Riley had a good night last night. Riley’s Grandma (my mom) volunteered to sleep on the couch downstairs by Riley so we didn’t have to go to the trouble of inflating the air mattress for just 1 week’s use. May I remind you that Riley’s Grandma was totally against me getting Riley as a puppy 4 years ago? Riley sure has grown on her! Grandma is ga-ga over Riley! I would’ve slept on the couch, but I have bad hips (just like Riley!) and lying on the couch for more than like 2 hours at a time makes me very sore.
Anyway, Grandma said she didn’t hear a peep out of Riley last night. She slept through the night with no sudden yelping incidents, so her meds and rest must really be helping–yay!
She’s been fed, medicated, and taken out on several potty breaks this morning. We have had poopage outside, so she’s not constipated and doesn’t have diarrhea. I don’t know why I always mention her bowel habits on here, but no one really seems to mind. Riley, however, would be quite embarrassed if she could read. I had read that the muscle relaxer could cause drooling and vomiting, but I haven’t seen any. Riley did seem to be as thirsty as a camel yesterday and licked the big water bowl dry.
She has chewed on her Nylabone a little bit this morning and has been basically sleeping/resting the rest of the time. She’s sleeping in the corner of her crate as I’m typing this. I just want to say I am SO thankful that she is a “compliant patient” and suffers crate time without a fuss! I never crate her (only when she’s on crate rest for an injury/surgery), so this is pretty amazing to me. I crated her as a puppy when we would leave the house or when we would sleep at night, but I stopped doing that when she was about 6 months old and was trustworthy in the house. So she really hasn’t been accustomed to spending hours and hours (or weeks!) in her crate as an adult. SO glad I crate trained her as a puppy!