Cory is getting close to his 13th birthday, and has some pain issues relating to arthritis and joint inflammation. We have tried a few different prescriptions, the most recent being Rimadyl. We have an appointment to see Cory’s vet this coming Monday to see what his other options might be, because the Rimadyl isn’t giving the relief he needs and is causing him nausea. He still has spunk and energy and wants us to play with him every evening when we get home. If any of you have any tips to pass along, Cory would be very grateful.
Cory and I have many traditions together, but one I really look forward to is our Christmas Eve night walk. Every Christmas Eve for the last several years, around midnight, we walk to Arbor Heights Elementary, which is where I went to school from Kindergarten through 5th grade. Of course, we all have fond memories of our childhood, and going back to the huge playground there always brings back great memories for me and Cory.
A couple years ago, it snowed heavily on Christmas Eve, and Cory and I had a blast trudging through the snow, which was so deep that Cory had to bounce his way through it, up to his belly in snow.
Before we turn around and head home, we love to sit atop the hill and absorb the peacefulness all around with the Christmas lights, silence, and the moonlight.
What are some of your favorite traditions with your dog? I’d like to hear about them!
Wow, what a beautiful day! I really love living in Seattle. Sometimes, when the door to the deck is open, I love to lay outside in the sun. Did you that my full name is actually Columbia’s Shining Son?
“The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, not to worry about the future, or not to anticipate troubles, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly” — Buddha (after incarnating from his previous life as a dog…)
I would love to share what we can do to make our dogs more comfortable as they age. Cory loves to get up on our bed in the morning so he can get his hugs and sleep by us while we read the newspaper. Over the past few months his body won’t let him jump up or down, so we invested in a sturdy but portable set of carpeted stairs which we set at the foot of the bed. Cory was afraid to use it at first, until I put him on his leash. For some reason he goes up and down without hesitation as long as I have it attached. We would hate to miss out on those mornings with Cory next to us, and I am very pleased with the steps we bought. Please share your tips with us!
I just helped Cory set up his Youtube account. You can click the button over in the right sidebar to subscribe to Cory’s channel, which he says he would really appreciate! Here’s his first video on his new Youtube channel. It’s a shout-out to all his fans.
Hey all, just wanted to say hi real quick. Sandy and Jay are on vacation for a week, so Cory and I are holding down the fort until they get back. I went home to feed Cory and play with him tonight and he seemed more energetic than usual! We went for a walk and talked about life, and it was a great time. I’m feeling a little under the weather though, so I’ll stop here and update more soon.
By the way, Sandy brought her laptop with her on vacation and is hard at work continuing to write Cory’s Story!