This morning's run with the dog was replaced with a trip to the vet with the dog.
Around 2 this morning, I heard the dog shuffling around and being all scratchy. Then I heard him hop up and shake his head like crazy. Over and over. Which means ear problems. He has had them before, but it's been almost a year since it has been an issue. I get up to look at the offending ear, and it is all bloody and weepy inside because he had scratched it so much! I felt so bad for him. And when he would scratch it, he would whimper the whole time.
I cleaned it up as best I could (an unpleasant experience for all parties involved), and he got to get up on the bed so that I could rub his head. He finally calmed down, got back on his bed, and went to sleep.
Apparently he has a yeast infection AND a bacterial thing going on in there. But he got a shot and a huge (expensive) bottle of pills. Now he sleeps. (That is an old picture, but he looks pretty much the same).