And the Canine Academy Award goes to...
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Brody for his role as most pathetic puppy after receiving two shots!!!
An hour or so after we returned from the vets, the boys and I set off for our noon time walk. Baby Brody was not keeping up with Big Brother Riley so I knew something was up. About half way around the block he started limping. When I tried to pick him up he gave a sharp cry so I knew that wasn't a comfortable option. We turned around and made our way home. Well... you would have thought the poor thing had two broken legs rather than two achy injection sites from his pathetic antics. He could barely lie down, screetched when I wiped his feet, really didn't want to go up the two steps into the house, just watched as Riley tried to get him to play and then went off to play by himself ... he finally slept most of the afternoon. He wouldn't even sit for his dinner (I did give him pass on that one.) Poor little sad puppy. However, by late evening he was pretty much back to normal and this morning all is right in his world.
I do feel sorry for the poor little guy. The number of shots and wormers he's endured to get and stay healthy has been seemingly endless. He had to have another deworming last week and received his last two shots yesterday. Don't worry little buddy we're done til next October.
Best news... he gained another 3lb!! The vet was very pleased announcing his weight and muscle gain as perfect! Now, if only his human mama would follow suit. With the mild temps (all that snow we received last week has just about melted), we have been taking two walks a day. No marathons but at least getting in some steps and fresh air. They do quite well walking in tandem on our new two dog leash. Brody can be a bit too snoopy and Riley has almost peed on him twice. Brody is pretty patient as he waits for Riley to sniff and water every other tree we pass although he did just about pull Riley off his 3-legged pose more than once. I am not looking forward to when Brody grows into those boy dog habits. It will take us twice as long to cover the same distance.
As mentioned a week or so ago, I have added a few strength and stretching moves to my day and - it is paying off!!
I no longer feel stiff as a board. Yay for the little things - it CAN make a difference!!