Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Kero update and photos - August 6th 2014

A couple of photos of Kero for you.

First, here's a photo of Kero with the blue elephant he picked out when we took him to the pet shop for his birthday back at the end of May:


And here's a slightly more recent photo of Kero:


He could do with a haircut, but we haven't had his groomer come because of the sores he has all over him. They weren't too bad when the above photos were taken, but in the past couple of weeks they've gotten much worse so that he's a mess; especially on his chest. He's losing fur in clumps too, so that his fur is much too long in some places and non-existant in others. He's not a happy boy, and I can't say I blame him.

He's not been himself lately in general to be honest. In the past month or so he's stopped showing any interest in playing with his toys, has to be persuaded to go out (in fact, he has to be physically placed outside most of the time), isn't eating properly (even when offered his favourite foods and treats), keeps getting confused, and seems to have forgotten the training done when he was a puppy.

We did get a brief glimpse of his old self last night when we put a blanket over him and he sat up so it looked like he was wearing a cape. We called him "super dog" and he gave his best doggy grin and started posing and showing off. We grabbed a photo, but it's still on the camera. This didn't last long, but it was nice to see him enthusiastic about something; even if it was only briefly.

Anyway, we're taking him to the vet next week.

4 comments:

Intense Guy said...

I do hope Kero can get some relief soon!!!

Hugs ya tight.

Victoria Zigler said...

Thanks, Iggy!

Rita said...

Poor kero! I hope he finds relief, too, like Iggy said. :(

Victoria Zigler said...

Thanks, Rita!