Thursday, February 9, 2012
Poor little MacGregor...
This is my sweet old dog, MacGregor. We've had him since April 2004 and it's been a joy to have him in our lives. MacGregor is what some folks call a "bagel". He's beagle and basset hound. Looks wise, he's more beagle, but attitude wise, he's very basset-y. He loves to talk to us, especially when it's dinner time.
For the past few days, ol' MacGregor has been very stiff. We already know he's got a touch of arthritis. The last few days, he's been worse. He hasn't been able to jump up on the bed and walking is harder for him. I'm hoping this is a temporary situation because he's such a special part of our lives.
I guess one good sign is that MacGregor still has a healthy appetite for food and is drinking, pooping, and peeing. He just doesn't want to jump or put weight on his legs. Last night, my husband came home. MacGregor usually greets him by getting on his hind legs and putting his paws on him. He wasn't able to do that last night and it was heartbreaking.
So if you have any good vibes to spare for MacGregor, please send 'em our way. He's a great dog and we love him very much. He helps keep me from getting too cranky.
Update: As of this afternoon, MacGregor is doing better. He even jumped up on the bed after some encouragement from me. I think he just had a bad reaction to the glucosamine-chondroitin supplement I gave him.