Tuesday, April 21, 2015

A tail of three dogs

Hey, what's up, dogs?  Today I made a somewhat...disturbing discovery.  Or rather, my friends did. 

It was another beautiful spring day, and I was ready to lead the pack outside to enjoy the sunny weather, when...

"Hey, Droopy!" Patch exclaimed.  "Did you know your tail bends to the right?"


"Wow, yes!" Spunky said.  "Your tail bends waaaaaaaaay to the right."


I asked my human to take a picture of my back end so I could see for myself.  Sure enough, my tail bends to the right.  

And not just a little bit, either. 

"Well, doesn't every dog's tail bend like this?" I asked.

"Not mine," Spunky said.

"Not mine," Patch said.

Oh.  Hmmm.

"Has anyone ever stepped on your tail and broken it?"  Spunky asked.

No, I think I'd remember that.  

"Maybe you were born with it," Patch said.

Well...but nobody has ever noticed it before. 

"Maybe you should see a chiropractor," Patch suggested.  "I hear they're good at straightening things out."

I just hope this isn't a sign of a more serious medical condition.

"Don't worry, I'm on it," Spunky said.  He hopped onto the computer to do some research.  

"Mmm-hmm," he muttered.  "Mmm-hmm.  Very interesting."

Oh dear.  Remember, Spunky went to the University of Muttecine and Dogistry, like me.  And whenever a medical professional says "Very interesting," it makes me very nervous.  I wonder what he found?...


  1. I wonder what he found too. I am not a dogter or a foxacist (think pharmacist) but my prescription for you is 1 pound of center cut bacon stat.

  2. I'd gladly take that prescription.

  3. Hmmm... it could be a posture thing. I'm not a physiobearapist but... maybe when you sit down, you always tuck your tail to the right? Perhaps try tucking your tail to the left when you sit down.

    1. Hmm, that's a good point. I never noticed before where my tail is when I'm sitting down. I mean, I know it's *there*, but I never paid attention to which way it faces. I'll start paying more attention...