A year in the life of our Miss Riley

The Things Dog People Talk About…

My husband and I have done a lot of talking about poop since the onset of Riley’s colitis at the start of this month (good lord, it really has been almost a month). Friends and colleagues ask me how Riley is doing, and it’s very hard not to discuss her progress (or lack thereof a lot of the time) in terms of poop. I think I’ve talked more about poop than a new mom potty training a kid. The folks who ask claim not to mind, but still…

Today, I left for my office first, so my husband was the one to call me with the Poop Report. Starting to look almost normal! Hooray! Then he told me he took a photo of it so I could see it for myself. And I didn’t think it was weird at all (though I did laugh).

How have we gotten to a point where all this is normal to us? No idea, but I’m really looking forward to the day she’s back to 100%, eating her normal food and putting weight back on — and I don’t have to obsess over what’s coming out her back end.

Riley, of course, isn’t bothered. She just wants her pack, her comfy bed, and food — not necessarily in that order.


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