Wordless Wednesday: Mad Scientist

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Dada’s Note: Dennis’s IBD crisis from over the summer appears to be over; he is eating his hydrolyzed food more or less consistently and has gained back most of the weight he lost, and his fur — which had become patchy again — is growing in nicely. We’ve been able to wean him off some of the medications he started taking during the flare-up. At this point his biggest problem is his hip dysplasia, which has been described as “end stage”, meaning he basically has no cushioning left in his hips at all. Surgery isn’t an option, but he has been going for weekly cold laser and acupuncture (the picture above is from one of his sessions), and we’re looking into some other treatments that have been suggested. We’re also trying to find a place where he can do the underwater treadmill without having to see scary dogs through the transparent glass. Dennis offers a big “thank yoo to all my nice reederz!!!” for their purrs, tail wags, and Power of the Paw!

19 Comments on “Wordless Wednesday: Mad Scientist

  1. Dennis that is so good to read all that pawsome news… and I’m so glad you feel better… in case the mad scientist needs an assistant, please call me ;o)

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  2. Oh I agree wiv Phenny, you need any help wiv the mad scientist stuffs count me in!
    So glad to hear you are feeling better, thats GREAT news
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

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  3. Woo Hoo Dennis yur doin so much better…mee iss sendin you tripull POTP an **purrayersss** fur continued improved health!! Mee wantss mee buddy around fur a long time…
    Keep on truckin!
    ~~~head rubsss~~~ Siddhartha Henry~~~

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  4. You’re a tough cookie, D. Mmmm… Cookies. Stay strong, buddy. If there’s any foods you don’t feel like eating, send them to me. I can help with that. Love you, buddy. OK, bye.

    Love and licks,
    Cupcake

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  5. How we love hearing that Dennis is doing better with his tummy issues. Hopefully the treatments will help his hips. That can’t be much fun for him. Would a doggy wheelchair be an option? And Dennis, you really rock those shades.

    Woos – Lightning, Misty, and Timber

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  6. We’re glad the IBD is doing so much better, but, Dennis, that hip problem must be painful. You are so fortunate to have a mama and dada who can and do try whatever possible to help you!

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  7. Lookin’ good Dennis and add us to the list of fans that are happy you are feeling so much better!!

    We hope you can find a non-skeery dog treadmill!xoxo,
    Jakey, Rosy and Arty

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  8. Oh Dennis, this is indeed FABulous news!!!!! WooooHoooo!!!! I hopes your hips don’t hurts though. You knows i am sendin’ lots of POTP your way, and lots of margaritas….can’t hurt, rights?? hehehee
    Kisses,
    Ruby ♥

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  9. Such good news, and The Labradors think you look very cool in your doggle goggles. Keep up the good work and watch out for those tricky reflections.

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  10. Dang, I had a bad hip too, Dennis. It kept me from going on long hikes with Mom (thank goodness!) Hope you find a water treadmill. The Spirit of Maggie the Vizsla

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  11. You look so cool in those special sunglasses, Dennis. Lexi used to love getting her massages and acupuncture. The vet tech fed her treats the whole time! Happy water-milling (as soon as your Dada finds you a private gym.)

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  12. We’re so glad things are better for your digestive track. Darn hips though. I hope you can find the help you need for your hip. I just had my knee replacement surgery yesterday. The joys of aging. . .
    ❤️ {{{HUGS}}} ❤️

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