Thursday, March 24, 2016
Today when Adam and I were out in the field doing farmy things, Gracie finally lay down, put her head down, and rested at last from all her stress and worry of recent weeks. I leaned down and petted and stroked her head and said sweet doggie words to her. After that, she followed me all day long. Adam's calling me a Dog Slave. Hahahaha!!
Being in the field was fun again. I'm sure Gracie doesn't know what a difference she makes, just being there. Beau doesn't follow. Beau wanders away and makes one worry that he's in the road. Gracie does what we call "following in the front." She walks in front of you and tries to guess where you're going. Do you have a dog like that?
Gracie won't be a house dog. She stays in the pasture fence, with an electric collar, and if we leave she'll be in Adam's barn office with her food, water, and a comfy chair. At night she'll stay with Julia. I think she'll have a happy life here.
We noticed she has a soft mass on her right haunch, on the back. And she has a hard mass on one of her breasts. So she may well have cancer. We'll be taking her to the vet soon, and we'll get these looked at. Regardless of what can be done, she will have a comfortable, loving home for her later years.