Monday, October 30, 2006
The last photo that was taken of her was taken for our group Christmas card last year. Although, now that I think about it I should have saved these photos for the card. Oh well, enjoy your Christmas Wednesday early.
Here is a special shout out to Wilson, her first love.
Thursday, October 26, 2006
She rarely limps and keeps wondering when she will get to go for a walk (next Wednesday, shhhh don’t tell her it’s a surprise)
Ruby has adapted to life in the living room, although she is thinking it is time to buy her a new couch.
“Later dudes, its time to Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz……..
Wednesday, October 25, 2006
We still have no idea where we might be going next. However I think we are prepared for anything.
Now to my husband…
This is what I got done today.
Before (actually way way before).
Do you like it?
Monday, October 23, 2006
We celebrated Uncle Frank’s 95th birthday!!!
We celebrated Harper’s 1st birthday.
We talked about kids and blogs, and blogs and kids, and how lucky we were that we didn’t burn the place down with grandma’s cake.
I’m glad I got to see everyone.
Wednesday, October 18, 2006
Ok, so in trying to fix the wall I had to come up with a way to hold the wall together without having to stand there for an hour and a half while the epoxy sets up.
I kept walking all over the house looking for things to make this work. Ruby must have thought I had lost my mind. This didn’t bode well for her since she is still caged and wouldn’t even have been able to eat my lifeless corpse after I ran amuck with the screw gun.
Don’t worry I haven’t gone mad, yet.
Tuesday, October 17, 2006
We went to the vet's office to get the staples removed today. Ruby headed into the office just fine. She even met the doctor with licks and wags. When she left the office she bolted for the door and almost broke the glass, and considering that the floor was slippery and she was wearing her spiky collar it was quite a feat.
Only 6 more weeks to go.
Monday, October 16, 2006
You can always leave him some comments here.
Thanks for everyone's support, you all have been great. I'll update as soon as I hear anything else.
Sunday, October 15, 2006
Wednesday, October 11, 2006
I, much like a chili dinner, am quickly on my way out. Emily will be checking in on the cats, and Swampthing will be crying himself to sleep every night.
We will get back to you with updates as soon as we have updates to give.
And with that, I leave you with this joke....
Did you hear about the dyslexic devil worshipper?
He sold his soul to Santa.
So in my attempt to appeal to their egos I am posting a few videos of critters like them. (Hopefully they will start speaking to me again.)
Tuesday, October 10, 2006
Saturday, October 07, 2006
Ruby is doing significantly better today. The swelling in her knee has gone down and the color (bruising) has started to fade. She is eating her normal diet (still not much).
She also more active, which is good and bad. She is able to get around easier and is starting to put her foot down and step on it. The problem is she is more active and wants out of her pen.
A week and a half till the staples are removed.
Thursday, October 05, 2006
Ruby has been confined for three days now. She has another 2 months to go before she can resume normal activity.
Yaaaawwwnnn "Um, hey mom. How long is 8 weeks again?"
"You're kidding right?"
Wednesday, October 04, 2006
We are going to take it one day at a time.
Tuesday, October 03, 2006
One of the hardest things for me to have to deal with is watching someone I love go through a very painful ordeal. About a month ago my pup tore her ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) while playing with a neighborhood dog. Today we dropped her off for knee surgery.
We have opted for the Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy - TPLO is a procedure where when they go in and change the knee joint to not need the ACL. http://vetsurgerycentral.com/tplo.htm
In traditional surgeries they repair the ACL and hope that it holds. With younger dogs they often re-injure their leg later on in life. The ACL will never regenerate on its own and traditional surgery helps to create scar tissue that holds the knee together.
We are hoping that with her new knee she will be just as active as she was before. It take 6 to 8 weeks for recovery and for the bone to heal.
So for today there is an empty space on the couch, waiting for its owner to return.
Monday, October 02, 2006
overly large vegetables.
and then I found these.
These poor little pups made to dress up in the uncoolest of cool outfits. Why couldn't their owners understand that dogs want to be cool for Halloween.
Now Superheros are cool!!!
What pup wouldn't want to dress up as batman, wonder woman or superman for halloween?