I think autumn is really here. I got up in the dark this morning at 6:30. The pouring rain probably made it seem darker, but I was really careful heading out to the shower. By 7AM Poosa and I were at Fair Isle Animal Clinic for her ultrasound. That went fairly well. Her pancreas is fine now and so are her lymph nodes so that is great. She still has moderate IBS, but if she manages to avoid any major flare-ups, she won’t need another ultrasound for six months! We were back home at 8AM at which time I fed everyone and had my sauna/hot-tub time. Then I wrote a book review as I waited for the lady from Companion Animal Solutions. She is very nice and extremely knowledgeable and she worked with me and my dogs for 2 1/2 hours. I learned a lot, and she really feels that she can help Oliver to be less anxious. She also said that if he’d ever wanted to bite either of the other dogs, he would have. His few aggressive ‘attacks’ were a lot of noise, and terrifying to me, but in reality, not that serious. But we do want him to feel more confident and comfortable. I’m learning massage techniques for him that will release more serotonin so that his fight/flight instincts aren’t as dominant. Oliver and I are going to do some follow-up appointments with her. I had just one student to tutor today after two cancellations. One student was sick and another had a sick child. That allowed me some ‘down time’ and I used it to work on my puzzle.
for one dog
the third dog sleeps