Anyone who lives with older dogs understands the senior scare tactics – the health issues that pop up and frighten the humans. Yesterday was Q’s turn.
Those of you who have been following us for a while probably remember Kiska’s frightening moment last fall. Without any warning, she collapsed in the yard and couldn’t get up. Hu-Dad had to carry her to the house and sleep on the floor with her through a rough night. Ten months later, and she continues to do well.
Yesterday was Qannik’s turn. He was struggling to walk and collapsed slowly to the deck. Hu-Dad helped him get comfortable. The Q went to sleep and didn’t move for hours. About five minutes before dinner time, Q stood, walked over to his feeding area, and waited on dinner. Once served, he ate every morsel and wandered out to the yard to do his business like nothing had happened earlier.
We have a vet appointment first thing this morning to check him out (and we all know time with seniors is precious every day), but at least the day ended better than we had feared.