Speck made it fine through his teeth cleaning, except when I got there, they couldn’t get him out of the cage and I had to go in and retrieve him. He had already tried to bite everyone who was dealing with him and they had muzzled him. He’s getting pretty hard to live with in his old age, but he probably says the same thing about me.
His teeth are shiny white but they didn’t see anything that could be causing his nasal issues so the doctor is leaning towards a tumor in the sinus or nasal area. Not good!
He got his nails trimmed, rabies shot . . which we had missed because he had been so sick and I didn’t want to get it but with him being so quick to snap at everyone, including me, I figured getting the shot now was best.
He’s back to eating and drinking and aggravating the heck out of Rita, and she gives it right back.
It was funny . . when I got home with Speck, I put him down on the ground near the back door. We always go in and out the front door. As soon as I put him down, he went racing around to the front of the house. I didn’t have a clue where he was going and I figured he didn’t either . . he gets pretty confused sometimes. He went to the front door . . the door he’s used to going in and out. I didn’t have a key and I knew that door was locked so I had to go around to the back door and by the time I got back to the front door, he was scratching on the door . . like “LET ME IN!” He was ready to get back to his comfort zone!
He may not always be Mr. Congeniality, but he is still problem solving in that little head. Would bet he was fussing on the inside about you putting him down at the back door. “Now why did she do this? She knows I don’t go in the door. Well, gee whiz! Let me see if I fix this and get her to understand her mistake.”
Dianne Smith says
Sounds like Speck has done great today! He is probably thinking he needs to re-train you on which door he uses….lol
Dottie N. says
It sounds like Speck did exceptionally well today….thanks for sharing the story about the front door. He is definitely a creature of habit….FRONT DOOR, Mom ;-).
Poor boy..he’d already put up with enough for one day. WHY not the right door? My cat’s been biting me since he was 3 or so (and he’s 14 now). He’s still my boy.
Diana Grindel (Casoppia) says
Aren’t dogs amazing creatures of habit?? Our Brie rides behind me in the truck or car on the passenger side. If someone is sitting there then she will be on top of them basically telling them move .. HAHAHA .. Then she has her spot on the couch and the bed when her dad is at work. I used to walk all my dogs on my right side-she has to be walked on my left side…
Woohooo so glad things worked out for Speck to have a good day and retrain you .. LOL
Weiner dogs are such creatures of habit, its unbelieveable !!! My “Geronimo” a red n rust weiner dog about 8-10#, was so hard headed & was always wrecking havoc. But he ruled the rest of the dogs in the house, a jackrussell n american bulldog. He was a mini, but thought he was a 100# big bad boy with teeth !!! So I completely understand Speck w/o a doubt!!
Carol c says
Just like us as we age, no one likes changes. He knew his routine and the gum pain overrode everything different. Poor old guy. Sorry Judy. Your bug story had me laughing though. Cranky oldsters especially males get crankier as they age, human males.lol