Remember when I told you that fitbit actually recorded heartbreak when a user was actually broken up with? Well, now fitbit has actually helped to reveal a woman’s pregnancy. Really. Check out this post on reddit.
Yesterday I was doing a little, ahem research on youtube, and I saw a video that was so cool it blew me away. It was a gymnastics tumbling routine which I typically would find boring as all hell but this girl is amazing. You really need to check it out…..now watch me whip, now watch me backflip, watch me whip, whip, watch me backflip.
We had to take Boomer to the vet on Monday for a wellness exam and also to discuss starting therapy for his arthritis. Boomer was not happy about it at all. First of all, he absolutely despises the vet but worse than that, they put him on a diet. A. Diet.
They gave him anti-inflammatory medicine and some pain medicine that we are supposed to give him until the inflammation subsides but since he’s never really been on any medication before MacGyver and I looked up the pain medicine and we thought the dose was really high. With arthritis he may have to be on pain medication for the rest of his life off and on, so we don’t want him to become resistant to it. MacGyver and I made the decision to only give him half the dose unless we felt he was in obvious pain. It was the right choice.
I give him one pill in the morning and one in the evening. Yesterday I gave him the pill before his walk and hand to God I swear, five minutes into our walk he laid down in the middle of the street and refused to get up. Within a minute he was snoring. SNORING! He stopped three more times before I got him home. That may not sound so bad except it was a mere 2 blocks!
The vet also asked me to get a urine sample because Boomer refused to pee while we were there. As a matter of fact I think he was so pissed off at being at the vet in the first place AND being put on a diet that he was already looking for a new family before we even hit the parking lot.
Anyway, just how the hell am I supposed to get a urine sample? The vet gave me a tray and I’m supposed to get him to pee in it and then use the pipette they gave me to siphon it out and put it into a little plastic jar. This should be a piece of cake, right?
Yesterday I took him out and followed him till he started to squat then I shoved the plastic tray under him and then he decided to move forward and proceeded to crush the plastic tray with his rather large paw. FAIL. Later in the day I took him out again and this time I used a large plastic bowl and he actually peed in it but before I could grab it he moved forward, tripped over it, and then spilled all the pee into the dirt. Second fail.
The next time I took him out I decided I would use the big plastic bowl again but I would grab it before he completely finished peeing since they only need a small sample. Everything went as planned until I went to grab it and then he moved and this time, he peed all over my hand and my arm which resulted in me freaking out and I spilled the damn bowl in the dirt. FINAL FAIL.
I’ve decided this is a job for MacGyver and I’m giving up.
WTF, it’s Wednesday and Boomer is still the King.