August 9, 2012

White Dog barked protectively and jumped down to go to Quinn's side in response to his woof of distress. The rest of the White Dog Army was instantly on alert and milled around Steve as he went to investigate.

The Other White Dog has been having an unusually rough week with his seizures and his leg weakness (an offshoot of what is going on neurologically). Today, his back legs would barely support him and he spent much of the day splayed on his belly. He has been manic with darting eye movements and muscle spasms. His mood has been fearful and disassociated.

Fortunately, TOWD has spent the better part of the day sleeping. My conversation with Dr. Julia resulted in switching up some of his medication. He is to see her Friday afternoon for a look-see and a laser treatment. In the meantime, we are all working very hard to make sure our sweet gentle boy stays calm and feels secure.

Steve found Quinn in the bathroom. In his quest to feel safe, TOWD had managed to get himself trapped between the toilet and the bathtub. He had pushed his way trying, we think, to nestle in behind the commode, and found himself in a position where he could not go forward and his legs did not have the strength to go back.

Steve held him by his harness, supporting Quinn's weight, as he guided him backward and to freedom. Then together, they walked into the office and settled into one of Quinn's favorite spots. Steve sat there with him, stroking his side and reassuring. The WDA, ever a source of amazement to me, one-by-one walked past White Dog's watchful eye as she sat next to Steve and arrayed themselves, not too close for they seemed to understand the Quinn did not need to be crowded, to form a protective circle around him. Then each quietly laid down and rested. Their calm even breathing seemed to imbue TOWD with a sense of well-being and soon he, too, slept.

And that is the way, I found the WDA before dawn when I peeked in to check on them...Quinn sleeping deeply surrounded by a circle of five spirit dogs to keep out the demons.


Ginger Jasper said...

Beautiful sight that must have been,I am sending my loudest rumbly purrs to my sweet white dog woofie friend. I hope the vet doctor has some answers to help..Hugs GJ xx

Brian said...

We all send pur very best comforting purrs to dear Quinn. I hope the all better visits soon...and stays!

ra husky said...

All our love and prayers for dear Quinn,

RA, Isis & NanĂ¼k

The Slimmer Pugs, Kitties, and Mama said...

That's the way to be WDA...now if I could only get you all to send your vibes to my crew to not pick on each other and love one another more. :)
Kisses to that beautiful white floof and noses,
Mama Mindy of The Pugs & Purr Sibs

STELLA and RORY from Down Under said...

Howdy White Dog Army, you sure do look after each other and that is what we all need isn't it! Hope your weekend is peaceful and relaxing. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory P.S. Thank you for your kind words of comfort when my Dad passed away. Carol x

24 Paws of Love said...

Ain't nothing better than have 5 spirit dogs keeping out the demons. So glad Quinn was able to rest and most important, so peacefully.

We've got our Sibe Vibes on just for you Quinn. Take care.

GOOSE said...

Prayers and paws crossed for you.

Amber DaWeenie said...

So sorry to be hearing that Quinn is having some problems. We send our prayers and POTP to sweet Quinn. Please feel better little guy!

It's wonderful to watch the pack mates surround and comfort one that isn't feeling well. We see that here too.

Teddy Bear said...

What a lovely support group.:) We've got our paws crossed that Quinn feels better and that the new meds will bring some relief to sweet Quinn.

Teddy Bear & Sierra

Sally Ann and Andy said...

Poor Quinn, Bubba had some of the same conditions you do Quinn.

Tell your Mommy to ask your vet about a doggie cart. Bubba was weeks away from getting one when he moved to heaven. It might help you, and make it easier to move around.
Sally Ann

Jo's World said...

I wish that Zkhat and I could come and be part of Quinn's healing circle. We send our loving thoughts anyway..

Stella and Zkhat

Mr. Pip said...

I am glad Quinn has so many loving guardians to look after him. Hope he feels better soon.

Your pal, Pip

Kari in Vegas said...

oh poor Quinn

Stop on by for a visit