Hi Everyone, I have an EM that I got from a very reputable breeder. He is an absolute joy, handsome, and for the most part, healthy. He is 2.5 years old, neutered, and has always been active and athletic. On two occasions, he has woken us with his whining (he's woken us many more times than that, but he usually wants to switch beds with the other dog, his ears are itchy, or he wants to go get some water and feels the need to tell us all about it. In short, he is a bawl-baby). In these two cases, however, it was because he couldn't get up. He was either too weak, or in too much pain. It was hard to tell. When he does finally get up, his tail is between his legs (a real rarity for him) and appears stiff in his from and back legs. He then lays down and stays down for most of the day. By late afternoon, he appears fine. By late at night, he's running back and forth in the house. Has anyone ever encountered something like this?