In our photo for this week's challenge, Shiner is wearing her purple Martha Stewarts Pets sweater and purple Puller dog toy. And she's being a little silly, as usual.
It's been a very cold week for us. I know, we live in Texas but it really has been cold! Temperatures have been in the 30's and it's been very damp and rainy. I've been having to force Shiner to go outside to use the bathroom because she just hates going out there when it's cold and wet.
|Callie sees the dog, but the dog doesn't see her...|
Callie and Shiner have been continuing to meet each other, or I should probably just say "face off". If Shiner notices the cat, she will stare at her. That's when I have to step in so Shiner doesn't try to chase her. Usually, Shiner doesn't even notice Callie is sitting on the couch. Callie will watch her very closely. Callie is very good and patient with the dog, but Shiner is so stubborn that it's going to take a while for her to learn the cat is OK. If she leaves it alone, it won't mess with her.
On Thursday, Shiner wasn't quite acting like herself and I got kind of worried. At first, I didn't know what was wrong with her. She just seemed slow and was walking around kind of funny. After observing her for a while and examining her more closely, I suspected her neck was hurting.
|Driving to see the vet, and not happy about it.|
I gave Shiner one of her Rimadyl last night and she felt so much better afterwards. She was able to get on and off the bed by herself again and wasn't so stiff. Still, I need to make sure she isn't too active and crazy.
I plan to post more about Shiner's neck pain soon, to help others identify the symptoms. For now, I'm just happy that she seems almost back to normal in such a short amount of time.
Hope you're all having a nice (and warm) Sunday! Thanks to The Lazy Pit Bull for hosting the 52 Snapshots of Life Photo Challenge. You can check out more photos at the links below.