Our week ended with my office having our Christmas party at my personal favorite restaurant. It was a delicious meal, and a lot of fun! I work with a great group of people, even if they aren't all animal lovers.
Gus's week ended with a visit to his regular vet for a check up and to refill all of his medications and supplies. For several reasons, this past week wasn't a particular good week for him. Gus has lost about 5 pounds that he didn't have to lose in the six months that he's been with us. He's noticeably thin and both of his vets and I feel that it's a combination of two things -- One is loss of muscle, and the other is because he has a mass in his abdomen that we think is not allowing him to absorb needed nutrients from his food. Despite knowing that, it's still troubling to see his ribs even though he's fed twice as much as the other dogs.
~Gus stalking the lovely Ms. Yellow~
The trip to the vet is getting to be too much for Gus. I'm able to move him easy enough with the harness. But everything from the slippery floors in the office, his having to stand, walk, falling along with the jostling around, getting in and out of my van, really takes a toll on him. This time it left Gus almost totally immobile the next day. Thankfully after a good day of rest, he's rebounded and he is up and around.
Today Gus was feeling up to stalking the cat. He even stayed with me in the kitchen while I did some baking, and was my hopeful taste-tester.
I think it made up for the vet visit. I know it did for me.