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Poor dear Jack

Saturday September 16, 2017  It’s never easy with older dogs as they age faster than we do.  We’ve noticed that our labradoodle Jack has been a little weak in the hind end lately. Yesterday he could not get up at all and somehow I got him to the vet. He’s 90 pounds so getting him into the car was a bit of a challenge. They helped me get him out of the car on a stretcher and x-rays revealed severe arthritis of the spine. We are trying oral steroids as a temporary relief but I know we can’t do that for too long.  He’s feeling a little better this morning and I’m grateful for whatever time we have with him.

Photos of the day: Jack at the vets:

In happier news, we got to enjoy the first fire of the season since it was 31 degrees this morning.

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