Well Shadow’s heart is not in too bad shape, but she does need to start on medication to make sure it doesn’t get worse. Mum says, she’s a little dog with a big heart, but I think that’s a different thing altogether. The good news is that what is wrong is just a question of her aging and there is no sign of her having had any hidden problem that wasn’t an issue before. She will have to have annual check-ups now as long as it doesn’t change. The vet has told Mum to check Shadow’s resting breathing rate every couple of weeks. What the vet didn’t say is how you make Shadow rest! She does rather bounce her way through life.
Hard on me
Mum is being hard on me. I can see her point, but she’s making me stay in bed in the morning and trying to break my habit of getting up quite so soon. I’m not stupid, I can tell she’s awake even though she is lying very still. The words, ‘Wilma, bed!’ are a bit of a giveaway too. Yesterday she made me wait until 5.35am to get up. I had tried at 4.20am but she wasn’t having any of it. I’ve lost my ally. While Alfie was getting up when I started to move around, Mum didn’t have much choice in the matter. Now his medication has been increased he still wants to sleep at that time. It’s so much harder for me to argue my case when it’s only for me and Mum knows it’s not because I need the loo. I may have to give in on this one, but I’m not going down without a fight!
Out and about
Alfie is really enjoying going out and about with Mum. I’d like to be going too, but he doesn’t want to share the crate and Mum says she doesn’t trust me to sit in the car for any length of time. I think she’s worried I might find a way to start the engine and drive off. Honestly, is there no trust in this house?
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