It’s my birthday!

Hiiiiiiii friends!

Today is my 8th birthday! Can you even believe it?!

Mom and Grandma (mom’s mom) baked me an allergen-free birthday cake and treats.

It was SO good!

You can see videos of me sharing it with Macy and Molly on my Facebook page here.

Look know shocked I was when I saw my cake:

Mom thinks that’s just the funniest picture.

Here are some better ones (in my opinion):

I am exhausted from partying so hard. Good night, friends!

*Ear licks*

Noodle the birthday boy

Advertisements

We went to the vet today

Hi friends!

I had a a scheduled dental this morning. I’m very woozy from anesthesia. I like standing by this bowl and crying.

Macy had an unscheduled allergy induced gastritis.

They shot her with fluids and turned her into a camel.

Going to nap now!

*Ear licks*

We’re under attack!

Ok, friends. Last time I was here I told you about the intruder. We all thought a 2nd intruder would make things better. Guess what? We were wrong! Now Mom has been walking around with 2 of them!

Meet Marshmallow Peep – he’s the tiny one that hatched 3 days ago. Peep-ette is 12 days old now.

An egg hatched between Peep-ette and Marshmallow Peep, and then after Marshmallow Peep, but both babies didn’t make it.

12 eggs to go *facepaw*

The good news is that I’m on Mom’s lap right now. We took a nap and I woke up trembling. I can’t explain to her what happened but she’s been holding me for about 30 mins now.

I’m out of sorts. That makes Mom worry.

Anywho, I’m gonna go enjoy some alone time with Mom. Be safe this holiday weekend!

*ear licks*

An Intruder

You guys…

An intruder has shown up. Inside my very own home. It’s a small intruder but their presence is MIGHTY…

It goes by the name of Peep-ette.

4 days old

Peep-ette is a golden pheasant that hatched at our house on May 14th. I know you’re thinking, Oh, Noodle! How cute is it?!

WRONG! It is NOT cute. It is an attention hog and it has stolen my Mom.

MY. MOM!

I am extremely displeased with Peep-ette.

Mom: Noodle, we talked about this.

Noodle: No, Mom. YOU talked about this. I had no say in the matter.

Mom: Peep-ette is all alone in this world. None of her clutch-mates have hatched yet. Don’t you think that’s pretty lonely?

Noodle: *sigh* Well, yeah but the couch is lonely without you so now I’ve been spending a lot of time in my crate. That’s how sad I am.

Mom: Soon Peep-ette will have a brother or sister to snuggle with and I’ll be able to snuggle with my best boy all the time.

I need that to happen yesterday! I even tried eating Peep-ette. Mom didn’t let that happen. Not even close. AND I got a bop on the nose.

This is my super displeased face that I use when I look at Peep-ette:

You know who doesn’t mind Peep-ette? Macy! In fact, I think Macy wants to be her mama. Yuck….

“Mom, can I hold Peep-ette?”

Mom keeps Peep-ette tucked in safe:

Usually Peep-ette’s head is all the way down in Mom’s shirt and Mom keeps her hand over him/her just in case. Peep-ette just sleeps and sleeps and sleeps. On my Mom.

MY. MOM!

The sharing of Mom never stops in this house and I will never be okay with it. She was mine first you know!

Anywho, there are 14 more eggs in the incubator. One hatched yesterday but died shortly after the egg broke open. Mom and Dad said that’s to be expected and will more than likely happen to some of the remaining eggs. Hopefully one will hatch soon so Peep-ette will stop stealing my Mom.

Here’s a picture of the 3 adults we have:

The males are the super colorful ones. We used to have 2 females but one dug out and flew away. Mom and Dad are trying to find another one so the other male can have a wifey too.

You know what another wifey means? More eggs. You know what more eggs mean? More Peep-ettes! You know what more Peep-ettes mean? MORE LITTLE MOM STEALERS!

Hmph.

Happy Mother’s Day!

Hi, friends!

Man, I have done a LOT of sleeping this weekend. Molly, too. We’re still getting used to our new medication so most of our weekend looked like this:

And this…

Everything has felt really weird this weekend. Like, the world is moving in slow motion. Mom said I’m stoned. Does that mean I’m turning into a rock? I don’t want to be a rock!!! I want to live!!! Moooooooooommmmmmmm!!!

Mom: Noodle, calm down. That’s not what that means.

What does it mean then?!?!

Mom: It means your medicine is making you feel funny.

Oooooohhhhh! Then I am REALLY, REALLY stoned! Is that why I keep staring off into space?

Mom: Exactly why.

Hmmmm….I see.

Well, on the good side, no storms came through this weekend to test the medicine – thank dog! I’m not ready to test it. I spent a lot of time in Mom’s arms just in case.

Speaking of Mom, as everyone knows, it’s Mother’s Day. We all worked really hard on Mom’s gift this year. Ready to see it???

It’s an armadillo purse! BOL! BOL! BOL!

Dad told Mom that Macy caught it, Molly scared it out of it’s skin, I sewed it all together, and then Macy chewed the ears. Truth be told, he got it at the flea market but shhh.. it’s a secret!

Dad really thought Mom would use it but she said no way because #1: just no, and #2: someone will throw red paint at her. I don’t know why someone would throw red paint at her but that’s what she said would happen.

Oh well. We all got a laugh out of it.

Happy Mother’s Day to all of the Mom’s that love us to pieces. Especially my Mom ❤

Happy Pills

Hi, friends! I’m back from the dog-tur and I have good news to report:

You all thought we were going just for my anxiety but Mom was keeping a secret – I have a lump where my ribs meet near my tummy button. Well, it turns out it’s just a fatty tumor! Yay for fat (this time)!

For my anxiety, the dog-tur put me on happy pills. I have to take them everyday so that it makes my anxiety go away. Mom says the medicine is called Trazadone. We have had that prescription for Molly since 2016 but we never knew that it works best when given every day, not as a situational medicine. Now both of us are taking it regularly – at least throughout the summer for the rainy season.

The dog-tur said it would cause sedation the first few doses and he was right. I feel like a zombie. Mom said I’m flat which I don’t understand because I’m definitely still the same shape I was this morning. I just feel very….tired. I didn’t even do my dinner dance.

Mom said if this helps my car anxiety, she will be so excited because she’ll be able to take me more places. I like places. I just don’t like going to places. I think it would be nice to enjoy a car ride. I see how Macy looks out the window and has fun. Maybe one day I can do that too.

I hope everyone has a great weekend. I’m gonna go snuggle with my Mom now. Hopefully I will wake up tomorrow feeling refreshed.

Spark Found!

Hi, everyone! Mom and I wanted to let everyone know my spark is back! It came back yesterday morning. I’ve been playing with Macy, doing zoomies, and NOT doing any shaking!

Macy has actually become a lot of fun. We do lots of playing these days and I even stay put when she lays near me. I know Mom will blab my secret if I don’t tell you myself so, let it be known that sometimes I actually lay down near Macy on purpose.

She’s growing up and reminding us all of Khia more and more. I bet Khia whispers in her ear at night telling her the things to do that will make us happy.

Anywho, I hope everyone is having a great week. I’ll be sure to stop by on Friday with an update from the dog-tur!

Oh, Monday…

Today was my first day without Mom since my bad anxiety started. I missed her so much.

When she got home from work, she sat at the dining room table to respond to blog comments and I asked her to hold me.

Pitiful, right?

Mom said the storms stole my spark 😦

I have an appointment with the dog-tur on Friday at 10:30. I hope I can get some of those happy pills I hear people talking about.

Storms and shivers

Friends, it has been a ridiculously nerve-racking weekend. There were so many thunders. I spent most of yesterday and today trembling. I was attached to Mom like never before. I’m so exhausted now.

Tomorrow morning Mom is going to call my doctor to see what he recommends. Things that have not helped: Thundershirt, melatonin, calming treats, Bach’s remedy, and Xanax. CBD hasn’t been tried yet.

Mom says we need to find something asap because we live in Florida where it rains every day during the summer.

Mom and Dad did manage to get me outside for a little bit after dinner. I was very leery but managed to look like I was completely cool:

I hope everyone else had a great weekend. I’ll be sleeping if you need me.

Canine Epileptoid Cramping Syndrome & Other Stuff

Canine Epileptoid Cramping Syndrome (CECS) is the pits. I had another episode yesterday. Whoa! Mom just looked at my old posts on CECS and discovered yesterday’s was 4 years to the day of my 1st one! My very 1st one happened 4/18/2015 – the day after my Khia died .

This time, Mom wasn’t home and it was just me and Dad. Dad didn’t know at the time that it was just the CECS. He was just doing Dad things when he heard me fall out of the recliner. When he got to me, my legs were stick-straight and my head was thrashing. He couldn’t see me breathing and went into panic mode. He called Mom and told her she had to come home right away because I wasn’t breathing and my body was quivering. Mom was 45 minutes away and it was rush-hour. She died ten deaths before calling Dad back 30 seconds later only to hear me panting in the background. Once Dad was able to calm down and explain all the details to Mom, she told him is was just the CECS. They were both obviously very relieved. In those 30 seconds before Mom heard me breathing, it was all she could think about – the anniversary of Khia’s passing the day before and now me dying the next day. Sheesh…..I’m not going anywhere – I can’t leave those two alone with Macy and Molly. They need my little man cuteness. The girls are okay but they don’t have the pizzazz I do.

Today, we had a super bad storm here in FL. Molly and I were both wrecks. Even the calming medicine Mom gave us plenty of time in advance didn’t help. I really wish I could stop being scared. It’s just the beginning of rainy season and I’m already over it.

In other news, after a very long haul for everyone involved, my Grandpa is finally out of rehab after 3 months. He moved into his new apartment at an assisted living last Friday. Do you know that his cats, Charlie and Sarah, my cousins, had been living with us since the first week of January?! I am so glad they are all reunited and living happily under his roof.

Grandpa’s illnesses/hospital stays the last 2 years have been pretty rough. Now that he’s in better shape, Mom hopes to have more time to spend blogging with me. Just know that if I’m not on here, you can usually catch me on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/Noodle4President/. My Facebook has been fairly neglected these last few months with everything going on but important updates always make it on there. It’s much faster to do a one or two line update there than on here.

Anywho, we want to wish all of our friends a Happy Passover and/or a Happy Easter. Talk to you all soon!

*For Mom’s records: I’ve now had episodes on 4/18/15, 10/2016, 2/10/17, 2/21/18, and 4/18/19