Monday, June 30, 2008
It was so funny. Last night I was chatting online with Debs. I turned to check to see where Gidge was and saw her laying so proudly on the couch... with a pair of my underwear next to her. I swear, this dog has some weird kind of fetish. I took it away from her and put it back where it belongs... in the laundry room, and this time I put it out of reach. A few minutes later, I hear her in there, and it sounds like she's jumping to reach.... yep... sure enough, a couple minutes later... here she comes... prancing into the living room like a proud circus horse with her white flag of victory flying half over her head. ROFL I wish I had a video... she is just too funny.
I absolutely loved the feeling last night of having both dogs next to me... Mike on my right and Gidge on my left... each leaning up against my legs... and both of them "quiet" while I was on the computer. What a treat that was. Hoping that today stays as nice as it was yesterday. Of course it all depends on the Young One.
Oh Debbie... Thank you so much for telling me about Jack and to watch for excessive panting. You're right, it's scary, but... I think you're on to something. Last night, after I read what you wrote, Mike started again with the panting. I decided to try something. I gave him a half of a Tramadol (the dose they gave him for his leg) and wanted to see if it worked. It did. Within about 45 minutes he stopped panting and was able to sleep good all night. I don't know if it's because the Tramadol made him drowsy or because it took away the pain he may be having. If it happens tonight.. I'm going to try it again. I'll ask Dr. Blaha about it too.
I'm wondering if the cancer may have spread to his stomach, because every time he eats, he seems to have problems lately (but his appetite basically has been good). I know the only way I'll be able to find out for sure is with an ultrasound, and right now, I hate to have to put him through it, plus it's an expense I can't deal with right now since I've used all the funds I've been putting away for pet care on them in the last month or two. If it's absolutely necessary though, I can use my credit card now... hopefully I won't have to.
Hope everyone is having a great day. Give all the furkids hugs from me and wet Westie nose kisses from the kids.