I didn’t realize until I was searching for an older blog post on blind Sophie this morning that almost a year ago to the day, I had also posted an update on her first anniversary since her diabetes diagnosis. (Thank heavens we have the blog — it sure beats my memory for reliability!) And that blog post, too, had a photo of her happily parading around the house with a soft chew toy in her mouth! Alayne took that photo above on a recent afternoon over the holidays.
Yes, it’s been two years now, and she is doing great. Her blood sugar levels continue to be stable, her overall health remains terrific, and her attitude is classic Sophie: growling as Alayne gives her the twice-daily insulin shots, growling when she’s picked up, growling when she’s being petted, growling when we put her food bowl in front of her. Growling is her lingua franca, you might say. No biting or snapping ever, it’s not aggressive in nature at all, it’s just her weird way of expressing every day emotions. Happy or sad, it’s always a growl.
One more view as she made her way into the living room: