Thursday 14th June 2012 – Hard luck little buddy

It’s Aristotle. He isn’t going to be a stud dog. To be honest, that’s the least of his concerns. He heard from the vet yesterday following his scan and he definitely has elbow dysplasia. It all sounds very complicated with deformed joints and defects in upper bones. He said it was something to do with the humerus, but I said I couldn’t see it was a laughing matter. Anyway, it means that he and I make a good pair. We’ll never be mountaineers or walk the coast path of Great Britain. We’ll never do agility or take up long distance running. However, it does mean we’re well matched to be best buddies and that’s all that really counts. I’ve told him that he really must speak up when his leg is hurting as I’m sure our Mistress will give him something to ease the pain and I’ll lay off chasing him all round the office. I know my Mistress loves him just the way he is, so we’ll be ok. However, on top of his bad news he now has to face castration. I think that’s all too much for one little dog to have to take in in one go. The whole castration thing could have waited until he’d got over his first piece of bad news. He’s so lovely though. He hasn’t complained at all. He’s just asked if I’ll be there to hold his paw when he gets worried. I’ll do my best. He’s my best friend, well after my Mistress that is!

Megan has hurt her paw too. We think she’s sprained a toe, but if it isn’t better by next week she’s going to have an x-ray in case she’s broken it. It means she’s got an excuse to sit around for a few days and be waited on paw and paw and she says she is planning to make the most of it. She said it very nicely though, so I think she may be getting over her hormonal mood swings.

Alfie Dog with a little help from Rosemary J Kind

Alfie’s Diary – the Book is available at Amazon UK –

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