Sweetheart HATES the puppy. She won't play with her and gives her dirty looks when she comes near her. Sweetheart is also terribly jealous if I play with the puppy. I was playing with Gracie yesterday and had a sense of some evil force :) and I look up and Sweetheart is shooting daggers at me from across the room (and continued to do so the whole time I was playing with Gracie).
Actually it is quite funny to me that Sweetheart is jealous. She has been used to being the center of the world for the past year that it must be kind of hard when a pretty young things horns in. :) At least Sweetheart hasn't been aggressive towards Gracie, she is content with giving me nasty looks and sometimes standing in between us and growling (which I don't allow of course).
Grace is heartworm negative but she had a pretty good load of hookworms (these will be taken care of with Trifexis) and her blood work came back that she is anemic. So it looks like I will be giving her Petinic twice a day for a month to build that blood back up. I had to do this with Sweetheart so I am used to it.
Gracie is a pure joy, which is not what I usually say about puppies. She is very sweet and loving and has pretty good house manners for a five month old pup. We fell asleep together 'spooning' on the couch last night. :) Lester said he didn't have the heart to put her in her crate when he went to bed because she looked so comfortable on the couch with me.
Monte had his yearly vetting this past week. Not such great news for him. He is in the first stages of kidney failure. Dr. Kolar is recommending we put him on a prescription diet in hopes of helping his kidneys. Monte is 10 and a half and is just a love. It hurts my heart that he is already showing his age so much. However, we will do whatever we need to to keep his quality of life high. We are lucky he is such a happy boy. I hope this food helps him. I will ask Dr. Kolar when he wants to do another blood test on Monte so that we can see if his kidney levels are holding steady or getting worse once he is on the prescription diet for a bit.
|My silly Monte. Isn't he just a doll?|