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Life With Sharon, or, How Much Can a Dog Take?

Why Does My Head Feel Funny?

February 10th 2012 7:01 pm
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I had a broken tooth extracted today. My brain feels fuzzy
and ... I keep ... drifting... huh? What was I saying? Oh, yes, my tooth... It had been causing me occasional pain which I tried to rub out on the floor, but Mom didn't know what was making me do that, so we went to the vet who checked my whole face and found a broken tooth that was loose. So today I had to have it out. When Mom picked me up from the vet this afternoon, I made a big show of running out and acting lively, but by the time we got home Mom had to carry me out of the car like a limp noodle. I managed to eat dinner even though I nearly fell into my bowl, and now I'm kind of in and out of consciousness.

Dinah has so much to learn. She's afraid to go down the stairs of our building, which is not good in case we have to evacuate. Today (while I was under the anesthesia) Mom made her practice going down our stairs. It took a lot of persuasion, praise and patience, but in the end she was able to go down two short flights of stairs and back up. Mom was able to sweet-talk her into stepping down two steps with her front feet, but she left her back feet up at the top. She didn't seem to know what to do with them, so Mom helped her move one of them down one step and that got her momentum going. Mom told her what a brave girl she was and what a good job she had done, but she didn't want to do the rest of them. It took a lot of petting and praising and encouragement before they were back up where they had started. Mom decided that would do for today - more practice to come.


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Barked by: Angel Petey- In Loving Memory (Dogster Member)

February 11th 2012 at 10:21 am

aww...i hope that you feel better soon
Barked by: Teddy (Dogster Member)

February 17th 2012 at 6:43 am

Hey Patch, Ouch, that tooth thing sounded bad! Hope your head has cleared and you remembered to put the tooth under your pillow. I think the tooth fairy comes for everyone!!! A few of mine have come out, but I think I swallowed them! BOL

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