Tuesday, May 22, 2007

In recovery

I'm still off from work due to my mysterious viral infection. Recuperating at home has never been this exhausting. I have two, very energetic brothers to take care of. This is their version of rough-housing. One tied and slightly maniacal, the other safely out of biting range...



Luckily, I can restrain one of them with a leash. Last week, he got sick because of some funky thing he ingested in the backyard. Whatever he ate got him spewing out from both ends. He went on antibiotics for five days and stayed in the vet's clinic overnight. It was very taxing emotionally. Since then, my parents have ordained that we keep him within the confines of the gate. Hence the leash. Poor guy. He's been bored out of his mind. So this morning, I opened the gate to let him explore the meager perimeter his leash would allow him. He ended up mauling my mother's unsuspecting plants. Here are the spoils of war...



My other brother makes life harder another way. He insists on giving me a blow by blow account of our canine sibling's latest transgressions. Which is a lot considering he's gone wild from boredom. My little brother seems to think that already seeing the events unfold before my own eyes isn't enough. He has to narrate it for me. Just knowing that I have another mound of poop to clean up is stressful enough, but having it pointed out again and again...oh god, please just shoot me now.

When he's not busy announcing that Rako has climbed unto the dining table or has pooped in places he isn't supposed to, he is content lounging next to the brand new race track he got for his birthday...



After lunch, we had to let Rako in because it started to rain. He was too rough so we tied him up by the window. This is him experiencing Acceptance...



This is me trying to drown out their noise. He took this photo. Jake, not Rako...

6 seen below:

lei said...

shrek was lonely without you. well technically, that movie did not really race the roof. i still laughed out hysterically to most parts, because as you know, as easy i am to cry, the easier for me to laugh.

pirates here we come!!! you better get well soon! ^_^

lei said...

OMG look at my spelling! RACE the roof? wtf???! i mean RAISE. LOL

laizo said...

rako looks healthy. you should do the same. can't leave you with too much time doing nothing :D

the philosphical bastard said...

the plant did look distressed. :)

get well soon

Shari said...

And here I am always complaining how magulo my little brother is. Lucky me then.

Poor plant. Actually, poor you. :p

lisa said...

if you want to control rako's pooping schedule, try this:

1. after every meal, let him stay outside or take him for a walk and allow him to enter the house only after he has done his thing.

2. pretty soon, he will have "straight plumbing" and poop right after he eats -- just so he'll be allowed back inside.

3. when he gets older you can make him eat less often. less poop, too.

and one less thing for your baby brother to tell you about.

get well soon!

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