Her Chariot Awaits

Poor Maggie.
She had such a lovely time yesterday swimming in the sea and dashing about over the grass to dry off.
This morning she’s awoken extremely stiff and isn’t putting any weight on one of her hind legs. We believe it’s a recurrence of her muscle problems from a little while ago, and luckily have a new supply of the medication to help ease inflammation.

Hubby carried her up to the dog walk this morning but she didn’t do anything, just looked very forlorn so he didn’t push the point.
We went out later and he carried her again, but this has put a massive strain on his leg problems, so he’s reaching for his megga bombs.
We took her to the Avenue in the car and I managed to coax her to wee.
trolleyWe decided to use one of the site trolleys to transport her to and from the boat. We lined it with her blanket as they are all open meshed (no solid bottom) and we didn’t want her to catch her feet. She wasn’t too keen but with me walking alongside and Hubby pushing, she stayed inside.
She’s been asleep all afternoon, so we are just having a very quiet day and hope the rest will improve things. She’s looking a bit more lively now, has eaten well and had a long drink, so we think she’ll be OK in a couple of days.

maggie 3rd mayBless her, but then she is in her doggy 80s now (11 in our years in January).


About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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10 Responses to Her Chariot Awaits

  1. Heartafire says:

    ahhh , I hope Maggie is tip top again very soon. My little dog fell off the sofa this morning…over the back, limped around for awhile and then was ok. I was concerned, he is nine.

  2. Poor Maggie thinks she’s still a young pup, running around and swimming like that, and then it catches up with her. I understand completely. I felt just fine trotting around taking photos the other day, but the next day was spent lying on the couch watching videos. I’m sure Maggie was just stiff from overdoing it.

  3. scifihammy says:

    Poor Maggie! It does happen now and then. I hope she’s soon up and running again! 🙂

  4. Oh, Maggie – we’ll be thinking of you from way over here. I hope some rest will do her good – Choppy turns 8 this year, and I can see the recovery from fun takes longer now than it used to (that applies to us people, too!).

    • Bless you. She is so much better today. Two short walks, plenty of fuss from friends, and now sleeping contently alongside me. Marvellous what a little rest can do for her.

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