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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Brody for his role as most pathetic puppy after receiving two shots!!! emoticon

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!! emoticon I no longer feel stiff as a board. Yay for the little things - it CAN make a difference!!



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  • STRONGDAWG
    So funny. Puppies are adorable. I used to give the Mutt Bros about a half mile of sniffing. After that, no stopping! I used to say to them, "We are going for a Walk, not a Sniff!"
    1216 days ago
  • TWEETYKC00
    There is no guilt quite like puppy guilt is there? They can play right to us! Glad the boys are doing so well, now just catch up to them!
    1217 days ago
  • OVERWORKEDJANET
    That was Oscar, every tree.
    DD1 once said she felt she should have done it for him as he had nothing left at the end of the walk but kept trying!
    1217 days ago
  • PROPMAN1
    Enjoy every moment with your dogs. Wish I had cherished the moments when I could have. They can be quite expressive when they want something (treats/pampering, etc.). Have a great day! emoticon emoticon
    1217 days ago
  • PACEKA1
    Yes, these little things really do help. I've been a bit preoccupied with the holidays and haven't done my normal exercise activity for a couple of weeks - I can really feel it. Trying to fit things in here and there.

    I love the puppy story. They are so funny sometimes, aren't they? I've always had dogs, but I've always had kids then too so I guess I never knew my dogs as well as I know my Daisy now. She talks to me - no in words but in every look she gives me. She is such a joy!

    Thanks for sharing your story - I could just imagine little Brody playing it up for momma!
    1217 days ago
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