Taiko has issues with arthritis forming and a almost ground away front elbow, not to mention the bullet lodged in his shoulder. He is not an old dog but has lived a hard life. Changing weather and dampness reduce him to hobbling and mince-walking despite his pain management meds. It DID bring a smile to watch him make the rounds of the yard with Steve interested and engaged rather than hurrying to finish business and get back to resting.
|Hi, Taiko The Tender Hearted here. Thought you might want to stroll around the yard with me on this brisk December morning.|
|Behind me are some of the plants I helped Dad plant this summer. They are sleeping now for winter.|
|I love to crunch through the leaves. We have some very colorful ones along the perimeter wall.|
|The bright red ones come from this tree, the Bradbury Pear.|
|Up the ramp, through the dog door and six quick steps brings me back to my special orthopedic mattress as I now wait for breakfast. Hope you enjoyed walking with me.|