Thursday, February 11, 2016
So this blog is about our 13 and nearly 3/4 year old greyhound Gigi. She has been part of our pack and lives since April 2008 (almost 8 years!). The average life span for a greyhound is 12-14 years. Which leads me to where things are at today. She is starting to show signs of aging: she gets me up at least once during the night to go outside, some pee accidents in the house, thankfully near the front door on tile which is really easy to clean up, appetite slowly decreasing, legs shaky at times.
In spite of all that, she is still a very happy girl. But these signs are reminding me / us that her time is coming to cross the rainbow bridge. Maybe it's weeks, maybe months. It has been 6 years since we've had to deal with one of our puppies crossing. The first -- Gator -- was sudden (April 2010), and we barely had time to say goodbye. It was tough! Glitter, our very first greyhound, crossed in June of 2010 but we knew well ahead of time that it was coming so we got to celebrate her life and spoil her rotten.
So we need to start that celebration process. I already spoil her! Oh and I'm going to start working in our kitchen in the afternoons, as this is when the accidents have been occurring, and I think what is happening is that she tries to find me to go out (I am upstairs in my office), she can, and she HAS to go. So with me being in the kitchen, she'll be able to find me and I won't have to clean up the pee accidents as much!
So...here starts the celebration for my sweet princess Gigi!