|Tates loves to kiss me ♥|
He is doing really well, I was worried for awhile back at the beginning of July, he really seemed to be struggling mentally & physically, but he seems a bit better. I ran out of Metacam & was supposed to go in for more bloodwork & a urinalysis before getting more, but I started to work more hours as I was filling in for holidays, & just never did make the appt. About a week ago I really noticed the difference on our walks, poor guy, he starts out well but within 10 minutes he is really slow , it upsets me so much, to see him "old"
I called my vet & she had no problem giving me the Metacam without all the usual tests, I need to keep a close eye on him for increased drinking or urination though.
I have also started to walk Tate & Kort separately when I can, it is hard to walk them both now, Kort is way ahead on the flexi & Tate is way back, I feel stretched in two direction lol! It's also not fair for Kort to have to putter along, he needs to really walk, as do I. Of course it is not fair to make Tate rush either as he just can't keep up.
|Kisses, Tate's 11th Birthday|
As much as it hurts to see Tate age, it is also wonderful in many ways. He is funny & calm & loves to play with his ball on our walks still. He loves to be groomed & will crawl up into my lap with his 2 front feet & give me kisses as I brush .
I spend lots of time kissing him, & telling him I love him. He lays with me on the bed alot, something he never did as a young dog, I always make sure to keep a hand resting on him so I can feel him, weird I know, but I just want him to know I'm there.
I know I am blessed, so many of my friends dogs have not made it to this age.
Anyway, just wanted to update you all as my posts lately have been mostly about Kort & his Spondylosis, & the new puppy who is coming soon.
Never fear though, Tate continues to have the top place in our house, he deserves no less ♥