Wednesday, May 6, 2009

You won't believe it.....

You're never going to believe it, but you know how my second trial is this Saturday? Well, yesterday late afternoon I did something to my neck or shoulder and it hurt so much that all I wanted to do was cuddle with mom. (I hate cuddling, you know). Mom was so upset - I didn't want to run or play or bark at dogs, squirrels, people, cars, etc. Even when I was sick before with diarrhea or the time I vomitted all night long, I was still myself - still Ricky. Last evening mom said I was like a different dog. I stood around with my head hanging down. So subdued and quiet and clingy. Mom called Dr. Jan and she suggested crate rest and warm heat on my neck. We had some rimadyl left over from when I was neutered, but mom was afraid to give it to me (remember the aspirin episode), so we decided to try resting in the crate all night. When mom let me out this morning, I was wagging my tail and licking her and best of all, I stretched really well a few times! Mom is thrilled to see that I am better. But she is still going to be careful with me today - no jumping, no stairs - and we are going to miss our first agility class tonight. We are keeping our fingers crossed again for the trial though. Maybe we'll be able to do it. But really, can you believe it?

Gotta rest up again!!

Ricky

10 comments:

Diana said...

Poor Ricky! Thats just rotten luck, huh. Im glad things seem better this morning. Diana

Marie said...

Oh Ricky!

That's aweful. I sure hope that the crate rest did the trick and that another day or so of taking it easy has you in good shape for your second trial this weekend!

Bree and Reilly said...

Oh ...poor little Buddy. Maybe you and sort of of spasm/cramp. Mom said a sheltie she had many years ago use to suffer from those. She would get them in her back legs and it would make her not be able to walk for a day...then the next day she would up and about again...a little stiff but movin. Hopefully you will be all better by the weekend. We expect to see lots of new ribbons for your wall of fame :)

Sara said...

Poor Ricky. Keep resting, and feel better soon....

Ludo van Doggy said...

Oh no Ricky! Glad you feeling better now and hope you can still make your trial.
~lickies, Ludo

Josh and Jess said...

Jeez, Ricky! What have you done to yourself??? Please be extra careful for a few days now.

Take care, buddy.
Josh and Jess

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Resting is good
Napping is good
Snoozing is good
Sleeping is good


Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Nat said...

You're right, wow, I can't believe it! why does this always happen to you, poor Ricky... :( Glad that you're feeling a bit better, hopefully you'll continue to improve!

Get well soon!

~Nat

Dawn said...

Take it easy Ricky! Here's hoping you're up to your old self way before Saturday!

Johann The Dog said...

Dang Ricky!!! I got read more to see if you got betters!

Interesting what Bree and Reilly say, about shelties getting cramps, hmmmm....