Monday, March 24, 2008
My Poor Koda
This is Dakota and Daisy...Dakota is the Big Black Dog...he is beautiful isn't he?
We call him our retarded dog. We always say that if something were to happen..it would be 10x more tragic than if something happened to the other dogs. See Dakota isn't too bright.
Think of it this way...
your watching the news... someone gets hit by a passing car..you think..aww what a shame...
now make that person mentally challenged..now you think ...oh my that is so sad, who would hit a retarded person. Because the person was mentally challenged it becomes more tragic.
(don't say it doesn't )
So that is how we see our beloved 'koda'. He is our mentally challenged furry child. We also say is is the smartest dumb dog we know. We know he knows what he is doing, and does it anyway regardless of the consequences. It is just how he is, BUT, he is also, of our our 3, the family dog. The kids could pull on him, smack him, ride him like a horse and he would still come back for more and more. He crawls up in your lap like a puppy..all 70 pounds of him. He is the most loveable dog in the world.
Since Emma was born, we haven't had much time for the dogs. Well the last 3 days Dakota hasn't been feeling well. Then this morning I went downstairs and he wouldn't move. I begged him to get up, but our beloved just wanted to lay down. Finally, after much nudging, he went outside to go potty.
I made an appointment with the vet and had been crying all morning. I kept telling my husband that I needed more time with him to make up for the last couple of months.
turns out, Dakota has Lyme's Disease. WHEW!!!, though it can be a severly dibilitating disease, he is going to be okay with the right treatments.
Posted by EJL at 13:19