Rest Up, Little Man

If your name is Scooby, and you live at Wayward House, you are the elderpin king of napping.


To better cushion his little body – and the vertebrae the vet says are collapsing – we bought him three new beds the other day.

dog in three beds

Two beds for cushioning. One bed for cover.

Thanks to everyone who has shown concern for my little elderpin since the announcement of his UTI and other old dog maladies.

He may not be able to understand your caring words, but they mean the world to his crazy dog mom!

I’m happy to report that, in spite of all the photos of him napping, his energy level and attitude are getting back to normal, with Scooby judiciously enforcing most of his house rules.

Just ask Charlie Machete, who is again receiving regular face nips anytime he comes between Foster Uncle Scooby and something Foster Uncle Scooby wants.


“Now, how about you bring me a blanket?”

Perhaps due to the medicine itself, Scooby  remains somewhat finicky about food. He’s generally more eager to eat in the late afternoon and early evening than morning time. Sometimes he goes right for the kibble with the big dogs. Other times he insists on being hand fed a meal-size helping of savory treats, such as beef liver hearts from Trader Joe’s or Zuke’s Mini Naturals.

And sometimes he can only be enticed by things he probably shouldn’t have, like Chinese food off my plate.

At this point, I figure the old guy deserves his indulgences.


Thanks again to everyone for your empathy and advice. What a supportive little online community we have here!

About crystalwayward

I live with two formerly wayward dogs. I care deeply about the environment, and I think gardening is a revolutionary act.

Posted on January 9, 2013, in Dogs, Dogtography, Scooby and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 9 Comments.

  1. You are absolutely right about feeding him what he wants and when he wants it! Great to see the level of pampering – not one bed but three 😉

  2. Awwwww rest up Scribble Scrabble…we love you!

  3. You are an awesome mom!

  4. Yes, give that handsome little man anything he wants (within reason). A little of this and that will do him no harm, and at his age, he’s earned the privilege of being spoiled.

  5. I think Scooby is one lucky pup to have you for a mom… three beds? Chinese food? hand fed treats for dinner? I think it deserves it all and I hope he starts to feel better soon.

    Just one other thing, can I move in and have you take care of me too?

  6. Scobby rest up and get better soon:) Have a Great One!

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