Monday, June 23, 2014

Ups and Downs of life.

 We went to the park yesterday. I usually go early but we left later then I ever had. I think we got there at 10am.  The park was very busy by then. Lots of people, dogs and bikes on the path.

Guiness always has a great time.

Miley isn't to impressed with going through the water.

The water levels were really low yesterday. It amazing how much the water level changes. Saturday it was above my knees, when crossing and the dogs had to swim. Sunday, everyone could walk to cross the river.   We went to the outside river, the main river.

Lou had come with me , but went for a  run. When I started to return to the other side to cross the smaller river and get back into the park, someone else had cross the river. I didn't seem them until it was to late. Java and Guiness took off running and barking. (the water wasn't deep so the just ran right through). We are still separated from the park by the smaller river.  Well the man standing there had two dogs with him and one was huge.   He yells at me, "My dogs are very aggressive!".  Great!   I call Guiness and Java, they came back to me.  It wasn't a great recall but they did both come. I didn't worry about Miley because she doesn't really want to see anyone. Ugh, except this time. She just kept standing there looking at them, but not starring them in the eye or anything.  I had to call her multiple times until she came. I know that man was really angry with me.  His dogs were on leash but not happy.   Im sure he was going to the river to let his dogs swim.  I felt like he was wrong to bring "very aggressive dogs" , his words not mine, to the park.  My husband disagreed.  I felt like there were so many dogs and people at the park that day, why would you want to bring them?  It would be very stressful.  There was another dog off leash with its owner running around the island with the big rocks.  I wonder what happened with that? 
As my husband and I discussed our disagreement on whether the guy should have his aggressive dogs at the park, the guy starts coming up the trail behind us, as we are exiting the trail.  I guess he decided to leave.
Java still isn't right. Im not sure what is wrong.  She just doesn't seem like herself on some days. Other days she is fine. She vomited once Friday and again Sunday.   I know she didn't fell well Sunday when we were at the park and she didn't leave my side except when those dogs came.  I have an appointment on Thursday with the rehab vet, who is also a regular vet.  Sometimes she  seems back to normal and other times not.  Saturday I taught a night time class at the field for a group of people from Akien and Augusta.  I brought Java. ( I worked Miley in the class not Java). The field is near Ft. Jackson and there was constant bombing going on.  There were thunderstorms in the area but not close to the field. She wasnt acting scared or anything. (remember how she was acting scared of thunderstorms earlier in the month).  Last night she slept with me, which she usually doesn't do.  When I took her to the vet at the end of May, they did blood work and everything was normal. They didn't do any tick titers so I think I will request that be done.
Also, last week I took her to the field to do my Daisy Peel homework. She had been fine all day. Then we get to the field. I bring her out to work her and she is limping.  Weird. They didn't run around or chase each other either, before hand. That is also making me think tick borne illness.


Bailey said...

Shelties in the water? Now that's a site I don't often see.

Sara said...

Oh man, I hope Java is ok. Tick diseases are rampant around here.

I rarely let my dogs off leash, unless I know we are really alone, because I simply don't trust other people to control their dogs. At least the guy gave you a heads up. He probably won't be back on a busy day again.

Reilly-Denny Cowspotdogs said...

You know - I wonder is it a sheltie thing. Reilly went through a bout of limping when he was about 9 months old and they could never find a reason. Over the years he has had persistent re-occurrences of them and of coarse now he has bad arthritis in his front feet. Our specialist rheumatologist vet says he has basically the equivalent of Rheumatoid arthritis and that those bouts of limping over the years were probably flare ups. The damage from the arthritis sadly doesn't show up until after a few years.