So, you probably know by now from You Tube and Social Media that we had an amazing holiday. I can’t tell you how warm and fuzzy it made me feel watching my little guy running around excited cause we were near some new grass and new sea water lol. There are lots of photos on my Facebook page if you want to see – beautiful scenery and we all had a ball.
The above pic just makes me smile every time I look at it – you may remember that hubby was against Watson being on the bed, and he has stuck to it quite rigidly. That was until the separation anxiety seemed to improve after I left the bedroom door open and came home to find him on the bed not nervous about being alone. We now leave the door open purposely – if he feels safe on the bed, we are happy. Now, the only thing is that I did leave a cream throw over the bed for him to lay on, but oh no, he wants to sleep where his Dad sleeps, be still my beating heart :0)
What also moved hubby along was that on holiday Watson was a bit of a cuddler and jumped up on the bed with us for a cuddle at nighttime and again in the morning. He hasn’t been like that since being home unfortunately but we live in hope.
The colitis situation is under control…..today. It seems to be a different story each day with it – on Tuesday we were celebrating a day of firm stools, but on Wednesday it all went wrong again. The slippery elm and psyllium husk help immensely but its hard to get the powder into him. Every time I thought I had a solution, Watson changed his mind – I mixed it in some yoghurt at lunchtime and he wolfed it down but by dinner time he wouldn’t touch it. He is currently eating it happily with a tablespoon of Country hunter duck & plum wet food, long may it last. We are also introducing a tiny bit of Wainwright puppy food which he seems to like and not only is it hypoallergenic but its for up to 18 months old.
The biggest issue over the past few days with Watson has been his anxiety – he is constantly barking at the window and we really aren’t sure what we can do to make him feel less anxious. I’ve got an adaptil diffuser in the house and I give him Maxxicalm. The other suggestion the trainer had was to only put his food down briefly and that’s certainly an area I can work on!
Well, my little guy is due back from his walker soon. Just before he left this morning, I leant down to tell him I loved him and he let out a big sigh which made me giggle. He makes me smile every single day :0)