Over the past year or so she has begun to feel her age. We add joint rejuvenating powder to her meals to help her arthritis (a mixture of glucosamine and fish oil). She has a tablet every morning and night to stop seizures which started about a year ago, then at her latest check-up, we were told she needs to have some dental work done.
She needs to have two teeth extracted under a GA tomorrow.
Age is catching up with her. She still brings squeaky toys to us to play "throw and chase" and shakes the life out of them when she's in the mood, but after two or three throws she now hides the toy and has a rest. She still takes note of neighbourhood dogs barking, but instead of racing to the fence to join in, she growls and looks at me like an old lady complaining about rowdy children. There's more sleeping on the job now than supervision as well. Sometimes she can't even be bothered going out into the garden so just supervises from the back door. (especially on hot days or on rainy days)
|Waiting patiently for dinner|
She has cataracts so her vision is not as clear as it once was and she often misses my car come up the driveway when I get home from work, so we think maybe her hearing is not what it was either - but she still greets me with the same enthusiasm (when she realises I'm home) and demands "up for cuddles and tummy rubs". One sense hasn't diminished. Her sense of smell is still as keen as ever. Her poor starving dog act whenever bacon, chorizo or chicken (or any meat for that matter) is detected could still win an Oscar.So, Miss Dog, I hope the doggy dentist doesn't hurt too much and you're feeling much better with those decayed teeth gone. She'll need lots and lots of cuddles afterwards.