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March 8, 2012

One of the weird outcomes from Lilly’s ill-fated rabies vaccine that resulted in meningoencephalomyelitis (inflammation of the brain and lining of the brain and spinal cord) is that Lilly now makes CRAZY, new noises. Observe.

Sometimes, we’re not sure Lilly knows she makes this sound that we’ve named “chipmunk noises.” Often her eyes go a little blank. Yes, it might be an attention-seeking behavior, but Lilly vocalizes both before and after:

  • Eating
  • Playing
  • Going outside
  • Going for walks
  • Getting attention from us

She also does it when she is just hanging on on a dog bed in another room.

Imagine this sound, coupled with Lilly trying to climb in my lap, and you’ll know why some days I just don’t have the heart to write another blog post.

I shot this video clip Saturday, February 25, 2012, while *trying* to finish the blog post about Lilly’s most recent veterinary neurology follow-up appointment.

If you are new to our scary story of a rabies vaccine gone horribly wrong, feel free to use the blog post category pull-down menu in the sidebar or this Adverse Vaccine Reaction category link to access all the posts we’ve published since Lilly got very, very sick with meningoencephalomyelitis (inflammation of the brain and lining of the brain and spinal cord) after an adverse reaction to a rabies vaccine given January 23, 2012.


About the Author Roxanne Hawn

Trained as a traditional journalist and based in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, USA, I'm a full-time freelance writer for magazines, websites, and private clients. My areas of specialty include everything in the lifestyles arena, including health and home, personal finance and other consumer interests, relationships and trends, people and business profiles ... and, of course, all things pet related.

I don't just love dogs. I need them in my life. Seriously.

  1. I’m so ready to join her on the floor, hold her, play with her, and just be in physical contact with her. What a darling girl!

  2. Makes me want to scoop her up myself! So good to see her looking so happy again.

  3. Those are rather chipmunky noises, wild!

    It did make me want to try to just gather her up off the Youtube screen and into my lap.

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