When we leave the house, it’s not unusual to see Lexie and Charlie push their noses against the front window as we pull away.
But lately, Charlie has startled us by sitting high atop the couch, intently looking out, waiting for us to come home. It’s as if he never left that position when we left and remains in the same perch when we return.
Yeah, yeah. We know this isn’t normal. I mean, some dogs do have magical powers and can hear their owners’ cars from miles away. But we’re pretty sure that’s not the case with Charlie.
So how do we know? I have evidence.
This all happened in a two-hour period. Of course, our guard was down because Charlie had been a model puppy for the last couple weeks. We were spoiled by his lack of aggressive chewing. But I think we can’t deny his doggy anxiety has reared its ugly head once again.
When we left, we did forget to fill his special purple KONG toy. But we were lulled into a comfort zone because he was on good behavior, and didn’t think a quick trip to a friend’s house would quickly turn wrong.
That’s what we get for trusting a puppy.
After a strong rebound from Lexie, she appears to be suffering a setback. While she’s been eating dog food again for several weeks, she stopped eating about three days ago. It appears her kidney disease is progressing, and at an elderly 14 years old, Lex is losing a bit of her spunk.
I’ve tried hand feeding her the special kidney diet dog food, her favorite holistic senior chunky food and even kibble. Sadly, I’ve had no luck. No amount of vitamin gravy or cheese sprinkles interest her.
So tonight I bought deli turkey and fed her a couple slices. I also gave her a deli flat (bread is one of her favorite treats). The good news is that she ate these up.
So for now, it looks like turkey sammys for Lex.
Once she loses her hunger for turkey, I know I’ll have bigger decisions on my plate.
Lexie’s Perfect Turkey Sandwich
Two slices turkey (any kind)
Two slices bread (any kind)
One slice of cheese (optional, but preferred)
Tear apart. Place in bowl. Let the nummy eating begin!
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