You probably think all we do around here is relax lately, but you’d be oh so wrong!
The last two days have had very little relaxing in them for me or the dogs. We had a yard sale yesterday. It started out as a small affair and a way to get rid of those old things that aren’t trash, but are just eating up space in the closets. It turned into a lot of work!
Now it’s done I can get back to normal with things. . . except I have no idea what normal is.
Maybe an update will help me find my bearings.
Magnus last tricks class was on Thursday and we didn’t get to go because I strained my back sorting things for the yard sale. Magnus and I both spent the day on ice packs. You’re probably thinking he would need ice on that same dreaded strained front leg, but no. Ironically I haven’t seen him limp on that leg in over a week. No, now he’s come up with a new mysterious lameness in his rear left leg. It hasn’t been making us very happy!
It’s a strange limp since he will be fine and then just come up totally lame. He holds his leg straight out and won’t put any weight on it at all. It looks suspiciously similar to when Maizeys’ patella’s went bad and I would be much more worried, except he has had his knees cleared by three different vets.
At first I thought the pain was in his back, but now I’m worried it may be coming from his hip. It’s hard to tell since it doesn’t happen everyday and once I massage and ice his leg and back for a minute he seems perfectly fine.
I sort of think it could just be that over a month of limping has thrown him out of alignment and we just need to keep up with his range of motion work and slowly keep building up our endurance of walking to get more exercise. He has another massage this month so hopefully that will help him.
Maizey has continued with a similar level of improvement of the Fluoxetine. Tomorrow it will be three weeks since she started it and I’ll put all the details into their own post.
I appreciate what we’re learning with her Relaxation Protocol, but it sure does eat up my blogging time to post RP everyday. I only have so much time for blogging, though I wish it was more, and I’m sure you’re all bored of reading about my little Princessface laying on her mat. Other than yard sale news I really haven’t had time for much else, but like I said hopefully now I’ll be getting back to normal with some interesting things for you all to read!