It has been snowing on and off today and we had a good pile last night too.
OH went into town so I held the fort at home. These days, with Jack being so doitin, someone has to be at home to keep an eye on him.
Last Saturday night it was raining with a northerly wind so OH let all the dogs out by the front door for their last pee/poo before bed. He noticed Jack heading off down the hill and went indoors for his wellies/coat/blinkie so he could go outside steer Jack home if needed. Jack will follow a light beam. When he got back, now fully prepared for the vile weather, there was no Jack. He had vanished. Shining the torch around, he caught a flash of white down by the burn which is approx 50 yards away down a very steep hill. OH sprinted down through thick mud and grabbed the mad ungrateful black gargoyle before he was lost forever. Jack could never have got back up the hill on his own.
It was a real shock to us all and Jack is not the same now. If he could be even more confused, he is. He walks round and round in circles all evening, sometimes take ages to settle. While he is almost continent, he can forget when he is indoors.
So what to do? Keep going or call it a day. The thing is Jack is not distressed and he is not in pain. We are distressed watching him but that is not the same at all.
Anyway, I took the dogs out for a walk in my fields to think about all of this (Jack had his short trundle later).
I didn’t reach a conclusion. I just don’t know. I should know and I don’t.
(sorry for long ramble)