Sunday, October 14, 2012
A QUIK PUPDATE ON THE DIVA SHASTA
Sorry this is late, no real excuse - Shasta is doing better. In fact at times it seems like she improves by the hour We did go to the vet Saturday morning - he checked her reflexes then gently pressed along her spine - reflexes some improved and no spinal pain. I almost felt silly taking her in altho there are a few times she still exhibits behavior that is very un-Shata like. my sister was able to pick up on that when she picked us up at the vet's. Shasta is moving - walking and trotting - more voluntarily and even slowly taking the two steps down from my deck. Friday morning before I left for work, I had to go hunt her down in the backyard to bring her in - a little while ago when she and Shiloh were both out back - when I opened the door to get them in, BOTH Shiloh'n Shasta were there at the door waiting to come in. So, making sure I keep her warm, lots of rest and a little anti-inflammatory meds, are doing wonders. One time yesterday, when Shasta was laying on her bed, she must have heard something outside - she got up, started her Beagle howl and trotted over to the window with her tail straight up, eventually wagging it. Just Friday nite, when I was getting their dinner in the kitchen - she stayed laying down in the living room while Shiloh was eagerly watching me - last nite when I was in the kitchen fixing their dinner, I had four eyes intently waiting for a crumb to hit the floor. When I was sitting on the floor in front of the tv, she walked over to sit with me. Now when I let her outside, she trots across the deck to go down the steps. At this rate, she will be back to her usual self in no time. Now I just NEED to watch her so she doesn't overdue - easier said then done.