|Why did you wake me up?|
Harley likes to relax inside the trampoline net. It’s her favourite spot and now Dusty isn’t allowed to chase the neighbourhood cats away (temporarily) she goes in there to feel safe.
|I'm going back to sleep|
I caught her mid yawn for this one and it made me happier than I can say. How clean her teeth look. I’m feeling very hopeful that we’re keeping on top of whatever it is that caused the massive build-up of tartar on her teeth when she was just a year old and which began to build up again quite quickly after they were cleaned.
Our vet suspects calicivirus even though tests for that were negative (tests can produce a false negative). We knew that things could get a lot worse and she may end up losing all her teeth – or she could just get over whatever it is. I was also resigned to the fact she would need to have her teeth cleaned annually. But she hasn't needed a dental since that first time. I’m not being complacent though and will always keep a close eye on her.
I’m keeping her on dental food as she prefers it to anything else and I will always sprinkle Plaque off (thank you again, Pat) on her food. Plus she has an l-lysine chew every day – I don’t know if that helps, but it is full of stuff that is good for her. She’s put weight on too - not too much, but she’s a lovely solid cuddle nowadays.
When Dusty is having his little slow walks round the garden, she hides in the bushes, then runs at him, boxes his ears and runs off again. She can’t understand why he doesn’t chase her and he doesn’t understand why he’s not allowed to.
So spring is here. A little bird told me so. A ladybird that is. There were two, but the other one was hiding under a leaf. What a welcome sight.
Hope spring has come to you too!