My trainer turned 10 years old this year. Hard to believe!
She has worn out tufts of hair on her legs and on one of them, she had been picking or hitting at it. I have to keep my girl in good shape, so we went to the vet this afternoon. She also was due for a booster shot so we turned it into a two-fer. In order to make sure she stays healthy and there is no infection on her leg, Kasia needs antibiotics for two weeks. I decided to give it to her tonight with dinner. It’s incredible how you can almost hide things in food.
I am blessed to still have her. I appreciate her every day she’s here. I know Kasia wasn’t too happy with me, in that she had to go to the vet. Hey, I need my trainer in good shape!
I know that although my heart is heavy, I love both my girls, and always will.
They ALWAYS hung together, except at the vet- not Kasia’s favorite spot. This is one of my favorite pictures I took out back with them. My Zush was always willing to humor me for a picture; Kas, not so much.
This was the best pseudo-selfie of Kasia and me. This shot I took when I first was attempting selfies.
This is one of my favorite Zush shots: I took it in my back yard. We were coming back from a good walk.
And baby Zush, 6 months old, on the day we became her pack.💜🐕😘
Both gals hanging out at our neighbor’s yard, working on treats.
So there you are. My heartache tempered by some memories close to my heart.
On our walk this morning, I am hoping Kasia only did a tango with a bee.
All I know is, just like a child, I turned my head for a second, and when I turned my head again, she was limping off her back right paw.
I am going to keep he laying low for a little while, as I know going to the vet is not her favorite past time, and I know the girls in the vet feel the same. So we’ll be laying low until the Kasia girl is up and going again.
Work some prayers and/or good mojo for Kasia, please? We really would appreciate it.
The pheromones the vet wanted to try for Zush’s canine dementia weren’t working.
It has not been fun.
They called us to give us another option for her: three mg.of Melatonin. Yes, Melatonin. Sure it allegedly helps humans sleep, but it has to build up in the system. Another hoot is the vet said to give it to her thirty minutes before bedtime. I seriously wonder about this vet who I like. I really wonder if he knew anyone , canine or human, who ever had dementia. I kind of want to go up to him and remind him that this is my second time at the dementia rodeo, with the score human, one, and canine, one. I know book learning is one thing, but hands on, including everyone’s lack of sleep, is different.
If you have any experience with melatonin with pups, please let me know, ok? I need all the help I can get. Keep holding good thoughts for us.
I have had to take the girls out for separate walks. The Zusher needs an additional test from the vet and of course that requires a urine sample.No problem, I would do anything for her.
When I went back to get Kasia, and take her back in,I realize my fit bit zip had FALLEN out of its’ case clipped on my jeans. FALLEN OUT…FIT BIT ZIP…it is not a cheap pedometer and I am not used to going back around to retrace my steps, while a chorus of Saint Anthony, please come around dances in my brain.
Then, I called up my pension board, only to find out they need to send me a new withholding card, as they haven’t been taking quite the amount of tax out of my pension as they should have.
We managed to get in to the vet with Zush today.She isn’t yelping all the time, but the sporadic yelps let me know she is uncomfortable.He gave her another shot of cortisone and we are leash walking her only for potty walks so she can heal.
It’s a job.
After we got her in for her first shot, combined with the pain killers, she was feeling so good she went and tweaked her back again.That’s the rough part about working. You don’t know if you missed her doing something or she did it while we were working or what.It’s frustrating because you don’t know why and, like an infant or toddler, you are left to wonder what’s the problem.
Down here at Undisclosed, I found a new vet, who is willing to help us until we are down here full-time. I am going to be working with the Cape May Veterinary Hospital with taking care of Zush as needed when we are down here. Eventually they’ll be our new vet.They were so nice over the phone and I felt comforted by them and knew it would be a good fit with the girls.
Hold good thoughts for both the fur girls, especially Zush.
The trip up for Zush had the vet telling me that Zush has to be watched.
We have to stop one med and watch her.As it gets a little cooler this week, we’ll
see if there is any change.Hopefully there will be, God willing. If not,down to
the vet we go on Monday morning.
Managed to get some laundry done and have issues perking that are right on
time to keep my head weighed down even more. All a part of life, I guess. I
made sick calls for Church, only to be told my buddy is now sleeping half a day.
Just the kind of stuff to break your heart.
Hopefully,the shore will pick us back up, at least for a little while.
We had a few scary instances of Zush’s legs giving out on her the past few days. It was especially scary when Jim would be upstairs, I would be in the kitchen and I’d hear her paws sliding on the floor and then hear a ‘thunk”- meaning she’d fallen.
Mercifully my Vet had 6:30 am hours for this morning so Jim and I got up early and got Zush to the vet.
Evidently, no I have to put her on puppy Celebrex and hopefully this will ease her inflammation.
I don’t think they do titanium replacements for pups, yet, or else we’d be the first 2-legged mother and 4-legged daughter to match!
Hold a good thought for the Zush- she sure can use it!
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