Sunday, December 20, 2015
While The Human Is Away
Sam;s badge by Zoolatry.
Jan: Many thanks to Ann of Zoolatry for the lovely graphic of Sam and to all who have visited, left a comment, or sent an email since we posted Thursday on Sam's health issues: (Body here, personality missing.) I can't get around to visiting all of you to leave a comment, so I started to reply to those commenters I have an email address for, then thought better of it since I don't want Google to shut my email down thinking I'm spa--ing. But everything has been appreciated.
Sam is sleeping for a few hours at a time now and then pacing at least two hours before sliding to the floor wherever he is. The weather has turned cold again so I have to lift him to his feet to walk him to his bed, lift him onto it, and maneuver him down, then position his legs so he can be comfortable. When he is up and wandering, I have to keep an eye on him as he gets himself into tight places and could get hurt. Or yank out the computer cords, or blow up the house (gas space heaters), or ... the list is endless.
He has moved furniture, including a bureau and a bookcase, gotten his head stuck between "floors" of the cat tree, tried to burn his nose on a hot heater, and worn me out from extricating him from places it isn't possible for such a big dog to be.
After he got "tangled" in Marcus's crate the other night, I was surprised to see he again wandered into it by accident on Saturday. This time he walked straight in, waited, then u-turned to his left without falling over, and walked out of the crate. I was thrilled. But then he went to the corner outside the bathroom and stood there so long I backed him up and turned him around.
Sam has not made a sound since he had the seizure on the 5th. Not a bark or a whimper. One really weird observation. A dog's whiskers are sensors. They have a purpose, one being to help him to not bump into things. I noticed several days ago Sam's whiskers are gone. I can't imagine what happened to them.
He is keeping me busy! And now the crew can have their blog back.
BUDDY: Okay, guys, she's going to shut the computer down soon, so we have to hurry.
MICAH: I didn't think she would ever stop talking.
CYNDI: Who gave her permission to take over our blog?
PERCY: Uh ... I think I did.
MERCI: Why would you do that?
PERCY: Because she asked if we would mind if she said a few words and I said okay.
RUSTY: Were you drinking? You know when it comes to words she can't count!
CYNDI: That's okay this time. It was for our Sam.
MARCUS: We can all use a good laugh and we figure you can too, so we hope you will enjoy our Sunday Smile for today.
MERCI: This is what Susie the Beagle does when her human is not home.
MICAH: What do you dogs - or cats - do while your human is away from home?
If the video doesn't play, click here.
We didn't have a chance to do an actual selfie for today. We hope it is okay to let Zoolatry's picture of Sam stand-in for one today.
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