Suddenly our quirky little lady Poppy has gotten old. She will be 10 in October, and until now has never had anything much go wrong with her. But looking back she has been gradually slowing down over the past year. Her legs are giving her pain, she has suspicious lumps and bumps, she has issues with her bowels and has developed what we suspect is a focal seizure. 

Today was the first day she asked for help to get on the bed AND allowed me to lift her. She is on a daily dose of tramadol, and the vet is investigating a long list of things… we go again. 

When we had Harvey she was always the young one. When we lost him and Chip joined our family, she became the older one, but I am not ready for her to actually be old…not yet!