Peri went back to see Dr Tim at 3-30 and she was, of course, bouncing about, even jumping on the bench next to me in the waiting area. She went happily out the back to have a blood test and may even be a Blood Donor candidate because she was so good. Dr Tim said that he knew I knew my dogs and that if I said she was poorly, then she was. The Labradors are too well adjusted, and Labradors in general, to be so quickly frightened to such a degree. When she is at home, bored, she thinks about whatever is hurting.
I showed him her 'hang dog' photos from this morning and he thinks maybe she is poorly: a little pancreatitis, a strained muscle or something else. These things are easy to treat (relative to a psychological illness) I can ring tomorrow and find out her results and then we will see what to do.
Peri seemed a little better this evening but after the excitement of the Vet and coming home wore off, she was poorly again. She gave a little cry and went to bed. She looks happier when she's with her sisters. Everyone is so kind to worry with me, I do try not to be a panicker, but I still worry.