I haven't been feeling myself as of late. My Humans have been worried about me. I seem to sleep all the time and have very little energy. HuMom says I walk around the house like an old man and I no longer try to beat up my sister Kiley. And I am still shedding like a sheep even after TWO trips to the groomers!
Then last Friday, my dad discovered a lump near my collar next to my trachea. Along with the other strangness I have been displaying, HuMom became very concerned about this lump and being so close to my windpipe, she knew I had to go see Dr Connie. So here it is Friday and off to the vets I go.
This is where I go. It's called Boulevard Veterinary Hospital. Dr Connie Pozniak is my doctor. She is a holistic vet but also practices traditional medicine
Here I am in the main waiting room waiting to be brought into the exam room. While there, we ran into another husky mix. His name was Snookums but there was nothing cuddly about him. He snarled at me as I walked in. As Snookums was being brought into the exam room, his husky half came out and he began to howl. So I joined in and raised the roof of the vet clinic in honor of his huskyness. All the other dogs in the clinic waiting room were in awe of my vocals. Perhaps some were a bit scared too.
This photo shows how tired I am. Usually I am on high alert at the Dr's office, but recently I have been too blah to care.
Here I am in the exam room waiting to be seen by Dr Connie. I hope they find out what's wrong with me.
Can we go home now?
Dr Connie does a complete physical on me. All the while talking to me and massaging circles around my eyes. This seems to calm me down. Dr Connie also notes besides my run down feeling, my coat is much duller, my heart rate is slower than normal and I have gained 7lbs! She asks if I could be missing someone. Perhaps a human companion or another sibe companion. (I kid you not, Dr Connie is concerned about my mental health). When I tell her no, she strongly suspects I have thyroid problems. She gives me another massage. I am like putty in her hands. She takes me into the back room and has my blood drawn and to run tests to measure my thyroid function.
She also aspirates the lump and finds fatty cells. She tells my human the good news. It's a fatty lipoma! Nothing to worry about other than to keep an eye on it. YAY we can go home now!
On the way home, I asked HuMom a special favor. Maybe we could stop at the PETA dogpark on the way home so I could visit with some of my friends. I am certain this will cheer me up.
We arive at the park and I see a black puppy that I've never met. I ran around the park and let the puppy chase me. This seemed to make me happy. But then I got tired so I decided to lay down in the shade.
But I was too tired to play sibe games. As you can see here, I don't appear to happy and wanted to go home.
On the way home, I asked the HuMom for one more special treat. And this one was a biggie considering she doesn't eat animals or products made from animals. But we stopped and HuMom ordered me my very own ice cream. I am never too tired for ice cream!
We are hoping that my behavior change is related to my thyroid. HuMom knows this is a common problems found in Sibes. Hopefully, a pill a day will do the trick. We wait and find out our blood results tomorrow. Thanks to everyone who prayed for me and my HuMom. We know that my HuMom would be lost without me.
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