June 02, 2003

Quick Update on Buster

Yesterday, and oh my especially today, the ol' boy seems to have shaken the lethargy that accompanies his arthritic pain episodes. He is back to his old ornery self, finding socks here and towels there and bringing them to us with an "I sure am bad. Pay me attention" expression on his face.

Wish somebody'd been here with a camera. Scene: This morning I am sitting in a lawn chair in a sunny patch of the yard, towel wrapped around my neck held together with a clothes pin below my neck. In a hair emergency, Ann is cutting my shaggy mane before I go off to my little workshop at noon. Buster, to demonstrate his full return to obnoxiousness, was determined to remove the towel and had his front paws on my shoulders pinning me to the chair with my arms caught under the towel, defenseless, and his wet mouth going after the clothes pin for all he's worth.

B-dog, you are 91 pounds of aggravation, and I sure missed you while you were being the under-the-weather dog. Welcome back, buddy.

Posted by fred1st at June 2, 2003 10:23 AM | TrackBack

I am glad to hear that your companion has regained his momentum. I told my girlfriend about Buster's situation and she has asked me everyday how he is doing. We both know the importance of animals in our lives and went through our own trama this year with her dog Brinker. Luckily for us, Brinker was very strong and healed well. I have a website for you that may help with giving comfort to Buster: www.dogs-with-arthritis.com
I found some helpful information that I used with my Grandma's 14 year old German Shepherd Misty. Somebody give Buster a good rub down and let him know he is a famous dog. And also I think it is about time we see a picture of Buster on Fragments.

Posted by: Seth at June 2, 2003 03:37 PM

I meant to give you this web address also but some how excluded it. www.arthritis-cats-dogs.com

Posted by: Seth at June 2, 2003 03:40 PM

Excellent!!! So glad to hear it!

Posted by: Lisa at June 2, 2003 05:41 PM

Glad to hear he's feeling better.

Posted by: Woody at June 2, 2003 06:17 PM

Poor Buster. Big hug to him from me.

Posted by: Da Goddess at June 2, 2003 09:40 PM

It's great that Buster is feeling better!

Posted by: bogie at June 3, 2003 10:01 AM

Sounds like Buster has quite a few friends. I miss the old coot. Looks like it'll be back to the old days of wrestling and playing Chicken on the Annie Trail. Good old boy.

Posted by: nate at June 7, 2003 11:18 AM

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