It’s a new year. Lots of good things to look forward to in terms of personal growth and development.
And yet, there are trials, too.
Bear is still not completely sound. The right hind continues to be problematic. Kind of like me with my stiff right hip that gradually loosens as I stretch and use it, he’s a bit wobbly in the trot when we get started but gradually pulls through. Early last week it was much better. Then later in the week it was worse.
I just don’t get it.
Stefan says to get a proper diagnosis. No more guess work. We need to know exactly what we’re dealing with. And he’s right, of course.
Yes, the chiropractic helps. Yes, the massages help. Yes, the dental work made a difference. But obviously something else is going on that we need to fathom.
It’s not that Bear’s in a great deal of pain. If he was he wouldn’t be so willing to work. As I mentioned in my last post he’s all soft-eyed and floppy-eared in the going; attentive and willing to put his best foot forward. He wants to work, it’s just that for some reason he’s struggling right now.
So, this week more consultations with the vet.
Since it’s -12C with -20C windchill for most of the week he’ll be getting lots of time off. Perhaps that’s the answer. I don’t know.
Still, one way or the other we’ll find out what’s going on. In the meantime I’ll just keep my heart and mind open and take each day as it comes.
Spoil the boy rotten with carrots, of course, and with those mini peppermint candy canes he took such a shine to over Christmas. In moderation … of course.
I guess a trip to the bulk store is in order. 😉
Nurture what you love …
©Dorothy Chiotti … Aimwell CreativeWorks 2015