Tuesday, June 14, 2011

The babying begins, er, continues, depending on who you ask

We had a quite the scare last night. Winnie had a trip to the emergency Vet!

At around 7 p.m. I noticed that she wasn’t getting up from her nap on her dog bed. This was unusual because I was in the other room, and generally she likes to be in the same room (if not in the same square foot of space) as I am. When I went over to check on her she didn't even wag her tail for me (virtually unheard of!). She just kind of looked at me all sad and pathetic. I tried to pick her up she yelped and cried (it was a horrific noise).  I tried calling her to me and she wouldn’t get up or even wag her tail.

With visions of horrible back injuries and worse I decided to take her to the emergency Vet. We have a great 24 hour emergency hospital in the area which luckily we have not had to use very many times. The Vet that saw Winnie diagnosed her with *soreness* from the Walk for Animals... um, this is truly funny because I carried her in her doggy sling for most of the walk! Nonetheless my delicate little flower is taking an anti-inflammatory and needs bed rest. The Vet actually told me to "baby her." Which I laughingly said would be, "no problem."

So, the babying begins (er, continues, depending on who you ask). She is not doing a whole lot better this morning, although I did get a tail wag and a smooch on the face. I was encouraged by these baby steps. She'll be under observation for the next few days and if she hasn't made significant progress she may need to go in for x-rays to see what's going on. Fingers crossed that she heals up and feels better soon.

Just to end this on a mildly amusing note; I googled "Shih-tzu in a baby bonnet" to see if I could find a funny image to accompany this post. Surprisingly, the interwebs did not come through for me (can you believe there's not ONE image of a shih-tzu in a baby bonnet?!). However, I did find this cute image:

It's like they can read Winnie Cooper's mind!
You can buy a baby hat (which I believe is for a human baby, whatever that is) with this little cutie on it from CafePress.com.

10 comments:

  1. Poor Winnie! Sending her all the best wishes to feel better soon. Lots of hugs and kisses and plenty of rub downs!

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  2. We're glad she's ok. That all sounds so scary...I didn't realize dogs could be that extreme after a tough workout.

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  3. Please get better Winnie. Positive thoughts and prayers going out to you.

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  4. Thank you for the well wishes everyone!
    xoxo Winnie

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  5. Winnie Cooper PugJune 14, 2011 at 4:17 PM

    Hugs and kisses from one Winnie Cooper to another! Ger well soon.

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  6. Winnie Cooper PugJune 14, 2011 at 4:18 PM

    *Get well soon.

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  7. Hope you feel better very very soon Winnie.

    You have to get better so you can bounce around at the picnic at the weekend.

    Love and licks, Winnie the Greyhound

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  8. Sorry your feeling stiff. It is a chance to get more Mom time.

    -Katy & Bailey

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  9. Feel better soon little Winnie!

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