Friday, October 4, 2013

What's Wrong with My Yard? / And a Jimmy Update

I'll start with an update on Jimmy. First let me say thank you for the well wishes you all sent. It means a lot! As I mentioned in yesterday's post, as soon as I made the appointment Jimmy started acting brighter. Of course! He gets quite scared going in to the vet's office so he had his adrenaline pumping. The vet gave him a thorough exam, poking/prodding, moving things around looking for a pain response. Nothing. The usual neurological reflex tests to the hind legs/feet all came back as they should. He felt Jimmy's gait in the rear looked a bit stilted. His recommendation was to take a conservative approach and just go with restricted activity and rest for the next 10 days or so. No medications or x-rays. Jimmy did get a cold laser treatment while he was there and we will do a couple more over the course of the next few days. So basically, wait and see. This morning he is quite perky and seems pretty much normal. Now the trick will be to keep him calm on less exercise! He's enjoying a marrow bone as I write this :-)

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And now for the post I had planned for yesterday..........


OK, you're all intelligent people....What in the heck is going on with my grass???





Darn those male dogs!



Have a great weekend, Everyone!



23 comments:

  1. Great news about Jimmy. Paws crossed a bit of rest is all he needs. LOL the grass spots. Have a fabulous Friday.
    Best wishes Molly

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  2. Ditto--good news! And I love a consistent approach....to just about anything :)

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  3. I heard a tablespoon of tomato juice given to the dog will help those brown spots!

    Glad Jimmy is doing better - let's hope just a little rest is all he needs!

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  4. Where glad to hear that Jimmy is doing better :) Milo & Jet

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  5. I just read yesterday's post too! So sorry to hear Jimmy hurt his back, but I'm glad he's doing better today! I think it's excellent news that he's already so much better without medication. I've read great things about cold laser therapy. I wish someone near us offered it.

    Those brown spots look familiar! I discovered a while back that Wrigs had been lifting his leg on the corner of our house (outside, thankfully). :-D

    Susan and Wrigs

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    1. P.S. Wrigs invariably looks much better once we get to the vet's office, which is why I've gotten into the habit of trying to videotape episodes of gait abnormalities whenever possible.

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  6. Oh geez, my brudder acts all betters when he goes to da vet too. Maybe dat is a male thing too..heehehehe. I is glad he is feelin' betters though...back issues can be so terribles especially not knowing what to do.

    Puddles

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  7. Ugh. I'm glad he's doing better, and certainly hope it's truly a temporary strain. Stay quiet, Jimmy, OK?? And quit peeing on the chair legs!

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  8. I am the smartest person I know!!! Lol;-)


    And the thing with your grass is normal,it has happened to my as well. It's because of the chairs sitting on top of the grass. Which makes it die.

    Hope this helps!

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    1. Or maybe it's your dogs peeing on it lol;-)

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  9. Glad there is nothing major wrong with Jimmy and I hope the resting helps. Frankie hurt himself badly enough for me to get him X-rayed a couple of years ago. They couldn't find anything wrong, recommended keeping him quiet for 6 weeks I think it was. A very long 6 weeks! No improvement so I just went back to normal exercise and his limp came right overnight a couple of months later, lol!

    I've got lots of those brown spots on my lawn too, but having a female as well as a male they're randomly dotted everywhere :)

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  10. I'm so glad that Jimmy is starting to feel better! When R is on restricted activity, we feed him all his meals out of kongs or other interactive toys. It helps (a little). I hope that Jimmy is sleepy and can snooze a lot for the next 10 days!

    We don't have a grassy yard so I was not "intelligent" about your brown spots. I laughed when I saw your explanation!

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  11. The grass...bwahaahaa! Looks like some pups are letting everyone know who really owns those chairs!

    Glad Jimmy is starting to heal....now keeping him quiet...that's the next big challenge.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

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  12. So glad to hear Jimmy was back to normal. Good luck with keeping him calm!! Still sending him good thoughts!
    ~Rebecca & Teach

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  13. LOL! Yep, that sounds about right. Pierson's marked all around our trees, the corners of the shed, garden, and patio. At least our front yard looks nice. :)

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  14. Glad to hear Jimmy is doing better! And I'm still laughing about your lawn furniture!!!

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  15. Glad jimmy is doing good. Yep, I have girl dogs. And no lawn either . LOL

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  16. Those dogs... they always act fine right after we take them to the vet and then we look like overly worried pet parents. Glad to hear that he's doing just fine though.

    I have that problem with my backyard too. And lots of poop.

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  17. My husband is a people doc. He is a great believer in the "tincture of time". It seems like it also works for our furry friends.

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  18. OMD! I did that when Ma took me to the vetties with my hind leg issues!! Ma said, 'I swear she was having a hard time getting up! Really!!", as I'm bouncin' all overs! BOL
    Wrig's Moms has the right idea in taping the issue so the vettie doesn't thinks our Moms are crazy....well, at least YOUR Moms isn't crazy. hehehe
    So glads Jimmy is doin' betters!! Good lucks keepin' him on limited activities!! BOL
    Oh, those darn brown spots....I can send Gpa overs...he just finished doin' so 'spot reseeding' on our front yardie!
    Kisses,
    Ruby ♥

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  19. Howdy mates, great news about Jimmy. Make sure you take it easy ok? Funny old brown spots. Well we think they're funny. Mum doesn't for some reason ahahahahaha. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

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  20. So glad to hear that Jimmy is doing well. :) The pee spots - I seriously thought you were losing your mental faculties when you asked what was going on with the lawn!

    I hear that elk antlers make a GREAT long term diversion for dogs. I probably shouldn't say that out loud, since Jones doesn't carry them. But it's supposed to be true.

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