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Remember, folks: whenever a woman says "die for me because you are a man," just look her in the eye and say "my body, my choice."

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Butthead Boy

Yesterday when I came home from work,  my old dog Cal was having trouble walking.  He ate his afternoon meal then hid out most of the evening.  I sat with him at bedtime and noticed his eyeballs were a little twitchy, and I was wondering if he was going to live through the night.  His appetite has been good and he didn't seem to be in pain, so I thought it might be neurological - stroke or seizures.  This morning he was the same, but his ears were up and he seemed perkier.  I called the vet, but couldn't get an appointment until almost 3:00, so I went to work but I left early.  Thank God Maxine is a dog lover.  Let me tell you, when I picked up the phone to tell the vet my 14 year old dog was "partially down in the rear end," I was absolutely sick.  That is frequently the last call dog owners make.

Yep, it was a mild stroke; I was right about the neuro.  We've started him on a course of steroids to reduce inflammation in the brain, and he's resting, but he still hasn't eaten anything.  This could be the beginning of the end, but I sure hope not.  I am REALLY attached to that old dog.  We've been through a lot together.


  1. God aren’t we all. Dogs can get as close as kids. Last night I spend $620 that I cannot afford to spend on my Great Pyrenees. Yesterday morning she didn’t eat her breakfast and was lethargic all day. When I came home, she didn’t run to meet me like my Chocolate Lab did. When I got her on her feet she had a mass on her left front leg the size of a soft ball. It was an abscess that took the vet over an hour to drain. She is on antibiotics and I have to squeeze the mass and put warm compresses on her four times a day. But she it up and around again. At least it wasn’t cancer as I feared. As for your four legged son, just give him all the loving you can. They, unlike humans, lap it up.

  2. Coffeypot, I'm glad it was only an abscess - not cheap, but highly curable.

  3. Suz, I understand and I'm so sorry. I adore my three doggie boys.



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