For the second time this year, we reached a milestone with Annie. The first one was her 15th (!!!) birthday in January, and the second was that as of yesterday, Annie has been with us for two years now. Reaching these two anniversaries hasn't been easy for Annie because of her health. As you know, she was diagnosed shortly after she came to us with liver and kidney damage from un-monitored long term use of a medication (rimadyl). But despite being in renal failure, the test results from a vet-visit this past Saturday indicate that for now, there are a few slight changes, but everything appears stable.
~Annie and CarrieAnne~
Over the past couple of months, (understandably) Annie has really slowed down. She has good days and some not so good days. And there are days where Annie will eat both meals eagerly, then have days like today when finding something to tempt her to get her to eat is a challenge. Annie is also having some weakness in her back legs, and I sometimes have to help her stand-up and steady her on her feet. But, it's all okay because she seems happy and so we just take each day as it comes and let Annie set the pace as I have set a goal for a third milestone.