Saturday, November 6, 2010

The One Where it's... Contagious?

Thanks everyone for asking about Phoenix. She is doing much better. She's still using my crate when mom and papa are away and she still isn't allowed to run and play quite yet but she's feeling lots better! She is using the steps to get on and off the bed and seems like her old self. Mom was even able to cut back on her medicine a little, which is great news for Phoenix.... and me. We have lots of extra meds in case Phoenix had another episode and now we'll have a little more.... or will we?

Last night I stepped onto the couch (I don't have to jump since my legs are so long) and whimpered a little. Mom and papa looked at each other like, "Did we really just hear that?!" Then I was fine until this afternoon. I even endured an unscheduled bath this morning (thanks to the perfume outside) and didn't have a bit of trouble getting in out out of the tub. (Hmm... now that I'm thinking about it, that was a miscalculation on my part!)

But later I cried when I tried to get on the couch. I quickly gave up on that and went to lay in my crate, despite Phoenix having a blankie and toys in there. After my rest, mom then gave me a very handsy exam. Nothing seemed to bother me and I was okay, though not on the couch, for awhile.

Later, when she got back from the store I tried to jump up in excitement (I like to dance in the kitchen when she comes home) and screamed out... and yelped again when I tried to run to her a few minute later outside. Mom noticed that when I rub my itchy face with my right front leg, my back right leg shakes. Mom gave me some of Phoenix's extra anti-inflammatory medicine. I hope that helps. I hate worrying my mom. She waited about 20 minutes and then moved me all around again and made me give standing high fives and sitting high ten... no problems or shakiness. Then I stepped on the couch, I like to snuggle... and made it okay but did whine just a tiny bit.

What is going on here???


  1. OH NO... et tu Zona???? What are you guys doing when your peeps are Not Watching???
    Soooooo you took the infamous KOOL-AID Cure too??? What is Blogville coming to???
    I am gonna cross my paws now for BOTH Phoenix and YOU.. and send some more of my best
    VIBES >>>>>>>>>>> >>>>>>>>>>> Ok..???
    Keep us posted.

  2. Maybe you're just having sympathy pains for your sister. I sure hope that's what it is. Cuz I don't want you to have ouchies, too. I hope those pains go away real soon.

    Wiggles & Wags,

  3. Oh My Dogness, Zona, you poor little thing! As if the bath itself wasn't bad enough and now you're in pain too? You have me so worried now.

    I'm glad Phoenix is doing better. You all take care of yourselves over there, I don't want to hear that Cali is next!

    Will continue to keep y'all in my prayers.

  4. Sounds like a muscle pull. We get them sometimes and have to take it easy for a few days. Mom gives us a pill to make it feel better and she helps us up and down from furniture. We hope that's all that you have going on.
    Morgan, Tsar and the Porties

  5. I do so hope whatever is 'ailing' you, passes and you feel better very soon--I know how your Mom worries!!! Take care and let us know how you and everyone is doing, okay?

  6. Oh no! It has to be the Kool Aid!

    Or maybe a muscle pull. Or....did you check the floor or outside area for broken glass or any little irritants? Awhile back I had a mysterious foot injury that came and went. After hundreds of dollars of doctor bills, it turned out it was a mini piece of plastic stuck in my paw that bothered me when I moved certain ways. It was too tiny to see but Dawn found it after letting water run over my feet. Just a random thought. I hope you are both better soon!


  7. Zona, try to take it easy! Hopefully, you just pulled a muscle. We really don't want to hear about another of our friends having health problems! Stay healthy!


  8. What is going on indeed? What is with dogs and their legs lately? I hope a few days of anti-inflamatories and rest will make you feel better.


  9. I agree with the other's who say you are just having sympathy pains for your sister! You are so sweet to worry about her so much!

  10. You mean to tells me, I is away for two days and you go and gets yourself hurt...tsk...tsk...I knew nobuddy could handle my absence.
    Well, it sounds like your mum is doing da right thing withs da drugs. Of course, I would recommend da kool-aids fur faster relief. I'm thinking pulled muscle or just an attention-getter....hehehehe!
    Take it easy girlfuriend and don't worries da peeps like dis.


  11. With the change in the weather, maybe a bit too much zoomie activity? We sure hope both you and Phoenix are doing much better tomorrow. It is nice to have sympathy for each other, but no more sharing the pain.

    Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

  12. Zona I hope you feel better. It does sound like a muscle strain - rest up girl, demand some good cookies, take in a few belly rubs and take a window sunshine bath! That ought to get you feeling a bit better.

  13. I'm glad Phoenix is feeling better, and I hope you feel better very soon too. Tell your mom to try not to worry too much. I hope you bounce back right away. xo

  14. Oh no Zona, we hate to think of our cutie beauties out there in pain and we hope that all it is is sympathy pains. We hope it turns out to be nothing - get well soon both of you. Schnauzer snuggles - JD and Max.

  15. Oh Zona, I am sorry your legs are bothering you. My back legs act up when the weather changes. I have been limping around myself, but this is not that unusual for me at this time of year. I am glad Phoenix is feeling better, but now I am worried about you!

    Your pal, Pip

  16. All of woo are trying to be like Mango RH and



  17. Oh no! I hope you feel better soon! Maybe you slept wrong on it!!

  18. Oooh, Zona. This is most disturbing and worrisome. If there's no injury causing it at all and it's just inflammation or something then you can't do better than glucosamine and choindroiton. Blog Mom had a boxer/lab mix girl at one time (before me, Lola) and she started getting painful hip problems at a relatively young age. She gave her that and it cleared up 100% and into the doggy's old age.

    In any case, I hope you feel all better really soon.

    lotsa licks, Lola

  19. Oh, nose! Hope Mom figures it out soon, or it just disappears!!

  20. Ohh Zona I do hope it is just muscle strain but your Mom is smart she will make sure you are fine. Try and rest for a while and hopefully with your meds and a little rest you will be a right as ninepence before you know it sweetie.
    Momma Tea
    xxx xxx

  21. Woof! Woof! oh no ... what's going on? For sure your mom is very worried. Sending you Lots of Golden Healing Thoughts. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

  22. Oh No! Could it be Arfritis?
    Lilly gets that a lot in colder weather. Could you have maybe pulled a muscle???

    Healing sugars,

  23. Oh no, Zona!! It seems like every doggy is getting the pains this week! We hope you feel better soon. Riley just got over that broken toe nail, so we know how it is. Get well soon!!

    Elyse and Riley

  24. Zona we hope you & Phoenix are feeling better soon. Too much owieness going around!!! Your Mom is taking very good care of you!
    Feel better wags to you all

  25. I hope that both of yall start to feel better soon! Keep us posted! Get some nice zzzzzzz's in and see if your mommy will give you a massage :)

  26. I certainly hope it is nothing serious. Lay low and rest, my friend....

  27. poor zona!! hope you feel better, those leggies of ours are tough to heal since we love to run around so much. rest up and feel better!

  28. Oh Noes Zona!! We hopes you feel much much better soon! Keep us posted!

    Woofs and Kisses!
    The Fiesty Three

  29. Oh dear! Zona I hope you are feeling better soon.

  30. Hey Zona Girl!
    OMD, are you okay??? Please don't be hurt...whine...I'm worried for you and sending my warmest of vibes.
    Grr and a Concerned Woof,



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