Bopping started when the tag she wears reflected the sunlight onto a corner of the wall and she tried to catch it. She would go down and "bite" the shadow and whatever was there that was soft. This is a good activity for her and keeps her busy but not overly active so it does not use her reserves of energy, which she needs to fight the slow growing cancer. The x rays showed that the cancer has spread and is in most of her major organs. She has had it for several years and it is not advancing at a rapid rate, so she may have a few years left still. As long as her quality of life remains good and she has both the desire and the energy to play, she will be fine to continue.
Sofi actually belongs to my daughter, who is studying midwifery in Australia. Sofi has been on the farm before when I first came out here almost 5 years ago. She loves the farm, but I am sure she misses my daughter, who spoils her rotten and loves her to bits. I do not spoil her other than ensure she is under good care and is happy. She is one of the dogs on the Fat Ewe Farm and is expected to be good.
Sofi could not find a small stick to play with today so she got what she could and carried it around until she got cold and went to her doghouse while I finished the chores. Silly pup. I am rooting for her to make it until my daughter returns and then some, 2 years longer. Send her some love now and again if you think of it to help her along. Thank ewe so much.