I admit to being a pessimist. I struggle with positive thinking- always have. Just part of who I am I guess. I do manage to combat that was pure sarcasm and a sense of humour, but still doubt and negative responses are always at the back of my mind.
Don't take that the wrong way- I am not completely grumpy and angry all the time. But I am quick to think the worst...Especially when it comes to my dogs.
A few weeks ago I noticed Pixel was slouching on her sits in Obedience. Not all of them- just the set ups for the end exercises. I started paying closer attention and low and behold she also is kicking out her back right leg.
Rest, Traumeel, and Massage from Magic-Fingers Sarah seemed to help. Pixel never appeared lame- but just oddly uncomfortable at times.
Immediately all I can think about is a back problem. And then I wonder about Hip Displasia- which would be much better than a disc issue. Or maybe it is a illiospoas thing? Or maybe she just needs an adjustment. Her pelvis has been out before...
I had decided to wait to find out until after this weekend to find out. Well you read how that went. So we will be heading off to see our trusty Vet in Calgary to see what she can feel, and what she thinks. I also am going to take her for Hip Xrays- just to be sure. I can't get in until the first week of December. So until then Pixel is on light duty only. Lots of long leash walks, and no wrestling.
I am so incredibly frustrated that it seems to be one thing after another with my dogs. Particularly the Corgis. I am 110% sure that I will never have another. I love so much about them, but the risk of injury is far too great with a breed that is not structurally balanced. In my opinion of course.
I am gearing myself up for some heartache in the near future. I am trying not to think the worst, but it is tough. I've been here a few times now and it is not something I'd reccomend. Anyway, I feel like I am stuck in one of those cartoons where the raincloud just keeps following the dude around raining on his parade. It's tiring.
I realise that this has not been a very uplifiting post. So here, have a Vito Hug.