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Day 22

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Wow.  I took a long break from posting.  This past week has been crazy.  I didn’t get sick from my chemo yet, which is really good.  I get up and move around a little better now.  I moved really fast the other day because mom, after two weeks of dormancy, brought out the dog-eating-machine.  I can’t understand why she keeps that thing.  It is dangerous.  I mean she never lets it off its leash, it devours everything in its path, and is really noisy when it eats.  I’m not kidding, I swear the thing smiles when it comes across a tuft of my hair.  I know it can’t wait to get hold of me.  I hate the dog-eating-machine.

The other day, I was sleeping and mom took my picture.  Look in  the background, it was hovering right behind me while I was napping!  I don’t understand why she keeps such a dangerous animal in the house.

You want to rub my belly, huh?

You want to rub my belly, huh?

Anyway, she walked it around the house like she usually does so I ran into the garage.  I know it seems like I’m a bit wimpy, but you should see this thing.

I had to go to the v-e-t again.  In spite of the fact that the v-e-t gave mom some medicine to put on the open part of my incision, it wasn’t healing, so the v-e-t put some stitches in me again.  Ughhhhhhhhhhh.  I don’t like the v-e-t.  Now I have a fluid filled sac where the stitches are.  When is this going to end?

Poppy took me on a walk down Basin Street yesterday.  We didn’t go all the way to the bottom like when I was quadpawd, but it still is the furthest I have walked since my ampawtation.  I might get to see my girlfriend, Katie the beagle this weekend!  I hope she still likes me with only three legs.  I will ask my mom to take a picture of me and Katie, so all you tripawds can see what a good looking girl I have.

Thanksgiving was a really good day.  I got sooooo many treats, but the treats are starting to slow down, which really bums me out…I heard Mom tell Pop that I weighed 85 lbs and that was what I weighed before the surgery….yikes I lost a leg , but didn’t lose any weight???huh?  Mom thinks it is from all the treats.  I wish I could find a way to tell her that I think the v-e-t had his big fat thumb on the scale.

Mom went to work today and I stayed home with Pop.  We watched football all day.  Nebraska won which makes Pop happy and Pitt lost which makes Mom not happy…Maybe the Steelers will win this weekend and make Mom happy again….sheeeeshhh!  People are crazy.


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14 Responses to “Day 22”

  1.   Chris Says:

    Don’t be down about the fluid, Barney knows just how you feel but soon it will all go away like his has.
    Barney was a full calendar month since amp yesterday his fluid has almost all gone now. He is getting stronger each day, he had his second lot of chemo a couple of days ago and at the moment is outside chewing his bone in the cold but lovely sunshine.
    He told me to tell you, all the girls love three leg doggies best, so don’t you worry about Kate – she will still swoon! He also says if you really keep barking at the dog eating machine that Mum will put it away much quicker!!!
    Chris & Barney

  2.   Dane Mom Sue Says:

    Hey Opie, I totally know what you mean about the dog eating machine. My mom brings that out all the time too, and it always sends me truckin’ away as fast as I can. Give a Tripawd a break, you know?? She says she has to use it because she has to clean up my fur and little crumbs that I leave from treats. I don’t know why they’ve got to make those things so scary. Mom saw once that they sold a dog deshedding tool for the dog eating machine. Isn’t that the most ridiculous thing ever? I can’t imagine sitting next to that thing while it sucks out my hair. Only a human would invent that thing.

    Yeah, yeah, yeah, I’ve heard it about packin’ on the pounds too. I gained my leg back in a few short months, now I weigh over 15 pounds MORE than I did with my leg! Many would say most of that weight came from the treats from my Ampuversary celebration!

    Anyway, glad to hear you are doing well and that your chemo is not making you sick.

    Nova

  3.   jakesmom Says:

    Oh, that evil dog eating machine!!! Jake never seemed to mind it… but Wolfie thinks he has to eat it before it eats him!!! 🙂

    I would love to scratch your belly and squeeze your paws… You tell that V-E-T to stop putting their big fat thumbs on the scale!!! It’s affecting your treats situation!!!

    Angel Jake’s Mom

  4.   admin Says:

    Dog eating machine? Sounds like you’re talking about Wyatt! 😉

    Thanks for the great update.

  5.   gratefull Says:

    Oh I am so with you on the dog eating machine! I just nearly cringe when i see my mom pulling it out, she seems to like it but I get scared that it’s going to hurt her. I keep a watchful eye..from a distance of course:)
    Yeah the vet’s are never too much fun and it’s really bad when your mom and the vet are close friends. Sometimes he comes over to see my mom, so I’m stuck having him around, but all in all he’s a good guy and he likes me. I just wish he’d get it through his head that I run the show here, not him. I should beable to have as many treats as i want and i should be able to go out and run around when i want to. Mom says in time i will, but for now i have to heal.. oh well.
    Stay strong bud!
    your tripawd comrad, Buddy

  6.   Peyton's Path Says:

    Be careful around that dog eating machine Opie! I don’t mind it, but Dillon is scared of it! Mom brings ours out a couple times a weeks since there are two of us shedding like crazy! When I had four legs and the dog eating machine came out I would run to the nearest dog bed and hump it!! I haven’t tried that again since my amputation, but maybe one of these days I will do it for Mom. She always got a laugh out of it!

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