Miss Nani-Girl has been having a tough time at life lately. Her blindness has gotten her down-her personality before SARDS would be described as spunky, active and curious. The spunk has left her and it’s been replaced with fear.
The only time I observe excitement in her is when she gets a morning treat (her breakfast). Rarely will I see her get a toy and bring it to me now, but we still try to engage her other senses. Recently I got her some clothing because Josh and I noticed that she shivers throughout the day like she’s always cold. This is something she’s never really done before.
Here’s my Nani-Girl who needs a good shave, but I’m hesitant to use the buzzer on her. I’m sure she’ll wonder what is trying attack her-a huge Bee? Poor doggy-but I’ll probably shave her this afternoon when Josh is home so he can hold her.
For a time the couch was off limits for the dogs-Sky still is banned from the couch but we find her hair on the couch when we return from an outing without the dogs. Also, I’ve caught her jumping on there in the middle of day, but she knows she’s not allowed when Josh is home.
Nani-Girl is now allowed on the couch because she usually tucks herself under the blanket we keep on the couch. Ever since going blind I find her walking all over me then settling on my lap, putting her ear against my heart and falling asleep.
It’s very sweet-I wish she’d curl up next to Sky sometimes, but Sky thinks it’s out of ordinary because most times when Nani-Girl wasn’t blind, she’d growl at Sky to keep away from her. No touching!
|Josh watching t.v. after work, and Nani-Girl trying to stay warm next to him.|
Today, I decided Nani-Girl should go on a real walk like she used to before she had SARDS.
|She’s perky in the morning! I usually put her in red, but this outfit was cheap-pink, but cheap.|
|Sky is ready to go outside.|
Since I have lots of time at home these days, I have taught Nani-Girl a routine of some sort. Now she knows her morning routine very well. I’ll tell her it’s time to go outside and she’ll come to the edge of the bed and hesitate a bit. I will sit on the bed and tap my lap and say “up, up” (Josh taught her that command when she went blind)-when I say “up,up” she will walk onto my lap and I will pick her up, holding her close so she won’t panic.
|Neighbor’s dog-cute right?! He’s so sweet too!|
|Scraggly-she needs a haircut|
|Sky so happy after her treat!|
|Nani ready for her morning nap|