When Morgan was a puppy, she was a terror. She ate shoes and furniture and anything she found lying around. But she was so darn cute!
I had a little help with her. Monty was not only her best friend, but he was a first class tattle tale and would come tell me whenever Morgan got into something. He was a big help in raising her.
When we all get up again between 7 and 8, Morgan is more awake and ready to get the day started. Rob feeds her and Mackey together but Morgan has decided that she doesn't like to eat in the morning and usually just looks at her bowl and walks away. Instead she chooses to do her exercises which consist of lying on her back, kicking her legs in the air for about five minutes. She usually does them in the middle of the living room but sometimes she does them in the tunnel.
Around 3:30 Rob feeds the two girls their dinner and by this time Morgan is ready to eat dinner. After they eat Rob takes them outside but Morgan stays on the deck and walks laps. Our deck wraps around three sides of the house, so she gets a pretty good walk in by doing between four and six laps. Next it's time for another nap.
Between 6:30 and 7 Rob takes the others to the back yard for an after dinner run. It's often cooler and they can run and bark and play. I take Morgan into the front yard and when she's ready we go back to the deck for a couple more laps, then it's inside where she eats some more kibble from my hand.
The evenings are pretty quiet as we watch TV and I knit and Rob is on his laptop. But at 9, Morgan wakes up and comes toward me. I know exactly what's on her mind, but if I don't react quickly enough she starts barking at me and won't stop. I get a bowl of kibble from the kitchen and we sit together in the living room as I feed it to her. But she's not finished, when the kibble is gone she wants her milkshake. I pour about half a bottle of Ensure in a mug and hold it while she laps it up.
Since starting Adequan injections about a month ago, her appetite has improved and she's getting more exercise. Her nightmares have also decreased, she's only had one. I wish she could tell me, but I'm guessing that the pain from her arthritis is a bit less, so she's feeling better and showing it. Whatever it is, we're enjoying Miss Morgan's routines and demands, though the other dogs think they'd like to get milkshakes at bedtime, too.