Hi there 😀
Mr Darcy here! But You can call me Arndane Platinum Duco… if you’d prefer! I am a mantle Great Dane, living in Australia, and yesterday I had my first birthday!
I live in a small house with my pawrents, and with my hooman sister and brother. Hooman puppies are very fun! Especially my hooman puppies because they are not scared of me, and they invite me on to their beds, and they play lots of hide and seek wif me! And in return I have to be careful not to squash them. Which I try very hard wif.
Recently I have had some bad news though, regarding my danelicious body. A couple of weeks ago my back legs went on strike. They are there physically, but they have fforgotten they are a part of my body 😦 . Anyway mumma took me to the Vet. I love the Vet so I was happy about that; but it wasn’t that fun this time because they gave me a needle and all I remember is waking up in a little cage a very hungry time later. But the Vet found out I have a disease us Danes sometimes get called Wobblers. Wobblers is a pretty accurate description; I do wobble a lot these days. Well the Vet told mumma some things – I don’t really remember them cause I had just woken up and felt very blurry and hungry- but I do remember noticing that mumma was very sad, more sad than I had ever seen her before, and I have lived with her since I was 8 weeks.
Anyway mumma told me that I have to go and see a Special List in a couple of weeks. This is more evidence to me of how much I have to learn, of how much of an ickle baby I am. Because I thought when something goes wrong with your body, that you went to a Vet? Mumma said that the Special List will be able to tell mumma about what’s gone wrong wif me and whether I should have a fing called a myelogram and an operation. This is strange because I didn’t know that a list could talk, or that a list could know so much! Mumma even said the Special List wanted to do the myelogram and the operation! I never thought a list could do any of that! I guess that’s why this list is called a ‘Special’ list. It must be more talented than a shopping list, which is the only other kind of list I have heard about. hmmm so much to think about….
I am not really enjoying the wobblers because sometimes it also makes my front legs forget they are part of me – and then I’m really in trouble! I fall over A LOT. But I am clever and I am learning how to move around slowly, and not fall over as much as I have been.
Mumma thinks that by me writing about my wobblers it also may help other doggies who are going through the same thing. So each day I will try to put up a little bit about it, so maybe us wobbling doggies don’t feel so alone.
slobbers and squashes, Mr Darcy