Chester has been having anxiety since difficult child left. First barking non-stop, then itching himself bloody. Yesterday I took him to have him shaved to see if that would help, nope, made it worse. All of his skin was pink from itching it so much. So I called the vet, he prescribes a little doggy valium. Great, so then I had a dog that appeared drunk, stumbling around, but still itching his tail off. Today I actually go to the vet with the dog, where they give him a shot of steriods, antibiotics, and find out he has a heart murmur that has developed. (I am trying not to think about that part of it, cuz it means he is getting old and I will lose him soon.) So I come home $200.00 later with a boatload of medications, and Chester is finally calming down, but now Steele, one of the other dogs won't leave him alone. It is like he knows something is really wrong with Chester, and follows him everywhere, licking him non-stop. Chester can't even find a spot to rest. Steele is whining because Chester won't let him lick him, and Chester is whining because he is so itchy and Steele is bothering him, and now I am ready to give them both the valium! Except seriously - there is nothing worse than watching my little pooch stumbling around, falling down, high off his tail......No thanks. My life could be a comedy, if I was not living it. SIGH. Oh yea, and there was a rat in my garage today! AKKKKKKKKK.