Saturday, June 1, 2013

Good And Bad Week For Lenny

It looked to be a very bad week for Lenny. In fact, it looked to be his last week. He has an enlarged heart. It's just a matter of time. So, we weren't expecting him to live to be 20. But maybe I was being overly
Lenny the Chihuahua
optimistic in my expectation that he might be around for a while. Why wouldn't he be. He has enough moxy for a pack of dogs. But it wasn't looking good about a week ago.

He's not as active as a healthy dog, but suddenly he seemed unable to do pretty much anything. We had to carry him around give him food and water by hand. It looked like his heart was about to give out, he was so weak.

We got him into the vet, who sounded very pessimistic at first, and then later called us with the "good" news: it was just his bad knee and bad back bothering him, and not his bad heart. Normally, having a bad back would be no cause to celebrate, but it means they can help him with medication, and he will be with us for a while longer, and that's good news.

Lenny the Chihuahua: Closeup

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