Dear All my best friends, especially those of you who wrote me: Lexi-pro (that’s my human’s favorite doggie name of all time), Tootsie, Chris & Doug, Mo, Laurie F. Thank you for sending me such nice messages.
My Sick Haiku, by Max
Horse-pills and honey
It’s the first time I’ve been sick
I don’t give a lick
I am getting a bit better. I’m not coughing as much today. It’s the third day of horse-pills. I sound like I have kennel cough. But I’ve not been around a kennel in years and I have been vaccinated for kennel cough. My cough is terrible sounding, even worse than the video. But that’s probably because I am a natural baritone.
My Human and I haven’t slept in 3 nights cuz my coughing is so loud it keeps us awake. I’ve been sleeping on the floor. When I cough I have to walk around to find a place to cough up stuff. I never cough up anything though.
This is how BAAAAAD I feel – I don’t want to eat anything that is hard, EVEN my favorite cookies, because it irritates my throat.
I get bowls of warm chicken soup with bits of fresh cooked chicken and brown rice. At first I was suspicious . . . maybe it’s horse-soup to go with the horse-pill . . . Maybe tonight I’ll have a matzoh ball in it.
I also get teaspoons of honey & coconut oil. My human thinks everything is better with sugar. It tastes real good but doesn’t help my coughing.
I got a 20 minute steam bath too.
Now I have to figure out how to continue getting chicken soup, honey, steam baths and lots of attention after my cough is gone . . .
I can’t send you licks or sniffs because I might be contagious.
P.S. I wouldn’t allow my human to take my picture because when I’m sick I don’t look my best.
“Dogs “catch” kennel cough when they inhale bacteria or virus particles into their respiratory tract. This tract is normally lined with a coating of mucus that traps infectious particles, but there are a number of factors that can weaken this protection and make dogs prone to kennel cough infection, which results in inflammation of the larynx (voice box) and trachea (windpipe).”