Gypsy and Evee are getting a little more comfortable with each other. Every day, it’s a little better.
It doesn’t help that when Evee first came on the scene, Gypsy was really starting to hurt from her bad arthritic knees and that creepy skin problem. Just made for a grumpy old lady.
But I’m so happy to report that she’s doing a bit better. The glucosemine is really helping her overall joint issues, you can tell. She’s moving a little better now. Still like a 98 year old gal, but hey, she can still get on the couch and up and down the stairs, so that’s something.
And it took a while but we have found a shampoo and a spray that is working on her skin issue and I’m glad to report she is growing back her hair in the bad spots!!! Yeah! Her face and ears and feet are still a little scabby, but every day is better. Most of the areas on her body are now clean skin and growing hair.
Took her to the vet last week and we got the good news that we think we’re turning a corner on the skin issues. Still a little concerned as to WHY they are issues in the first place, and unfortunately, it’s probably systemic, meaning that her systems are weakening and well, with her advanced age, that is just something we have to deal with. She’s already 3 years, almost 4 years now, past her breed’s average of 10 years! She’ll be 14 in February. She’s a credit to her fine breeder and she’s been a super healthy girl up until the last 6 months or so.
I’m just glad that she’s around to train Evee how to be even half as great a dog as Gypsy is. And I love to see them bonding and trusting each other. It’s so cute to hear them when we leave the house, they both start howling this sad and mournful wolf dog howl… first it’s Gypsy and then a moment later you hear little Evee strike up the chorus! It’s rare that we all leave at the same time, so it’s always cute to hear them protest being left behind!!!Pin It