I can't say I really like the vet I take Rocky to; we spent a lot of time there and she sure talked a lot, but in the end the tests didn't show anything and I had left the specimen at home in the freezer.
I came back with 3 different kinds of medicines, one is for three large chewable tables, three times a day. I would have thought he would like the chewable tabs but he turned his nose up at them. I got out the tried and true peanut butter, and dipped each tablet in it. It works!
We were there for a long time to hold a hyperactive puppy on a leash, and I was moaning about how difficult it was sometimes to walk him, especially when he sees other people and dogs. Either the vet or the assistant suggested having him carry a pack. That's it! I came home and ordered a doggie backpack, into which I will put a few items, and we will go hiking around our neighborhood, for a start. So no more of my food or treats - gotta get this big boy into shape!
I'd really like to walk over to the river, but it is probably a 2 mile walk from here (and 2 miles back), plus last year there were reports of a mountain lion now and then. I don't think one has ever caused trouble, and I doubt if one would take on a big dog like Rocky, but I wouldn't care to come into close contact with one of them.
Not much else is going on here - I'm feeling kind of lethargic lately. There certainly is a lot of work I'm avoiding right now.
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