Those little signs I don’t want to notice.
I’m noticing them more and more now days, those signs that tells me that my boys are getting old and I don’t like that. They tend to sleep more during the day, don’t play as much as they used to and Hector has had osteoarthritis for quite some time now. He has a great medicine that he takes every day but it is s strong one and the kidneys will get damaged by it in the long run, but so far so good. Osteoarthritis is common in big old dogs and Orvar has been lucky so far.
But I think he’s gotten it now. I can see it when he walks, he used to bounce along the roads and he and his brother is still walking ahead of me without problems, but I can still see that his legs are a bit stiff. He also likes to lay down when ever he knows I’ll stop to talk to neighbors for a while. He has started to sort of hmmm when he lays down, I guess his body hurts a bit so I better call the vet to see if he too should take that medicine.
But as I said, they still run ahead when ever we’re out walking and they love to go out on long walks even if they do sleep much longer after we’ve come home again🙂, Hector still jumps over the gate when we’re coming home after a walk and they do still play a lot, but the signs are there and they still sneak awy to the neighbors when they think I won’t notice it🙂🙂 :-) I know and hope we still will have a couple of years left, both their mother, old Erna and their grandmother, old Viran became 13,5 years old and my boys are only 8,5 so far.
We walked down to the creek this morning and I did find a track that I really can’t figure out what it is. It is around 13cm (5 inches) wide and it can’t have been older that a couple of hours. My guess would have been badger if it wasn’t that big. I have manipulated the photograph somewhat so that the foot print has become a bit easier to see. It is made in moist sand so it hasn’t changed much when the animal moved. Do anyone have any clue to what it might be? I know we don’t have exactly the same animals in our different neighborhoods, but we have similar🙂
I’m not going to the sales this week. I hate crazy shoppers and they never have whet they showed in their ads anyway, for some reason those items always are sold out within minutes🙂 So I bought myself a tv on the internet instead🙂 I read the technological specifications but to be honest, for me it could just as well have been written in chinese🙂🙂 I didn’t understand a thing🙂🙂 What I like about this web business is that I didn’t have to write down my bank card number, I’ll just pay the tv when I get it at the post office🙂 It is time for a pot of tea and a sandwich or two now.