Hi RAGOM fans. Monte here. I have been just hanging out with Foster Mom and my fur sister Gabby. Foster Mom has been recuperating from two hip replacement surgeries so things have been slow for awhile.
We have been taking longer walks recently and enjoying this gorgeous weather. I got a little chubby over the winter but I have lost a few pounds so my harness isn't quite so tight. One can only suck the chest in so far. Sometimes we go to the park and I can run and run. So many things to smell and check out. I do kinda poop out with all that activity so when we get home I dash for the water dish and then go straight to my nice comfy dog bed. Feels so good to snuggle in and take a good nap!
I sent in a pic of Gabby and me sharing the dog bed when we each had a bone. I was actually there first, but since it is Gabby's bed I guess she decided to squeeze in with me anyway. That's OK. We get along really well and I was too busy chewing on that bone to notice her much.
One thing that has changed a bit is that I am starting to lose my hearing. While I usually come immediately when I hear my name, if I get a little ways away I can't really hear Foster Mom calling me. I am just going along smelling stuff when I hear some clapping, look up and see Foster Mom waving at me. She isn't real good at hand signals yet, but I get the idea. I go running to see what the heck she wants. Since I can't hear as good as I used to, I really need a fence to keep me in cuz I don't want to get out in the road. I won't hear those darn big cars when they are coming my way.
I had my check up in June and I am in pretty good shape for being around 10 years old. I need to go back and get on that scale, though, to show all those nice vet people I have lost a few more pounds. They will be happy about that!
For the most part, I just love spending the day with my people and taking it easy. I really do like having a fur sister to hang out with too. Well, I need to sign off for now. I have a big antler to go chew on for my bedtime snack. They are my favorite.