The vet says that Lord Buckley Sweetlips, Greatest of All Dane Mutts (The Dinosaur-Slaying Dog) "has a strained tail," but I'm pretty sure that's just a euphemism for "sprained his ass." His tail is down and almost always tucked since a horrible wrestling incident yesterday with his good friend Darkness.
When I called the vet and told the receptionist the story, she said, "Wait. Did you say that your dog had been whistling?" I had not said that. But that would have been cool if he and Darkness had gotten together at the park to whistle.
Limehouse Veterinary is a holistic place. They prodded and tested his tail, determined that there was no fracture and no "separation from the spine," (YIKES) and that it's probably just a sprain or a strain. They gave him acupuncture and laser treatment for which he got to wear cool goggles.
He has pain pills to take for a few days and will be fine.
Thus ends the news from the Brody household for the moment.