Tuesday, June 25, 2013
My poor pup had to go back to the vet today for a pain shot. Neither one of us slept very well last night, but he slept most of the day. He isn't eating or drinking much at all. I was getting worried because he wasn't drinking any water, but I fed him a little cheese and afterward he limped over to his water dish and took a few licks. He is NOT interested in going out, and getting up and down stairs is painful for him. No way can he jump up on the bed by himself, so he had to sleep on a blanket on the floor this afternoon. I can't keep the cone on him, but he hasn't been bothering his stitches, so I am not going to force the issue. Right now he is just standing in the kitchen doorway looking at me with his big, sad eyes.
I did go to the police and filed a report. The DCO called me last night to get the whole story, and he informed me that Cooper was the third dog that the other dog has attacked, so he is filing "dangerous dog" paperwork on him. The other two dogs that got attacked were neighbors to the other dog so they didn't pursue it, because they didn't want to offend a neighbor. One of the nice things about living in a small town is that everyone knows each other, but it is also the bad about living in a small town. The DCO said he hadn't done anything about this dog because the owners are "good people". WTF!! I don't care if they are nice people. I just want them to control their dog. The DCO did say the owners would be cited for an unleashed dog this time. I was hesitating about going to the police because the other owners took care of paying Cooper's vet bill right away, and I didn't want to be a witch, but now I am very glad I went and reported the attack. I am also realizing how lucky I was not to get bit myself when I picked Cooper up to get him away from the other dog.
On a happier note my niece sat with Cooper today so I could get in my run. (I didn't want to leave him alone.) I ran 3.2 miles, then decided to do it again and ran intervals for another 3.2 miles. The first trip around took 31 minutes, the second trip around took 40 minutes. (I miss my long walks with Cooper already, and it has only been one day.)
I also did some ST according to the plan in the Spark Solution. I didn't do everything the way it is spelled out, but I did something for each target area. I thought the planks were going to kill me!