Gracie Rises! Self and Son Expire

This morning, self had to get up very early, pick up Gracie the beagle from the emergency clinic in San Mateo, and bring her to the San Carlos Pet Hospital. Driving to the clinic, both she and son were sunk in the sloughs of depression. Self’s eyes were so swollen from crying that she had to keep her shades on when she spoke to the vet at the clinic. The nurses carried Gracie out on a little hospital sheet and she was still trembling and twitching and looked very very despondent and did not respond to any of our ministrations. Self thought: Now for sure you will lose this pet.

Gracie remained in the San Carlos Pet Hospital for the remainder of the day, while the vets monitored her and administered IV fluids.

When self showed up at 5:15, as instructed, darn if that li’l crit didn’t emerge from the back room walking with her hips wiggling from side to side, and her tail wagging!

Gracie, you are incredible! You survived poisoning by snail bait and are almost as good as new!

The vet said she would still have to spend one more night at the emergency clinic, so they could continue the IV drip, and self has come so far in less than 24 hours that she found herself in a quite happy mood as she wrote a check for a deposit of $200.

Now, self wants only to collapse and catch up on some zzzzzs. Stay tuned, dear blog readers, stay tuned.


  1. KJB said,

    July 7, 2009 at 6:35 pm


  2. July 7, 2009 at 7:12 pm

    Yeeesss!!! We are all so happy! Now we can bring her home, later this afternoon!

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