A certain pug went on a poop strike this past week to protest my trip to Montreal. Despite Akemi’s attempts to coax her, Suji stuck to her, uh, guns until my return on Thursday. After that, the embargo was lifted and she more than made up for lost time.
As I mentioned in last week’s update, she has suddenly stopped walking. She has always experienced weakness in her hindquarters, but always compensated with the front legs. Now, all four legs seem to be incredibly weak. Akemi suspects this is due to injury, the result of wipeout on the slushy pavement a couple of weeks back, but we’re really not seeing any improvement. So we made an appointment for her to visit a physiotherapist – sometime in April as that was the earliest opening. In the meantime, we’ve been exercising her legs, giving her massages, and taking her out for “carpet runs” which require us to support her as she saunters up and down the hall. Good for her. Terrible for our poor backs.
Despite her bum paws, our girl continue to be very high spirits, especially when she feels we need a reminder about serving breakfast, dinner, or putting her to bed (where she gets her goodnight treats).
Getting some love from mom. Her fur is stained from the turmeric and mussel soup Akemi gives her from her joints. I’m thinking we should bathe her in the stuff and then post her on social media as a “rare golden pug” like the exotic yellow bird they discovered a few years back that caused much excitement…until they realized it was a seagull that had fallen into a vat of curry.
Exercise and massage time…