Friday, July 24th, 2009

Pepe dancing

Filed under: random — alison @ 13:09

Pepe has been dancing gamely through life, through kidney disease and most recently through epilepsy. He sleeps a lot. His appetite is poor even when he’s hungry. He’s losing weight and his coat is not as smooth as it was. He’s often not steady enough to cock a leg when he pees and not aware enough that he’s peeing to stop walking. A visitor recently petted him while I was holding him and he didn’t bite her — a first, I think. Poupoune is becoming more and more aggressive towards him, apparently responding to his weakening condition and moving in for the kill.

And when I come home he dances towards me, dances happily in circles.

… then he has a seizure. He’s been having them daily for the past week or so. We tried him on phenobarbital but it made him ataxic and he couldn’t walk. I was in Winnipeg but Mark says he looked frightened, as if he thought he was dying. We have an appointment tonight to get a prescription for another medication but if it doesn’t help then he may only have a couple of weeks left.

Mark, do you have video of Pepe dancing?


  1. Fingers crossed…

    Comment by Vila H. — Friday, July 24th, 2009 @ 17:18

  2. Sorry to hear about that! Very sad as our dogs get older and more infirm. I will read the next post for your update.

    Comment by Krista Francis — Saturday, July 25th, 2009 @ 10:56

  3. Here’s a short video of a dancing Pepe . In reality he dances more expressive, but he’s distracted when you point a camera at him.

    Comment by mare — Sunday, July 26th, 2009 @ 22:59

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