About a year and a half ago, my wife and I adopted/rescued a “senior” dachshund. Minnie is now almost ten years old, and certainly shows her age and story well.
Three months ago, she took a fall while running outside and came up limping. We waited a day to see if her injury would pass, and when it didn’t we took her in to the vet to get her leg checked out. They made sure nothing was broken, gave her some “pet-profen” and sent her on her way.
We changed her diet to orange vegetables (carrots, pumpkin, squash) per the vet’s recommendation. She was back to her normal self within a week and ended up losing a lot of unhealthy weight she had from when we adopted her.
She was a whole new dog, full of energy, always wanting to go for walks, playing with Bullseye (our much younger dachshund mix.)
One day, my wife went to set Minnie down from the couch, and she jumped out of her arms to the floor. When she landed, she again yipped and limped, holding her paw in the air. My wife felt terrible, thought she broke Minnie’s leg, and was very upset.
After telling her it would be okay, I told Steph I would take Minnie back to the vet to get it checked out. She continued limping to the car and from the car to the vet. But when she got into the exam room and the vet saw her, she began running in circles, wagging her tail, and jumping up for attention!
The vet laughed and said she sure has us figured out, and sent us on our way.
Minnie came home, I told Steph what had happened, and she was beyond embarrassed!