Gracie's surgery is fast approaching. We will all be so glad when it's complete and her heart issue is repaired . . . we can notice more as she's growing that she gets short of breath easily and she has this quick pant and very strong and fast heart beat even after just a little playing or running around. Every night she gets the "zoomies" just before bedtime. We have to work hard to get her to calm down . . . obviously she has no idea she has an issue and needs to take it easy.
She's a lot of fun as she continues to get more confident and comfortable. Her tail now wags a lot and she loves toys. She can't have stuffed ones anymore since they only last minutes before she has stuffing coming out . . . so now she has the kong material type. Her favorites are one that makes a strange sound when it rolls a certain way and one that we put a little kibble in and as it rolls around a piece will come out occasionally.
She eats well but isn't particularly food motivated. One of the cute but messy things she does is play in her water dish with her paws. After she's done drinking she will sometimes splash around in the dish. Her fears of any fast movement and new sounds are getting better but she's still somewhat jumpy. We've made little progress on basic commands but potty training is going very good! She's learned to let us know when she's got to go out and she stands by the door and paws at it.
She loves to be outside in the fenced back yard. She often comes looking for a belly and body rub, especially after a nap! She typically follows us around the house, but if you don't see or hear her you better go looking quickly because she's probably getting into some sort of trouble!
Grace is a smart little peanut. A laundry basket used to keep her out of the family room but she quickly learned that she can jump on a couple things to get where she wants to go.
We're saying our prayers that things go well for Grace on Wednesday and we'll do our best to take good care of her as she recovers!!