Faith's joints are getting creakier and creakier, so we went to our vet for some acupuncture, electrostim, and cold laser therapy.
The vet, who has a lovely New Zealand accent (Flight of the Conchords!), was kind and gentle with Faith, and Faith held out through the acupuncture (I did think of HELLRAISER for just a second). The electrostim seemed to rile her, through no fault of the vet. On went the muzzle. Sigh. Faith seems somewhat better, but it takes a few treatments to really establish what will improve.
Meanwhile, Faith is also dealing with a persistent plantar's wart on her front left paw, which causes her to limp. She wears a purple rubber sock on her paw, kind of a paw condom thingie, when she walks on the street. People like to make comments. We deal.
She is still capable of: swimming a half an hour. And causing a shiba inu puppy to stop dead in the middle of a New York street to sniff her butt. So: there's that.
We also saw Bernadette Peters and her sweet dog Stella. Celebrity AND celebrity dog spot(! Stella has her own book and CD!)