Posted: Jun 30, 2008 10:29 pm
I just want to share this story for some reason, maybe as a confession, but yesterday, Sunday, I got in my car around noon and I backed over my dog Nico's legs. it was the weirdest thing, I thought I hit something, and then I thought maybe it was a stray cat, and next I see her limping beside the car. My neighbor a human Doctor (named Doc) came over and checked her out and said nothing was broken, and that since she lty him touch her legs she must be okay. Nico is 10 1/2 and getting a little strange, like for example, I never ever saw her get under my car before except to fetch a ball maybe.
Well it was sunday and by night she was growling at me if I came near, I gave her a benedryl to get her to sleep. In the morning she still hadn't moved and wouldn't get up, I really couldn't figure out how to move her into the car and then into the vet office, and I couldn't find any vets that make house calls. (strange).
At 9 am Monday I went out to PetStar to find some pet relief drugs. I found these awesome sedatives that are all herbal and really work called Quiet Moments. The guy there recommended Aleve, you can't give a dog tylenol or asirin, maybe baby aspirin, but if they have been hit by a car they might have internal bleeding and aspirin thins blood. So I gave her two crushed Aleve and 3 calming pills mixed in with some baby food chicken dinners that I was never gonna feed to Valentine. At 3:30 she got up and hobbled outside and even wanted to play ball. it was crazy. I really thought I'd killed my dog. I learned that a lot of pepple give old dogs one Aleve everyday. She was really in a good mood too.
Nico has shared the sleeping bags of lotta great rock n rollers in her 10 years, and also sported a Goner Tee so I wanted to post this.