|Barked: Fri Dec 9, '11 8:36pm PST |
|Just wanted to say that I feel Sanka is going down this road too.
I've been noticing it little by little, although he's always taken to ignoring me, so it was hard to tell.
But, I went on a hike with Kato and left the Sankster at home. Usually, when I open this side door when we get back, Sanka wakes up and prances right on over....but he didn't do that.
I then shut the door...he didn't stir. I then opened our gait, which squeaks...he didn't move. Then shut the latch, which makes a distinct clicking noise...nothing.
Kato then ran up the deck like a baby elephant, clanked around, his tags were jingling. I then walked up the steps of the deck, pet Kato, baby talked him...Sanka still did not wake.
I then peered into his doghouse and whispered his name. I didn't want to startle him. He STILL did not wake. I was getting worried. I truly thought he was dead. I mean, how can he not wake after all of this noise.
I said his name a few more times, louder and louder each time until finally, he woke up with a look of shock on his face to see me there.
I used to have to leave a kong for Sanka to distract him if I wanted to go on hikes with just Kato. Now, I can open the squeaky door, have Kato clambered inside, and never wake Sanka.
Poor old guy. I know he can't see well either. He's not deaf, and he's not blind, but those senses sure aren't what they used to be.
Edited by author Fri Dec 9, '11 8:38pm PST
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