Well, we went to the dogtor this morning.
You can see that someone was worried.
We had to get on the scale first. 82 pounds, that's a lot.
She is ten now, last summer.
Can we go home yet?
The vet palpated her back after checking the leg that appeared to be dragging...and she
gave a huge flinch. He did it one more time... and she flinched big time again.
He looked up at me and said "Xray time".
So, he took a look.
She has some compressed vertebrae, two, in fact.
She is now on prednisone and tramadol,
to lower the inflamation and manage the pain.
We went today, and walked only a few minutes, because I can
see it's bothering her.
So, we'll rest a few days.
I'm so grateful it's not anything worse, and I suspect I know
when it happened.
Way back at the beginning of December, I was spending the night at
the hospice with my brother, and Keith heard a loud noise and
Lilly yiping loudly upstairs (Keith dialyzes in the basement).
Sheriff's deputies came and checked the house for him...
but I suspected at the time she had fallen off the bed,
and I still think that.
I think that's when she got hurt.
Anyway, we are now on the road to repair.
Gosh, it's so much easier to take pictures in the sunlight.
Especially when you drive by sweet subjects.
Almost every where you look! Different hawk than the one above.
Keith drove me around Wyandotte County Lake this afternoon. There were lots of geese and lots of ducks. These are coots with the Canada geese. There were LOTS of mallards.
I think I saw an eagle when we got to the dam, but he flew off so far I wasn't sure.
There were lots of mallards.
As you see, the water was really choppy... and it was interesting to see that
there were hundreds of ducks and geese resting on the ice, about a third of the lake is iced over.
It was amusing to see them waddling over the ice.
These little guys were waiting to eat at the buffet when we pulled into the driveway... and look! The buds are more swollen!
However, the weatherman tells us there is the possibility of a storm
dropping six inches on us in mid-week next week.
Say it isn't so!!!