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crysania4
crysania4
Crysania
Fri, Sep. 10th, 2010 04:37 pm
The dog is back!

Every summer, David and I look at each other and say "I'm worried about Dahlia."  Why?  Because she's listless.  She lays around the apartment, looking sad and miserable.  She walks slowly, ploddingly.  We worry that she's getting older (we don't know her real age, though we're guessing she's somewhere between 4 and 5).  We worry that something is wrong with her.  She has little interest in exercise and would much rather just lay in the grass for a belly rub.  In fact, she usually looks a little like this.


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But then there comes a time when I leave the apartment on a walk with Dahlia and she simply races down off the porch.  She'll stop and sniff and when I say "Are you coming?", she'll jump up from her sniffing and race on ahead of me.  Everything she does is with a bounce in her step and she's moving fast, excitedly.  She wants to run and chase and jump.  She looks joyous, thrilled with life.  Her face is set in a huge grin.

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What has resulted in such an amazing revival?

The weather.

It's suddenly dropped to around 60 degrees for a high and Dahlia, ever the cold weather dog, loves it.  She'll be even more thrilled come winter, when she tends to get even more excited and get the zoomies.


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Here's a little secret, though.  Her mother feels the same way.

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ichbinkelsey
ichbinkelsey
(picnic, lightning)
Fri, Sep. 10th, 2010 08:52 pm (UTC)

Yay for perky D! This is just a thought, but have you ever ha her thyroid checked? She may just have a hate-on for the heat, but she's such a mellow dog anyway, I'd wonder if everything was A-OK with that. But of course, the wondertwins have skewed my perspective on reasonable canine activity levels :)


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crysania4
crysania4
Crysania
Fri, Sep. 10th, 2010 08:57 pm (UTC)

I think she's just a really mellow dog. At one point I worried that she was so calm because of that, but she has none of the other symptoms (coat is good, she's alert and has good energy, and she's not gaining weight) so I think she's ok. She's just super mellow. The total opposite of most people's dogs I think!

And she does get plenty of excited over certain things. She'll spend hours racing after other dogs into water or running around in the snow. But when it's inside time, she's just super calm.


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collie222
collie222
Kat
Fri, Sep. 10th, 2010 08:52 pm (UTC)

OMG - I LOVE that last picture!


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crysania4
crysania4
Crysania
Fri, Sep. 10th, 2010 08:58 pm (UTC)

That picture CRACKS ME UP. Have you seen the macro we made from it?

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waterdawg
waterdawg
Waterdawg
Fri, Sep. 10th, 2010 09:33 pm (UTC)

Dang that is good!


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yesididit
yesididit
yesididit
Fri, Sep. 10th, 2010 09:45 pm (UTC)

hahaha! love it!


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collie222
collie222
Kat
Sat, Sep. 11th, 2010 12:28 am (UTC)

Wow, that is awesome! I would love some macros of my dogs, but I just don't know what I would want them to say! LOL


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lemmingpie
lemmingpie
Danielle
Sat, Sep. 11th, 2010 03:51 pm (UTC)

bwahahaa that last picture!!


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