Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Smith's test results came back negative! So she doesn't have Cushings. The test readings that indicated the possibility of Cushings were apparently not that out of whack for a Golden Retreiver who will be 13 in August, so he said unless she seems sick, don't worry.

Since she doesn't have most the symptoms of a dog with Cushings (large appetite, incontinence, lethargy, depression) and since the one she has, rear leg weakness, is easily explained by her dysplasia, we're just not going to mess.

I think it's all the dachshund's fault, personally.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yay, Smith!

And that's got to be one of the best photos ever posted on the internet.

March 14, 2007 8:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


March 14, 2007 9:26 PM  
Blogger Maureen McHugh said...

Adam took the photo, but its great, isn't it?

March 14, 2007 10:06 PM  
Blogger Greg van Eekhout said...

Adam should do a whole dog calendar with Smith and the dachshund.

(Smith and the Dachshund almost sounds like an 80's detective show.)

March 14, 2007 11:32 PM  
Blogger Karen Sandstrom said...

Excellent news about Smith (who has a great name, by the way). As to "the dachshund" - sigh. Everyone always wants to blame the short and the elongated . . .

March 15, 2007 8:43 AM  
Blogger Maureen McHugh said...

Karen, I can tell you, Shelly is no Ramona. :)

(Ramona is Karen's basset, a delightful character. Nothing like the useless one at all.)

March 15, 2007 10:29 AM  
Blogger Beth Adele Long said...

Shelly certainly looks culpable, but not in the least ashamed.

And I agree -- one of the greatest photos ever!

March 17, 2007 11:23 AM  

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