I write with joy and gratitude to God in my heart tonight. Since Zack’s return to us on Saturday, 13th February, we, as a family have been rejoicing. He is not yet 100% well but he is looking better than he did a few days earlier when he gave us that huge scare. Our precious pooch is still not drinking as much as he should so we have resorted to devious methods to get liquids into him. We feed him broths and the Chinese porridge I know from childhood. We gave him some ice cubes today. And, when he is eating, I keep spooning water into his food bowl so that he laps it up thinking that he is only having broth and pasta or rice with meats. Unfortunately, once his taste buds have cottoned on that the broth no longer tastes like broth, he walks away!
Hubby and I have also resorted to hand feeding him to get him started on his meals sometimes. At other times, he is a little more eager to eat and will show this by nudging our arms as we are trying to cook or to make up his bowls of food. This is quite his usual behaviour before he came ill, so it is nice to see it happen again. Best of all, Zack likes our son’s cooking, and he is beginning to perk up again whenever our son conjures up all these wonderful smells from the kitchen.
We had been advised not to exercise Zack much whilst he is recuperating. This afternoon, being a lovely sunny day, Hubby suggested that we take him to the Lake for a short stroll. We went out late in the afternoon, and I think we must have walked between half a mile to a mile or so, but it was taken gently at Zack’s pace.
Lake Windermere is close to our house and, indeed, we have magnificent views of the Lake from our B&B, which is only a 5-7-minute walk from our guest house. I took two photos of Zack which I would like to share with you. He looks his usual bright self in them.
We are so happy that Zack seems to be recovering well. Now, if only he would drink as usual and eat as usual as soon as can be, we would be absolutely thrilled!
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