Quincy's still not eating as heartily as we would like.
But at least I'm not having to force feed him.
If I just leave the kibbles in his dish,
he might eat about 25% of what he needs to keep his weight steady.
But if I sit with him and offer the kibbles in my hand,
he shows a little interest. At first, just a sniff.
Then, a tentative nibble of one morsel - after which it's dropped on the floor.
(What, that one's not good enough?)
If I'm patient, he will start nosing into my hand and eating the kibbles.
I have to remind myself
if this is what it takes to get him back to a normal appetite,
I might as well enjoy it.
So I try to appreciate the feel of his nuzzling and the sight of his sweet face.
This attitude only works if I'm not late for an appointment.