When we left the vet I told Max, "Hey, well look on the bright side, with all that needle poking you got they were able to give you some narcotics! That's pritti neat, huh? Not everyone can just go in and come out with narcotics right? You'll be feeling better in no time."
I gave him the meds the next day and noticed he stopped and stared at me a lot longer than normal. Then I noticed his response time was a bit delayed. It makes him seem like he's deaf. But he heard it, just in the wrong direction, so he does like this double take before looking the right way. He really is stoned. He was a really calm dog before, but now I can like hug/lay on him and he doesn't fight as much. Its kind of awesome. But the stoner looks for a long time are kinda creeping me out. They said it would make him drowsy, I guess that's the same symptoms. But I haven't noticed him sleeping more than usual. He'll lay with his head on his paws and stare longer, but he's not flat out cold sleeping. He might have a deeper sleep once he does close his eyes.... He doesn't seem too disoriented when getting up out of bed.
Now I have thoughts of taking him home this weekend with a house full of family, opening the door and shout out a warning, "Watch out here comes a stoned dog!" As he runs in the house. He still has normal reactions to going outside or going for walk, excited, just a lower key. I'd hear my mom yell, "What?!" in disbelief. And my response would "What? He's as high as a kite! And he's loving it!" My mother would retort by yelling my full name. And I conintue, "What? I'm jealous. At least one of us can be that happy. I wonder what some of his meds would do for me. Naw, wait the lady told me it didn't do nothing for humans, she said "trust me", I'm pretty sure she's tried it." There my dog would be stopping randomly in the front room and giving everyone his stoner stare with a smile.
He gonna be alright.