A Dog’s Life

This past month has been an exciting time professionally. Helping to get the news out about Star Wars and History has been great fun. But real life has a way of intruding. In this case, it came in the form of our aging but much-loved Staffie, Ozzie, seen here sacked out on the family room couch with our cat, Sisu. Dog and cat snoozing

Ozzie has health problems, which we’ve finally nailed down with a diagnosis of Cushing’s disease. (Sadly, nothing to do with the awesome Peter Cushing who artfully terrorized us all as Grand Moff Tarkin.) Now that we know what’s wrong, we can begin the course of treatment, medication, which should improve his quality of life. The diagnosis also comes with the news that he’s likely to only be with us for another year and a half or two. We live with pets on borrowed time but we’re hoping to squeeze as much as we can out in the next few years. There will be more indulgent naps on the couch and snuggle time, have no doubt!

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6 responses to “A Dog’s Life

  1. Oh, I’m sorry. I mean, it’s good that you know what’s going on and that you can treat it, but sad that you know that time is limited. I hope he responds well to treatment.

  2. Oh dear, that’s sad news. Wishing Ozzie some healing and a continued good life with you all.

    • J Liedl

      It’s sad to know that the end is likely in sight but hopefully one he starts his new pills, he’ll feel much better.

  3. Bardiac

    My thoughts are with you. I hope Ozzie enjoys many naps on the couch still. Dogs are so much family.

    • J Liedl

      Thanks! Ozzie loves his lap naps, his couch naps and his snuggled-in-the-new-dogbed naps. We’ll take good care of him!