Sunday, 18 May 2014

Butt Trumpet

Sorry there have been no updates recently, but Sumo has been very ill.

We spent a lovely few days wandering around the meadows at Wallingford. But then he decided to eat something nasty (didn't see what) and roll in it extensively. After that piece of naughtiness, he jumped into a stagnant pond, which was a lot deeper than he thought it was. The result was chronic diarrhoea.

Since then, he's been waking me up every 1.5 hours, whinging to go outside and play the butt trumpet. I've moved us up to Abingdon, so he is closer to the vets. That was an interesting journey. Having to find somewhere to stop every hour and a half. From Clifton to Culham was a nightmare. Though thankfully, I had lain some newspaper on the floor "just in case".

Anyway, we've got meds now, and he's on the chicken and rice recovery program. Thankfully, there's been no blood, or vomiting. But it's been a very trying time.

Good boy

Naughty boy


  1. Gawd.... Why do they do this to us!.. Eating rubbish, rolling in rubbish and wondering why they feel so rubbish!

    Hope all is well Ken xx

  2. Hi Sue. Had our first uninterrupted night last night, so hope he is on the mend. He still hasn't figured it all out. :)

  3. AnonymousMay 22, 2014

    Poor Sumo - and poor you having to sort him out. Hope the meds are doing their thing by now.