Monday, July 1, 2013

Hot Dog

Whisky : Oh oh. The car's stopped...
Whisky : I feel conflicted. I wanna leave but yet, I wanna go in...
*sniff sniff sniff*
WHISKY! Were you thinking of going potty?
Whisky : Of course not!
Whisky : That doggy just came out....and that can only mean one thing...it's MY turn!
*hides behind Daddy's legs*
Dr S : Open wide......
Whisky : Hrrummpf. Dr S says my tongue color tells her I'm a *hot* dog
Whisky : Mommy! What's Dr S doing back there?
She's taking your pulse, sweetie. Hold still
Whisky : She's needling me! Can't we skip all these and get to the last bit?
Whisky : How long more?
Just a few more minutes and it'll be happy time!
If you biggify, you should be able to see the needles around her upper thigh and hip area
Whisky : HAPPY TIME is here!
Whisky : Give the *hot* dog the hot dog! Yum yum
Whisky was recently diagnosed with osteoarthritis in her hips during her annual checkup. She is able to move around fine, but will occasionally struggle to get up. The acupuncture sessions are for her general well being and also for management of the osteoarthritis. Once we get the go ahead from Dr Susanna (her acupuncturist), we will start her on physiotherapy to strengthen her hind legs (most likely swimming, to minimise the stress on her hips).

Whisky doesn't mind the acupuncture sessions and will be going for her 4th session on Monday.  :) Other than the occasional struggling to get up, Whisky is doing very well and still chases the kitties for fun.

42 comments:

ABBY said...

Whisky you are one brave woofie!

Katnip Lounge said...

Wow! Wisky...we are in awe of you! You are one brave woofie.

And we are also amazed that you live with a lady who SHAVES CATS for a living...just sayin'...

Marg said...

Oh Whisky, you are too cute. Our Ande has the same problem. HOpe all those treatments work for you.We just love seeing pictures of you. Take care.

Molly The Wally said...

Whisky we hope the needles help and you are feeling more comfortable pal. You keep chasing those kitties. Have a serene Sunday and stay cool.
Best wishes Molly

Fuzzy Tales said...

Whisky, we think it's awesome you're getting acupuncture and we hope it works well for you.

Purrs from us!

Kjelle Bus said...

Hold my paws crossed that the acupuncture will do the trick with you !
XOXO

Tamago said...

Whisky, you are very good girl to stay so nice while you have needles on you! I hope the acupuncture helps you with osteoarthritis. You are sweet hot dog. Enjoy your hot dog :-)

Maxwell, Faraday and Allie said...

How cool is that? We hear wonderful things about acupuncture - a friend of our mom's had a dog who could hardly walk after being hit by a car and with acupuncture and PT she was completely healed! Purring that it makes the arthritis pain go away for Whisky!

Old Kitty said...

Awwwwwwwwwwwww!! Whisky!!! You are so adorable!! You have the most amazing expressions ever!!

We are so glad the acupuncture sessions are helping you! You deserve many more treats for being so so good!! Take care
x

Nola said...

You're so brave!
Nola

Brian said...

You are so good at the Vet sweet Whisky and you sure earned those treats!!!

Tails from the Foster Kittens said...

I'm so glad the acupuncture is working for you

BeadedTail said...

Whisky, you are just so adorable! We're glad you're feeling better with those needles and sure hope you stay cool!

Cathy Keisha said...

You are one cute and brave woofie. TW used to go for acupuncture. She's a total believer. We're glad it works on woofies too.

Annie Bear said...

Whisky, you are such a good, brave girl. I hope that it makes a difference in how you feel, and I'm glad you got some hot dogs. :)

The Island Cats said...

Whisky, I have a bad back and I've had acupuncture too! I didn't mind too much....I couldn't even feel those little needles. And it made me feel better. I hope it helps you too.

Ernie

Mariodacat said...

WOW Whisky - that is awesome. Hope it works for you.

Clooney said...

That acupuncture is awesome for sure! Glad it is helping Whisky too. Whisky, you are a brave girl and you sure deserve theese hot dogs!

The Chair Speaks said...

Whisky is so good, obedient and pretty! We suppose oa do comes with age as in our human and late Cinders.
Sending lots of purrs to you Whisky in braving the pain and feeling better.

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

Whisky, you are a really, really, really good girl! Perhaps it would be better if they just gave you treats continuously through the whole visit. Don't you think so? Why should you have to wait, treatless, all the way till the end?? Demand more treats!

Patty Woodland said...

I'm glad it's not bothering her too much. Poor little thing

longlifecatsanddogs said...

Sorry Whisky is battling but I'm sure the acupuncture will help a lot.

Caren Gittleman said...

how blessed you are that Whisky doesn't mind the acupuncture and I am glad that it seems to be working. Swimming should be fabulous therapy too!

Hannah and Lucy said...

What a wonderful temperament you have Whisky - anyone sticking needles in us gets claw therapy!
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Madi and Mom said...

Whisppy you are such a pretty little puppy!! I'm glad your exam is over.
I have mine Senior Exam later this month. My vet tries to give me a kitty treat when my exam is over but, I'm a kitty I hold a grudge...not letting him get by with a single treat after taking my temperature.
Hugs madi your BFFF

Katie Isabella said...

Whiskey I am impressed with you! You are so brave. I am happy you are getting better. Tell boomie to come on over! xxoo

dogsnpawz said...

Oh Whiskey you are priceless! Love the pics and hope the treatments work wonders for you!

Marilia Bavaresco said...

I love these pretty face!!!!!!!

Mollie said...

Hot Dogs and you will soon go swimming, that will be fun.We hope your treatments work Whisky, you are such a cutie pie xx00xx
Mollie and Alfie

Terri said...

We hope your acupuncture works great! We know you'll want to be able to jump up and chase the kitties for a long time to come :)

michico*Adan said...

Whisky you are just brave and lovely.

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

Tutu, darling, have you been a good girl and been nice to Whisky lately? She looks like she might be kinda fun. For a woofie, she's not too big and scary.

haopee said...

Wow, Whisky... They did that to you for some measly treats.. you should demand for more hugs and kisses..

To mom, glad to hear that Whisky is as healthy as a horse of appropriate age. We don't have acupuncturist for dogs here, so it's something I am curious of.

Gattina said...

Whisky you look so cute and patient ! You are a real good doggie !

meowmeowmans said...

Whisky, you are so well-behaved at the vet. Enjoy those well-deserved treats, sweet one!

Smile With Your Tail said...

Whiskey, Mum thinks you are one of the most gorgeous doggies she has ever seen.

Slobbers

unikorna said...

oh lovely Whisky....she was so good at the doctor's...I am sure she'll have a long happy life with mommy and daddy.

speedyrabbit said...

you are the bravest pup!

Kitties Blue said...

Hope that acupuncture is helping. Our mommy has been going once a month for years and years and said it is the only thing that constantly is helpful. But her doctor doesn't give her any treats after. What a lucky dog you are, Whiskey. Stay well. Purrs and hugs, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Josette

savannahspawtracks.com said...

ouch!! that hurts just watchin'...you are so brave Whisky! LIke Spitty said, you deserve those treats the WHOLE session

Oui Oui said...

Whisppy, what a good girl you are! We hope those acupuncture sessions help you as much as they helped our mom when her back went out. You're lucky to have a smart mom who thought of finding someone to help you this way.

onebluedog said...

Oh Whisky, you are such a brave, sweet pup :)

I hope the physical therapies will help your hips feel better! They have helped me a Lot and they are also really fun =D