Thursday, April 19, 2012
Starting to Feel Better
It's been a pretty rough week for the Gizzard. The last 2-3 days, however, little parts of his personality have been shining through. His rash is completely gone, but the traumitization (I made up that word. Why isn't that a word??) from the grooming remains. To the best of our dog mind-reading skills, the only thing the hubby and I can figure is that he doesn't like the way his groomed belly and butt feel. He is still rubbing his belly and butt all over the place, but the behavior is lessening. Plus, we've learned that we can distract him from thinking about his shaved areas with toys, treats, or the invitation to bark at something. Oh, doggies. What goes on in those heads?
He finally has returned to laying on the heating pad...
And sleeping in his bed...
We caught him with a toy last night... Finally!
He's also returned to snuggling with his brother. It's hard to believe he went a whole week without doing any of his favorite things.
Another couple of things we missed during this week that he either laid around or was scurrying through the house like a weirdo? Barking at the mailman, barking at the dog next door, biting Haloti's ears (I can't say for sure that Haloti missed this one), trying to attack me if I go near the hubby, and attacking me at bed in night. All of these behaviors made sound like bad habits, but it's funny. The hubby and I missed him doing all these things. They are what makes him...well, Gizmo.
We are hoping that the rubbing stops in the next couple of days, that he wants to go on walks again, and that he returns to the Blue Monkey. These are the only things that he hasn't returned to...ummm... doing. Haha!
It has also been decided Gizmo will never be groomed again. To say the least, sheesh :)