Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Finally, Class! and an Update


We have missed three weeks of class: week 1 K was sick; week 2 I was sick; week 3 Bug had PT.

Last night, even though things are still topsy-turvy in my personal life, Ike and I went to class. When we pulled in and parked, Ike started crying in his crate. I almost didn’t go, so it made me happy he was so excited.

Class itself was a bit weird for me. I felt foggy and initially had a bit of trouble keeping the course clear in my mind. Ike didn’t mind though. He thoroughly enjoyed himself.

We were both EXHAUSTED when we got home.

BUG UPDATE:

Bug’s lameness seems to have finally improved. Thank doG! He is NOT appreciative of the restricted activity. There is still a very, very slight hitch and I am continuing to limit his pavement walking. He has acupuncture and PT on Thursday (and hopefully Chiro). I am hopeful the practitioners will feel the difference I am seeing.

Poor Ike. Due to the stress of the past 3 weeks, he has lost 2 pounds. For a 17 pound dog that is 10% of his body weight and it is concerning! I did not schedule a vet appointment. I am 100% convinced that the weight loss is related to the stress in our house; very much like Bug’s lameness is aggravated by the stress in the house. The only one to escape unscathed, KNOCK ON WOOD, is the puppy. She doesn’t realize I am stressed out!

I weighed everyone this morning and Ike is up a pound since the startling 2 pound weight loss. Bug is holding steady at 31, still a little below where I would like him; and I think the puppy is going through a growth spurt as she is ravenous!

3 comments:

Sara said...

Glad to hear that Bug is showing signs of improvement!

Holly said...

I am so glad that Bug is better and Ike had fun! I am sure the dogs do not mind more food. :-)

Kathy said...

I hope things are now on the upswing, but so glad Bug is improving and you got to go to class, after that long out I bet it tired you all out but felt good ;-).