Puppy Love

Jun. 10th, 2009 12:27 am
japester: xkcd ftw (velociraptors)
I think ... I think that maybe Sam had a stroke on Friday. or something equally not good. He was walking around the back yard, and then seemed to lose control of his back right leg, almost falling over, walking in the way a drunk human would. It was disconcerting.

I picked him up, cuddled him on the couch for a while. He was acting meek and non bouncy, which was unusual for him. That lasted for about half an hour, after which I hopped up to stretch my legs. Sam hopped up and wandered around, without any obvious discomfort and appeared to be back to his normal bouncy self.
I was concerned enough that I cancelled going out, (and damnit, I need more non SCA socialising time) to keep an eye on him.

but ... how does one tell if it was a stroke? If not that, what else? There was no bee sting in his paw (and past experience says he has enough fur to trap and hold them) It's his backyard, so there shouldn't be anything he is allergic to.

Nothing else unusual since, for which I am glad. Old age is catching up with him, I think. He *is* 12 and a half. He has never acted like anything other than a bouncy puppy. I'm guessing that will continue all the way until he stops. and the stop will be quick.

Puppy Love

Jun. 10th, 2009 12:27 am
japester: xkcd ftw (velociraptors)
I think ... I think that maybe Sam had a stroke on Friday. or something equally not good. He was walking around the back yard, and then seemed to lose control of his back right leg, almost falling over, walking in the way a drunk human would. It was disconcerting.

I picked him up, cuddled him on the couch for a while. He was acting meek and non bouncy, which was unusual for him. That lasted for about half an hour, after which I hopped up to stretch my legs. Sam hopped up and wandered around, without any obvious discomfort and appeared to be back to his normal bouncy self.
I was concerned enough that I cancelled going out, (and damnit, I need more non SCA socialising time) to keep an eye on him.

but ... how does one tell if it was a stroke? If not that, what else? There was no bee sting in his paw (and past experience says he has enough fur to trap and hold them) It's his backyard, so there shouldn't be anything he is allergic to.

Nothing else unusual since, for which I am glad. Old age is catching up with him, I think. He *is* 12 and a half. He has never acted like anything other than a bouncy puppy. I'm guessing that will continue all the way until he stops. and the stop will be quick.

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