What every girl needs
GRIN # 291
I’ve been blogging about my olden Golden, Sister, and how she’s panting and pacing at night, wandering off during the day.
Wellll…..it turns out she’s not finding the Fountain of Youth or smelling deer or anything else.
I’ve been on the phone with the vet and it’s likely she’s suffering from some form of doggie dementia. In aging dogs, there’s a condition called Sundowners Syndrome, where dogs pant and pace and get agitated at night. It’s accompanied by wandering, memory loss, etc.
It’s not good news, but, fortunately, we can treat the symptoms. The vet is going to give Sister some anti-anxiety medicine to take at night so she (we) can sleep. And since she loves being outside (it’s the only thing that will calm her down when she’s agitated), Jerry and I figured we’d buy her a dog coat since she has no hair.
Which one do you think I’m keeping? You know me well enough by now to make a good educated guess.
So, Sister’s got a new coat and some good head meds. What more does a girl need?
Add a bottle of wine and it’s practically a girls’ weekend.