Tag: Spinone Italiano

Acclimating to Paris

Enzo went 21 days on the CBD hemp oil used in the study on canine epilepsy at Colorado State University without a having a seizure. I was thrilled. I ignored the hefty $165.00 price tag because there were no side effects to be concerned about; only my wallet took a hit. Enzo remained his sweet, gentle, goofy self. Lulled into a false sense of security, we were back to tracking. Then, on day 22, he seized during our afternoon walk.

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“E” is for Epilepsy and “E” is for

Spinone Italiano on bed

ENZO

I awake to the scrabbling of paws on wood floor and thumping. Rolling to turn on the light, I know full well that Finn is having another bout of ‘chase-the-ball’ back leg spasms. I just need to lay a hand, soothe, and say his name to quiet him. But I see Finn, curled, fast asleep. There’s a disconnect. My mind races to catch up, while my eyes take in my other boy in the corner of the bedroom, flipped on his side, half against the wall, legs paddling while his body twitches and bucks violently.

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Enzo Calls My Bluff

When Enzo’s former puppy class teacher Dee Ganley, offered up a formal, 6-week Canine Good Citizen Class, I decided we’d enroll.  I had no delusions that he would pass– I wanted the exposure for my sweet, goofy boy who tends to get anxious and can become stressed when encountering new places and situations. He is my work in progress; I wanted to continue to build on his strengths while supporting his weaknesses in a safe venue.

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