Monday, January 25, 2010
Lucy is getting slower everyday but insist on going for the daily walk we take our other dog Phred. We decided to do a shorter walk today. Lucy was very slow after the first couple of houses. My son, Frank is walking Phred now and keeps having to stop and wait for us to keep up with them. Only problem is Lucy . I worry when we walk because she is walking so slow but her breathing is heavy like she has ran a mile (she use to love to run and walk fast).
We got to house next store and she sat her butt down on the grass right next to our driveway. She wasn't going to move, so I told her is was only a little bit to the front door and pointed (don't know how far she can see anymore because of the diabetes) but she got up slowly and walked to the front steps (2). I had to go to the trash cans to throw the doody bags away and she waited for me. I walked up the front stoop and sat on the bench, "I told her I couldn't lift her up those steps", (she weights 70 pounds or so and I have a metal plate in my neck, so no that wasn't going to happen). She took them slow but made it.
I don't know if I am doing the right thing taking her out with the other dog but she knows when it is getting close to the time we take walks and tells us she wants to go by barking and getting excited. The only thing is she is so tired when she gets back.
Oh well my husband says she will let me know when she doesn't want to go anymore or when the time is ready for her to go to sleep.