Coonhound Paralysis

This blog talks about our experience when Goya (our 150lb English Mastiff) came down with coonhound paralysis (also called acute idiopathic polyradiculoneuritis).

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Goya sat up today by himself

I just watched Goya muscle himself from lying on his left side to lying sternally (like the sphinx). A position that really isn't "sitting", but we call it sitting relative to lying on his side. When we help him do it, we give the command "siddup" (as opposed to "sit", which he knows from his mobile past).
Anyway, this is the first time he did it on the mattress in plain view of people (Gary thinks he did it in the middle of the night two nights ago, but Gary was too sleepy to be able to attest to it and distinguish reality from a dream).
Yeah Goya!

Wait -- he just went back on his side, and then he sat up again! It's not a "one time wonder" movement. He must feel so much more in control, being able to shift his position without barking for us to help him. Yeah Goya!


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