On Saturday, I took Iris over to watch some of the NADAC trial. I really wanted the opportunity to work with her around other dogs in a fairly controlled environment. Given all of the problems we've had with other dogs around the condo, I fully expected to work well away from the other dogs to keep Iris under her threshold. Instead, Iris did awesome! She was able to be fairly close to the other dogs and even stayed pretty quiet while I chatted with some friends. It seems the good news is her issues with other dogs in the condo complex are not transferring to other environments. I was very proud of her! I was really glad I decided to head down to the trial. Good training session with Iris, a chance to catch up with some agility friends and talk dog for a bit, and I even managed to get the camera out for some photo practice.
Early Sunday morning, Iris had a couple of seizures. Damn! So she went 15 weeks, 4 weeks, 3 weeks. I'm not sure what that means. Other than the 15 weeks stretch, she's always been in the 3-5 week range. I'm wondering if bringing her to the trial was too much? I think stress can be a trigger for her, although she didn't seem overly stressed at the trial. She had four seizures Sunday morning (typical) and then was fine all day. At about 11:00 pm, she had another seizure and then a couple more in the middle of the nigh and early morning (unusual).
She's been fine all day other than just being generally, strange and crazy. It's not unusual for Iris to act weird for about a day after her seizures. Today, she's been obsessed with going outside. I have no idea why. After taking her out a few times only to have her just stand there in the grass, I started ignoring her. Not easy when all she wants to do is walk from the door to me to the door to me.... She gets fixated on the strangest things. After a time out in her crate she seems to have settled down now. Tomorrow she'll be back to normal, but today she was definitely weird.
Speaking of weird, Iris has a seizure smell. After she's had a couple seizures, she has a very distinct smell. My roommate thought Iris smelled funny on Saturday night (before Iris had any seizures) but didn't really think much of it. She's going to pay attention to it in the future to see if maybe Iris starts smelling weird pre-seizure. It would be interesting if she does.