It’s not always easy to discern what makes Isis fearful but yesterday morning there was no question.
It is a clear, frosty morning. The sun is bright and the light/dark contrast very sharp.
In the park she stares up at the sky, lowering her body. She is reluctant to walk and flinches every time she approaches a tree, hedge or fence. We return to the car. We have been in the park less than ten minutes but when I open the car door she is glad to escape.
It is midday now. We are at home. She is restless, continuously staring up at the ceiling, unsure where to settle. Now and again she places her front paws on my knee. But if I pick her up she wants to go down again.
I wonder whether the light is actually hurting her eyes. There is no indication of this. After a while she goes upstairs into the bedroom and gets on the bed. The blind is still drawn in here. She sleeps soundly.
Polymath suggests that Isis needs a peaked cap and dog shades. I believe you can get ‘doggles’ which are goggles for dogs. But I can’t imagine that she would enjoy wearing them.
Perhaps I should get her a straw hat with slits for her ears, like those worn by donkeys in children’s books. I think she would look very cute.
Isis came from the Aeza cat and dog rescue and adoption centre in Aljezur, Portugal. For information about adopting an animal from the centre, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or www.dogwatchuk.com
Isis came from the Azea cat and dog rescue and adoption centre in Aljezur, Portugal. For
information about adopting an animal from the centre, contact email@example.com