2021

Good Morning ALL! How are you this morning? It is Tuesday, July 6th, 2021 and it is RAINING here in Edmonton. The grass has changed a few shades of green already since the rain started.

Unfortunately this post will be short. On our noon walk yesterday, Mr. Alvin began to limp (his right hind leg). We stopped right away so that I could check and see if he had stepped on a stone or something. Nothing.

We got home and when I attempted to help him onto the sofa, he cried. He has cried about four times since noon yesterday. Limping along he has managed to take the short jump off the deck or else go up or down the three steps to the grass area to go to the bathroom. We had an okay sleep on the sofa but he really wanted to come upstairs and it took me quite some time to convince him to sleep on the sofa. But we did. He happily ate his breakfast this morning and even managed to get down to the grass to pee and back up. I helped him onto the sofa got him comfy and gave him instructions to stay while I ran upstairs to wash and quickly get dressed. All of a sudden I saw him, the little guy had managed to get all the way upstairs with a sore hind leg. I guess mind over matter.

Today was/is his regular appointment to get his nails trimmed, anal glands and ears checked. So timing for sure. I am going to call the vet this morning and see if he should come sooner or if they even can get him in sooner. He does not appear to be in constant pain (I am sure that he is) but dogs are good at masking their pain.

I always make sure that the boy is okay and well looked after.

Time to head back downstairs. He is becoming restless.

I will keep you posted.

Could be a sprained or pulled muscle, he had a neck one last summer. I know how easy it is for that to happen.

Have a great day.

Continuing to live with respect, kindness, compassion, patience, understanding, love and gratitude.

Always, Carol & Alvin

Thought for the day ….

Good Morning and Welcome to Monday the 4th day of September, 2017.

Labour Day …..

The sun is shining brightly in a so blue almost white sky.

There is a coolness to the air and it is the perfect time for me to get out and do my neighbourhood trash pickup.

In fact, before breakfast of pancakes decided better to work up an appetite.

Strange thing I noticed later in the evening and this morning – Mr. Alvin is limping.

Front paw.

He has not cried out nor does he appear to be in pain.

I carried him up the stairs but forgot when we went down earlier.

Will keep an eye on the boy.

Well this is going to be short as I want to get out into the neighbourhood and the trash done early.

Have an awesome Monday.

Special Hello to: all those people who volunteer their time and energy to help out in their neighbourhoods.

Always, Carol & Alvin

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