First, an update on the birthday fun. Mr. Chip Munk is currently residing on the top of the fridge after suffering a terrible spontaneous splosion of his butt. He will be mended and returned to active toy duty soon. Beer Can is also on the fridge because Mom was not willing to see that one splode when she was at work.
BUT ON TO IMPORTANT NEWS. HORRIFIC NEWS. (this is a long post with a lot of words which is SO not our style but I have a lot to say today)
I was sleeping today when I heard the door open hours before Mom and Dad were supposed to be home. I was SO excited. Mom put Tanner back in his little house and then followed me into the yard and as soon as I was done pooping, she picked it up and put it in a zippy bag. strange.
Then she got my leash. WOOOO.
Then we got to the VET. Boooooooo. She gave them my POOP?! I am betting they are going to try to decode my stain master abilities with that shi...er poop. We switched vets just after we got Tanner to a practice recommended by my Mom's good friend and we have been so happy with them. BUT this is the first time I was being seen by the TOG DAWG vet at this place, since I am an old dude I need special attention.
This guy looked me over from ear to tail, squeezing everything moving my joints around and omdog he said I have a mild case of something where my KNEECAPS MOVE AROUND AND POP OUT?! WTF?! Mom couldn't understand what he said something about a patella then he showed her and it just popped out OMDOG?! He said I probably had this since I was a pup and I don't have to worry but I could get Arthur Itis?!!! WTF?
Then we addressed my fur issues. In the past year or so I have lost lots of fur on my legs and belly. Please see the below picture and feel free to sob openly at my horribly bald belly.
The VET said it could be allergies, so this new food we are on may just fix it. BUT if it doesn't look better in 2 months I have to go in for a THYROID test!!
I told that Vet that under no circumstances did I take Thyroids and I never hung out with Jose Canseco OR Barry Bonds... WTF?!?!?!
I am also losing hair on my tail...
I am very self conscious about that one.
Finally, he addressed my little skin thingy that I have had for a while...
He called that a "Skin Tag" and said it is totally harmless. WHEW! (notice my PINK HAIRLESS BELLY *sob*) I think I might name it. I sense a contest coming up with those free books we got for naming my skin tag!!
So OMDOG to sum it up:
1. I may be sent in for Thyroid testing. I hope they don't have to put an asterisk next to my name for winning all those awards :(
2. I have busted knees and may develop Arthur Itis which probably means I will need round the clock care from Sophie.
3. I STILL hate the Vet.
(from Mom - 4. He is a DRAMA QUEEN. The vet said he looked GREAT for a dog his age and all the things we found today are precautionary and he is otherwise very healthy. The fish oil and other supplements we give him will help with his patella issue - I sure wish I could remember what he called it, I may have to call them or see if its on the papers we got today.)