We have had a very rough week. The time change didn't help much. Before having a child, the fall back time change was AWESOME. Now it just throws everything off and I actually get less sleep because Bella goes by the old time. Great.
Then, our first little love...Zeus, our 5 yr old killer Dachsund...had two discs rupture. We didn't know when we took him in last Monday that within hours he'd have spinal surgery! It was a shock. Then another shock when the surgery didn't appear to work and he is paralyzed mid-back all the way down to the tip of his toes. Our poor squirrel hunter can now only dream about his conquests from afar.
We look for any sign of feeling. Any at all. Did his tail wag? Did he feel when I moved his leg? Is he licking himself because he feels he should or is it habit?
Zeus cannot even go potty on his own. At first with the surgery, we hoped for 90% recovery. Now, we've downgraded to just let him be able to pee on his own!!
I know Zeus is a dog, but he's still a life and we are responsible for his well-being. We're going to monitor him to make sure he doesn't get depressed. His sister, Molly, was very happy to see him but also confused why her brother couldn't play. Sophie, our giant puppy, didn't even notice Zeus' ailment and just wanted to pounce.
Is it silly to pray to God about your animals? I think not because they are God's creatures. So, we pray that God will guide us in making the right decisions concerning all our animals' futures.
I guess having 6 of God's creatures increases your chances for something like this. Noted.