We're pretty much back to normal.
Mom is no longer dog tired. (Ha ha ha ha!) And, bonus! Mom decided that some of that dog money will get us an exterior Coolaroo shade for the balcony door! We think this will not only help with our constant summer sun exposure but cut way down on the whining about how hot it is inside.
El and I share our glee over this anticipated improvement. We guess dogs have some actual purpose after all.