We decided to head back home on Sunday before the weather turned. We packed up the motorhome and headed south, while still enjoying a pretty sunny day. The clouds were coming and the winds were going to be picking up. Nobody likes to drive a motorhome in high winds, so it's good we got home before noon.
We unloaded the motorhome and Steve did a final winterizing ---again. Even though we were winterized the week before, we de-winterized to go camping at both campgrounds last week. Later on this week I will do reviews of both campgrounds we were at, and post them here.
The last few days haven't gotten much better with the stubborn little dog that we have. Finnegan is still not wanting to eat any dog food. He ate only for one day of the new stuff we bought from the vet, and that was it. Now he turns his nose up at it.
We decided to try to cut out any enticing people food that we've been managing to get into him. Even that changes from day-to-day as to what he wants verses what he doesn't want.
So we thought maybe on yesterday we would do "tough love". Not give him anything at all except the dog food and that was that. He won. He wouldn't eat anything. Even the appetite enhancement pills aren't doing it.
So I gave up and decided today that he was going to eat his regular everyday dog food, moistened with water so it's soft. One piece at a time I put it in his mouth and then I tilt his head back with his chin up in the air until he swallows it. He does so reluctantly, but I can get the entire dish of food into him by patiently giving it to him one piece at a time. At least he gets a full belly that way.
No more people food, no more snacks. Eating only stuff like that is wreaking havoc with his digestive system and we are having to clean up the messes on his fur every time we bring him in from outside. Long hair doggy butts and diarrhea do not mix, if you get my drift.
So after I fed him today, here's the look he gives me as he gives me a wide berth to the far end of the she shed. I can just imagine what his little brain is saying as he's huddled over there in the corner, giving me that glare.
Making spaghetti and meatballs
with garlic knots for supper tonight