Easterly winds helped keep temperatures subdued yesterday, and it was actually feeling a little cool despite the humidity. Right now it's relatively quiet on the weather front, but wet times are ahead to close our week.
~Cricket, waking up from a little nap~
Cricket has settled in really nicely this week and is getting along well with the other dogs. During the day, Cricket is alert and will come to us for attention, and will nap in the office with the other dogs. Yesterday when I arrived home from work she stood at the fence with the other dogs and barked. All of this a contrast to her behavior by late evening when she wanders around the house and seems not quite sure of where she's supposed to be. At those times I've been putting her to bed in her crate and she'll sleep soundly until around 5. Today we're off to the vet, and I'll ask about it; I do think it isn't uncommon for a gal of her respectable age of 16.
While Cricket has been settling in, I've been noticing a few changes with our boy Shadow. He is panting heavily even when at rest. I've gone through the check list starting with his color that looks good, even after activity, appetite is good ... But he's not himself. I thought it may be pain from his arthritis, so I gave him pain-medication, but there's been no change. I've no idea what it could be. But tomorrow when his vet returns to work, I'll take him in to see her. I hope you'll send some good vibes for this most gentle boy that joined our household about 7 short months ago.