Monday, July 28, 2008

Thor and Friends

Over the weekend, one of the girls wanted Jeff to give her a piggyback ride. This, of course, caused them all to want piggybacks. So, after one turn around the family room, the second daughter piled onto Jeff's back, and he walked around the family room again. At this point, Thor decided that this was wrong. Notice in this picture that his head is level with his back. This means he is saying "Ah-roo!", which roughly translates to "stop that right now or I shall jump at you!", and shortly thereafter he will begin stuffing his head between the involved parties to cause them to cease their unseemly behaviour at once! Of course, since they were upsetting Thor, the girls stood on their own feet and fed him dog treats.We have had a stressful day. Thor has been favoring his back leg for about a week, so last Friday the kids tookhim to a vet, who convinced them to bring him back this morning for X-rays. After the application of $600 to this vet, it was determined that Thor does not have bone cancer, arthritis, tendonitis, or hip displasia. As I told the kids, he's just a little older, and neither his nor their mother's joints work quite as well as they used to. Well, at least now I can stop worrying about our faithful, loyal companion and get back to cooking and other useful pursuits.

4 comments:

Pam said...

That's good news about Thor! Too bad it took $600 to find out! I am notorious for spending fortunes at the vets office.

Paula said...

Oh,I'm so glad Thor is ok. I bet you and your family were worried about the hairy brother, especially having to wait over the weekend to complete the tests and get the results. I also spend way too much at the vet, but I'm usually so concerned at the time that I'm willing to do it. Did the vet give any helpful advice? How does Thor feel about leaving the compound? Does he enjoy car rides, or does he prefer to stay around home like his human mom? Great photo of the piggy back rides! Do they ever build pyramids? Hmmm ... Jeff and Ryan would definitely have to be on the bottom!

Violin Mom said...

I am glad that Thor turned out okay, but sorry about the 600 buckaroos. It is so cute how he sends his signals to your kids! I guess he ain't getting any younger, though. I know our sweet dog, Beau, ain't either. It is so difficult to get up and go when it is so hot outside.

gaylen said...

I am firm believer that sometimes the dog's just need you to fork over hard earned cash to know you care about them and then they are all better. Glad that magic worked on Thor.