Friday, April 06, 2018
Cooper is done with winter I think... he and I were short on miles (compared to our usual 8-10 miles per day) in January, February, and March... and I think he was starting to get a little stir crazy. He doesn’t play with toys or even rough house with me very often, but he loves to walk and run outside. The past week he has been indicating he wants to go out almost every 2 hours... not to “do his business”, but to walk and sniff. He doesn’t seem to care if it’s 14 degrees or 45 degrees... either are fine with him (as long as it’s not raining!)... and he’d kinda like to just stay outside. I, of course, get cold and tired and insist we go inside (whereupon he crashes into bed and starts snoring, lol)...
I don’t mind his renewed interest in walking longer distances at all. Even my solo jaunts had started getting shorter on average than this time last year. I think part of it could be the lupus, but most of it was just a decreased desire for dealing with the cold and snow. I do it, I just don’t like it... and I let it affect my choices.
As the days get longer, and warmer Cooper will undoubtedly want to take longer walks, so he might get up to 10 miles a day again... until the summer heat slows him down. (Little dog has a small and specific temperature range he enjoys)
I have been experiencing some hypoglycemic episodes (again) recently... and Cooper has been sticking pretty close to me. I don’t know if he’s picking up on my anxiety, or can sense something physically wrong, but it’s really comforting to have him curled up next to me in the recliner, with his chin on my thigh.