Sadness has entered my heart these past weeks for I have noticed a marked change in Heidi's health. She had a round of antibiotics for a UTI, but appears to be intermittently wetting herself...this is not really the main problem. What alerted me to a possible more serious issue was a sudden limp from her right back leg...which at first I though could be down to a prickle, however she has started to cave in suddenly if she tries to trundle along with one of her doggie friends. That and if alone she would really rather not go for a walk. Just across the road for a wee and quick sniff around then stop and look at me as if to say 'not today Mum'. One thing that has not diminished is her appetite...so if she's not suffering hopefully she will be here for a while yet, albeit staying closer to the warmth of the Aga. I cannot be upset too much, for she is nearly 10, and in Newfie terms 8 to 10 years is the life expetency. Well I can be upset, but know that there is not much apart from love and care that I can or wish to give her. Life does have to have a certain quality about it to be worth it. I would not put her through any surgery at her stage of life, though she posesses quite a chunk of my heart.
Treats are unlimited though, as are kind words and cuddles. I hope she knows just how much she is loved.
Spring has really been rather an elusive beast around these parts...though I have spied all the signs such as primroses.
Daily we are watching the news as of course we all are. I can foresee many difficult times ahead, as a care worker I know I shall be in the front line caring for some very vulnerable people. Today is being spent at home, doing a little housework and a jigsaw...much needed downtime.
Blessings J. x