Thanks to all who have asked about Speck. He’s doing so good. Short of keeping him in the crate, I can’t keep him from running and jumping. As long as I’m sitting in the chair knitting, he will sit with me; or if I’m downstairs quilting, he’ll sleep on his pillow next to me but otherwise . . he’s back to being a wild dog. His pain pills were to be given “as needed” and I stopped those by the end of last week. I thought maybe if he hurt just a little, he’d slow down a bit but apparently he isn’t hurting at all. The anti-inflammatory meds were causing his tummy problems so I asked the vet about them and he said I could stop giving them to him and if he seems to be having problems, I can give him half of one once a day for 4 or 5 days. So, he’s on no meds and he’s acting normal.
Remember my big Amazon box . . he figured out how to move it! Tuesday Speck was sleeping upstairs so when I went down to quilt, I just left him upstairs. No one was home but he and I so I figured he’d just keep sleeping. After a while I heard him whining and I thought . . he’s loud! So I went to the stairs and there he was . . at the bottom of the stairs waiting for me to open the gate and let him in the basement. We’ll have to come up with a new plan to keep him from going down the stairs.
But, I’m so happy he’s doing good and I’m really trying to keep him from jumping and running around too much.