Thursday, January 03, 2008

Bucky Update

On Christmas day Bucky's back legs collapsed and he wasn't able to put any weight on them for a few hours. After a good long nap while we sat on the floor with him and opened gifts, he was able to get up on his own. He didn't seem to be in pain, just stiff. Maybe the legs were in some awkward position when he slept. We tried to do some T-Touch on him and it seems to make him feel better. That and a lot of rest.

He's quite slow during the week and half when we were home for the holidays, picking up just a little day after day. Now that we are back to work he probably gets more rest during the day and I'm sure that's good for the tired old bones. As much as I want to hang around the house all day and watch my pups, I think my presence disrupts their naps.

To make my home a comfortable place for the four-legged family members, I bought a new doggie bed from Costco. Of course it's first come, first serve and Trinket and Bucky has slight disagreement about who to sleep on it every night. Henry graciously donated his own pillow to put in Bucky's crate, after I bought him new pillows that is. The kitchen is now mostly covered in runners and throw rugs and Bucky has resumed his dinner dance -- a few running steps, a twirl and lots of woofs.

Here is Bucky waiting for Henry to drop his grilled cheese sandwich. The back side still doesn't look quite right, but a pug is waiting for food and that is a good thing.

7 comments:

Gnat said...

Awe...I'm sorry to hear about Bucky. I hope his back legs feel better soon. Your package should be on it's way tomorrow. It will arrive UPS from a different name but I swear it's me. My fiancee ships my packages from work. :) Hope all is well.

Paula said...

I am sorry to hear about Bucky.
I sure hope he feels better soon. Poor Bucky, age is creeping in.

Oh my goodness Elise does that exact same dinner dance!
Or really anytime the is a possiablity to get food! :)

Jennifer said...

Oh, Bucky, what a drag it is getting old! He is so cute waiting for the grilled cheese to drop - hopefully a little morsel fell his way :)

Nichole said...

Have you tried giving him a supplement of Glucosamine & Chondroitin With Msm? We use this one for Zeus and it works wonders... http://www.vitaminshoppe.com/store/en/browse/sku_detail.jsp?id=VS-1633

Lesley said...

How old is bucky?

Sonya said...

Oh I hope he feels better soon.
I bet you are right, he just needs his naps back.

Cactusneedles said...

Oh, I'm sorry about Bucky...he looks like an old soul. Take care:)