Today is Domino’s 10th birthday and if I didn’t know about his heart condition, I would say he’s fine. I guess his meds are doing their job because he’s acting like his old self. We’ve been going for short walks because he’s getting bored and restless. He has a follow-up appointment with his regular vet on Wednesday. I’m hoping for a smaller heart and a quieter murmur.
As for celebrating a decade, Domino went to an Oktoberfest at the park where he ate lots of treats and hung out with some doggie friends followed by a short walk and swim at the river, and of course, no birthday is complete without a birthday cake!
As for me, I’ve decided to not treat Domino like a hospice patient. It might be hard to not obsess over a ticking clock, but in reality, I don’t know how long he will live. Something else could happen to him not even related to his heart. My goal is to appreciate each moment with Domino and not wallow in sadness. One day I will have to say goodbye and yes it will hurt, but there’s no sense in crying about him dying while he’s still alive. I will spoil him with love and treats and as many walks and adventures as he feels up for.
As for the house selling and shopping…
My house had the inspection and appraisal last week, hopefully, that at will turn out alright. I looked at a house last week. It looked adorable in the photos. The yard was smaller than I wanted, but it backed up to a park, so it felt bigger than it was. In-person, it was a different story. The floors were a rollercoaster, the back of the house smelled musty, there were yellow water stains on the ceiling, the walls were bumpy plaster and the closets were sixteen inches deep! I was honestly a devasted and was ready to back out of the sell of my home.
Today I went and looked at another house. It’s one house away from a park, in the cute town I like, it’s remodeled and move-in ready. The only problem is the price. It’s at the very top of my budget and I think it’s overpriced. My realtor is going to look into the comparables, maybe they’ll accept less. I’m keeping my fingers crossed, but still on the house hunt.