Friday, June 12, 2015
One day I noticed that Jewel would sit and stare at me. Then she'd stand up, walk in a complete little circle, and sit back down again. She'd sit there, staring for a few seconds, then get back up, walk in a complete little circle, and sit back down again. She proceeded to walk in circles and sit down for short intervals until her dinner was served. It always made me laugh because I had no idea why she did this every night while waiting for her food.
Once Jewel had her dinner, she would eat some of it, try to bury the rest, and walk away from her bowl. I figured she wanted to save some of her dinner for later, but I discovered that if I went over and showed her dinner to her again, she'd eat some more of it. Sometimes I would follow her around the room, showing Jewel her dinner until she told me she'd had enough to eat. If she didn't finish her meal, I'd save it for her until later and offer it to her for a snack.
It will have been Jewel's 17th birthday on June 24. We are so sad that she isn't here to celebrate her special day with us.