Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Okay, Sparky finally broke down and opened a facebook page. After his bad experience with MySpace (read details here) he wrote off all those networking sites, but he thought maybe he should give it one more chance (since his fans demand it). He is also sharing the page with Nelson. Sparky thought it would be best to start the page before Nelson turned 40 (any older and he'd look desperate). You can find them on facebook at Sparky n' Nelson Santos.
Let's be friends!
Monday, February 23, 2009
Sparky is having another case of the dizzy spells.
The veterinarian calls it Canine Vestibular Syndrome, which occurs frequently in older dogs. This is the third time in about two years this has happened to Sparky. It's very scary looking. He suddenly loses his balance, and falls down alot. He also tilts his head sideways, and is having a hard time keeping food in. The first time this happened, I thought he was having a stroke, so I rushed him to the vet and that's when they told me it was CVS. She said it's sorta like Sparky is on the teacup ride at Disneyland... They ran the usual test, which were all normal. I was told it normally goes away by itself after a couple of days. It did and I'm hoping Sparky will have another speedy recovery.
Meanwhile I'm keeping a close eye on him, and keeping him off any amusement park rides...
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
From one old dog to another, Sparky wants to congratulate Stumps for being the oldest Westminster Dog Show Winner! Not only is Stumps 10 years old, he also survived a severe illness years ago that nearly killed him. But as they say, what doesn't kill you, makes you stronger...
The only complaint is, that the Westminster show is still canine racist. If there was a Mutt category, Sparky would still steal the show...even at 17 years old!