I may be unable to play ball like I usually do, but I am still well enough to catch a rabbit!
Momz said I could give you a report about my health. First of all, thank everyone so much for all your kind thoughts and well wishes for me and my sissie Sheba this week. Momz has been too busy worrying to sit down and write replies yet, but she will soon. No surprise here that she insisted on dragging me to the doctor, against my will of course. I told her I was fine!
I’m glad she took me though, because now she feels better knowing for sure. My arthritis in my back knees has worsened, but the doctor doesn’t think there’s anything more than that going on. All came back good with my blood work so I can stay on my Rimadyl, and we will be doubling my dose so that will hopefully get me feeling some better. There are some other things we can also try if we need to later.
Momz had him check my heart murmur as well. She was concerned that might be slowing me down too. It’s kind of come and gone at past visits, but it is still there. He is not too concerned about that right now, doesn’t feel we should run a bunch of tests at this point, and that’s fine with me! Momz and Dadz know what to watch for that could indicate a heart issue.
Well, I guess I’m getting old, but that is life. I’m not ready to slow all the way down just yet, and Momz says as long as my tail keeps wagging, all is good! BTW, my sissie Sheba is doing well right now too, no more seizures (knock wood) so we’re hoping it stays peaceful around here for a little while!
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Sand spring Chesapeake says
That’s one big rabbit, have fun with it!
2 Brown Dawgs says
Hope you are back to playing ball soon Cricket.
Dolly the Doxie says
We’ve been worried thanks for the good news! Love Dolly
So glad you and Sheba are doing better! It’s not easy getting old 🙁
Caren Gittleman says
Cricket, you will always be a puppy to us! xoxo
Lauren Miller says
Getting old is no fun! I hope you’re feeling better soon!
Tenacious Little Terrier says
I hope the new dosage helps and you feel better. Mr. N had to go to the vet too and I swear he’s rapidly improving just to avoid going back!
That Mr. N is a smart one! Hope he is still improving. ♥
Lynn LaChance says
Nice reporting job, Cricket, see, if you can’t play as much ball, you can still have a job! And catch rabbits and have fun! So sorry you had not been feeling great, but hoping it will get better-glad to hear no major issues for you other than that pesky arthritis stuff, which can be pretty bad, huh, it does suck getting older! But we get through and still enjoy life! Glad your sissie is doing better too, and I’m sure brother Luke is like, wow, what’s up with all these old ladies-play already! Ha-ha! Love you all,
I am so glad that you can take Vitamin R. It can do wonders. And I’m glad that your vet thinks that nothing else is going awry. All good news, I think. Now, rest up and we hope that you feel better very soon!
Groovy Goldendoodles says
This news is certainly worth celebrating! The Boys and I will have some ice cream on your behalf!
The Island Cats says
It’s tough getting old, Crickett. Hope you’re feeling better.
I’m glad you and Sheba are feeling better. I hope everything stays calm at your house for a while. 🙂
So far, so good, and we’ll take every peaceful day we can get. Thank you, Edie!
Christine Caplan says
Our whole family is aging too and I’m sorry about your arthritis. I’m glad you can stay on the Rimadyl as I know that helps around here when we have problems. Thinking about you and sending all sorts of positive thoughts your way. It’s so hard as our senior dogs get older. -I’m with you…
Callie, Shadow, and Ducky's Mom says
Oh Cricket, I’m glad you’re starting to feel better – and that Sheba is doing well too! – and glad I was able to convince.your Momz that she needed to take you to see the dogtor, if only for her own peace of mind. I worry about my girls, too, when they don’t feel 100 percent. Hugs and kisses to you, Sheba, and Luke! ????????????
Thanks for being there for my Mom, Sue!! xxoo
Oz the Terrier says
Oz is slowing down too…but that just means I can catch him for more cuddle time! When he was a young Terrier, there was no cuddle time whatsoever. He had too many things to do.
There are some advantages to them aging. I find walks so much easier now than I did when they were young and pulling with all they had!
Mia’s having trouble slowing down too. Keep wagging and woofing!
Hailey and Zaphod says
Getting old is such a blessing and a curse – blessing as you have had time to experience so much, but curse because you are old!
Two French Bulldogs says
You go a Crickett! Sending good vibes your way
Lily & Edward
M. K. Clinton says
We are so glad to know that you are feeling better and can take medicine that will help you. Rabbits are tricky so you must be feeling great to have caught that big ol’ bunny!
Golden Daily Scoop says
Great news, Crickett! We are keeping our paws crossed for you all!
Yay for you and Sheba! So glad you two are still puppies at heart 🙂
Kisses on the nosey Cricket and to your sissy too. Glad you had a good Doctors visit. Big hugs to Mum xx
Hugs and kisses right back to you, Lorna, thank you!! xo
Such good news, Cricket! It’s so nice of you to let us know how you and Sheba are doing when your mom doesn’t have time to blog. 😉 We’re so glad your doctor visit went so well and that Sheba is also doing well now. Keep chasing those rabbits – you caught yourself a beauty in that first photo! 🙂
Pam and Sam says
Good news Cricket! Maybe the new dose of Rimadyl will help you……….I’d say you’re lookin’ mighty good my friend and we keep you and Sheba in our prayers every day………enjoy every minute is what I say – that’s what I’m doing too!! Getting old isn’t easy – but we can make it good to the last drop right??
We sure will, Sammy! Thank you, and we are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers always as well!
easy rider says
I knock on wood as hard as I can and I send hugs and potp to you…. but it was great to see that you still can catch a rabbit… well done… make some rabbit-confetti :O)
Cricket always waits for Luke or Sheba to start the confetti making before she gets involved! She wants them to do the hard work of chewing the holes, and then she happily helps with the de-stuffing! 🙂
It must be really hard for your parents. I know my mom is a mess when one of us is ill, and with Katie, she was always on edge. Try to take it one day at a time and enjoy the little things. We are thinking of you guys!
Thank you, Emma! Cricket was running around the yard when I got home from work yesterday, definitely a good sign. No interest in ball yet though; but it does seem to bother me more than it does her!
Yes, I think “always on edge” is a great way to describe it. Every day when I get home from work, I worry as I walk in the door how everyone is going to be.