Tuesday, February 19, 2008

A Car Ride and other stuff....

Hey Everydoggy,

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

14 woo woos:

Khyra The Siberian Husky said...

WooHoo Khween KA!

Woo have to get healthy and ready to rumble so I khan khome visit!

Take khare of your MOM PULEAZE!!!

Wags&Khysses,

Khyra

PeeEss: Khan woo hear me NOW?

Lacy said...

woofies Kelsey Ann, Sky and Canyon.....tell u mama to hurry and git better...and me sorrwy u hips not feels so good...mayb da meds will help dem gits better...me can hear so good either...

b safe,
;)lacylulu

Simba said...

I hope you are feeling better today. A trip out in the car is great, unless its to the vets.

Simba x

Katherine and Pippa, said...

I don't care if you can't hear, I still love you lots. I hope the medicines help your arthur-itis, can you still get on the sofa with me? If not we will have to lie the floor to snuggle together.

Love Pippa xx and extra snoses for being a brave Kelsey.

Pacco de Mongrel said...

u got a sore hip?... hope ur leg get well soon...

do u miss running?

The Daily Echo said...

Meeka suggests a red carpet since you're royal and all that. That's what he keeps requesting for himself. We hope the Rimadly makes you feel better soon Kelsey Ann, and Mom too!
ECHO

One of the pack said...

Kelsey Ann,

Doc knows best. Heidi here. I call Rimadyl my magic drug. At 14 I have a few of the fun issues myself. When I'm having trouble I pop a Rimadyl and I'm ready for a jaunt. I hope you have the same luck as me.

Heidi, Lady of Leisure
Forget Sit and Stay Gang

Holly said...

Abby and Samuel have to take Rimadyl too. It has helped them both a lot! I sure hope it helps you too!

We have area rugs and runners on our hardwood floors too. It really does help everydog get around better!

Holly

Asta said...

Kelsey Ann,Sky and Canyon..
I'm sowwy youw Mom isn't well..I hope she gets bettew vewy soon!! and Kelsey Ann..I will keep my paws cwossed that youw new medcin helps youw hips feel lots bettew!
smoochie kisses to all of you
Asta

Team Husky said...

Haroo Kelsey Ann

Thank woo for your kind wishes for me and my new girlfriend Stormy. I am so happy she said yes, we have so much to look forward to together.

I hope the Rimadyl makes you feel better real soon.

Woo Woos
Prince

Kathryn and Ari said...

I'm so glad you have a nice V-E-T.! And at least the tablets are liver flavored. That's kind of fun, right?

Hope your hips feel better soon!

Dakota said...

Kelsey, I hope that you feel better soon. I know that sometimes as we girls get older that things don't work as well, but I'm sure that liver flavored stuff will help.

Steve, Kat, & Wilbur said...

Mom ordered our first aid kits the other day, so I hope they come soon. She also ordered some snowshoeing stuff for both Dad and her, so we will probably get some more snow playing done this year!

Kat

Amici said...

We hope that the tablets help make your hips feel better. My human works at a nursing facility with folks dx with dementia. Those folks are very honest and most say all the time "that it isn't easy getting old".


The vet is a good place but it isn't fun to go there.

We hope these tablets work for you and help make your days more enjoyable.