I realize that title probably sounds a little confusing. Let me 'splain.
|Cats Cookies for People! And/or Pups...|
The episodes were always less than 30 seconds and completely isolated to her head - no evidence of a full-on seizure or anything like that. Having just lost our last pup to bone cancer at only 2 1/2 years of age, your mind kinda immediately goes to dark places: OMD, the dog's got a brain tumor! But then you (or at least I) go to the opposite end of the spectrum and think: No, it can't possible be anything serious. We can't be that unlucky!
The first time, I hoped it was just an oddity, an itchy ear, and that would be that. But nope. After the third time, we headed to the vet. Ears, eyes and blood all checked out as absolutely fine. The vet suggested I try to get it on video, but I've been unable to. The episodes are so short, I can never catch them. He said they could be idiopathic (basically no known cause, and probably not that big of a deal) or he said, if they get worse/more frequent, the next step would be an MRI.
We really don't wanna go the MRI route (or even contemplate what that might lead to), so we did what all folks faced with any health issue do - we googled it! A lot of folks out there have dogs that occasionally exhibit mild head tremors. Many of them said that when they gave the dog a sugar cookie, it would stop immediately.
After that we noticed that the episodes most often occured on weekend mornings, when we - even Rita! - sleep in way past Rita's usual breakfast time. So, I bought some Trader Joe's "Cats Cookies for People." Okay - these are cookies shaped like cats, but are for humans and are located with all the other human cookies. But I'm assuming people are dumb and tried buying them for their cats (even though there's no apostrophe - their not "cats' cookies" after all), so TJ's had to make sure folks understood and therefore named them "Cats Cookies for People." Only now I think they should rename them "Cats Cookies for People and Pups." Or "People and Bobble-Head Pups."
Actually, the cookies really look more like tigers. If they had named them Tigers Cookies in the first place, they probably could have avoided adding the "for People" part:
|Kinda looks like a tiger to me...|
Now, here comes the mischief part. Even though she likes the Cats Cookies, and gets them almost every weekend, she won't eat one unless Momma eats one first.
|Rita suspiciously eyes a Cats Cookie|
|"Oh, yeah. I just remembered I like these...Thanks, Momma."|
Wish us luck that a few Cats Cookies for People (for Pups) are the end of Rita's bobble-head troubles!
Happy Monday Mischief!