When Gus decides to lie down, he often goes all the way down. Even lying on his stomach is too tall – instead he flops on his side for maximum contact. It isn’t tiredness – you can see that he is pretty interested in what is going on out the open doorway to the back yard. Just not so interested as to raise his head.
Even an annoying photographer isn’t enough to deserve more than a slight shift in the direction of the eyes.
His morning medicine has been going on well for nearly a week now. He isn’t getting tired of the process yet, and the odd treat of a bit of milk helps out too. While I can’t tell if the treatment is helping the original condition, at least the side effects are minimal. The dire itching hasn’t happened, and the others seem minor so far.
There does seem to be a change in his mood – he seems less inclined to guard the dry food bowls that Calpurnia prefers and hang out elsewhere. This seems to be making her a little more relaxed. As the weather warms up and they can roam out back in the evenings things might get even more relaxed.
I like the way her tail is curling in a U around the inside and outside the basket.