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Monday, November 15, 2010

#1 and #2

We are dog people. Talking about poop and pee at the supper table after a day at the dog show is normal. Phone conversations can last hours and we can only talk about feces and urine. Its amazing how excited we get when we have a 'solid poop' or a 'good job' or something.

Adam and my family have been asking how Oliver is, and if I can see improvements. I really haven't been able to see any big strides until Saturday.

Saturday morning he did #1 while squatting like a girl (you know the 'ideal' way for a corgi to pee before he learns to lift his leg?). He hasn't' done this since he went down in the back. Usually #1 happened while he walked or tripped or dragged himself around the xpen outside. I was so giddy I went running in to the house to tell Adam. He was happy for me but he thinks I"m crazy. He's not a dog person yet. At least not like us crazies :)

Sunday afternoon he did #2. Yes he's done it all the time, but again, while walking or dragging himself around the yard. Sunday he actually crouched over like corgis do when they poop. The amount of praise that he did this in this manner was probably a bit overkill. Even Oliver seemed embarrassed and ran the other way to go play with Daisy and Brewer instead of coming to me to get pets.

These are huge feats for him. I can't believe that these 'little' moments are such huge steps now, when they were always taken for granted before.

He's such a goof!

Wednesday we go in for a check up with the chiro/acupuncture vet. We'll see how he's improving!


Jules said...

Yay!!! I am so happy for you and Oliver!!!

Sarah said...

Yay for Oliver!!!! We call it "sissy squatting" when the boys pee like a girl. haaa!

Kelly said...

Woohoo for "normal" ways of pooping and peeing!!! Good for Oliver!!

Sherilyn said...

YAY!!! Way to go, Oliver! I'm hoping this is only the beginning of him improvement! :) Hugs to all!

Cynthia said...

What smashing news Garrett. I think of the guy every day and send lots of good thoughts to all of you.