Sunday, May 31, 2009
Chuck's exciting day.
Chuck had a busy day. First he went walking with a lovely five year old, and was a complete gentleman. Didn't pull on the leash, barked at all comers to protect her, and manage to bolt after a cat, only when she had dropped the leash. For his efforts he managed to score a nice fresh dish of cat food.
That was good,
Then he went for a big fat long walk with the man, culminated by a run in the chicken filled property that he loves and knows he is not to go into.
Sadly he was a very uncomfortable dog when he came out. Shaking scratching spinning head tipped ear-wobbling mess. The man said that walking him home was like walking a corkscrew.
He got home and wept and whined and shook and scratched and paced here there and everywhere. He even let me look in his ears.
Off to the (emergency $$$$) vet.
He let her look in the bad ear with only a whine/cry.
The good ear though...having none of that. The silly woman was looking in the wrong ear, thankyouverymuch. Wiggle wiggle squirm bark.
He got taken off back where three different folks held him down and looked him over.
Did you notice that seed-like thing up there shaped kind of like what an arrow would look like if it were GM'd with a porcupine?
That, my friends, was buried deep in his ear canal. Invisibly deep without that special look-in-your-ears tool....
No WONDER the dog wasn't happy....if I had that in my ear I would be some miserable.
He had a long nap when he got home, and is mostly better now. Still shaking his head from time to time, but I imagine it is still a little irritated in there right now.