I can’t believe how easy this has been for Callie. Monitoring her food consumption means that she has to ask for food, which she does frequently, but all I give her is about 10 kibble pieces and when she finishes them, I put the rest back in the freezer. She loves frozen kibble on a hot, sunny day and would rather I feed her often and with small portions anyway!
Her allergies have been terrible though at the coast, with sneezing and itchy ears but her asthmatic cough is better. I think she must be allergic to grass because for a while her 2 ingredients-Venison and Pea Diet was helping her. Now we are back to square one again and increasing the steroid use until we can get back up to Morro Bay and her wonderful veterinarian. If anyone has any suggestions for itchy ears, please feel free to offer up some advice. I am going to swab them with Sea Breeze, an astringent that burns but soothes itchiness. I have used this before and at least it prevents her from getting an ear infection. She has nowhere to hide in the RV and when she smells the astringent she wants to run under a bed. The bed is up in the loft!
So, Callie will get up on the table when she is hungry while I am reading and writing and capture my attention by lying down and patting me with her paws in a very friendly manner. She is polite about begging for a handout.