I received a few email recently asking how Professor Jiggs is doing. This picture should answer that question. I took it yesterday on our walk between Oregon autumn downpours. He is begging me to allow him to cross the street to extend our walk.
September and October were not very good months for him. He would have good days, and then the next he would spend almost a minute trying to struggle to his feet. I was almost convinced that the time had come to consider putting him down.
But he had no trouble eating. He was alert and with no obvious signs of pain. My one concern was that he showed little interest in going for his morning and evening walks.
He recovered from his lethargia after his steroid injections. This month, he is once again his old -- but aging -- self.
I have given up planning on whether he will be able to accompany me to Mexico. For the moment, I will simply enjoy the pleasure of his company.