I've started to see the rhythm to Shyla's days. She has short "good" periods just before she gets her next phenobarbital pill (that's probably when the drug levels are lowest in her blood). During those good periods, she's more mentally sharp although she still moves in an unsteady and clumsy way.
She managed a wave for the camera during her morning good phase! That is a wonderful sign. I am so thankful for figuring out that she has windows of time when her usual spirit sparkles. It reminds me that we will get through this adjustment phase and have our Shyla back again before too long!
I also set up a small nosework puzzle for her this morning during her good period. When I say "small", I mean that it didn't require much physical agility (because she doesn't have that). However, it did require that she be a bit mentally sharp. She did a great job and seemed to have fun with it! I think that I'm figuring out how we'll get through this phenobarbital adjustment period.
This photo shows his crazy side as he snarfed a treat out of the air.
And this photo shows the glowing sweetness in his eyes even when he's galloping through the forest.
I love the idea of focusing on thankfulness on Thursdays, as our friend Brian has suggested by starting his blog hop. Focusing on being thankful is good for my spirits.