|"Boy, am I glad to be home from the vet!"|
It turned out that the urine sample was inconclusive as it was too dilute...we had also noticed an increase in the amount of water he was drinking. So, it was back to the vet that night to have some blood drawn and if that didn't provide any answers, Rilley would further diagnostics done.
|"Look...I have an owie!"|
Whew, what a relief. Yeah, it was just a possible bladder infection, but after having gone through what he has, it does make you wonder what, if anything, could happen next. This fall will be the fourth anniversary of his surgery and involvement in the University of Minnesota's cancer research and we want him to live out his full life. We are already looking forward to next year, while he was declared cured and cancer free on his first anniversary, five years marks the same milestone for humans and that would be an amazing gift.
Now, we all know that Rilley can be a source of some much needed comic relief, so here's one that made us chuckle.
Last week we had him out for an evening walk. Garbage had been put out for the following day's pickup and Rilley came across a lion...yes, a LION! Obviously, it was of the plush variety, however it was also the same size as him and was standing on its own at the curb. Well, Rilley had never seen something like this before and it quickly became apparent that he didn't realize it was just a toy so he cautiously approached. Not just any approach, but his crouched, "I'm-a-tough-guy", approach he sometimes uses when he happens upon another dog on "his" sidewalk.
In the end, Rilley came to the realization that this strange being was no threat and continued on his way. Although we're sure he was still a bit bewildered about this encounter.