Dad had off yesterday in honor of President's Day so he and the little biped were home all day with us. Mom ended up coming home early from work on Monday with a bad case of the flu which means - TISSUES IN THE GARBAGE CAN!!!
The little biped went off to her sitter's house down the street and around the corner, so that Mom could rest in bed this morning. When Dad got home from work, he took a pizza out of the freezer and put it in the oven. When it was done, he gave the little biped her piece and gave a few pieces to Mom. He didn't get anything to eat and sit at the table like I expected he would. Instead, he got my purple leash. I wasn't quite sure what was going on because it was too cold for a walk; we normally wouldn't go for a walk after dark; and if we're going for a walk, Dad certainly wouldn't leave his tie on.
We went out, and got in the car. Uh-oh... V-E-T???
Well, that's where we ended up. Fortunately, I like Dr. Horst because he takes good care of me. I don't exactly know what he was talking about with Dad, because I have a hard time hearing, unless it's something I want to hear. Kind of like the "see-lective" hearing Dave from the Army of Four mentioned in his comments the other day. Dr. Horst poked and prodded at my sore hips and listened to my heart and lungs with his cold, metal doo-hickey. So, since I didn't know what they were talking about, I had to steal the examination notes Dad brought home. This is what Dr. Horst wrote about me:
"Now completely deaf at home. Also having alot of trouble getting around. Hips definately main source of pain. Stop aspirin and start Rimadyl. Call if no improvement as Tramadol may help in addition to Rimadyl. OK to continue joint suppl. and PPA."
I got my first dosage of Rimadyl tonight with dinner. It's a liver flavored chewable tablet. It was pretty good. I hope it works and makes my hips feel better. Sky told me that Dad said the V-E-T suggested some carpet runners on top of the hardwood floors to help me get around better.
While we're on the subject of pet care, I thought it might be a good time to throw in a plug for MaPaw's Red Cross pet first aid kits and books. They've been selling really well lately. You may want to consider getting one before they run out. They'd make a good item for Easter baskets or upcoming outings.
Woo woo, Kelsey Ann