Thursday, July 10, 2014

Poor Hiker

Watched the premier of “Extant” last night and thought it was pretty good. Will be interesting to see where they go with the story.
I woke up at 5:05 am and went to the bathroom thinking I'd be able to lie down for another hour or so before I had to get up and let Hiker outside. Suddenly, I opened my eyes and looked at the clock and it was 6:06 am. That sure was a fast hour.
Went back to lie down some more but this time I turned on the TV and watched the morning news.
Got up at 7 am and had breakfast. Around 8:40 am, I put Hiker in the car and we headed out the door. Went by the liquor store and picked up my lottery tickets and then headed down to Tags Veterinary Clinic to get Hiker her 3 vaccines that were due. Her rabies shot is not due until next year.
As usual, she was a very good girl while at the vet. She got a couple of cookies from the tech who gives the injections and she got a pat on the head from the vet. Had a couple of people tell me how pretty her markings are, but we already knew that (LOL). I like the fact that Tags always opens about 5 or 10 minutes early, so I'm usually one of the first people in there.
After we left Tags, on our way home, we stopped by Central Park and did a morning walk before it got too hot. We did a about a mile and a half and by the time we got back to the car, I was drenched in sweat even though it was only in the 70's.
Later in the day, I think Hiker's muscle in her hip, where they did the injections, started to hurt her because she started acting “strange”. She didn't want any of my potato chips at lunch (which is really strange) and she acted like she didn't want me to touch her. She crawled into her potable kennel. I researched it online and I see that a lot of dogs will react that way after they have their shots. The vaccinations make them tired and sometimes make them feel a little sick. She has not reacted like this before after her shots, but I gave her some chewable aspirin and let her sleep. If she is not acting better in a day or two, I will take her back to the vet, but I think she will be fine.
Hiker did get up later in the afternoon to walk up to the mailbox with me and then she went out and slept on the patio, so I think she was feeling a little better. She was still favoring her right hip which is where they stuck her with the needle.

Our morning walk

1 comment:

  1. Getting that many vaccinations must be difficult. Glad Hiker feels a little better.


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