Monday, April 20, 2020


Roxy is in lockdown....supposedly for 2 months...only to be carried outside for 'business'.

 For awhile she has not been herself.  She would cry and snap if any other dog came near her.
Some mornings she wouldn't lift her head--even for treats.
You can see here, she isn't sitting in her usual 'happy' pose.

Last week we went to the 'dreaded' vet.
Had an appointment, then had to ring reception
to let them know we were outside.
A masked, gloved vet came to the car, heard her problem and escorted us inside.
After a very thorough examination,
X-rays were suggested.
While she was at the vet's
her old puppy crate was taken out and put together.
Naturally, the X-ray showed up nothing.
But the examination did indicate a weakness in her back legs.
So it was suggested 'total' rest, painkillers and see how we go.
As Roxy is a couch potato, she is only confined when not supervised.
So far, she is accepting being in the crate and not going for walks.
It has been a week, we're both getting used to the new regime.

Roxy's crate ( a canvas thing that looks like a tent) is the same as Dui's mancave.
The first night of confinement, Roxy had to be pushed into the crate and zipped up.
The next morning when the door was unzipped, 
Dui charged out ahead of Roxy! 
 He must have been inspecting it.  Don't know how they squished together, but neither made a noise all night.
We could use POTP...for Roxy's improvement
and for HER trying to keep Roxy quiet.


  1. I had tears in my eyes as I read this and then I got down to the part where do we charged out and I had to laugh out loud. I am so very sorry and will pray for all of you I can't even imagine how hard this is

  2. It sounds like the same thing our Pylon had. She was in pain, would sit strangely and didn't want to lift her head. Mom would feed her by hand so she wouldn't have to move her neck. The vet gave her steroids which helped till next time. Finally a veterinary acupuncturist told us to not let her eat any processed foods like hot dogs or cheese or some dog treats like Pupperoni or Beggin strips. After that she went two years without an episode till someone gave her a piece of a hotdog. Within hours she was in pain again. Mom was super careful about her diet after that and she never had the problem again.You might also think about acupuncture, it helped Bentley a lot.

  3. We are sending lots of POTP and hope Roxy feels better soon!!
    Jakey, Arty & Rosy

  4. We have our paws crossed that Roxy and hope she feels better soon. The story of Dui and Roxy in the crate together made us chuckle.

  5. This makes us so sad. Poor Roxy - we hope the rest helps her a lot. How sweet of Dui to snuggle in there with her.

    Woos, Lightning and Timber

  6. Sending lots and lots of POTP and a ton of pawhugs. Roxy, hope you're feeling better real soon. ♥♥♥♥♥♥

  7. Sending tons of POTP over. Hope Roxy recovers very soon. ๐Ÿ’ž๐Ÿ’ž

  8. Poor Roxy. That must be so hard for her. we are saying lots of prayers.

  9. No problem. Dui is just a ladies' man.

  10. OH NOES! Gurl, I am sendin' tons and tons of POTP your way my furiend! I bets you could use some margaritas....I gots a pitcher of them all ready for you ~ I am sure it would help with the pain...hehehe
    Lots of {{hugs}} and AireZens!
    Ruby ♥

  11. we send lots of pawsitive thoughts and a truck load of POTP... please feel better dear Roxy...

  12. Two months? Oh Roxy, that is a long time, but it sounds like you are comfy in your new lockdown cave. Gail and I are sending loads of POTP and hoping the enforced inactivity helps.
    Toodle pip!

  13. You can be sure that there is a huge POTP wave flowing towards Roxy. When Sophie had her two broken back legs The HelEm Up Harness was recommended by Kim at Golden Pines. It saved us.

  14. We send you lots of AireZen and positive vibes, Roxy. We hope you feel better soon!

  15. Tons of POTP for Roxy!!!
    Mabel & Hilda

  16. Two months will pass and we hope you will feel better. Our James Bone went through something similar 11 months ago, although the onset was quick. X rays showed nothing and vets were stumped. After 3 months of mostly rest (and with our vet's approval), we were able to do strengthening exercises from a rehab vet, including lots of short walks. I have two good websites that detail the exercises we used to strengthen James' back legs. Now, he is not quite normal, but almost there. James is almost 11. I'll send you the websites if you want them, after the rest period is passed, if your vet approves. James could barely walk and now he herds the cattle who have the audacity to come to close to "his" fence. Good outcomes do happen! Best to you, Roxy!

  17. Sending lots of virtual hugs and POTP to Roxy. Funny you didn't miss Dui but then I left Keltic in the sunroom one night. I was surprised to find him there when I went to let Beckett out the next morning.

  18. Oh dear know you are in my purrs and is SHE and the siblings. It is so hard when on of our pack is feeling poorly.
    R& and recuperation are your friend
    Hugs cecilia

    1. Roxy I added your sweet face to the POTP today
      Hugs Cecilia

  19. Awe poor Roxy we will be pawraying she starts feeling better!!

    Matt & Matilda

  20. POTP that Roxy heals quickly. That is worse than self isolation.

  21. Oh no, Roxy. Heal up girl. I really hope that this program helps you quickly. I am sending lots and lots of POTP.

  22. Sending POTP to Roxy to help her heal - and remain patient !

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