Saturday, November 21, 2020
We had to take the Cooper-dog to the vet this morning. He started refusing to go up stairs, or to jump in my lap or just jump any distance at all. All he has been doing when I sit in my recliner is stand in front of me and whimper and cry, until I pick him up and deposit him in my lap and cover him with his blankie. And I have had to pick him up and put him in the bed at bedtime... or I would have to listen to the piteous sounds he was making. I am too soft a touch to withstand the sad puppy whimper... or those sad puppy dog eyes. I thought I might have been too precipitous in calling the vet as he made it down the stairs okay this morning and he jumped off the bed just fine too. But I am a bit of a worry wart. So we toddled off to the vet. She said the Cooper-dog is definitely experiencing hip pain, and he has some swollen lymph nodes in his groin. So, he is on an NSAID and an antibiotic for 14 days, and we go back to the vet Wednesday morning at 8am for a recheck. Poor puppy. We took Angel along with us for the car ride, as she simply adores jumping in the car to go anywhere (or nowhere really)! The dogs were both well behaved in the car, and the vet tech said the Cooper-dog was very well behaved for his exam. The vet is still doing curbside pickup and drop off. So I wouldn’t know if he was well behaved... except she made a point of mentioning what a good boy he was for the vet (even though the exam was painful for him). I gave him his first doses of the medications this morning. Thank goodness for “pill pockets”. I don’t know how I would get him to willingly take his medicine without them! I have tried sticking pills in cheese or wrapped in cold cuts... and he spits out the pills every time, lol. But those pill pockets are genius. He thinks he is getting a great treat, and I know he has taken his medicine happily. Yay!
Right now he is curled up in my lap, being all cute and sleepy, but only because I picked him up and put him there.
I hope you have a wonderful day!