Im with you on that, Kate! We had such a fantastic holiday with him. We had several really bad thunderstorms which would have usually made his SM worse but it was as if he didnt have SM. He also went for walks all throughout the week! There is no way we could have walked him before, because hed stop in pain and cry. He was able to do a decent walk around the caravan park and really enjoyed it like he has done over the years. He even played with us too! He actually got one of his toys and played with us which is something he hasnt done for months and months.
We have been home for almost a week now and hes remained the same! He was so good that we gave him a cut ourselfs. Although he is good now there is no way we could send him to the groomers purely because of his separation anxiety (which is abnormally extreme, you have honestly never ever seen anything like it in your life. Its borderline disturbing :O . Not sure if its SM/CM related or not but hes had it since 2-3) but my Mom managed to do a good enough job:
We would have gotten one of those mobile dog groomers to do it but we didnt bother because the last time we did that they didnt bother to dry him off and missed loads of patches on his body.
Hes very happy and must be a lot more comfortable now he can be cooler thanks to a shorter coat!
Anyway, thats where we are as of late!