J A C K The Hyper Dog
CKC DOB: 09/15/2004
DAM: Little Katie Bean SIRE: Triple M's Tiny TJ
Came as a foster July 10th 2009 ~ Adopted July
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Well, it's amazing but I'm here to see another year
start, not that I was awake at midnight to see it happen...
It's the second week of January the 11th a Friday and it's really getting tough to move around any longer. It's all I can do to try and stand up to eat and get help once and awhile to hold my bony butt up. Dad & Mom are concerned so We are all taking a trip to see Doctor Anderson and have him test my blood and make sure all of the meds I've been taking the last five months aren't damaging my internal organs. I know the last time the whole family went to the vet in July of 2017, little Pippin did not come back home with us so I don't know what to expect. I do know my Dad & Mom look out for me and won't let me be in any kind of pain, so being 14 and having a great time the last 10 years it's all good!
I never like going to the vet so Dad & Mom stayed with me for the blood draw and Dad went with me to get an xray taken. It was a last minute tech appointment but Doctor Anderson still came in to check on me and talk to Mon & Dad. The labs were nothing to get worried about and the xray still showed my terrible looking back and spine. It was decided that my pain and steroid meds should be increased so I can feel better and enjoy eating and moving around. Doc Anderson really cares and we're lucky to have him take care of us! I know the increase in meds is only a short term fix but I will try to enjoy whatever time I have left... We're all back home and Dad is on the floor loving on me, again!
January 12, 2019 Saturday night into Sunday
afternoon ~ Stinking S N O W
I have enough trouble getting around without having to deal with snow and ice....
After it was all over we ended up with about 8 inches
of snow and
I kinda miss being able to treck through it like I used to when I was much stronger on my feet!
January is almost gone and other than making a fuss
when it's time to eat, I just lay around and take it easy.
I remember the good old days when my back & spine was in better shape
and I could wrap myself up in a blanket like a mummy..
Back when I was in better shape, I used to obsess
about this dragon toy to where Mon & Dad had to hide it away so I could relax.
Dad brought it out to see if I was interested since I don't care at all about
any longer but I still like this one!
Yup, I still like this toy the best to where I had to
carry it around and squeak it a bunch. Luckily it was dinner time so by the time I
ate, which is more important than a silly toy, I forgot all about it!
Short video of me with my Dragon, HERE
1st day of February and we got a little less than two
inches of snow...
It was light and dry so Dad could use his leaf blower to clear a path for us old dogs to use...
February 20th 2019 and even though Spring is near we
seem to get these darn snow days.
Only supposed to be around four inches then turn to rain but when you have trouble walking and getting around,
it's the last thing you want to see.
short video HERE and no, I'm inside looking out in my favorite spot!
February 24th and I'm still managing to get around even if
it's not pretty. I heard Mom & Dad talking and they said they were just watching
me to see when I've had enough and not enjoying life any longer. Truth is as
long as I can get to the food bowl and biscuits, I'm happy. I do have to raise my
voice at times if they're too slow getting that grub together!
Today is April 1st 2019, April Fool's Day
However there's no fooling going around in here today... Today is starting off terrible for me to get moving around. I keep falling on my ass and it's taking so long to get to the food bowl. Dad & Mom are worried so they called Doctor Anderson to get his advice on what to do. Since my back and spine condition will never get any better he increased my Tramadol and Medrol medications. Hopefully the change has me moving around a little better. I know the medications will eventually take their toll on my internal organs so I will have to let them all know I've had enough. Until then it's the old try this and see what happens.
I can tell by the look on Mom & Dad's face they are sad to see me in this condition....
PS: I hate having pictures taken of my frail old body !!
Today is April 18th 2019 I heard Mom & Dad talking last evening about taking me to see Dr Anderson today after lunch. They were saying something about it being my last visit to the vet?? Something about letting me go??? Go where?? Anyway, the Dr was slammed with patients so I didn't get to go... It might have omething to do about how horrible I move around and take so long getting into a comfortable laying down position.. I guess my trip is being put off for a little while longer not that I'm going to wake up able to run and jump again but not get too bad to where I'm miserable. I'll let them know when I've had enough of this BS... I still don't like being picked up though!