We have a Four Legged Down! Bailey has been having trouble on the steps. The first time she didn’t come downstairs I assumed she had done something silly, but then realized it seemed like she was stuck. In true “Beverly Goldberg” fashion I googled her symptoms and was convinced she was dying. Thankfully we have a rational and knowledgeable vet who easily determined that she has a sprained knee. Crisis averted!
Rufus had a panic attack just knowing Bailey was going to the Vet! As I left the house he was in the window melting down and had the neighbor’s dog in a panic.
Bailey is such a trooper. Her knee must be killing her and as the vet moved it in thirty directions she was not happy, but continued to be her pleasant self. There is not a mean bone in this gal’s body. Her attitude shifted just a bit when he mentioned that she had gained 8 pounds since our last visit and absolutely needs to cut back on food and exercise more. As he was talking she looked at him like “I’m just here for my knee…why are we talking about my weight? I am still working on my holiday calories!”
She is on pain meds and an anti-inflammatory for the next few days. The doctor ordered lots of rest, but next week we have to start getting back into a shape that is not so round!