Things have been so busy this year that I have had to start scheduling time off so I can attend to my own business and have special time with Izzy.
Today, we started the day at the vet for a full health check. We are awaiting some urinalysis to double-check on Izzy’s kidney function but her vet notes tell me that she’s in good shape for a 12 1/2 year old greyhound:
- Her musculature is ‘reasonable’ despite her arthritic wrists (carpi).
- She has mild dental wear ‘but otherwise great oral health for age.’
Then, we met our friends Marie and Ben for a late breakfast.
And then, it was time for me to drop Izzy home for a rest. I always leave Izzy with an activity of some type; today was a food toy:
Izzy is a priority for me and it’s very important that we have quality time together; you make time for the ones that you love.
Kathleen Crisley, Fear-Free certified professional and specialist in dog massage, rehabilitation and nutrition/food therapy, The Balanced Dog, Christchurch, New Zealand