June 2nd, 2008

Mina - awesome

Celeste is allergified

The vet thinks Celeste has seasonal allergies. Hydrocortisone, eye ointment and benadryl. If that doesn't help, possible prednisone (which I'd like to avoid). She also was rabified and distemperified. Go team vaccine, go.

I brought Mina along, because I am a dork. Two English Setters looked at Mina funny, so she rudely told them their spots looked funny. I'm proud to say that Mina did not bark and was able to redirect her attention to me with the aid of some cookies and me mushing her head into my leg.

Celeste showed off her mad skillz of not being a freakazoid by being calm and collected. I told Mina she should be ashamed - she told me I should not have brought her to the vet as "emotional support". Oh well.

In good news, the bill? Under a $100! That's a first.

PS: The vet called Celeste Miss Spazalot. I like it. Oh yeah, Celeste weighs 34 pounds and Mina is still at 38.5.
Mina - awesome


Nearly a year ago, I went down to Mexico with Compassion Without Borders for a weeklong spay-camp (you can read a little about my experience here). The experience still haunts me, in both good and sad ways. Celeste would like to interject that she is one of the good ways. At the camp, a sickly, tiny slip of a puppy was dragged in by unkind children. She was covered in ticks, dehydrated and malnourished. The children didn't want her anymore. In honor of her big blue eyes, we called her Celeste (originally pronounced so-less-tay, now just spawn of satan).

I have never "raised" a forever dog since puppyhood, so Celeste has proven to be a fun, frustrating experience rolled up in a ball of sharp teeth and heavenly snuggles. I wouldn't trade the experience. In honor of her being here with me for a year, please enjoy this little photo montage of Miss Celeste, aka Miss Spazalot, aka Dorkwad of the Doomful, aka Bestest Puppiest Ever. I love her dearly and am so happy she integrated wonderfully into our little family (okay, just me and Mina).

Please follow the lj cut and the illustrious career of one Don't Know What to do With My Ears canine named Celeste. Lots of photos of Mina too!

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Previous Mina and Celeste Chronicles
Mina of the woe
When loose dogs annoy
Celeste versus the flirt pole
Hello, I've been murdered by my sister
Oh noes, Dog attack!
This is a true story
The joy of two dogs
When stupid dogs run loose
Lightning Bolts of Destruction
Of Loose Dogs and Scratched Trucks
When Good Dogs go Bad
The Book Incident