We have our good days and our bad. Yesterday was awful so that this morning I woke up with a migraine. Anywho we, as a family, are trying to keep BeAnne going forward.
She won’t eat and so has her hepatic diet syringed down twice a day. It has become a huge battle and one that stresses me out probably more than her. She is actually quite good about it. We are getting into a routine now.
Daily we go out for a long walk in the hopes it will help BeAnne’s digstion/appletite and our mental state. Today Her Maj woke up bouncy and tail-waggingly happy so I took her onto the hill. She loved it, running like a normal dog everywhere. The Boyzens came too. The Girlzens stayed in their field.
I am a great believer that it is not the actual distance you cover on a dog walk but the fun the dog has so we all stopped and let BeAnne look for bunny rabbits and enjoy herself.
She sniffed a rabbit out – ever the hunter (just a rather hopeless one).
I sat on a peat hag and watched my wee dug doing what she loves most. I wanted her to get the most out of her fun.
She was so happy – an enthusiasm I haven’t seen for a while.
My peat hag.
I sat for a while watching her to and fro from each rabbit hole totally oblivious to the fact that the bunny was long gone!
But she was enjoying herself and that’s all that matters.
And the view was very good too.
After a good 20 minutes, BeAnne admitted defeat and went home. She even went for a bit of a dip – you only have to ask her if she wants to go “swimbig” (said in an adenoidal fashion) and she dives into any puddle.
We got home and Her Maj is tired now but I think a good sort of tired (and she also nipped upstairs and stole the cat food). Not ideal, I know, but according to the vet any food is better than no food and if she gets her head back into thinking she can eat, then I will go with that.
My heart is breaking watching BeAnne. I clutch at any straw. I feel awful syringing food down her but food is calories, antibiotics are going down and she is still with us. I look at her and wonder. We regularly have family conferences about her and at the moment we still keep going because if she is hunting and looking for bunny rabbits, she is still happy.