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!!
5 days ago