Tuesday, June 10, 2008

A Pair of Sights!

My baby brudder Oscar got to take his first trip to our regular V-E-T yesterday! My ma ape was a little worried because the staff at the SPCA was scared of Oscar because he growled and snapped when he was there. But Oscar was a total gent. Except for the fact that he wanted to play rasslin' with the visiting vet student. He passed with flying colors.

Um, except for one problem. See, we didn't realize that when we were adopting Oscar we were getting not ONE pet but about four--Oscar plus the three friends he was smuggling in his belly!
Yes, Oscar brought home a pair of sights. And he shared them with Ethel!

The V-E-T looked all our poops yesterday and found Oscar had three pair of sights and shared one with Ethel. Only ONE DOG had CLEAN POO. Yes, the corgador reigns supreme! The vet said they found three things under the microscope.

First was hookworm that looks like this when enlarged 1000X. It attaches itself to the dog's small intestine without an exit strategy:

Next was the wimpworm, I mean the whipworm, that causes diarrhea. Also called a Turd Blossom it looks like this under the microscope:

Finally is the worst one, the one that Oscar shared with Ethel, Gee Ardia. These little boogers hide out in an undisclosed location and are sometimes hard to detect and they stick around for a long time. It is almost too terrifying to look at under the microscope so make sure there are no kids around:

Fortunately both the boogers are on some pills to get rid of these bastards. I don't have to take any pills (but I do get to have some of the pill containers--CHEESE). Oscar has also had a microchip implanted in case he gets lost. (Private note to Grammie: See, he is One Of Us now!)

Meanwhile I have been making sure to maintain my health in the heat with a heaping helping of Frosty Paws. Ethel is a little uncertain:

But I dive in! My intestinal fortitude is what keeps the creepy crawlies out of my gut!

And here's a bit of food porn, a shot of our freezing box where the ma ape keeps the frosty paws. It's right by the door so when we come in from the heat we can cool off with homemade paws:

Stay cool, dudes!

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Blogger Ferndoggle said...

Wally, you've got to be the funniest dude I know. Mom spit her water all over the 'puter screen when she read about Oscar's triple pair of sights!

We're making frosty paws tonight!! Woo Hoo...'bout time, eh?


1:33 PM  
Blogger Peanut said...

those pair of sights are scary. Glad you didn't get any

2:21 PM  
Blogger Buster the Wired Fox Terror said...

Good thing you didn't have any buggers - you would have been sharing your eatables unbeknownst to you!

Frosty Paws!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Bussie Kissies

2:42 PM  
Blogger Lenny said...

My mom is laughing so hard and she won't let me look at the screen. She says the pictures are more scary than thunderstorms.

Those frosty paws look good - good idea to have such a convenient location!!

Your friend, Lenny

3:01 PM  
Blogger Gus said...

Oh My...How nice of Oscar to share. We are glad you found out about it before it multiplied and infected the whole world. Those are scariest pictures.


3:11 PM  
Blogger Dexter said...

Momma says she sure hopes those drugs get rid of those pair of sights because from the photos, she doesn't much like them either and agrees they should be eradicated.

Do you get any of the meatables from that freezer? I am trying to convince momma to let me go raw!


4:23 PM  
Blogger Moco said...

The VET is right. It is time to get rid of those pair of sights. We are glad that Oscar now can to spotted from "up above." (wink, wink). It is not warm enough for frosty paws here. Hopefully we will get them when the weather warms up.

5:30 PM  
Blogger Sophie Brador said...

Wally, Did you happen to notice that one of Oscar's eyes sometimes turns blue? I'm not sure what that means, but it could mean that he's a cylon. If you don't know what a cylon is, you best get yourself to the video store and start renting Battlestar Galactica.


5:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Those pictures of the pair-a-sites were absolutely terrifying, Dr. Wally!! I'm glad that there are pills that will rid Oscar and Ethel of those horrible creatures. Hopefully, unlike the rest of us, they won't have to wait 'til January 20, 2009 to be rid of the hookworm and giardia.

Love, Miss Kitty

8:50 PM  
Blogger Joe Stains said...

I just had to go hide in the bathroom after you showed those scary pics!! omdog! I like our monthly pills for our no pair a sights. I don't want any of those ugly bastards in my guts! Glad everydog is going to be a-ok

9:47 PM  
Blogger Simba and Jazzi said...

Thats scary. I'm so glad there is a pill that gets rid of them. When the pills run out do you still get cheese?

Simba x

3:27 AM  
Blogger Mack said...

Just so they didn't have the Big H sight!

Those were some very scary pictures of sights! I hope no children saw them!!!

6:52 AM  
Blogger Ruby Bleu said...

hahahahahahaha, of course not that Oscar and Ethel have a pair of sights. No, not that. But what those little buggers looks like...hahahahahahaha!!!

Lots of Licks, ruby

9:11 AM  
Blogger Nazila Merati said...

Oh Wally,

My mom lost her appetites for her shade grown organically harvested carbon neutral song bird protected left wing wacko coffee bought at the local coffee shop run by vertically challenged one armed lesbians after seeing those depictions of hookworm et al.

Well, that just means I get the rest of her coffee.


ernest still in the running in case barack doesn't pick a hooman

9:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great article. Loved the Republican bashing poop stuff. I have a Pet Adoption Rescue website that discusses all aspects of pet adoption. Please feel free to drop by any time.

1:34 AM  
Blogger Jake of Florida said...

Dear Wally,

Our Mom said to tell you she loves you -- any pup who can identify (and hopefully eliminate) those three "sights" is her kind of pup!!!

We so agree with their removal!!!

Hilarious wirey woofs, pal!!

Jake and Just Harry

3:40 PM  
Blogger Moose said...

Oh Wally, it is so nice to see you again even if it is in the archives! Two of the photos don't show up but from the filenames on the links to them and your ever so eloquent description of these pests I can easily envision what they look like. Ick!!! But as usual you have me ROTFLMAO as only the Wally could!

9:38 AM  

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