Last week, I took photos of my walk with Nounous in Grant Park before the weather got too cold. He loves the freedom the paths give him, where he doesn’t have to worry about cracks in the sidewalk or steps.

The park is quiet and peaceful, as a bird sunbathes alone in the water. The ducks and the geese were sleeping on the other side.

A few ducks drifted toward us as I quaked to them. I feel bad Nounous can’t see the wonders of nature, but he enjoyed his walk and the cool breeze.

I sat with Nounous on a bench as he rested since Cushing’s Disease makes him tired. His marble eyes used to stare into mine, but cataracts have dulled them. He still looks at me with love.

I believe he’s happy, and that’s what I wish for him in his later years.

At our last rest stop on a bench, he turns his face to the sun. I hope to return to the park tomorrow, and if it’s chilly, I’ll dress him in a jacket.

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10 thoughts on “30-DAY BLOGGING CHALLENGE DAY 16

  1. patgarcia January 19, 2023 / 6:06 am

    Hi, Susanne,
    You have a lovely dog, and one can tell that he trusts you completely. That’s the love of an animal to his owner. I am glad he has you.
    Shalom aleichem

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    • Susanne Leist January 19, 2023 / 2:03 pm

      Thank you, Pat. It scares me sometimes how much he trusts me, like I have his life in my hands. The feelings are mutual since I also trust him.

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  2. maurabeth2014 January 17, 2023 / 8:54 pm

    Susanne, your post was so unique and touching. What a lucky boy your Nounous is to have such a tender human! And how lucky you are to have this little angel with you on this earth. He is a treasure, and I have read that care makes a difference when an animal has a disease. The care you give your little guy is wonderful and will surely lengthen his life.

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    • Susanne Leist January 17, 2023 / 11:18 pm

      We had a great time together. People stopped to say hello in the park, and a man took a picture of Nounous and me. I finally found where the friendly people in Woodmere are hiding.

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  3. Patty Perrin January 17, 2023 / 1:00 pm

    Hi, Susanne! Your photos and descriptions of Nounous and the park birds really touched me today. If it’s any comfort, dogs see far more with their noses than with their eyes. Scents tell them everything they need to know about their environment. I love that he still looks at you with love, even though his vision is compromised. You look at him that way, too. He’s a beautiful little guy.


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    • Susanne Leist January 17, 2023 / 2:54 pm

      Thank you, Patty. He’s such a good boy and comes to me for his shot and never complains. The pill is harder to get down, but he never bites or snaps at me. I’ll love him forever.

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  4. Linda Mims January 17, 2023 / 10:01 am

    Good morning, Susanne! The lake walk looks refreshing for you and Nounous! Your fur baby is lucky to have you. I will keep him in my prayers.

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    • Susanne Leist January 17, 2023 / 2:55 pm

      Thank you, Linda. Let’s pray he lives another year. I refuse to believe dogs live an average of two years with Cushing’s Disease. The internet must be wrong; I have to ask the vet.


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