Isis is doing this thing lately where she has kind of turned into an asshole. Instead of curling up at the foot of the bed (or okay, sometimes lying between us on her back like a peoplebull with her head on one of our pillows) at night, she walks around the bed, mostly wanting to stand over us, panting this weird nervous-looking pant. She doesn't need a walk, or a drink, or seem to be in any pain. She was pronounced healthy by a vet less than a week ago. She's eating and going to the bathroom normally and doesn't appear to be in any physical discomfort. She's just...kind of an asshole. She's apparently been waking Hotter up once or twice a night, and he'll take her out but reports that half the time she doesn't even go to the bathroom but just fucks around aimlessly until he gets fed up and puts her in the crate or brings her back to bed. One time when Hotter was in the bathroom she woke ME up at 2 a.m. by barking in my face. I opened my eyes to her face inches from mine, doing that asinine weird-assed panting thing.
The vet did give her a steroid injection to help bring down the inflammation and itching in her infected ears while the treatment (medicated ear ointment) took effect...I know steroids can mess with peoples' mental health. Maybe dogs too? Still, I would think she'd be done having any reaction to that by now.
Have any of you known a dog to do anything like this? What caused it? Did anything help?