Another thing I'm dealing with is the failing health of my dog, Teddy. He's the young one who had what we thought was mange, then it appeared his skin troubles were solved through a limited ingredient diet. I guess it wasn't solved. Some of his "hot spots" seem to be coming back as you can see in the photo.
|I'll try to get some better photos soon.|
I am hurting over this on so many levels. It would be really hard to watch him go down. I'm still trying desperately to erase the memories of Rudy's last weeks. I'm focusing on good memories so hopefully those the images will be the ones that first come into my head. Watching Teddy go down would be too much of a reminder of those painful days with Rudy.
Teddy is such a sweetheart. He's a very trusting, happy dog. Ok. Enough of that. It's not helping. Let me get to the better part of this post.
This afternoon, I went for a walk with the dogs. Teddy went along. He looks a bit spastic when he walks, but that didn't stop him. On our walk, he was dashing around here and there and even did a good bit of running. He was wagging his tail and looking quite happy despite his issues. There's a lesson there.
I guess I'll go on the journey with him and we'll BOTH try to be as happy as possible. He may have a brain tumor and go down rapidly. He may have something that is able to be contained with pills. I know better than to attempt any predictions. Teddy and I will do the best we can with what each day brings. And maybe we'll go for more walks.
UPDATE: Teddy doesn't have a tumor or anything so serious. It all seems to be allergy related (something outside). He's now on allergy medication and doing great!