So I was bummed to have to take Miles to the vet tonight. He had his follow up visit to evaluate the arthritis meds he's on. He's doing okay. He's mobile enough, but I hate to see his little legs tremble. Just the thought of his mortality makes me sick. So although my vet is talking to me about arthritis, I couldn't help but get a little choked up thinking about 'is this the beginning of the end'?
I was checking out and a young guy walked up to me. I thought he was going to ask what breed Miles was (since I get that constantly), but instead, he proceeds to tell me he has a nine month old tri-color female from a breeder in Waterford, VA. He said "she's crazy (energy)- any tips?" hahah… All I could do was laugh. Oh, what he's got in store for him!! I wish I could have a puppy again!! I love looking back at all our stories over the years. I gave him lots of advice: exercise, routine, rapport over discipline(spankings), etc... I also referred him to BRAT and to our forum. I hope he'll join.
I went and bought some more treats - ones that have glucosamine in them and when I was ringing up, another guy smiled at me and he said, "Man, I used to have a basenji and it's been a really long time since I've seen one." You could tell he was replaying memories in his head as he smiled and gazed at Miles. So although it was a rough night for me, I think overall it was good.