Monday, May 12, 2008

Post Holiday Blues

I look bored. And moody. So Coolboy and Nicejellybean suspect I may be on heat again or not? Anyway, my pet holiday was a nice break away from my usual environment. Amber's Mommy really took good care of me eventhough I gave her some mess to clean up twice a day. Well, I can never pee and poo in the same spot, you see.

Then, after I returned home with Coolboy and Nicejellybean strange things happened to me. My pee had blood and was brownish in colour . The next day, I started to pee irregularly in small tiny drops everywhere which was quite abnormal for me and sometimes we found blood in it too. Quickly I was taken to the Vet on the very same day. The Doctor confirmed I was not on heat and the symptoms is similar to UTI. Anyways, I am on antibiotic medication now (still am) and I am getting better soon. At the same time, I also had my first encounter with creepy crawlies - 3 oval shaped ticks/fleas which Coolboy picked out from my fur ! Horrors again ! We all suspect that I may be having some stress due to anxiety separation which is why my Hoomans have been extra attentive towards me these few days. Yay!

On a cheerier note here's a summary of my Hoomans' travels when they backpacked to Indochina for almost one week:

Coolboy and Nicejellybean travelled to Cambodia to see Angkor Wat, one of the seven wonders of the world ! Yes, it is truly an ancient architectural wonder and it took them 3 days to see the main temples in Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom, Ta Prohm, Banteay Srei, Preah Khan and Banteay Samre. Back in the old days around (1113 - 1220), the Kings build these grand monuments as a place to worship Buddha and Hindu Gods.

Waking up early to catch the sunrise over Angkor at 5am

This monumental site was neglected for many, many years and ever since the accidental discovery of the temple ruins, massive excavation began to errect back huge stones which had fallen down back into its original places, just like a large jigsaw puzzle. Archaeologists took a long time to successfully piece it all together, not surprisingly the restoration work is still ongoing. Angkor became a World Heritage Site in 1992.

Countless views of Buddha found in Bayon temple located within city walls of Angkor Thom. And apparently there is only one smiling Buddha face.

The pic above shows Ta Phrom Temple where the movie 'Tomb Raider' was shot. It had very old trees rooted over the temple ruin. Most tree branches grew so high they looked like steps leading upwards to the heavens.

Faces which has been crudely hacked off for sale. The authorities have since imposed stricter laws to prevent further thefts

Carvings on the gallery walls showing stories of daily life and mystical beliefs.

In the outskirts away from town, poverty can be seen almost everywhere. The Villagers lived in shacks made from' palm leaves' and cute little kids would ask for money (USD 1) when they see foreigners. Children as young as 10 years old were selling handmade items for at least USD1. However, Nicejellybean gave them sweets and foodstuff which they were quite happy to receive.

And guess what, Coolboy and Nicejellybean came across red and yellow route markers at the Tonle Sap Lake boat pier which means Cambodia is next leg on the " .... race " around the world and only 6 flags left. So now we know !

Counting one, two, three, four, five and six flags

Update: Mimi the Pug is much better now. Her pee and apetite for food has returned to normal.


Pug and Bugg said...

The same thing happened to me (Dixie!) and I had some blood in my pee and daddy took me to the vet and I had the same problem. I'm GREAT now though and it sounds like you are too. I'm glad your family had a good trip!

Amber-Mae said...

Oh no! You got an infection? I remember when i had an infection too during my 1st heat. Is was so bad that there was mucus everywhere & it was smelly! Had to take antibiotics & some other medication. But after a week, I was okay. So you should be fine soon. Sometimes these things are caused by the heat. So do keep that area clean Mimi. When you go out especially when on heat, always wear an underwear & try not to sit on dirty surfaces like cement floor but the grass should be fine but you should be washed everyday. You can even use the feminine wash. It's very light & safe & it kills the bacteria, I think! Oh yeah, sorry about the leash again. My mommy prefers using small & light leases & since you left it here, she decided to use it 1st on me. But I was too strong & it snapped in to two like a twig. Now mommy has no idea where she put the leash. Oh & in case your hoomans are worried about that choke chain on you, mommy put it on you becoz she didn't know you had a harness in your bag. She couldn't even find collars that were your size so that choke chain was the only one that fitted you well. Anyway, you looked nice in it & mommy found you tee so cute! I hope you had a good time at our place. Sorry we killed your teddy too. We always destroy other dog's toys. BOL! If there's anytime you need a new toy or leash, just come by our place & we have them ready here for you. If mommy can find the matching leash for you too, she will let you know. Oh and better re-learn how to do your business in the right place yeah? Mommy almost fainted everyday cleaning up after you. You are a very sneaky girl...Anyway, we're going to the beach this weekend. We're so excited!

Love licks,
Solid Gold Dancer

Fishman said...

Oh glad to know Mimi is doing better now.