Monday, December 3, 2012

A Time For Healing

It has been a time for healing since our last post.  First we want to thank every-paw that visited our friend Lady I.  It is definitely helping her Dog Mom through a rough spot. 
Protecting Dad's Shoes
Meanwhile at the Home Front, the sprain and the swelling by Essex's leg has healed.  Aspirin was suggested as a possibility.  We e-barked our cyber-pal, Opie's Mom, who worked as a vet tech for awhile.  She relayed aspirin can have an exaggerated effect of blood thinning with dogs and even though some vets recommend it, she wouldn't use it on Opie.  She personally knew of two dogs that bleed to death before  they got to the vet because of a scratch they got in the back yard.  That was enough to discourage Dad, so Essex limped for a couple days.  She is back to be her feisty self as the Secretary of Da-Fence.  Dad woke up yesterday morning and started laughing when he entered the living room.  Essex was sitting on the couch curled around Dad's shoes.  It was good to hear that happy laugh.
Sherman's Fur Is Growing Back
Sherman's fur is growing back and OJ the cat has challenged him to see whose fur grows back first.  We think the winner will be decided by a hair. 

Last week we happened on an article in the LA Times that talked about canine veterans returning from Military Duty and suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.  Here is the link to that article: http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-military-dogs-20121126,0,1859286.story.  It is definitely worth reading.

Dog Speed,

Essex & Sherman

3 comments:

Collie222 said...

This kind of reminds me of the Lassie movie, The Courage of Lassie. The collie, Bill, comes home from the war a hero, but suffering from PTSD.

I'm glad everyone is healing! Hope you are all feeling better by the holiday!

Reilly / Denny Cowspotdogs said...

I have given Reilly and half an 81 gram asprin when his arthritis is playing up on our vets instructions and it help him - but mr denny pukes like crazy even with a quarter dose. Dogs and people are alike in that everyone can have different reactions.

Glad Essex is back on fence patrol

Cotton said...

Glad to hear Sherman's fur is growing well
Cotton