Friday, 20 March 2015

Penny's cough is improving

Yesterday Penny alarmed us by throwing up her breakfast, some hours after she ate it. On reflection, I think this was because I put some apple cider vinegar in her food, hoping to improve her possible kennel cough.

She had small meals of boiled chicken and rice last night and this morning and seems to be fine as far as her appetite and digestion are concerned. I won't be trying any more apple cider vinegar, but I'll continue with a quarter teaspoon of top-grade manuka honey for the next couple of days.

We've gone on no walks the last two days, and I think the rest is helping her. Because of renovations on the house, she had plenty to keep her occupied, checking out the tradesmen and saying hello as they arrived, so I don't think she was bored.

She has pretty much not coughed at all today, so tomorrow we'll take a short stroll around the streets, keeping away from other dogs. (On the other hand, Penny has only one speed on walks, and it's not a stroll, more like a race to find as much discarded food as possible, as quickly as possible, with quick rushes towards interesting smells on the bases of trees and shrubs and poles. But we'll try to keep it restful and healthful.)

I've blocked off the compost heap, because I turned it today. Penny thinks the compost heap smells delightful at any time.


Lassiter Chase and Benjamin said...

Penny we hope you are feeling better!

I bet your place smells divine with that compost bin.

Mitch and Molly said...

We don't have a compost heap but we sure wish we did. We bet it would be great to poke around in it!
We're glad to hear that your cough is getting better, Penny!

Love ya lots♥
Mitch and Molly

parlance said...

Lassie and Benji, and Mitch and Molly, you should check out any neighbourhood compost bins in your area. By all accounts they are delicious!