This morning at about 3:30, Todd woke me up whining. He'd been playing in the water, so it was only right that he would need an extra trip outside during the night. Just as things were settling down Bubba started having a seizure. I sat with him and waited for it to end, knowing he would be disoriented afterwards and need some reassurance. I'm not sure what time we finally got back to bed.
This direction continued when Rudi's day didn't start out well. Her unwillingness to get up and seeming so tired and worn out, convinced me that today would be our last day together. I sat with her for along time as she slept so soundly with her head on my lap. I finally decided to let her be, because I had to tend to the needs of the other dogs. I'd left the door open when we went for our walk and when we returned, there Rudi was, standing by the garage, just as I'd hoped. As the day has continued, she has rallied to be with us another day. She ate part of her meal this evening. I can feel her spark dimming, but I marvel at her strength and determination to take in as many moments as she can.
I don't know what the week ahead will bring for Rudi. But for Todd it will be a busy one because he starts 'day care' on Monday. I hope he gets along with the 'other kids' and makes as good of friends with them as he did with the broom he dragged into the office this evening!