I am acutely aware that a large proportion of my blog readership are avid fans of Small Dog.
So this post is for THOSE people.
All others.... move along, there is nothing to see.
We had to ring our vet this morning with an update on Small Dog, who is no better after 3 days of antibiotics. So we had to take her in for a blood test to see if that might throw more light on things.
As usual, we had the 'drag through the door' scenario, followed by the emphatic 'trembling on the lap', so when we got her into the consulting room we expected her usual feisty response to any poking and prodding..
However, once on the table, she was positively angelic, while the vet shaved her neck then found a vein, and took what looked like an awful lot of blood from such a little dog.
Our vet phoned back this afternoon with the blood test results, which she described as 'an enigma'. In short, there may be two completely different things going on, neither of which are entirely clear.
Small Dog never aspires to be one of the common herd, but personally I'd much rather she had a common or garden urinary tract infection.
She has to go back to the vet on Tuesday, and have several more tests done, which will involve her being fully anaesthetised.
Poor wee mite..... if we were moderately worried before we're much more worried now.
In the meantime, snow permitting, we have to pick up some heavy duty antibiotics in the morning to replace the ones she's been taking.
It's going to be a l-o-n-g few days........