Tuesday, September 30, 2008


Woof everypups. Toby here. First I'd like to say thank you for all of the get well wishes and healing vibes that were sent from all of our doggie pals out there in the Doggiesphere. I really appreciate the gesture. I'm feeling a little better today but there is still swelling around my eye and jaw and it hurts really bad to eat doggie biscuits, which really bites! So I'm on a soft food only diet for awhile(squirrels and rabbits are soft, aren't they?). The Doggie Doc isn't really sure what the problem is, she's thinking that I might have been stung by a scorpion or bit by a spider so she's going to treat it with antibiotics for a week. If there is no change by then, it's back to the Doggie Hospital for more tests. Mom says I can go to Gucci's party but since I'm on medication I have to be the Designated Barker(I'll bring some Rimadyl for you, MJ)

This is me and my human girlfriend Deanne. Every time I have to go to the Doggie Doctor, Deanne is always waiting for me and treats me like I'm the last dog on earth. She's really pawsome.


Khyra The Siberian Husky said...

OH what grrrrrrreat news to see!

Nasty khritter to have wanted to bite WOO!!

Get better so woo khan pawty hearty!!!


BenTheRotti said...

Grrrr.. ALL scorpions and spiders are now on my hit list!

Glad to hear you are felling a little better Toby and i'm keeping all paws crossed that the antibiotics work quickly and you can get back to the important job of biscuit crunching!

Your human girlfriend is real cute!

love, licks and a few more healing rotti slobbers for good measure,

Ben xxxxx

Willow the Black Dale said...

Seeee i new those things in the desert were bad. Not just snakes. Were you doing some diggin'??? Maybe you made something mad with that fountain you had going on the other day.

No problem...when we all get there we will find out what it is.....stalk it.....and go Marine on it!!!!!


Sunny,Scooter,Jamie said...

Glad you are gtting better. Momma stepped on a scorpion when she was a kid at her grandparents ranch. (in Argyle,TX-not the desert) It was in the bathtub upstairs!!had climbed the water pipes!! Anyhoo her Gramma put a tobacco poltice on it to draw the poison. It worked! I'm sure it's too late for that since you cannot find a bite location. For future ref. works on all kind of bites cept snakes.
Feel better Toby!!
ps they used to sell those in drug stores. If not, you can take tobacco out of a cigarette, wrap it in a kleenex-double wrap-and wet it-but not so much it will fall apart.

Hugo said...


Glad that you're better now. I'm so glad that we don't really have scorpions here, though we have centipedes instead! Equally scary!


Moco said...

Good news for sure. We will do any extra circle of healing vibes as a precaution.

Moco said...

Good news for sure. We will do any extra circle of healing vibes as a precaution.

Maggie and Mitch said...

What great news, Toby! We hope you keep feeling better and better every day!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Pippa said...

That;s good to hear you are ok. Keeping paws crossed for you anyway. Well, I often cross my paws, but when I do I will be thinking of you.


Lacy said...

w00f's all, me iz shure glad to hear u iz feelin better, Toby...dont play wiff spiders and stuffs, they bite back...me will keep me paws crossed fur a full recovery...

b safe,

Thor and Marco Polo and 3 Kats said...


What great news! We were very worried about you ! We hope that your swelling goes completely down and you don't have to have more tests. Of course, your girlfriend sounds wonderful but we want you to be able to get dog biscuits ASAP!!!

Take Care

Hugs and Kisses
Thor and Marco polo

Raising Addie said...


We're glad you are feeling a little better! Being bitten by anything is not fun.

Hang in there buddy. You will be back to yourself in no time!


Maverick the Pirate said...

Hope you get better Harrrr.
Cap'n Maverick the Pirate

Gucci said...

I can't wait to see you at my pawty tomorrow!! :]

A hooman girlfriend??!? Woooow. You must be such a studmuffin!


Lady Kaos said...

Hope you're feeling much better! My sister had a similar reactin when a bee stung her nose. Hopefully the medicine will help you fell better so you can go to the party!

Chef said...

I sure hope you're feeling completely better soon! You shoulda bit that scorpion/spider right back!


Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

Oh my...we are so glad ur feelin' a bit better Toby!!!! A nasty spider? Or a scorpion??? Oh YUK!!! You better steer a clear path from those nasty critters!!!!!

You poor thing...milk it for all it's worth...ice cream etc etc!!!

Healin' barks!


Joe Stains said...

We are sending healing vibes to your poor mouth!

The Devil Dog said...

SEE! We told you to stay away from things that bite! Some times it is good to be a chicken!

Maybe you should lay off the beer at the par-tay, as well.


PS I'll bark for you. Or Lucky, if you want.

Suka said...

hey Desert Pups and especially Toby -

So good to hear you are healing Toby! What good news! Yeah!! How cool of your mom to let you go partying after your ordeal. Being Designated Barker is not so bad because you get to see all the other pups acting crazy! I hope you are Designated Pilot too!

Can't wait to see you and the other Desert Pups at Gucci's party!


Katie and Gizmo said...

Hi Toby, your human girlfriend is really pretty.
I hope the humans find out what happened to you. Do you remember if you saw a spider or scorpion bite you?
Such a pity humans can't understand our language.

Anyway my Mummy watches me like a hawk whenever I'm outside because I like to put everything in my mouth. Last night I tried to eat a white tip spider (they're poisonous) and last week I picked up a dead beetle. Eww

Hope you're feeling better real soon.


Simba said...

What a nice lady. Glad to hear you are getting better.

Simba x

MJ's doghouse said...

your lady deanne is very pretty...i think in this picture she is wishing you were ther first dog on earth...if you were the last one it would be sad...you look very happy seeing her...i am liek that at the doggy doctor too...i love to go and get hugs and kisses and treats...

The Three Musketeers said...

hope dear Toby is alright . We kept our paws cross for him , like what we did to lady .


Cocoa the Beagle said...

Great news!! We are so relief to hear you are feeling better Toby! We know it's hard for now but keep eating as much as you can, you need all the energy to get a speedy recovery!

Cocoa and Barley

Pedro said...


You have some nasty, scary, dangerous animals in the desert! The worst thing I have to worry about is bees and yellow jackets. Well, of course, we do have owls and hawks but they don't really bother us, not like the dementors by Rambo! Glad to hear you're doing better. I was very, very worried about you!


Eric said...

Toby, I'm sad you got bit by some nasty creature. Yikes! Spiders that bite! A scorpion?! That desert of yours is bad and scary.You must be very brave.Hope you are feline a lot better today. Lashings of icecream might help- tell the 2 leggeded.

Wiry wags, Eric x

Agatha and Archie said...

SCORPION!!!!!!!!!!!! Oh boy........but we are glad you are feeling better! Love A+A