Speck is so much better today. Whether it was the laser treatment yesterday or some of the soreness from Tuesday’s injury has dissipated, I do not know but I’m so happy he’s better. I was able to pick him up this morning without him squealing in pain if I touched his leg/shoulder and if you didn’t already know he was limping a bit, you wouldn’t even notice.
Today is the first day he’s wanted to come downstairs with me in the whole time we’ve been here. A couple of days he acted like he wanted to come down and I brought him down but he whined til I took him back up. I guess he was familiar with the area up there and felt out of his comfort zone in the basement but he’s fine down here today. Maybe it’s the drugs! 🙂
All day he will follow the sun. As the sun moves, he moves. When he ends up off his pillow, I’ll move his pillow for him.
In MO, we had a gate at the bottom of the stairs. He knew not to go up or down the stairs but if we were downstairs and the door bell rang, he’d go tearing up the stairs so we put the gate at the bottom. Here, the stairs are wood (not carpeted) and the opening for the stairs is right next to the opening for the hallway and I was afraid I’d be not paying attention and turn into the stairwell instead of the hall so we have the gate at the top of the stairs but had to get another gate to keep Speck in sewing room. He has free run of the sewing and quilting rooms but I didn’t want to close the door to the sewing room and stop what little air flow we have so, another gate is in that doorway.
Sadly for Speck, my computer is in the family room, just outside this door but nonetheless, when I’m using the computer, he’s on one side of the gate and I’m on the other side. The bottom of the stairs is open completely so there’s no safe way to block it off, plus we have to leave the door open to the furnace room since there are no return air ducts here and I don’t want him wondering around and snooping and eating what he might find in that room.
He doesn’t like it one bit when he gets left . . even if I’m just inches away! But, it’s so good to have him even wanting to be down here with me. That means he’s feeling much better.