May your tail wag, your belly be full, and may you have a forever family to rub your tummy and scratch behind your ears. --------- the collies' blessing to other dogs
Thursday, October 4, 2012
Silent nights, that has been what nights have been around our home. Dog Dad has even caught Essex sleeping at the foot of the bed several times. Dad isn't snoring a lot at night. He has a lot more energy during the day and doesn't seem to be dragging when he gets home. Both the yard and the house are getting cleaned up. He plays with us more too. He has lost weight, we can tell because he has went down five notches on his belt. His knees hurt less and our morning walks are quicker.
Sherman and Essex Chilling Out
Was it a magic dog biscut that caused this to happen. No, it is the result of him using "the mask" and the CPAP machine. The CPAP prevents the snoring and Dad doesn't stop breathing during the night. It has made a world of difference. Being tested for the allergies helped, because Dog Dad found out about a dastardly dust mite allergy. His kennel room where he sleeps has been made less friendly to those little beasties. Eating better and losing weight has helped too.
Maybe both of us will see the more energetic Dog Dad that Essex remembers as a puppy. Except this one will be a grayer. BOL. As for our weather, we have been getting plenty of rain. It hasn't interfered to often with the Dog Park, but the grass is growing.
Essex and Sherman are aunt and great nephew. Essex is a friendly, but reserved female tri-color. Sherman is a brave happy outgoing male sable & white. Deacon is a our dog angel that watches over our pack. He crossed the bridge before his fifth barkday.