People who have never
had a dog as pet can never undersrand or empathize with dog owners for
treating dogs as children. I, for one, take Bean Bean, my dog for close
to 15 years, as my child. I don't just feed him. That is the very basic.
I will care for him till death do we part!
Dogs are routine creatures and so once they behave differently, something must be wrong.
Bean Bean excretes
inside the cage covered with diapers and elevated with a basin
underneath. About a month ago, I noticed that Bean Bean had difficulty
getting inside the cage. He put the right fore paw first on the edge,
hesitated, then as though gathering all his strength jumped inside!
I took him to the vet. The diagnosis was he had back problem but operation was not advised because of his advanced age.
Bean Bean has, since
then, been taking pain killers. The drugs work miracle but maybe with
unwarranted side-effect. Bean Bean is back to his playful self jumping
in and out the cage at ease!