The last couple of nights it has been pretty cool. Kind of surprising that this time last week I was trying to keep this place cool with two window air conditioners. And now it’s cooling off at night at least.
See the hyacinth bean vine beginning to bloom. It blooms little lavender flowers, then the bright purple seed pods develop. If you save the pods after they dry, you will have seeds to plant next year.
Yesterday at Charlie’s land therapy they weren’t having much success with his exercises. Poor thing’s front legs shake so much because of his back and neck. They were trying to get him to use certain muscles on a blown up pillow they have. But he was having none of it.
So the two techs called the vet in the next room and asked her what to do. She said have mom step out of the room. See if he responds better. She felt Charlie thought I would rescue him from the exercises.
I stood out in the hall for a bit. Then they called me back in. They said he refused to do anything at all when I wasn’t there where he could see me, so would I please come back into the room.
My poor Charlie. His front legs have shaken when he stands for several years anyway. Now he’s got to use those front legs to help him with his back legs.
When he could get loose and a door to the room was open he’d run to the front door as if to say: “Okay Mom, I’ve had enough. Let’s go home now.”
I felt so sorry for him. But if he doesn’t use these muscles they will continue to atrophy. The discs in his neck and back are keeping him from really feeling the sensations in his legs. So they have to keep him up on his exercises to keep him mobile.
So hard when you watch your pets getting old and having such a tough time. Sometimes I just want to cry watching him try to do what he used to do so effortlessly.
I switched things up a bit on the living room wall behind the couch. I brought two paintings from the closet where they were stored and added them back to the wall.
And the round place mats with the wood flowers are no longer placed exactly even on each side of the quilt behind the couch.
It is nice and sunny out. Temps will rise and I’ll still have to water this evening.
I don’t open the windows due to allergies, so the air unit stays on until it’s switched over to heat.
Occasionally I will open the windows for an hour or so just to air the place out.
I think I might sort out a closet today. Maybe get out and go somewhere.