Wednesday, May 27, 2015

A Rocky Road

Friends.

Looks like it is going to be a rocky road for Gooses buddy Bert.  As some of you know just about 3 weeks ago Bert had to have surgery, AGAIN, to remove a rock from his stomach.  That was Bert's 4th surgery to remove a rock (and once a tennis ball). 

On Wednesday morning he did it AGAIN!!!!  He ate a big rock and several pebbles.  He is at Dr. Eddies right now.  The big rock has moved between his small intestines and stomach.  This may be good IF he passes the rock.  If he does not then on Thursday Dr. Eddie will have to do surgery not on his stomach but cut open his intestines.  Please keep Bert and His Vickie in your prayers.

I went to visit Bert at Bluegrass Veterinary Hospital, Dr. Eddie.  He did look better than I expected.  I sat on the grass with him and he put his paw in my hand and looked at me as if to say, "Oh Michelle how are you?  Are you doing OK?"  He is always the therapy dog even if he is the one needing therapy.

 
Vickie talking to Bert about rocks and how they are beautiful to look at but NOT to eat.
"Now Bert listen to me...."

"Oh hey look over there.  Michelle is here.  HI Michelle, how's it going?  Are you doing OK?  Did you bring my ball with you."

"BERT!"
"HUH.... Oh yea, what were you saying?"
  Listen, this is very important.  You can not keep eating rocks.  Rocks are not food.  They are not treats.  Rocks make you very sick.  I'm worried sick about you.  There are going to be changes in your life that will be for your own good.  Are you listening to me?"

 
"Oh My Vickie, don't worry.  I'll be alright.  Dr. Eddie will fix me up.  He had a LONG talk with me while he took pictures of my insides.  OH hey look over there, there's a rock."

You heard Vickie tell Bert he will have some big changes in his life.  Vickie is getting bids to have someone cement her front area where Bert and his siblings play.  All rocks will be removed and cement will be laid down.  Bert will also have to wear a muzzle when he can not be watched carefully.  So this means that on walks where he is off leash, when he is outside alone, etc.  The only time he won't where a muzzle is when he is at my house, or when he is doing his therapy work at the hospital and when he is working at the airport.  Trust me he is not going to like this and it will be a great adjustment for him.

Please send POTP, prayers, and good vibes to Bert and to His Vickie.  I will keep you posted how things are going.
Blessings,
Michelle



38 comments:

  1. Oh No! We can't believe Bert did it again. We have our paws crossed tight for him and Vickie.

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  2. Oh Bert...What can I say???? I guess rocks must taste good, BUTT they have no nutritional value at all. And they don't smell like CHICKEN either. {blah} Sending you lots of POTP and prayers that you WON'T need more surgery.

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  3. Oh no, poor Bert. Sendin him POTP. Please stop eatin rocks buddy.

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  4. What a sweet (if not too bright) boy! Best wishes.

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  5. OH NOES!!!! BERT!!!!! Dude, listen to your Moms and Michelle!!!! Rockies are NOT tasty! I knows they LOOK like yummy burdie poops, butts they are NOT. Okays?
    I am keepin' my paws crossed that you will not need the surgicals. Hey, this is your new mantra..."margaritas good...rocks bad".."margaritas good..rocks bad" rinse and repeat.
    Kisses,'
    Ruby ♥♥

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    1. So Miss Ruby, what I get from your comment is that you are saying Bert would be better off as an alcoholic over a rock eater. Bless you Miss Ruby, I think you may have found the cure. Maragritas good.......rocks bad......say it again everybody...."BERT" margaritas GOOD......Rocks BAD...... thank you Ruby, you have cheered up my very sad day.....love you ...My Vickie

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  6. Oh Bert! What are you thinking ??? Sending lots of POTP for you buddy. Gosh we hope you pass the rock and do not need another surgery.
    love and hugs
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

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  7. BERT!! Not again!! We're sending POTP your way, butt, dude...We're also sending rock-free rottie kisses to Your Vickie, just because... We love you, man...

    -Ruby and Otto

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  8. Thank YOu Michelle for loving my Bert and thank you all our blog friends for not forgetting us and for your support and well wishes. It is a rough night for us but you are all making My Vickie feel better.

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  9. Bert, my love! Do you have any idea the worry you are putting me through? My mom loves you too, but she says I need to know what I'm getting myself into by loving a Rock Addict! I don't care. I will comfort you when you eat rocks, I will lick your wounds, I will bounce on you -- oh wait, maybe not that -- not now anyway. I love you! Please get well soon!!!

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  10. oh dear ,silly bert now no more rock Bert you worry your mama,xx Rachel and Speedy

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  11. Oh no! We are sending lots of purrs and purrayers for Bert and his Vicki.

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  12. Oh Bert, that is NOT a good thing to do, especially over and over again. We are crossing all paws and hooves for you, Buddy, and PLEASE don't do it again! You are far too important to lose to a rock.

    Woofs,
    Tommy

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  13. Sending lots of POTP from here. Paws crossed fur you Bert
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

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  14. Crikey Bert ... Not again? You gotta stop with the rock eatin', mate! They can't taste good. Icecream ... You gotta demand icecream. That tastes good! POTP heading your way from downunder

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  15. You gotta stop eating rocks, Bert! They're not yummy, buddy. We're sending tons of POTP for you!

    Love ya lots♥
    Mitch and Molly

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  16. Bert... buddy.... you did it again? Oh boy... I hope so much that the stone comes out the normal way..... I cross my paws for you and I keep you in my thoughts.... POTP to you and a big Weim-hug...
    easy rider

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  17. Hari OM
    OMDness Bert!!!!!!!!!! I got a bit behind in finding this news but it doesn't mean I am going to pile it on you like every one else - LISTEN TO YOUR VICKIE!!! You are going to wriggle and scriggle about the muzzle for sure; but know that it is because you are loved and cared for that it has to happen. Got you on POTP list till the all clear comes through..... Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

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  18. OMD Burt.......Paws crossed for a natural delivery of the rock....even though it might hurt, it is better fur them to come out naturally!! POTP going up fur you!!!

    ~Higgins

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  19. I think we are ALL going to have to have words with Bert about this rock eating .....his poor tummy can not handle lots of surgeries. What a silly goofey big fella he is. We are sending lots of power of the paw to him

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  20. prayers and hugs for Bert and him mom and for you... so sorry to hear this. poor sweet Bert...

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  21. We agree with Ruby !! Let the rocks alone... and have Rubyritas on the Rocks instead... Your Dogtor is gonna have to put a ZIPPER in... rather than Stitches...
    BERT BUDDY... ROCKS are NOT a Food Group... you MUST leave them alone...
    We are Sooooooooo sorry to hear about the muzzle thingy... and the CEMENT yard...
    WE think that Blogville should start a GROUP... Not AA or NA... RA
    Rockaholics Anonymous...
    NOW to aVOID the Surgery... try to VOID the ROCK.

    We have our Paws Crossed fur you Buddy... POTP coming your way...

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  22. I think Frankie and Ernie are on to something - just have your vet put in a heavy duty zipper! But seriously, Burt, buddy, we know you have rocks in your head - don't have them in your belly, too. ;-) We'll keep our paws crossed that all goes well, and that there is a solution that allows you to be rock-free without having to duct-tape your mouth shut....

    *kissey face*
    -Fiona and Abby the Hippbottomus

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  23. Bert you MUST leaves those rocks alone forever, you have an addiction and it is causing your momma and you some pain. So I agree you will haf to haf some changes in your life, we still think you are a beautiful boy though....we loves you stella rose and momma

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  24. Oh Bert. I'm sorry about the muzzle, but you've really brought it on yourself. You can't keep having surgeries like this. Soon you'll eat rocks that they can't fix!! So be nice to your Vickie and cool it with the rock eating, okay???

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  25. Oh Bert. I'm sorry about the muzzle, but you've really brought it on yourself. You can't keep having surgeries like this. Soon you'll eat rocks that they can't fix!! So be nice to your Vickie and cool it with the rock eating, okay???

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  26. bert.....may it bee oh kay if we say ....even dino flintstone...dinna eat rocks !!!! with all de burgerz out ther, N de bizcuitz, N chew treetz, ham samiches, pizza pies....why iz ya eatin rocks.....

    dood.... if yur lookin ta get "stoned"..... due like uz cats N get buzzed up on catnip....try it...ya mite like it ☺

    de manee blessing oh st francis two ewe, heerz hopin yur knot kneadin sir jerry; bee well, stay well N stay a way frum gravel ~~~~ ♥♥♥

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  27. Sending loads of good vibes............ Hugs!

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  28. OH NO BERT...WHAT IN THE WORLD....IS SOME ONE LEAVING TBONE FLAVORED ROCKS IN YOUR YARD? GOOD BUDDY YOU MUST NOT DO THIS AGAIN. YOU MAKE EVERYONE SO WORRIED. LOTS OF PURRS THAT YOU PASSED THE ROCK. I'M LATE GETTING BY AND SURE HOPE THERE IS NO SURGERY TODAY.
    HUGS MADI YOUR BFFF

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  29. Oh MY!!!! Bert, look what eating rocks has done to you: you are addicted and it is causing you great harm and has forced drastic steps like a muzzle. I propose we all get together and do an intervention with Bert. Maybe he will can get the Dog Whisper to come and help also.

    Since Bert is a therapy pup, he must be quite smart, so why not teach him to carry a stuffie in his mouth when he goes on walks? You would know when he is going to grab a rock when he drops the stuffie. Just a suggestion...

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  30. So sweet. I bet that Bert had a good conversation with you. Sending lots love hugs and good vibes
    Lily & Edward

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  31. Oh no Bert. Paws crossed here fur you

    Wags
    Oreo

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  32. Oh no Bert. Paws crossed here fur you

    Wags
    Oreo

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  33. We are sending lots of POTP your way Bert!!

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  34. Oh goodness Bert, NOT again! We are so sorry to hear that Bert is at the doggie hospital. We will be praying really hard for him. Please let miss Vickie know that they are in our good thoughts and prayers. We truly appreciate it Michelle that you are keeping us posted. BIG doxie hugs to everyone.

    Hugs,
    Lily Belle & Muffin

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  35. Bert, rocks do not taste good so don't eat anymore ok.
    I would send you my moms slippers but I ate them last night
    POTP for you Bert and Hugs to miss Vickie .& Miss Michelle
    xo Cinnamon

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  36. We just can't imagine how he keeps doing this! POTP to Vickie & Bert!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

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