So if you have been reading since August, you do know we welcomed twins into our world Soon after, in September, I did this post. It confirmed Elton was still being sweet and adapting really well to the babies. I guess I should say, if you have been reading for a while you probably know us well enough to skip this post all together, but for those who are unsure……
Well, good news, Elton is still doing great! He is doing all the things a spoiled doggie does.
After about the 500th comment since my last post on Elton, I determined it was time for another. And no, most aren’t like nice, friendly comments asking about Elton. They are rude, but hey, I guess there are all types out there, aren’t there? Anyways, Elton is doing good and he has taken over the role of dog of the house. I think he thinks it’s a fun role and he adores the babies, too. I think he misses sleeping with us, but he has a nice comfy chair in our room as of right now. Yes, when we moved, in winter….in the rain…with two babies…we had him at doggie daycare. He loves it there.
They did his well check and determined his little heat is doing great. Have I ever mentioned he has an enlarged heart? Well, he does, but all works well. He also use to have liver enzyme issues, but after changing his food to grain free years ago, those seem to be well. One thing we did ask the doctor about was his bowels. I’m sure I’ve failed to mention this
intentionally, but for the past four or five years we have had to wipe his bottom. Yep, you heard me right. When he poops, we have to wipe it with wet wipes before he comes in. We were originally told this was because he has some allergies and such and that the food he was on helps, but it has never seemed to improve. After his last visit at the vet, last week, they told us they thought we should have him neutered. We never really saw a need to and at one point we were told his heart might not could handle surgery. Well, the doctor assured us that it can and it will help his bowels and perhaps his longevity of life. So, he will be having that surgery in a few weeks, as per doctor’s recommendations.
We are very lucky to have family that can watch Elton and take him to the doctor or babysit him if we need a break from dog walks and door barking. They know it’s not feasible for me to try to tote two babies to the vet to get the dog in and out. We are very blessed to have family living so close.
Elton loves the babies. He sniffs their little heads and sits outside their door when we are in there. Sometimes he sits behind the chair while we are doing bedtime. We think he will have lots of fun when they are old enough to actually play with him.
He still barks at the door and tries to run out, which drives us crazy. Our current house needs a fence from the back to the front yard, so we are currently having to walk him on a leash every time it’s time to go out.
So, I think you are all caught up on Elton. We love him no less, but he is now officially the dog of the family. Before, he was the baby, BUT now we have real babies at home…two of them!
Sure, I snap pictures of Elton. How cute does he look being on watch outside the babies temporary nursery yesterday?
But when I’m not juggling two little dumplings, I’m staring and taking pictures of them :)…….
Lots of love
****And yes, I was one that said things would never change with Elton. They do. It’s life.Things had to change in order for us to give the babies the attention they deserve