My special Boxer’s gone deaf. It’s obviously been slowly coming on for some time, but we hadn’t noticed. Just after Christmas though, it must have hit some critical point and both of us suddenly noticed that she could hardly hear anything.
Loud claps, her loud whistle and thunder – that seems to be about all she can tune into now.
She’s still happy though. Obviously adapting well to a nearly silent world – but boy has her barking got louder! When she’s excited and getting ready for a walk, she’s always had a tendency to bounce around barking, but now she’s obviously had to turn the volume up so that she knows she’s barking! It’s nearly sending us all deaf……….
Anyway, this weekend we’re off to Norfolk and hoping to do the Peddars Way. Dixie has also been having more trouble this last 6 months or so with her arthritis, but after a change in her medication regime just before Christmas, that seems to have improved somewhat.
I’m still not going to push her hard, but I’ve planned to do the walk over 4 days – 10 or 11 miles each day – and I’m hoping that on flat, easy terrain, she’ll manage that ok.