marks in the house twice While I Was HOME! Friday night new meds. Saturday - not a single accident from either of them. Hasn't been one since. Notta. And they have been left alone for about 10 hours at a stretch.

The pictures are posted as proof we haven't strangled them out of frustration. They are both so sweet when they are behaving. Pearl is learning sit. It's been a slow process. Boogie learned things pretty quick, but Pearl waits to make sure she really has to sit before she does it. I think she has this passive-aggressive thing going on. She can be pushy!