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Heads of State

Posted by laurie on September 26, 2011

First, check it out! The man that Phillip (wearing a red tie) is looking at is Ernest Koroma, the President of Sierra Leone. I kid you not! Unbeknownst to me, our town has a quite sizable population of people from that country and he spent the weekend here during his recent trip to the United Nations in NYC. Phillip was there as a Councilman and is standing next to the Mayor. It was very moving to hear his many supporters sing the Sierra Leone national anthem, immediately followed by the Star Spangled Banner.

Second, in the Lyme department: Stanley also has it and we’re waiting on bloodwork because his urinalysis showed his urine to be a little too dilute. Sherm’s is fine. They’re both on antibiotics, and for once the pills are small enough to hide in their food.

And third, I’ve extended the Guest DDs through another week! I still couldn’t get to everyone but ten more are on the way.

15 Responses to “Heads of State”

  1. Linda UK said

    I’m very much enjoying meeting all the beagles, so it’s great that the guest DD has another week to run!
    Rotten luck about Stanley having the Lyme disease too, I’m so sorry. Everything crossed for the anitibiotics to do their work….

  2. ChristyACB said

    We’ll all be waiting to hear about the boys and you have my best crossed fingers and good thoughts for them. Lyme is so sucky!

    Also glad to hear of the extended guest DD. LOVE putting faces to names.

  3. baileyngypsysdad said

    Sierra Leone…Interesting place. Been there once. It wasn’t that friendly back then.

    Good luck with the antibiotics! Bailey just got off a month course for an anal gland infection…commonly known as ‘swamp butt’
    It was quite hard getting a finicky eater to take his pill twice a day. He had it figured out in a week. Chewed everything in tiny chews and spit the pill out. Repeat 2 or 3 times and it goes down by accident..seriously difficult.
    Pill pockets were useless. I have found that hot dog bits worked best……

  4. Harper said

    So sorry to hear about Stan ….
    Happy to hear about the extended Guest DD…
    Peanut butter works like a charm to disguise pills on all our pups…

  5. Sue~Barney & Jodi's Mom said

    How exciting for Philip!
    Love the Guest DD’s, thanks for all your hard work. Yep, hot dogs or peanut butter, depending upon how big the pill is.

    We have a new foster, I have named him Calvin. I found him in the middle of an intersection in our subdivision. No collar, not neutered, full of fleas. Put signs up but no one called. He is going to be neutered this week, had his shots last week. He is a Rat-Chi and very smart. Did I mention he is not crate trained, and tried to eat his way out of our bathroom? He is now in a crate. Poor widdle man.

  6. Luana, Cody, and Henry said

    I, too, am sorry to hear that Stanley also has Lyme. Sincerely hope the antibiotics work for both boys. I checked with our vet last week to be sure Cody and Henry both have their Lyme disease vaccine, and thank goodness they do.

  7. Lynne said

    Congratulations to Phillip. so sorry to hear that both Sherman and Stanley have Lyme. Hope those antibiotics work. Also, so excited about the guest daily digital. Love seeing pictures of beagles.

    • Susan in DE said

      Ditto what Lynne says. :->

      Josie just started a course of Clavamox on Saturday, she started peeing in the house on Friday (And the new carpets come tomorrow — I just sent Rob out for a Bissel steam cleaner). We and the vet suspect a UTI, test results should be in today. Just what I need — two dogs with health issues, so I totally sympathize with having to give pills to two hound dogs. However, pill pockets seem to work perfectly fine with our two voracious beasts.

  8. Carol said

    Thanks for extending the guest DD, love seeing all the beagles (and honorary beagles). Funny how many people tell me that all beagles look alike….foolish people! Phillip leads an exciting life, very cool! AND love to Sherman and Stanley !!

  9. Karen S. said

    You can also cook some tube-shaped pasta and slip the pills in them. All beagles love pasta!

  10. Jen said

    Cicero is on 11 pills on a day (epilepsy and liver issues) and I have found that a small, thin slice of deli meat wrapped around the pill works great. It is the only way I can get him to keep the pills down. Good luck!

    Love all of the guest photos too!

  11. Karen S. said

    That’s cool about meeting the president of Sierra Leone. I have read “A Long Way Gone,” the memoirs of a boy soldier in Sierra Leone. Children are abducted, given drugs, and forced to become soldiers. (It’s not just in Sierra Leone.)

    You can learn more here: A Long Way Gone

  12. Andrea said

    We are so proud of Phillip here in the Tinker Beagle house! What great opportunities Phillip has now that he is on the Council. What’s next? A run for Mayor perhaps?!

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