That look you get when you’re so excited and you just can’t hide it after @instagram featured your photo and it’s officially the long weekend. they see me floatin’, they be hatin’ #whpgetlost#campingwithdogs
Mars ain’t the kind of place to raise your kids, in fact it’s cold as hell. and there’s no one there to raise them if you did. and all the science i don’t understand, it’s just my job 5 days a week. a rocket man, i’m a rocket man 🚀
Keaton recently suffered a severe case of acute pancreatitis that landed him in the hospital. the direness of the situation came as a complete shock because he was perfectly healthy just days before. the onset of his illness was innocent enough, but his condition swiftly deteriorated. we ended up at the emergency vet where despite his protests, he was to be left for monitoring overnight. that was the longest night of my life. the unrelenting fear of losing my best friend was paralyzingly real. i prefer not to imagine how he must have processed being left alone in a foreign place-in pain, and far from the creature comforts of home and reassuring pat on the head. but after two agonizing days and nights and lots of iv therapy he was able to come home. i rejoiced as if i had won the lottery by simply witnessing him eat a meal and taking a drink of water after days of refusing to do so. and to see him finally take a normal poop, well... that was worth its weight in solid gold (with the emphasis on solid). these were all signs his pancreas was working again and it’s remarkable how quickly they rebound once the recovery process begins. it’s with great relief i can say he’s doing markedly better and full of his usual gumption and panache. his bout with pancreatitis has not abated his air of aristocracy for ruling the roost around the house either. because schnauzers are particularly prone to pancreatitis, his highness is now on a strict, low fat, gastrointestinal diet so hopefully he will never have to go through this again. i’m comforted by the fact he doesn’t harbour my fears that this might reoccur. he just goes out and does his thing and that thing that he does means the world to me. i hope my fellow schnauzer lovers will read up on preventative measures regarding pancreatitis (such as a low f*t diet) to safeguard their health, vitality, and stubbornness well into their adult lives.