I haven’t posted about Josie in like 5 hours or something, so I needed to get on that.
Our little pup is adjusting just fine. Walking on a leash. Goes potty *mostly* outside. Can “sit” and “leave it”. Sleeps in her bathroom/bedroom without whining. And is finding new fascination in biting cables and toes with her razor sharp teeth.
Really, I couldn’t ask for anything more.
However, our little babe just had a case of the WORMS!!! dah dah dah (cue horror music)
Skip this next part if worms/pooh gross you out too much
Basically a tapeworm comes from ingesting an infected flea (don’t ask me how this happened…hopefully there are no fleas in our apartment). The tapeworm grows in segments that look like tape and those segments fall out of the pup into the poop and sometimes just out into the bed. The segments look like uncooked rice (this is what I found in her bed this morning), which is actually a sac of eggs. So we give her the good meds and all of a sudden Jonathan sees string hanging out of her butt. So he pulls…NOT STRING!!! It was a dead 8 inch long tapeworm!!! I really wish I could have seen it because it’s a total science experiment. She has been given flea meds too, so hopefully we are done with this cycle. Apparently it’s really common in most places, but not in MN because they don’t survive the cold. Oh, and yes, I’m totally paranoid I have fleas and totally had nightmares last night.
Here are some new pics. She’s starting to get a little more photogenic.
Not only am I head over heels for the pup, but I’m very excited to work on my animal photography. YAY!
Have you ever had a pet with worms? Any horror stories or advice?