Why do animals get sick when it is a public holiday?

Jessy our new puppy started vomiting this morning and my gut felt bad about her feeling unwell and imagined the worst. How can our poochy be sick, she is full of energy even when vomiting? My head said, stay calm she has eaten a lot of left overs.

My brain rallied against my gut instinct. It was only something she ate. I got the kids to check her for ticks. They said she had none. My gut was wrong, she will be fine.

I was in the mist of post Xmas clean up. The kind of clean that happens after a party. During the party you stash and grab at cleaning during the party but the next day, in bright daylight you can really see the mess.

I had cooked French toast for everyone and the boys had thirds. Thank God for the Dixon’s they saved my ass once again, this time with the twelve days of Dr Zues that included a dozen eggs.

In the post breakfast clean up, coupled with the Xmas clean up I kept an eye on the pooch and she kept running around the back yard, playing with the kids and occasionally vomiting. My head and gut were talking to each other but none was winning the argument.

Now our poochy is in hospital and my head and heart is fighting a battle. My heart wants total professional care and only the best for Jessy. My bank account will be completely empty if I do that and my head starts calculating how much professional care I can pay for and how much can I administer at no cost. Now the Vet and I dance the dance of professional care verses my TLC. The vets are happy I care enough to seek assistance and will part with hundreds and possible more $$$$ and they are prepared to work with my limited funds and dedication to acting as full time vet nurse for the next 5-9 days.


Did I wait too long before seeking help? When I hear that the worst place for a dog to get bitten by a paralysis tick is the throat, I feel sad because that is where I found the tick on Jessy.


There is a scale for sick dogs from tick bites and our Jessy is a C3. When 1A is good and 5C or was that 5D is very bad with little chance of recovery. Then Jessy has 75% chance if she doesn’t get a lung infection then it is only 50%


Shit, shit, shit my head is now fighting with my heart.

Looks we will be holidaying at home and living lean. Jessy is totally worth it 🙂

If she gets a lung infection we are screwed.