A Night Of Worry ...

Mrs. Spiff and me had a scare yesterday. We both never knew dogs look and be sad. Yes, this is going to be another Pebbles story, so bear with it. Besides Annyboo wants more stories and pictures of Pebbles, so blame her for this ... LOL!

Anyways, I took Pebbles to the office yesterday cos my boss wanted to send her for grooming. Her fur was getting a tad bit too bushy and the poor girl could hardly see with all that fur covering her eyes. After the grooming, I picked her up and then brought her back to the office cos it was too early to head home.

As per Pebbles, she was happily running around the whole place but when I brought her back home and just after her dinner time, she started to be very quiet. She had this really distant and sad look in her eyes and she wasn't her active self. The moment I brought her home, Mrs. Spiff could already tell that she wasn't her usual cheery self.

She said that Pebbles looks sad and you could see it in her eyes. I thought maybe she missed my boss who was her rightful owner so I let her be. Then while watching TV, all she did was just lie there and didn't even move much. Now, that's so unlike her cos she's always coming to Mrs. Spiff and me seeking pampering and offering her tummy to be rubbed. Yes, she just loves a good tummy rub :D

By this time, Mrs. Spiff and me were already getting a little worried. We've never owned a dog before, well not one of these house dogs anyway. When we brought her up to the room, she just went and lay down under the bed, which is her favourite sleeping place and no amount of whistling or calling her worked. She just lay under the bed and looked at us with sad, dour eyes, not even bothering to lift her head.

That's it, I said, this must be serious. I texted my boss about her condition and he said to just let her sleep cos she was probably tired. I suppose he knew better. Mrs. Spiff and me thought she was traumatized from the grooming session cos they did such a lousy job and she had cuts and red bruisers all over her body. But with nothing else that we could do we just let her sleep it off the night.

We both were like anxious parents with a sick kid worrying about her. I woke up so many times at night just to check on her under the bed. I was even more worried cos she would normally sleep next to me for a while and then head under the bed but this time she didn't even bother to sleep next to me. I was praying that nothing was really wrong with her and that she was just tired and would be her normal self in the morning.

Morning didn't come soon enough and I was so glad to see that she was slowly but steadily becoming her usual cheery self. When I called Mrs. Spiff from work to inquire about her, she said that she was her usual self again ... phew! Guess she was really tired, that's all. And when I came home, she heard my car and ran to the room door waiting for me to come up.

The moment I walked up the stairs to the room, I saw her and Mrs. Spiff sitting on the stairs wagging her tail (Pebbles la and not Mrs. Spiff ... LOL!) and I could actually see the smile on her face. It was a vast contrast to the sad look she on yesterday and that was when I knew dogs could smile :D She was so happy and it warmed my heart to know that nothing was really wrong with her after all. Even Mrs. Spiff had a huge smile on her face :D

Oh my god, what a long post. I'm becoming like that long winded Nick fellow. I'd better stop here and go to bed soon cos I have this huge sale I wanna attend tomorrow morning and I don't want to be late. So in the meantime, here are some pictures of her with her new hairdo :D

Do I look good?

Look into my eyes ...

Awwww, come on ... admit it already. I'm cute right?

Leave me alone, you pesky spaceman ...

Maybe if I ignore him long enough, he'll go away ...

36 weird comments:

Anny said...

hehehehee... thanks for the lovely pictures.. and for a moment there.. i tot Mrs Spiff was wagging with Pebbles.. hehhehee..

Shitzu are pretty vain doggies.. and when they go for haircut.. sometimes when the cut is not too great.. or its too short.. they will feel that they are no more cute.. pretty... so the sad face. What you do is.. when she's back from grooming..praise her a lot and reassure her that she's still cute as ever.. hehehe.. it works with Piper. They have a certain pride.

Anny said...

Would u like to try Piper's groomer next time? She's very good with shitzus... and its cheaper than 60 bucks.. :) the groomer's in Taman Mayang... if u like to try next time.. i'll get u the address.

Anny said...

urmm.. does this mean Pebbles is officially yours? yehooooooooooOOO yehooooo... Don't forget to mark your calendar.. Dogathon at UPM..16 August 2009.

Emila Yusof said...

aww she looks tired but still cute!

Ken said...

owwww....she's so adorable....

Spiff said...

Anny - You're welcome. I got some more coming soon :D

Now you tell me. I was really worried la that night. She looked so sad and lifeless lagi tu. At least now I'll know what to do the next time :D

Spiff said...

Anny - Why not, I'll suggest to my boss the next time we send her for grooming. And Taman Mayang is not too far away ...

Spiff said...

Anny - How I wish! Wah, they have a Dogathon? First time I ever heard of this ... hehehe ...

Spiff said...

Emila - She gave both Mrs. Spiff and me quite a scare la ...

Spiff said...

Ken - She is, she is :D

Mei Teng said...

I love the doe eyed doggy look in the 2nd photo!

Are you going to return it to your boss? Maybe he won't want your boss back...hahha ;)

Anny said...

http://www.vet.upm.edu.my/~dogathon/ here's the link to Dogathon 2009... they have it every year and its a great family outing with your doggie.. she'll even meet Piper there.. if sis takes Piper :)
dun forget to take a bag to bag the poo.. and water for her to drink :)

bem69 said...

Hahaha should change the blog name to The Blog of Pebbles. Anyway, its really nice to have a pet around ya? you should get a dog later, seems that you've really grown attached to Pebbles.

Its also nice to know that you have Mrs Spiff wagging her tail when you return home hahaha.

Shinade aka Jackie said...

Awwww...poor Pebbles!! We had a groomer hurt Mollipop and she acted much this way for a couple of days.

We couldn't get her to play or anything. We felt just awful. We were hoping that she didn't think we had taken her to get punished.

If this is the reason she will come around soon! MolliPop did.

Hugs for Pebbles!:-)

Spiff said...

Mei Teng - I'm hoping he won't remember she's with me ... LOL!

Spiff said...

Anny - I hope she's still with me by then :D

Spiff said...

Bem - LOL! Maybe I should buddy. It's different having a pet around, kinda nice :D

Hahaha, I'm sure Mrs. Spiff will blast you with my ray gun when I show her your comment ...

Spiff said...

Jackie - I told Pebbles I'll go run down the groomer with my car the next time I see them and she's happier now ... LOL!

But Pebbles is back to her normal self again :D

Soulie said...

I laughed out loud when i read Mrs Spiff wagging her...eh Pebbles wagging her tail.

I miss her old fur lah. But Pebbles still looks cute :)

Spiff said...

Soulie - Hahaha ... I miss her old fur too, but it was getting too bushy. I guess her fur will grow again pretty soon :D

Nessa said...

The last pic... she looks like she had one drink too many! LOL! Poor doggie.

bem69 said...

Mrs Spiff won't blast me with a ray gun la, its you who gave me the idea kamonnn hahahahah

Spiff said...

Nessa - Hahaha ... she does look like she's stoned doesn't she :D

Spiff said...

Bem - Actually you have a point la ... Now I've got to be careful not to get blasted by Mrs. Spiff ... hahaha!

yoon see said...

It's a great experience owning one, two or more....
Soon, you will be able to get adjusted to it!
I was a proud dog owner before...

Khemy said...

oh..i always have a soft spot for cute pets..she's so adorable and cheeky too..

Rozella said...

I love the 3rd pic the most!

Rozella said...

Pebbles really has that smug look lah. Hehehehe So comel!

Rozella said...

Tho I had no idea oh that Shitzus are THAT vain! Hehehehe

Spiff, The Spaceman said...

One will do for now. It's not cheap looking after dogs ... hehehe ...

Spiff, The Spaceman said...

You do? Then I'm sure you'll love Pebbles :D Yes, she is kinda cheeky at times ... 8-)

Spiff, The Spaceman said...

Yeah, I like the eye she's giving in the 3rd picture ... hehehe ...

Spiff, The Spaceman said...

Smug and pampered la Rozella. She's so manja withus at home ... hehehe ...

Spiff, The Spaceman said...

Hahaha! Neither did I until I found out from Anny ...

chegu carol said...

pebbles looks so...urmm...neat. hahaha

Spiffy says said...

Hahaha ... she does, no more the wild and crazy doggy look ...