Oliver had a bad spell today! He broke my heart.
As it is, he has been having trouble with our unseasonably warm weather. I actually caved yesterday and turned on the a/c as the house was just too hot in the afternoon, and his panting was incessant. I worry about the strain on his heart, and he's been much more comfortable since.
However, today he was impatient and wanted to jump up where I was sitting. It wasn't that far off of the floor, and I didn't think he was going to jump. Well, he jumped up, and in mid-air let out a blood curdling scream of pain.
He came right to me, and snuggled as close as possible.
After I finished my sandwich, (food is always a mighty motivator for Oliver
), he crawled into my lap, and then tried to crawl inside me, like he used to do. I held him for an hour and half, and could feel his back end shaking from the pain. Finally, he calmed and moved off of me, but was still touching. We snuggled like that for a while longer. After he had a long nap, he felt much better...thankfully.
I was concerned that he might have injured himself to the point where he couldn't manage the stairs again even. Fortunately, that doesn't seem to be the case. Silly boy! He gave me such a fright today. I am SO relieved that he is back to normal by this evening.
This post is mostly to keep a record of events as we're due back in Guelph in May.