a Taj MuttHall Dog Diary: Tika's Better

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Tika's Better

SUMMARY: Same dang thing.
One day (wednesday), poom! just like that, sore, head down, nubber tail down, Tika can't do much of anything without pain. Keeps on, keeps on, keeps on. Get home from client site Thursday around 6:30, she greets me at the door subdued, tail down, yelps when she tries to wiggle too much.

I sit at the computer for about an hour, then get up to take the dogs to class (Tika will go and have a nice warm crate to lie in)--and Tika leaps to her feet, head up, nubber tail up and wiggling--she leaps into the air, dashes in tight little circles, runs out to the car--

"All better, mom!"

And has been fine since then. Such a puzzler.

I made an appointment with a new chiropractor for her anyway, for this coming Wednesday. I asked my agility club for south-bay recommendations and about a dozen people gave me her name. That sounds really good! And Tika loves chiro and massage, so it should be a nice thing for her as well as maybe taking care of any kinks or alignments here and there.

And we hope she stays hale and hearty through next weekend's CPE trial.


  1. Wow. That IS confusing! Hope the new doc can help you figure it out.

  2. I'm not expecting her to figure out anything, really. I think it may be caused by the arthritic bone spurs in her spine getting torqued and pinching something. Or maybe it isn't. Since she's feeling hunky dory at the moment, I don't think the chiro will be able to tell what made her sore. And, in fact, when others have checked her when she's sore, they say, yeah, she really needed this workover, but it doesn't necessarily add up to tika being immediately fixed. Not like, from 6:30 to 7:30 she's suddenly better.