Hoshi’s solution to summer heat

Hoshi lying by AC vent
Hoshi staying cool
Both Gabby and Hoshi spend most of the time plastered against the air conditioning vents throughout the house. This picture is of him by the vent in the kitchen. He’s wedged himself under the drawer. You have to move him if you need anything out of there. It’s not that hot in here. We have the temperature set at 74.

Obedience class ends next week

Hoshi has been doing good. Yesterday, Hoshi was complimented because he stayed without a leash. We stood at one end of the room and walked away from our dogs then told them to come. The instructors had to hold our dogs while we walked away so they wouldn’t follow us. I asked that Hoshi not be held and he stayed until I called him from the middle of the room. I’ve signed him up for the next class: Canine Good Citizen.

I know someone asked me to take pictures. I’ll ask if it’s okay to take some next week.

Gabby is doing well

Gabby has been doing good. His cough has improved. Nothing much has changed with him. He does a lot of power napping. He did lose some weight which is a good thing. Now he weighs 36 pounds. Gabby doesn’t like the Baytril. It makes him sick to his stomach. I’ll be glad when that’s finished. Thank you for all your concern.

Gabby’s cardiologist had bad news

Gabby’s heart condition has been fairly stable until now. One of Gabby’s tendons that hold his mitral valve in place ripped loose. There’s a significant amount of blood backing up in Gabby’s heart causing his pulmonary blood vessels to distend. She’s worried when this took place. If this just happened then the worse is yet to come. She increased his Lasix. She would have increased it more except she’s worried about his kidneys. She told me to check if his cough gets worse. She also told me to check if he faints. I asked her how long Gabby has left. She said some of her patients have had good quality of life for up to a year. I cried on the way home.