Good thoughts for Piggy, AKA June
She's been wanting to spend her days alone, piled up in my bedroom. Just not enjoying life, and under stress when I make her interact with us. I have to put her on leash, and drag her out of the bedroom. After a few minutes, she starts panting, and is determined to go back to bed. If I don't let her, she starts trembling. Even walks, or shopping that she used to enjoy. She is done after 10-15 minutes, sometimes sooner. She has cut back on her food, and not as interested in treats. Once or twice a week, I will see glimpses of how she was in the past. Happy and rooing to me, but it's short lived.
What we know so far is all bloodwork is good. Hips, knees, elbows are good, so no signs of arthritis. Heart, and lungs sound good, and no fever.
The only thing the vet could find was a slight ear infection. Probably overkill on the treatment. But due to her mood, we went it. Packed her ear, taking oral bayrtil, and tramadol for pain. She is 8 year's old, and this is her first ear infection. I've had my fingers crossed, that it is the cause.
Still not much change in her though, and will do a vet recheck.
Last year when I talked to her breeder, he said they had to let her mom go. That she had become unhappy with life.
At the time, I didn't ask him any questions. I emailed him last week to ask what Journey was doing. It's pretty much exactly what June is doing.
I'm still hoping I can find the answers to help her.
Not all those who wander are lost.
Life is just a leap of faith.
Spread your arms and hold your breath and always trust your cape.
Two things define you. Your patience when you have nothing, and your attitude when you have everything.