A New Beginning
May 31st 2010 3:09 pm
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Hope all my doggie pals had a happy and safe Memorial Day weekend. It has been a rough week for me this past week. Daddy noticed that I was limping pretty bad when he took me for my Sunday night walk. My left front foot hurt really bad. Mom and dad thought it might have been from a combination of things- a lot of running, the pool incident and spending the day at Paws In The Park. Mom and dad both checked me all over. They didn't see anything obviously wrong. I seemed to be better Tuesday but by Wednesday I was limping again. Mom called the vet and she took me to see the doctor Wednesday afternoon. The doctor looked at my feet, legs and shoulder. Then she took me in the back room and took an x-ray. Nothing was broken so that was good. She said it was a soft tissue injury and it was one of my toes. She gave mom some medicine that I have to take everyday for awhile. It actually tastes pretty good. The medicine seemed to help right away. I started feeling good again. Mom was taking me only on short walks and things were good- until Friday night. We walked past Copley's house and Copley and his mom and dad were JUST coming out the door! Of course I got all excited and was jumping around a bit. We went on a walk with Copley and probably went a bit further than I should have. Still I was OK. My toe was a bit more sore but still not too bad. On Saturday dad told me to get in the car. We drove a short ways and I realized I was at Kiera's house! As I got out of the car a noticed a human walking up the street towards me. It was MOM!!! She had just left work and was meeting us. We went inside and I got to see Kiera and her mom and dad (Lisa and Marc). We were there for a waffle party!!! More people came but I was OK because Kiera was there with me. When there is another dog around, I am very social and not as shy. Mom and dad let me go into Kiera's yard to take a break from all the people. Kiera and I saw a squirrel. We got all excited. I think I jumped around too much again. After the party we went to the pet store for food, cookies and a rawhide bone. We went home after that, but by the time my evening walk came around, my toe was sore again. This time mom could see it was very swollen. I could hardly walk. Mom does this thing called Reiki. It helps people and animals heal. All I know is that it feels strange at first. Once you get used to it though, it is quite nice. I limped over to mom and laid on the floor and I asked her for Reiki. She took my paw into her hands and did 20 minutes for me. It helped a lot. Mom says I am on restricted activity. That means no long walks. Yesterday I only got to spend time in my yard. That would have been dull but mom and dad were doing yard work so they were there with me. Today was Memorial Day. Mom wanted to do something special so we went on a picnic to the little park near our house. Mom and dad drove me there in the car. Mom tied 3 leashes to the picnic table so I could move around a bit. The picnic was fun but the mosquitoes came out! Mom and dad forgot the bug spray!! Mom was OK- they don't bite her! They were after me and daddy though so we ate our food and went back to the car. Mom wanted to get some plants for the yard so daddy drove us to the plant store. They let dogs walk around inside so I got to help mom pick out plants. Even though I can't do much physical activity, mom still made sure I had an interesting day. Mom says she will give me more Reiki tonight. Right now it is time for my evening walk. I only get to go around the block! That's OK. I want to get better in time for the Whisker Walk on Sunday. That is the biggest doggie fair in the area! I don't want to miss it!!!