Comet surprised us a few weeks ago. In the year she’s been with us, she has shown no interest in the different dog toys we have around the house. The closest was wanting to play with a stuffed Golden that is almost the size of her. We were recently at an art fair, and Comet spied a basket of knit toys. She stuck her head into the basket and pulled one out. The vendor probably didn’t intend it to be a dog toy, but she was excited to hear Comet’s story. Guess who has a new toy? Because her sister destroys toys and we want to make sure she has it for a long time, Comet gets to play with her toy when we can watch the two of them.
The past few months have not been the easiest for Comet. One day she just collapsed and wouldn’t move. We rushed her to the vet where they ruled out cancer. Though she wasn’t exhibiting the usual symptoms, they diagnosed it as vestibular disease which affected her balance. It took two days for her to be able to stand, and she slowly regained her strength.
A few weeks ago she became unsteady on her feet once again. Her recovery is slower this time around, and short walks seem to help with it. Her head is now tilting, one of the noticeable signs of the disease. She's back to eating normally, so she is feeling better. We're taking a wait and see approach and making sure she is living the best life she can.