Thursday, December 22, 2016

Woe is Lois

Getting older is no picnic.  Lois is finding that out.  Some of you may recall her knee problems of a few years ago.

An arthritic knee does not improve with time.  Lois' is no exception.  On top of that, other joints have joined the pain parade.

Playing ball is not the joy it once was.  

(To the tune of Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer.)
 Lois, the pretty sheepdog
 is very sweet good girl.
 And if you ever saw her,
 you would know that is for sure.
 All of the other doggies
like to run around and play
booboo knees don't let poor Lois,
join in any doggie games.

The most difficult thing of all for Lois these days is getting up from a prone position.  The herculean effort required to bend painful uncooperative joints into position to propel the hind end upward has resulted in, well, some embarrassing incidents.  Sometimes a turd pops out from all that effort.  Sometimes some urine oozes out too.


Consequently, a severe haircut on the latter side of Lois has been necessary.  You forget how bow legged sheepdogs are till they are wet- or trimmed.  Photos of Lois's bow legged look are not available.  We offer this youthful bob instead.

Ah yes, a time not so long ago, when we both had younger joints.


  1. What a sweetheart. She is a beautiful gud dug !
    It is so hard when they are in pain and you are trying to help them and you really do not know if you are helping them.
    If I had a superpower it would be to understand animals.

    cheers, parsnip

  2. I feel for Lois. I have a bum knee, too!