Well, I was going to show you all the new trick mom and I have been working on today, but when I woke this morning I was just not feeling like myself at all. Usually I like to curl up the couch for few minutes while mom gets ready for our morning walk, but today I just didn’t want to budge at all. I was feeling sleepy and cold and was definitely not excited to march about in the cold. So mom just took me out for the important business and then right back to my warm spot.
Mom has been pretty worried because this is not really like me. She has taken my temperature (ugh) and checked my heart rate and lung sounds (who knew she had a stethoscope !?) and pulse and gums and all sorts of things. She says those things are all normal except my gums, plus I am still very interested in food and all my important business looked normal. She gave me some canned food with extra water mixed in in case I am a little dehydrated — I guess my gums were just a tiny bit pale and not quite as moist as they should be. If they were even medium pale mom would take me in to her work, but she says just a tiny bit pale is not too bad. And she spent some extra cuddling time on the couch with me. Now my gums look and feel normal again, so that is good.
Last night there were some noises outside that woke us all up a few times, so I didn’t sleep that well. And it was extra cold too. So maybe that is why I am just not feeling right today. Since all my vital signs are normal and I am eating well and not throwing up, mom is just keeping a close eye on me for now. But it will be trip to the veterinarian tomorrow if I’m not feeling better. Mom says they will probably take my bloods. I have had this done two times before. Once to see if my vaccines had worked and once to see if I had worms in my heart. Ick! It was not bad at all; I just hope they will not take all my bloods. I would miss them.
Mom says that I can rest for the whole entire day if I want to. Normally this would sound like a torture, but today I am very happy to just keep the couch from flying away.
I hope you all are having a very good day and I hope I will be energetic to show you my new trick tomorrow!