His arrival has not been without its dramas and already he’s had two visits to the vet. On Wednesday evening, he wouldn’t eat or drink anything and was sick about seven times. By 10pm he seemed very poorly, lethargic and shaking. We were advised to take him to the vet who tested him for just about everything and said he had gastro enteritis. After three shots (he was very brave and hardly whimpered) he slept all night. We took him to our own vet in the morning who confirmed the diagnosis and gave us some kaolin paste to mix with his food. We later learned from our guide dog supervisor that his sister was poorly with the same thing, so he must have been feeling pretty ill when he arrived.
He’s very bright and works out things really fast – and don’t I sound like a proud mama 🙂 He seems to like all his toys and has taken a liking to my red painted toenails (boy are those tiny teeth sharp) and my Birkenstock sandals. We’re working on the toilet issues having had plenty of ‘accidents’ and he’s doing very well with his crate training. Last night he cried a bit when we put him down for the night. I steeled myself not to go down but AJ couldn’t bear it and caved. Of course, all he wanted to do was play, so I think (hope) we’ve got his measure.
AJ and I are both agreed that despite feeling happily exhausted, this little guy has brought us such joy already. We’re loving every moment of having him in our lives and are hoping the year doesn’t go by too fast.