After multiple blood and urine tests, we found an arthritis medication that D'Art can manage. It's so great to see that extra pep in his step again. When he sees the leashes come out he does what I like to call 'bunny hops' over to the door. Even though I know he'll walk slower than everyone else, his joy is irresistible! But you know how life is, one thing checked-off and another takes its place. So, today, D'Art goes in for surgery to have an rather ugly looking mast cell tumor removed. For the last week he's been on antibiotics to keep the obvious infection around that area down. It will be good to have it removed, but I'm always a worrier when one of the dogs goes in for surgery - especially a senior.
Teddy is doing well. He and Luna look forward to their daily walk together and although it is seemingly raining all the time, that doesn't stop him from going outside to the yard and having some 'Teddy time'. He seems to need that everyday. Without it, he gets out of sorts.
Luna is well too. Her world revolves around Teddy. If Teddy has been in his crate with the door closed and she hears me opening it, she'll come racing from wherever she was to be the first to greet him. She LOVES him. He acts like a confident teenage heartthrob who knows the crowd will follow him everywhere and acts pretty cool about the whole thing, but deep down under all that fur...he loves her too.
Recently, I was so very lucky to be gifted a portrait of Luna to add to my family wall. Painted by my talented friend Aura. She has an amazing gift and always perfectly captures the poodles' personalities in each of the three portraits she has gifted me. I consider myself very lucky and highly recommend that you consider her if you too would like a portrait of your family member.
|D'Art, Luna and Teddy portraits|
That's all for now. We're off to the vet soon....