Having been on a heavy regime of pain killers for the past week, the Senior FF has now stopped taking those, and has started taking cortizone, instead. It makes him a lot more alert, and the tail-wag test of how well he's feeling is registering pretty high at the moment - the swellings under his chin even seem to have gone down somewhat, which I think makes him feel better. Walking is getting more difficult, though, and this morning's trip to the piazza will probably have to have been his last; the back legs gave out under him a couple of times, and we had to sit and let them recover for a time before he then decided he could get up and carry on home - where, on arrival, he enthusiastically wolfed down his usual breakfast of biscuit, milk and denta styx, before presenting himself for an ear scratch.
We're talking 'last days' though...and so it's good that the weather is mild and warm, and just as he likes it. Perfect for lying on the gravel between the house and the barn, and generally contemplating the World.