Everyone’s dog is special. And so is mine! Yesterday Bubble died. He was three weeks short of his fourth birthday.
In late February he began to have epileptic seizures. Medication began and was readjusted during the following months. Yesterday morning at 2.30 am he threw a fit. Fortunately he landed from his chair onto the piano, so it woke me up! Over the next ten hours he had forty or so epileptic fits. Medication provided no relief. If you’ve never seen a dog have an epileptic fit, DON’T!
He died around midday. We buried him on the lawn where he loved to sit and watch the world go by!
Below are two pictures. One is of Bubble and his best friend, the cat. The other was taken a few hours before the first of his final series of seizures, sitting at the wide-open front door in the winter sun letting those of us in the house freeze!
I’d like to thank Gladys Styvenberg for initiating the weekly exercise class for us oldies. We had the first of the weekly sessions this morning, taken by Anita Bromich. Anita is wonderful. She understands that us oldies can’t exactly do star jumps at our age, but she takes us through exercising the bits of us that are still functional! Wonderful! I felt quite uplifted after the session was over, although a little puffed. It is going to do all of us good, and I have no doubt it will prolong our well-being and happiness.
Of course, it’s also the sense of community that such a thing instils. We’re all in the same boat together; all waving our arms in the air at the same time! And trying to keep in time to the music! In fact, I became a little giggly; it was so enjoyable as well as being healthy and challenging.
I’d also like to thank Mary Bradsbury for the wonderful chocolate cake she shared with all of us at the close of the session along with the cup of tea or coffee. And Colleen McCumiskey’s irresistible pastries! Colleen’s pastries are always popular at gatherings. I brought along some water chestnuts wrapped in bacon. They’re always a treat.
So thank you once again Gladys and Anita for settling us firmly on the road to a healthier community-driven lifestyle. Now to work out what nibbles to take next week.