Theresa’s got her dad a Bark Box for fathers day so he got her a 3 month subscription and our first box showed up today. Each month is themed. This appears to be high school. They suppport shelters and rescues as well.
She tore her CCL 3 months ago. For the past 2 months we had to limit her activity by having her on leash or kenneled at all times. Doc finally frees her to be set free and this is what she does. Just stands on the patio staring at me.
She did like being able to get on the couch and chase the cat.
Glad it is all over though
3 emergency unscheduled visits to the vet so far.
1. we sneak pills in her food so we crushed them all in preparation and mix in her food. Apparently they taste bad and she would not eat. So we got the Rx filled again and have been fighting sneaking pills into every possible treat we can imagine. She will use the hole where her molar was pulled weeks ago to spit out pill laced treats when we force her to swallow. Her bandage was slipping so it got more secured.
2. Bandage was pretty much useless with us adding to it, so they cut it off early and we went to the cone
3. In her kennel she slipped out of the cone and pulled out half of the staples making a bloody mess. More staples and better cone securing. The doc pointed at each of us individually and called us bad dogs, frown emoticon
The drugs are messing with her poo so bad and we have to have her on leash 24/7 and she does not like #1 or #2 on leash. Canned Pumpkin got an impressive one through on day 5. Phew. Butt it has been a struggle the whole time. A poo every 2 days now. Almost done with the meds causing it
Monday she gets the staples out and the long journey begins. 6 Weeks more to go. We have her on leash 24/7 so she cannot sprint to bark at something. It would tear the muscle that was cut and needs repair. Her joint is 100% joined wise, but needs the surrounding stuff to repair.
It was a rough day for the other livestock while Zobert was away. Fuggles saw Maggie pass and there was closure, but us taking Zobert away and be gone for a day caused so much stress. Once Zobert got home it was a clusterfu%k for sure. Took a darn long time for everyone to settle and Zobert is highly medicated and finally passed out. Theresa has just her mattress on the ground after lowering it before surgery. Zobert still could not make it up. 3 legs is hard yo.
Thunky likes to climb to the top of the fridge and whine to be rescued. During all the commotion I just threw him up there to get him out of the way. The look he gave me was awesome.
Zobert is home after CCL surgery. It is basically the ACL in humans. We do not know how she tore it, but we got it fixed. Healing is going to take 6 weeks and we pretty much have to be holding her leash the whole time to keep her from running around in the house. Picked up a big new kennel with padded bed, but that is only for when we are gone. Put down some carpet on the stairs to give her some grip. For the next 12 days she will need a protective boot when going outside if it is wet or damp. After that the staples and wrap will go away.
Some good came out of this though. While shaving her they noticed she has a bad rash in her armpits. Zobert has been unbelievably itchy for years and we thought it was diet, but it seems that it is allergies like hay fever. Unfortunately she is on so many meds from the surgery that she will have to wait for the good stuff to take care of it. For now some light antihistamines and we will kick but later.