As most of you know by now, mom tries to take Chanel out at least once on the weekends to keep her social and used to being in the car and on the harness. The problem of course is that it is now COLD here and there are only so many places mom can take her.
They went out last Sunday and the final stop was the rescue's partner store so mom could clean the cat cages. Chanel was allowed out of her carrier and mom made sure to stand on the end of the leash to keep her from going too far (she doesn't wander very far anyhow, but better safe than sorry).
A nice lady came over and knelt down to greet Chanel. Mom introduced them and after a minute or so, the lady asked if Chanel has a head tilt (it sometimes isn't obvious unless you catch her sitting still). Mom said she does and explained the background story. Turns out the lady is a vet tech for a local specialty vet hospital in....their neurology department. They spoke a while about the tilt and the lady explained what they would have to do if mom wanted more info (the first step would be to knock Chanel out and get an MRI). Mom said if she thought it bothered Chanel she would do it, but that while she does sometimes fall off of things and can't walk in a straight line, she doesn't seem to be bothered by it - she doesn't paw at her ears or shake her head or anything else. The lady agreed that Chanel looks good. It was just kind of funny to have an accidental run in with someone who has the medical background.
Oh - and they did run into a big dog at another store. Mom and his owner spoke and he was allowed very slowly to come up to the cart where Chanel was sitting. She got a good look, hissed and raised the paw of doom....but didn't freak out much so mom says that is a good sign.
My opinion is that if Chanel is happy and not bothered by the head tilt, I would just leave it alone. It seems that she is doing just fine just like she is. Glad she is doing so well out on her adventures. Have a great day.ReplyDelete
Just adds to her charm! I once witnessed a big dog (German Shepherd) choose his own KITTEN while volunteering at a cat rescue adoption center...amazing how that big dog wanted his own wee buddy! Their previous kitty had passed away, and the dog was lonely.ReplyDelete
How interesting that you had this discussion with that vet tech! I actually am pretty dog neutral. I don't even think I've raised a paw at one. Good for Chanel for not freaking out.ReplyDelete
Chanel has interesting encounters wherever she goes. 'Paw of doom': I remember my Tungsten had to raise that a few times toward the other beasts. They got the message.ReplyDelete
What a great connection to make! If Chanel ever does have issues, you at least know of a place to look into itReplyDelete
chanel...wavez two ewe gorgeouz...N look how big ewe haz gotted !!!! glad mom haz sum info......just in case ~ ♥♥ReplyDelete
Wow, what are the odds?ReplyDelete
Not entirely surprising that a vet tech would be in a pet rescue, but very coincidental that Chanel and you would be there at the same time.ReplyDelete
Well done Chanel in not freaking out over that woofie. We'd be running in the other direction!
That WAS interesting. We agree though...if Chanel isn't having any problems, it's probably not worth pursuing anything at this time. Good job with that dog, Chanel!ReplyDelete