We found Four in a shelter on September 4th, in the year 2004, on my 44th birthday. Both my children were born on the 4th, so it was easy to name him. When we first got him, he wasnt the easiest to train, but he learned and became the BEST dog I’ve ever had. He is MY dog, all others have been family dogs, but Four is mine and the most loyal of companions. He has travelled more than many humans – we bring him to Kauai, he’s travelled across the US, across Canada and on many many road trips.
At the beginning of the summer (Four has now been with us 12 years), i noticed him begging and demanding food – he was really STARVING, he was also drinking and peeing a lot. We’d had him tested months before for drinking and peeing, but i took him to my fabulous vet and she confirmed diabetes. We were headed away for 3 weeks, and she advised to wait until we returned before we started the insulin. I returned Aug 23, picked up the insulin August 24th and began. Within a week he was blind. His insulin still is wonky, cant get it right. Tmrw first thing I’ll buy new test strips as i feel like they are wrong – he was over-the-top full of sugar in his pee, and then went to a trace. He is learning to navigate his world, and getting over the depression he has the first week, but boy this is hard!!! Im picking up lots of great suggestions from this site and thank you for your support.