I enjoyed a beautiful sunrise from the road this morning as I was taking Sandy to an 8 o'clock vet appointment. He's doing really well, but we're still trying to find the right dose of thyroid medication for him. Since Sandy arrived here in late June, he's lost over 20 pounds (9 kg), which is a little more than he needs to, so that indicates that the dose will need to be adjusted again. Also on the agenda for Sandy was an eye pressure check because the 3 eye medications he is given for his glaucoma sometimes don't continue to work. Fortunately, this has yet to be the case for Sandy and the pressure was again normal.
A blind dog never rushes to where they are going and Sandy's pace caused me to slow down too. We took our time so that he could take in every smell, and he would stop as the texture of whatever we were walking on changed. I then decided to take Sandy to the shop where I buy dog-food where he managed to find the treats. I enjoyed my time with Sandy and I could tell that he enjoyed the little trip and attention he got from everyone.
We were back home by 11 o'clock. And after some time outside with all of the dogs, we have settled into a quiet day at home.
Todd has spent most of his day outside, waiting for his next adventure to begin. He doesn't have to wait long. There's always something for him to watch, chase or bark at; blowing leaves, a bird overhead, a noise from the woods, a deer wandering through our yard--He's a Scottie after all and that's just what he does.