I know I indicated I wouldn’t be back today, but I have to tell you how touched I am by one thing that is going on today.
First, let me take you back two years ago to mid October. China’s doggy momma, Mai Lin was dying, and for the final couple days of her life, she was barely responsive. China laid at her side, leaving only for short times when she stretched her legs or took care of her own needs. She was an attentive, caring buddy.
Today I have seen this replayed. China is not so unresponsive and her momma was, but she hasn’t moved from the couch all afternoon. Even when invited to go outside, she has looked at me and just laid her head back down. I’m guessing the kidneys are shutting down. I’ll carry her out in a while, but decided to not press it while it was raining. The rain has stopped now.
Joey has taken the role that China played in the above scenario. He has remained right beside her other than a couple trips outside and once when he got down and stretched really big, laid on the floor below her for about five minutes, then returned to her side.
I’m so touched that this newcomer to our family is so attentive to the grand old lady.