Zappa and I had a blast today together. It was great to enjoy each other's company and not be crying and emotional. Zappa actually came out of his lean to and we hung out together. It had clouded up and the air was cooler. A nice break from the sun, which aided his decision to lay down in the dirt next to me. Now Zappa is always in his lean to during this time of the day, so this was his way of making the first move. It was my turn now.
So I invited him out to the garage with a little of Pink Floyd's "Dark Side of the Moon," playing and we began to dance. Something we have only done in the house. with the other dogs around. It has been far too long that Zappa and I have danced together and we had a blast! We danced, talked and sang with each other. It was nice to just forget about everything for a while bonding with Zappa.
My next move was taking a walk. I didn't know how long Zappa could go, but I'm getting pretty good at reading his body language, when enough is enough. He surprised me, slow, but full of energy. We took the paths in the little woods across from our house and took a longish walk for him. He did fantastic! And there is nothing better than walking in the woods with your best friend. The peace, the greenery and being connected. It was so wonderful.
Then to top it off we came home and chilled for a half hour, then I fixed Zappa his dinner. He didn't want it. So I went with plan B, some Gravy Train canned food. He ate the whole can! It was the most I'd seen him eat of any food since the dogs died. It was so exciting! We have been through so many different dry, canned, fresh, dog foods that it has been unreal. We have given him people food and he still won't eat anything but a small amount. So this was a big win. He's never had Gravy Train canned food, but we were getting desperate for Zappa to eat, that we have been trying everything. So, that ended the day on a very positive note.
One of the best days I've had since the dogs died. And I think Zappa would say the same thing too.