Wednesday, October 15, 2008

That's my boy!

I don't understand how the most relaxed dog in the pack can possibly have anxiety issues, but it certainly seems that Earle does! He is the most laid back dog I have. I have often said that my life would be much more simple and my vet bills much lower if all my dogs were like Earle. He's sweet; he's gentle; he likes kids; he likes adults; he likes other dogs; he doesn't eat cats; he doesn't try to escape; unlike 99% of huskies, he comes when he's called! He's easy! He's my special boy and apparently he's neurotic! So neurotic that even the t-shirt isn't enough to control his obsessive licking. So neurotic he actually needs meds to control his anxiety!

But a week ago, his vet, the lovely Dr. Candace, put him on anti-anxiety medication and almost immediately I had my sweet, special boy back!

I was warned that he would be very lethargic for the first ten days or so. I haven't seen any sign of that. He is pretty lazy to most of the time anyway---a sled dog Earle never was, well, not a good one anyway!! He had a great time on our hike a few days ago. The White Pass tracks are fun!


NAK and The Residents of The Khottage Now With KhattleDog! said...

We are so happy for Earle and for you!

He's too handsome a fella not to feel good!


Phred said...

Happie Pills make ya feel GOOD!

Keep on *enjoyin life* Earle - it's way too short not to be able to enjoy every day!

Joe Stains said...

how wonderful! we hope it continues to be a help to him!

Jack & Moo said...

That's more like it - a happy husky!

woos & a-roos,
Star & Jack a-roo too

Rune said...

Hi TamaraLyn,

He's looking in good form, I hope he's cured.


laura k said...

Hi there, I found your blog through Dogsled Stacie. I'm *loving* your photos!

Down here in southern Ontario, we have a dog that could be Pacer's and (Stacie's) Rupert's cousin. One white prey-driven, squirrel-obsessed, Husky/Shepherd cross.

All ours have been rescues, too.

Thanks for your great blog!

laura k said...

Also, I'm glad to hear your special boy's doing well on his meds. We had a very special boy who needed medication, too. You and Earle are lucky to have each other.