Tuesday, 8 November 2005

Barney and Nin

When we last took Nin to the Vets - he diagnosed a perforated eardrum..(If the first Vet we had seen had thought to look in his ears - treatment could have started much earlier)

He put Nin on very strong antibiotics......

Which really laid the poor little lad low - he has been very lethargic - not his usual bright self at all.

Barney is concerned - as he keeps near him,  where ever Nin go'es Barney is next to him...

.We also have been concerned - as they are both usually so full of the Joys of Spring...

We have to go back and see the Vet on 23th November...but were thinking of making an earlier appointment - Until this morning that is:-..

What a difference a day makes .....They have been galloping  around the house, like two little puppies - Chasing each other upstairs and downstairs..really having a good old Doggie time....they are both flaked out in their beds at the moment.....It is good to have Nin back to his playful self -

And Barney is no longer protecting him - Isn't it funny how they can hone in on the actual problem, if we had gone by Barney's actions in the first place, this is sniffing down Nin's ears more or less trying to tell us there was something wrong - but we just assumed it was Barney doing his usual thing looking after Nin.

Even though Barney is the youngest he is cetainly the carer of the two.

If Nin sneezes or has a dream - (where he is chasing that rabbit over the fields), Barney runs straight to him, looking very concerned - but the other way round Nin just looks up as if to say "What ever are you doing"

So hopefully things will carry on in this vein and we won't have to make that earlier appointment after all...

  

Ally

 

 

15 comments:

xzasporated1 said...

I love how the pups are always SO much smarter than humans give them credit for.  And I always love it too when they start acting like puppies again.  

Good news!!

~~ jennifer

jeadie05 said...

As you say what a difference a day makes,thank goodness hes recovered enough to play with his chum,how lovely that Barney looks out for Nin,they are so different in temperament like humans I guess .................Jan xx

kokoapuffy1 said...

Glad that Nin has recovered, and back to his normal self. Barney sounds like a great caretaker. Hope you are all enjoying your day.      ~Deborah

lifeseensideways said...

That's sweet, I'm glad Barney is taking care of Nin. I wonder what caused the perforated eardrum? ... I hope it wasn't Barney's barking! Kath

sdrogerson said...

Strange things dogs........we have always had more than one pet......but never close pets......more tolerant rather than friendly.......but we are talking cat and dog..............

jaymact1 said...

Great to hear that Nin is better its a awful worry when they are out of sorts. He'll be neading a big walk soon.  Love Joan.

jeanno43 said...

Ah, so glad things have improved.  Yes, animals seem to have a strange sense where other animals are concerned.  Amazing.

http://journals.aol.co.uk/jeanno43/JeannettesJottings/

stupidsheetguy said...

Poor Nin, hope all is well by this time. It's been a while since you've posted. I look forward to hearing a good report!

Jimmy

stupidsheetguy said...

Pardon my remark in the earlier comment, it HASN'T been a while since you posted, it's been a while since AOL fixed its clocks and calendars, LOL.



Jimmy

sarajanesmiles said...

Aww, your little dogs make me smile, it's lovely the way that Barney looks after Nin :o)  So glad Nin seems to be feeling better.
Sara   x

grahamfarmga said...

I like the graphic of the little dog running!
Good to hear the boys are back to themselves.
Terrie

labdancer51 said...

I hope Nin wasn`t in too much pain with his poor eardrum Ally, though I`m glad to hear that he`s much better now.  How astute is Barney then? He is so clever with noticing like that, are they brothers?

Sandra xxxx

rachealcarol said...

Aww I hope they do carry on with they're boistrous activities. Rache xx

jacksj989 said...

Hi there Ally,

Thank you for reading my journal and for the kind things you have to say.

Now that I am feeling a little bit better, I have delved into your journal and because my wife and I love dogs, you have struck nerve with us by explaining about your pet's ear.

We had problems with our dog's ear.  Ben, our pet, is sadly no longer with us but the memories he has left behind will stay with us forever.

Please keep on writing I love the way that you write.

By for now.

John.

Of (Old John's Thoughts)

mtrib2 said...

I have a perforated eardrum myself.  If it plugs up, then fluid builds up behind my ear.  I've had 3 tympanoplasties done on my right ear.  I had no eardrum at all at one time.  I must not go swimming in lakes or wear earplugs in a pool, still water gets and can cause problems.   Nin is doing well so perhaps it will heal over and no longer be a problem.    mark