The Memorial Day weekends rolls to a close here in my corner of the world. The official beginning of summer. Right on cue the breeze died down and it got sticky. But we've had perfect weather and I had a perfect chance to get caught up and get my equilibrium back from last weeks events.
For the third year, my town had an all-American Mayfest. It was a well planned and well attended event that reminds me of why I love the small town that I live in. Every local business, club and even the person who makes best barbecue in the county were there.
Everyone of all ages were part of the fun!
But back at home, Gus has settled in very nicely! I think the lowering of his medication (gabapentin) has made a difference. You'll recall that he couldn't walk at all on Friday. But each day this past weekend we've seen improvement.
Today he's up and around and trying to follow us from room to room. He looses his balance very easily, and that isn't going to change. But it looks like that at least for now, he has some equilibrium too. I don't know how quickly degenerative myelopathy progresses, there is no treatment for it. The vets have said that they think that Gus may have six months to a year. We'll see. Vets have been proven wrong more times than we can all count, and for Gus it will be taking each day as it comes.
Our dogs like Gus well enough. On Saturday I watched Cricket several times steal little sniffs of him when she thought he may not be looking.
She has also settled in really nicely, and she wins the award from us as being the 'cutest' dog we've ever fostered. However like Annie, because of the kidney disease, she has her days that she feels better than others and doesn't want to eat. And just as we do with Annie, I use cheap dog food, cat food, anything that I think will entice them to want to eat. So far, she's falling for most of those tricks, and I'm glad about that.
I hope you've had a good weekend too! I'm sorry I've not visited your blogs, and hope you understand why I haven't. I've really missed catching up with you and I am really looking forward to seeing what I've missed in your world!