Well, I have to tell you about my recent ailment. I have been having some trouble with my back right leg for over a week now and Mommy has been very worried about me. One day, I just started limping and would not put my leg down. Then a minute later, I was back on it and running. The limping and lameness in my leg became more and more frequent throughout the day, but I wasn't in any sort of pain. So Mommy started searching on the internet and came up with a conclusion of what I had, based on my symptoms. And she was RIGHT! (See daddy, mommy is always right! I told you!!) I have "Patella Luxation". I went to the vet yesterday for x-rays and all the doc did is move my knee and he knew instantly what I had and luckily, we didn't need to do x-rays. He said he has never seen it in a dog my size, as it is usually in small breeds, but it is treatable with surgery. He said that I don't need to have the surgery just yet, as I am at a Grade I level of luxation, but I have to take it easy until we do get it fixed. That means no more running, jumping, rough housing with my girlfriend Molly, or long walks! I am bummed! "How could this happen to me" I asked the doc, and he said it is genetics. :( I have attached a link to an article about my condition if any of you are interested in reading more about it. I hope this doesn't become common for us puggles! Surgery is going to be expensive, starting around $1000!! Mommy said no matter what, I will be taken care of, even if they go broke in the process! Boy, my Mommy sure does love me!
I hope that Santa Paws feels extra sorry for me this year and brings me even more goodies! (hint hint mommy)
Oh and on another note.......you all know how I have been on this stupid diet since Oct 18th right. Well, I got weighed in and guess how much I have lost.....NOTHING! Not a single ounce! Other than a bite of Tofurky, I have not cheated! All this starving for nothing!! I quit! Clearly diets do not work!! BOL!