Wednesday, July 8, 2009

4th of July

Wednesday, July 8, 2009
I am very sleepy and lonely today. For the past two days I received a lot of attention, love and play time from my Mommy's friends. Her best friends came to visit for the weekend and I used my charm and deceptive brown eyes to lure them away from her. Though, that didn't seem to stop her from locking me in my crate to put around downtown all day or ditch me with Daddy when they went to the park. I'm still feeling burned by that. However, when they were home, they petted me, played "tug," played hide-and-seek, and chased me around the apartment. There was never a moment of rest. That's the best weekend ever!

But now they are gone. I'm sad because there is no one to play games with me and when I try to play with Mommy I fall asleep. I was so tired I didn't even get off the couch when Mommy went into the kitchen. You know I'm tired when I am not interested in food. I'll just spend the next few days recuperating!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Although I miss him, I think I like it when Daddy travels out-of-town leaving me home with Mommy. You know why? Because then I'm the boss! If you're a dog reading this quick thinking about your rawhide bone-you need to know this.

When Daddy is gone, I can get away with a lot more. That means I can try to dig out dryer sheets from the laundry, or tissues out of the trash. And when my Mommy is trying to quietly read on the couch, I can bark, bark, bark and bark until she relentlessly gets up to get me a treat. As if getting me a treat quiets me down again...Then, when she gets curled up on the couch again, that's when I drop a blanket in her lap and growl and bark at her in the bossiest form of barking till she picks it up and plays tug.

When Daddy is home I don't away with as much. I can't bark my bossy barks at my Mommy, although I try. When she gets tired of it, she'll look at Daddy and tell him to deal with it. Her mean growls don't do anything for me!

So last night, we played tug and she shared a bite of her cookie. I got the cookie because I made her feel guilty for tormenting me with the new Peticure. So the lesson is: when the boss is away, do everything you want and get everything you want before the boss returns. It helps that Mommy is such a pushover and I can make her feel guilty very easily.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Luxating Patella Update

Friday, June 19, 2009
Remember a couple years ago when I wrote about my luxating patella? In 2007, I found out I had a Grade II luxating patella in my right hind leg. At the time we were faced with the decision as to whether I should have surgery to correct the issue. The choice to have surgery or not presented itself with certain risks and there seemed to be no win-win situation at the time. Not to mention, the surgery itself is expensive and rehab was going to be very challenging. At the time, my parents decided to wait to have the surgery and see how my leg progressed. Many dogs can have Grade II patellar luxation and be just fine. Others digress to have Grade III and Grade IV, both of which require corrective surgery.

Hearing this diagnosis has done nothing to change how I play. I still run hard, play rough, and jump off the back of the couch. During each trip to the veterinarian, my parents wait with baited breath for an update on my leg hoping it has not progressed to Grade III or Grade IV. Last week I went to the veterinarian for my annual visit, during which we finally heard the news we were waiting for. I no longer have a Grade II luxating patella.

I now have Grade I? Hold on, I have to shake the wax buildup and mites out of my ear...

Did I hear that right? How does a luxating patella just get better? All that jumping around I do and you'd have thought that for sure my leg has worsened. We asked the vet how this was possible, but we weren't clear on the answer. Something about fibromyalisis, growth development and growth plates. Apparently, I grew out of it.

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Don't you feel loved?

Whew! That was tiring. Thanks for stopping by; but I think I'm going to take a nap now. Hey! Is that my tail?!
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