Because last night I didn’t sleep very well.
What can you expect when you’re in a sleeping bag on the floor? I guess I’m getting too old for “roughing it”
Why was I sleeping on the floor?
Well, the older of the two dogs had some sort of seizure last night about 10PM. The only thing I could do was hold him and talk to him.
The seizure passed after maybe two or three minutes but the dog was still panicked by it. I laid with him on one of the dog cushions just talking to him and petting him.
The other dog who is normally such a jealous guy seemed to know something was wrong. He let me cuddle and talk to Butch without interference.
Around 3 hours later Butch decided he wanted to get up. He walked around tentatively but as obviously still weak.
By around 1:30 I’d decided that I wasn’t going to leave him alone, so I pulled my sleeping bag out and had just settled down when Butch laid down beside me and drifted off.
That’s when I discovered a couple of things.
One, fat as I am I have no padding on my hips and Two, the carpet I was sleeping on has some kind of lump right in the small of my back.
I’m not moving, I don’t want to disturb the dog. I cat napped through the night.
This morning the dog is moving slow but according to the web that’s not completely unexpected. He’s going to the Vet this morning to see if there’s anything that can be done or if this is simply a function of him being an old dog.
Then I’m going to do Poo patrol in the yard and some weed whacking (Which is overdue). That will give me to opportunity to see if there’s anything in the yard that may have acted like a poison. I’m concerned about one or two of the neighbors who may have indiscriminately used poison trying to control moles or other rodents.
If one of those came to my yard to die that could be a source of poisoning as well.
Sounds strange that I’m hoping it’s poisoning… But that’s something that time, care and plenty to drink can repair. There’s not much I can do about it if its just old age.
I hate making end of life decisions, but don’t want the Dogs who have been my loyal friends for so many years to suffer.