My day off work is spent catching up. It included the holistic vet coming and seeing Gus. We're both happy with how he's doing. He's been with us for just shy of 10 months now, a milestone considering there were some who never thought we'd see one month. I've decided that each day with Gus is a milestone, and we're grateful for these "days of grace" with him. Despite eating twice as much as the other dogs, Gus is noticeably thinner than he has ever been because of the loss of muscle mass. He has increasingly more difficulty getting around than before, and needs us to help him more. A symptom that the degenerative myleopathy (DM) is progressing. But Gus keeps trying and there is no doubt he's just as happy as he was the first day he came to us. That's all that matters.