It's been a busy few weeks, I'm just catching up with everything after the half-term break from my day job. This month has been dominated by a complicated health diagnosis for Joni. She has renal dysplasia. This means her kidneys are not properly formed and are only 30% of the size they should be. It was a massive shock and we spent the first three weeks trying to establish a prescription diet and encourage her to eat. After a lot of stress, we've found a food she can eat and her most recent blood test has shown some improvement and a couple of things that need closer monitoring. It does impact heavily on looking after her- we can't use food treats with her so on longer walks, it's rare that we let her off the lead, she needs lots of water so more toilet breaks, she rarely sleeps through the night as a result. She is the most loving and lively of dogs and it can be hard to comprehend how complicated things are inside her. Our vet has been amazing, incredibly supportive and giving us positivity when we have needed it. At the moment she's happy and active, we're doing all we can for her. It has taken up a lot of time so whilst I have been sewing, I don't have much I can share here at the moment so I'll leave you with a few recent pics of her, she is a total joy.