I didn't mention this, but I last gave him Rimadyl on Thursday morning (after he gobbled down Blue Buffalo after turning up his nose at the Diamond Naturals). I don't know if his refusal to eat Diamond caused him to be lethargic (seeings how for the last few months I've been commenting on just how much he sleeps, I'm not inclined to believe this) or *what* really. I know that less than a day isn't long enough for a diet change to make a difference (at least I don't think it is), but even after being off the Rimadyl for a couple of days, he seems to be doing great. Rimadyl would be easy to start back up if Toby doesn't feel well again, but I really wanted to see just how much of an effect actually eating again would have on him.
I also got a strong recommendation for a local vet that is holistic. I didn't even know we had one! If we go back to a vet, we're definitely going to give that one a try. But Erin was right, we're definitely still working with a trainer. I don't even want to try having anyone over until I can have her come over too. I guess there is still the chance that Toby's problems *ARE* behaviorally based for the most part. But at any rate, he's getting a few weeks on his preferred food and I'm going to make sure that his energy level and loving life stays normal before even thinking about trying anything out.
You can always climb out your window and sneak a quickie like you are 16 again. (Assuming all 16 yr olds still do that. Or do they all sext?)
Geez Joyce, and all I wanted him to come over for was to hang out!!
Toby is pestering me to feed him! Guess I'd better.