thanks to all for your thoughts really appreciate them, but I though nothing else could go wrong! got up this morning and the poor dog could hardly walk, was really worried, called my son who took us to vet , the vet gave old Ollie a good check up and said he has arthritis, he now needs medication every day to help with the pain. was so relieved after hour or so he was back to his old self jumping around and barking. the thing that got me the most was not the cost but when my 3 year old granddaughter said, nanny you will bring him back wont you they doctor cant keep him cause I love him. bless her. lets hope this will keep him going for a bit longer. I know hes only a dog but we have had him for 13 years now.
regards and pain free times ronald