Rest Up, Little Man
If your name is Scooby, and you live at Wayward House, you are the elderpin king of napping.
To better cushion his little body – and the vertebrae the vet says are collapsing – we bought him three new beds the other day.
Thanks to everyone who has shown concern for my little elderpin since the announcement of his UTI and other old dog maladies.
He may not be able to understand your caring words, but they mean the world to his crazy dog mom!
I’m happy to report that, in spite of all the photos of him napping, his energy level and attitude are getting back to normal, with Scooby judiciously enforcing most of his house rules.
Just ask Charlie Machete, who is again receiving regular face nips anytime he comes between Foster Uncle Scooby and something Foster Uncle Scooby wants.
Perhaps due to the medicine itself, Scooby remains somewhat finicky about food. He’s generally more eager to eat in the late afternoon and early evening than morning time. Sometimes he goes right for the kibble with the big dogs. Other times he insists on being hand fed a meal-size helping of savory treats, such as beef liver hearts from Trader Joe’s or Zuke’s Mini Naturals.
And sometimes he can only be enticed by things he probably shouldn’t have, like Chinese food off my plate.
At this point, I figure the old guy deserves his indulgences.
Thanks again to everyone for your empathy and advice. What a supportive little online community we have here!
Posted on January 9, 2013, in Dogs, Dogtography, Scooby and tagged dog beds, dog convalescence, elderpin, health, miniature pinscher, morning time, old dog, Trader Joe's dog treats, zuke, Zuke's Mini Naturals. Bookmark the permalink. 9 Comments.