Why does Suji look so worried? Well, the results of her latest urinalysis reveal an antibiotic-resistant bug. Antibiotic-resistant but for a single one we can use to treat her. The news has Akemi and I very concerned because this is the same road Jelly went down in her final years. Over time, her frequent UTI’s became increasingly harder to treat to the point that, in the end, we were out of options. In her final days, I was looking into phage therapy as a potential last resort but, unfortunately, ran out of time. Hopefully, it’s a treatment that will be readily available to us with Suji if the need arises. In the meantime, Akemi and I are being extra careful with her – and supplementing her diet with cranberry concentrate.
Independent, occasionally aloof Lulu has turned out to be surprisingly sensitive. First after Maximus’s passing, then after Jelly’s, and now following Bubba’s, she has been quiet and increasingly despondent, taken to sitting quietly by herself over interaction. Akemi and I are giving her a lot of extra attention. Also, coconut oil for the painfully dry-looking top of her nose.
Akemi, of course, is still missing her special boy. There are moments when she thinks of him and feels down. In the past, whenever she experienced moments like these, she could always count on Bubba to cheer her up but, of course, that isn’t possible anymore and the very thought makes her even sadder. Fortunately, Suji is such a little goofball that she always manages to find a way to brighten her day. She may be a a little more work than your average dog, but she’s well worth the effort.
With less than a month to go before production wraps on Dark Matter’s third season, I really should start making plans for our return to Vancouver. I’m thinking of finishing up my final cut at the end of April and getting a few mixes under my belt before leaving Toronto in mid-May. That will give me about a month to relax and plan the show’s fourth season (Yeah, I’m feeling confident) before convening the writers’ room in mid June for three weeks.
Hey, check it out. Now available on Blu-ray and DVD: Dark Matter Season 2. Pre-order it now. In the meantime, head on over to Netflix to re-binge because the season 3 premiere will be here sooner than you think!