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October 28 — Tara’s Symptoms

Will continue blogging about what is happening for Tara as we continue on this journey of grieving and healing the loss of Maggie.

Tara ate dinner last night — reheated scrambled eggs and cheese, reheated stew and lightly sauted steak. Was so pleased to have her eat. Think Debbie’s threat to eat Tara’s food helped 🙂

Had a pretty quiet night — went for a walk last night and to the office (so I could put the zillion bags of leaves at the curb for garbage pick up). Tara just searched the back yard for rabbits while I was doing that.

Went to bed early — by 9:30 p.m. Gave Tara an additional dose of Star of Bethlehem to help her sleep through the night. Lights out by 10:00 — Tara sick on the bed at 11:00 p.m. She went right back to sleep and was fine for the rest of the night. I managed to get back to sleep after an hour of Will & Grace….

Woke up at 7:30 and went for a walk. She was awesome on the walk. Walked by my side when on the busier streets and at the end of the extendable leash when on the trail by the creek. Is a little unsure at times but works out of it nicely with some encouragement.

Met a couple of dogs and Tara was quite friendly and wanting to play which is a new behaviour — on leash she can be timid and then sometimes aggressive around other dogs. This started after she was attacked by two smaller dogs when on leash and once swarmed by 4 mastiffs.

Put Star of Bethlehem in her water at home and at the office.

She was quiet and slept while I worked with a client and then went outside for a few minutes. Is now staring out the patio doors into the back yard. That is Maggie behaviour — Tara would normally be sound asleep…Maggie always stayed awake and stared out the door.

Tara just whined and is now in my office going in circles and scratching her bed that’s closest to my desk.  She’s now settled and hopefully will sleep for awhile. We’ll go to the woods later today…. Only settled for 5 minutes and has gone outside again and come back inside and is now sitting on her bed, staring out the patio door again. This is a hard day for her….

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