But, for about 30 minutes before her morning phenobarbital, she is much better than for the rest of the day. She can balance on a very tippy inflatable bone.
And, she can play nosework games. She's less outwardly enthusiastic than usual. That is most obvious in that her "alerts" when she finds the scent source are subdued. Before she started this drug, she'd wag her tail incredibly hard with her nose as close as possible to the source. Now, her behavior is different, and I'm trying to learn the subtlies of her new "alert" behaviors.
I put together a very short video of her doing a couple of searches. She's not allowed to be off-leash outdoors so one is on our deck (fully contained) and the other is in our spare room. In the spare room search, you'll see her new "super power" - finding sources that are inside fully closed drawers. I'm so proud of her!!!!
You can watch it at Youtube if you need to.
We are now on Day 11 of phenobarbital. I am counting the days, hoping with all my heart that Shyla returns to somewhere near normal soon. For the moment, I cherish our 30 minutes of near normalcy almost every day.