|Mr. Goober poses for the camera.|
After lots of poking and prodding (and a series of x-rays), it was determined the stately-if-somewhat-taciturn Mr. Goober was suffering from mild spinal compression in three of his discs. No doubt this was creating a reasonable amount of discomfort in the Self-assured Shih-tzu, so we put him on some pain medication. The good news is it was nothing more serious than that and his weight loss was actually good for him at his age.
Despite being 77 years old (in dog years), Mr. Goober is mostly back to his old self. He still has a barely discernable wobble in his back legs, but his energy has definitely returned.
Now, what we really need is some doggie Ritalin for Chuckie...