Tag: Hobbs

A couple of months ago when Hobbs was diagnosed with diabetes, another doctor examined him as well, an opthalmologist. She said: It’s not a matter of “if” he’ll get cataracts, it’s a matter of when. Please keep a close eye on him, as they could form over the weekend. They happen fast. For the next two months, he was fine. The other day, I noticed that his eyes looked strange. They had the look like when you take a picture…

Happy Birthday, my friend! Hobbs will be 12 on Monday, Halloween here in The U.S. He was born on October 31st, 1999. I actually met him sometime around the middle of December of that same year, after he had been weened from his mother. I had had a Miniature Schnauzer before and wanted another. I used the same method to pick out Hobbs as I did to pick out Fritz, my previous dog. I walked among the litter and let…

Things have been a bit off since my visit to Australia. Certainly this had nothing to do with Australia, at least I don’t think so. Since I’ve been walking, the last 18 months or so, I’ve not missed a single week of walking; however, since Australia, there have been more weeks than I care to admit where I walked only once or twice in the week. I could give a hundred excuses as to why, and some of them might…

It has been two weeks since Hobbs was diagnosed with diabetes. Today I took him back for his glucose curve. They kept him there for about 8 hours and monitored his blood sugar level. When we first discovered his illness, his level was 652 mg/dL, normal range being somewhere around 75 – 125 mg/dL. Today, at his first reading, it was 410, later in the day, after the insulin took effect, fully, it dropped down to 265, then rose until…

Today was a long day for Mr. Hobbs. I noticed that for the past couple of weeks, he’s been exceptionally thirsty. His bowl holds about 48 ounces of water, or about 1500 ml, or so. Normally it would take him about 2 days to empty it. This is normal, as the vet says about 1 ounce of water per pound. He weighs in at about 24 pounds (11 Kg), so 48 ounces in two days is about right. Lately, he’s…

I know that it’s not fair, but why else would you have a dog, other than to blame it for something? Hobbs Did It! Well, actually, he didn’t. Here’s the story. After our school visit, we had dropped Tony off at his school. We were heading back to Connecticut, but first, I needed to take care of some personal business. I had to ‘go’ bad! and I mean, bad! So, naturally, I thought: I’ll stop at a gas station. I…

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