Monday and Off to the Spin Doctor

Skyler and Dr B Christmas Eve 2015

I started limping last night, kind of like I did last Summer. It started suddenly, unlike last Summer,  so Mama carried me out to tinkle, up the stairs, up on the bed… get the idea.  This morning, she decided that I needed to see Dr B, the Spin Doctor, previously referred to as Dr WTF because of the first three letters of his license plate.


I was  worked me in for an appointment this morning.  Seeing as my schedule was a little off, the first thing I did was take a dump on the examining room floor, which Mama quickly cleaned up and sanitized.  She’s lightning quick…the Tech was poised to do it, but Mama got there first.


When it was all said and done, Dr. B told Mama with a twinkle in his eye that she had attributed my limp to  the wrong rear leg….she’s dyslexic, and he knows that, and that he thought it was a soft tissue issue ( I made a rhyme!).  He prescribed an anti-inflammatory given orally by syringe.  At this point in the conversation, Mama looked at him and said, “Just spray it in his mouth huh?  I can assure you that isn’t going to be successful.”  Dr B said it didn’t come in tablet form, this would be faster working, and if she would put it on my food, I would scarf it up because it has an “excellent flavor profile”.  Shades of Gordon Ramsey.  She is also  to stop carrying me everywhere and call by Thursday if things haven’t improved, cause then it will be X Ray time.  We don’t want X Ray time.


Skyler New Groom Oct 28 2012

So when we got home, it was bonus time for me  I got a shot of my wet food and a shot of the inflammatory and true to Dr B’s words, I gobbled it up!  It’s going to be hard for Mama not to carry me everywhere, but in her heart, she knows B’s is right.  So stay tuned……..Skyler and Bucky, New Year's Eve 2013





  1. Sweet William The Scot · February 1, 2016

    Your vet has a nice smile. My vet retired and we hate that. Something about being old school we think he knew animals better. The young vet just out of OSU is all about technology with always immediately talking MRI scans and big dollar test. Be Well!
    Sweet William The Scot

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  2. Skyler Braveheart · February 1, 2016

    Sweet William, he is a lovely man, and has been Mama’s Vet for 25+ years. I like him a lot too. He says I am a lot easier to handle than I used to be. I guess I trust him! Thanks for your good wishes!


  3. Kismet · February 1, 2016

    That vet has an evil smirk on his face. I think that he is a sadist.

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  4. Skyler Braveheart · February 1, 2016

    Kismet, he is a sweet, kind, gentle man. He has been Mama’s Vet for 25+ years. No worries pal !


  5. lauramarec · February 1, 2016

    Awww, Sweet, Sweet Skyler, we’re so sorry you is limping! We hope you get better real soon following the Vet’s instructions. Please keep taking your tasty anti-inflammatory meds. You’ll be back to your old rambunctious self soon!
    Love and licky kisses,
    Riley-puppy and Tessie-Girl

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  6. Skyler Braveheart · February 1, 2016

    Thanks guys! Right now, I’m hanging in Mama’s lap, so she knows I don’t feel so terrific.

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    • lauramarec · February 2, 2016

      Hang in der, Skyler, a Momma’s love and da right meds will do da trick!
      We’ll say a prayer you gets well very soon!
      Riley and Tessie

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  7. theguster · February 1, 2016

    Oh Skyler, your week didn’t start off so great! We’re sorry about your limp. It was good thing that your Mama took you to see the dogtor, who looks like a nice man and who told you the truth…the medicine tastes good! Yea! Please take it easy, don’t overdo the walking thing and stay close to Mama. We have paws crossed that you are feeling better before Thursday!

    McDuff & Mom

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  8. Skyler Braveheart · February 2, 2016

    Thank McDuff & Mom! Mama sez she can feel my heart beating on her leg…that’s where I am currently stretched out…..

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    • theguster · February 2, 2016

      That is so sweet, nothing beats a Mama’s love and kisses!

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  9. ginaandjordanandmolly · February 2, 2016

    Awww Skyler. So sorry to hear about your “issues”. I hope your leg is soon better and you can run around like crazy again. Meanwhile milk mama for all the tlc you can!!

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  10. Skyler Braveheart · February 2, 2016

    That’s my strategy! But I don’t like Mama being so concerned….


  11. The Scottie Chronicles · February 2, 2016

    You’re going to be just fine Skyler. And, hey, taking medicine is no fun, but you’ve GOT to do it.

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    • Skyler Braveheart · February 2, 2016

      Spin Dogtor was correct…meds must be pretty tasty, cause I’m cleaning my bowl as usual. I got ” brunch” yesterday, so I could get started asap. The Mater is extremely compliant…….

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  12. Piglove · February 8, 2016

    I believe in your doctor and his medicines but this do not carry you attitude worries me – snorts with piggy laughter. I say suck this attention up as much as you can! XOXO – Bacon


    • Skyler Braveheart · February 8, 2016

      Hey Bacon! I like the way you think. The deal is that it’s just Mama and me, so I get the full scope 24/7 now that she’s retired. Sometimes, we both need a break to return to the fact that I’m not one of those frou frou guys, if us know what I mean. Plus, if she carried me everywhere, I’d never get any good pee mail sniffs…might even have to turn in my Scottish Terrorist card……


      • Piglove · February 8, 2016

        I completely understand my friend. Houdini here is a Yorkshire Terror. For the first six months of his life, I didn’t know he had legs – mom always carried him. I was surprised the first time I saw him work – snorts with piggy laughter. XOXO – Bacon

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  13. angelswhisper2011 · February 15, 2016

    Come to bring Healing Pawkisses and hope your leg is doing better in no-time, Skyler 🙂 ❤


  14. corkscot · February 17, 2016

    Sidney walks down the center aisle of the waiting room and lifts his leg every step of the way. it is the only time that he does it. It is embarrassing. Feel better soon!

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  15. Skyler Braveheart · February 17, 2016

    Thanks! I got some sort of good tasting liquid stuff that Mama put on my food for about a week and a half, and I


    • Skyler Braveheart · February 17, 2016

      am all better now. But if it’s not one thing, it’s another…..this one is really simple. Mama got a bit scent fatiqued my err, flatulence as she so politely described it to the Dogtor’s amusement. So now I get a pro-biotic called Flora and Fauna on my food for the next 30 days. Today is day 4, and Mama “senses” an improvement…..SB


  16. Jennifer · October 2, 2016

    Just checking in after a few months. Hope all is well already.

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    • Skyler Braveheart · October 3, 2016

      Thanks for circling back! I do believe my tums is in good shape….but my rear leg dealio is forever…it’s not painful…no worries there!


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