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Sunday, October 30, 2011


Have you seen this man?!? If so, proceed with extreme caution or better yet, DO NOT approach at all. You must consider this innocent looking face as ...... Coughing and extremely CONTAGIOUS!!

Yes, friends, it is true I am dangerous.... I have some how been stricken with the highly contagious "Kennel Cough". Strangely enough, it seems that I managed to succumb to this situation at, of all places, my doctor's office..... what is wrong with this picture.

I am quarantined for at least 10 days.... had to alert all my neighbor friends -- three sides of my house -- I can go for a walk, but can't meet any new friends or say "Hi" to any old friends.... I am a coughing prisoner in my own home. Since I cough all night, here is what I do all day....

I can sleep all day, but my Mom and Dad are not so lucky.... I keep them up all night with my coughing and they don't have the luxury of napping all day. So, we will send you this message....... If you haven't been vaccinated against "Kennel Cough".... have the humans take you right now, or tomorrow morning at the very latest. Trust me friends, this is not something you want to get. You feel like something is stuck in your throat and you can't get it out. AND, worst of all, the noise that comes out of your mouth makes you sound like a Canadian Goose...... wait, there is also the whole 4 MORE PILLS a day for me ..... you will recall I have those ongoing liver issues which require 4 other pills a day..... my insides are a mini-pharmacy..... GET VACCINATED against Kennel Cough -- trust me on this one.

In will report back in a few days as to where I have been for the last month or so.... although my Mom is a slacker, it's not all her fault. Hope you all had a better weekend than I did.


  1. Oh Dugan,
    We feel so bad that you are coughing, we hope you will get better real soon.

    Hamish & Rescue Sophie

  2. OH Dugan, we are so sorry you have the "Kennel Cough" We know it well here because we run a Kennel/day care.

    Sometimes we get upset because everyone always blames the kennel for picking up the terrible cough but as you said, you can get it anywhere.

    Like when you got to the stores that let dogs go in or the vets office or the grooming place. You can pick it up from a dog walking down your street.

    It is like the common cold among dogs.

    We hope you get feeling better soon and we are so glad your humans got you right on the medicine so you will feel bettersooner.

    Love ya and best wishes for a quick "Feel Good"


  3. Woof! Woof! Oh NO Dugan ... that is terrible but at least you are fine. Sending you Lots of Golden LOVE and Golden Healing Thoughts. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

  4. Sorry to hear you are sick. I have heard about the cough - that is why mom won't take me to the dog park. Hang in there!

    Wags N Kisses,

  5. Our boy have all had that in the past - and we never did figure out why!


  6. Oh Dugan, we are so sorry to hear this! Hope your humans are giving you lots of extra attention and love. Hang in there, you'll be back to normal in no time!

    Your newest followers,
    Miley and Maggie

  7. It's not right Duggie! The injustice of it all cannot be described :(

  8. Oh no, poor baby! I hope you're all better really soon! Augie and Ti only get a kennel cough vaccine when we're going to board them, which is not too often. They aren't very fond of having it shot up their noses!