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Friday, March 9, 2012

Frankie Update!

Almost 3 weeks post-surgery and Frankie is doing fantastic! He went to the vet today for a check-up and everything checked out just great. His muscle mass in his left leg where he has all his pins and wires is even starting to build back up perfectly and the range of motion in his hip is awesome.

Frankie is enjoying his walks outside and although he knows he can't run around and play with the other pups, he likes to just sit and observe. Frankie also loooves to sleep, especially in the human bed. He is a big fan of the rawhides, but has yet to learn how to keep them away from his sneaky sister who likes to steal and hide them from Frankie. His sister better watch out when Frankie is back to full speed- she is going to regret being a brat to him!!

3 more weeks and back to the vet for x-rays to make sure everything is all set for Frankie to start being a puppy again. YAY!

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Spot makes progress

Spot went into the vet yesterday for a recheck and to get his staples out! The vet was very happy with the weight he is putting on his leg and thinks he is looking very good. Spot is still going to be on restricted activity for some time to come, but the vet is very optimistic about his progress. Spot's PT walks were increased (slightly) so he has more walking to look forward to.

Given Spot's love of meeting new people and his certainty that everyone he meets wants to cuddle with him, I think he enjoys getting to meet all of the new people in the lobby of the vet's office. He did curl up in his favorite bed and sleep the whole way home though :)

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Tavi has found her forever home!

Octavia "Tavi" is in her new home! She was adopted by a wonderful family and they picked her up yesterday. While there were tears shed by foster mom and foster siblings, we can't be more happy for her. Look at her and her new sister having a little snooze last night. Such love. 

We saw the doctor Thursday and he said she looked amazing and lifted her restrictions. Another x-ray will need to be done in a month or two just to make sure she's growing "right" since she is still a puppy and has lots of growing yet to do. She has been taking longer walks and playing and doing some running, so she's definitely on the right road. 

The girls are so happy to have her and they were deciding who's bed she will sleep in...I did warn them she will snore, but its worth it since she's such a cuddle bug. Clearly. 

Here's Tavi with me the night before she went to her forever home. How is that not the sweetest, squishy face you've ever seen? 

We'll keep the masses updated as we receive them from her new family. I think they were actually going to keep her name as Tavi too! How about that? 

Another success story that we can all be happy and proud of. Thank you Lucky Dog for what you do and thank you families for loving them and making them a part of your homes forever. 

Friday, March 2, 2012

Devon is Adopted and Doing Great!

We just got an update from Devon's adopter and he's doing great:

Devon is doing great! He really is settling into his new routine here and he has been such a good boy! My family and I are having so much fun with him. I think his jaw is getting better slowly but surely. The muzzle keeps it in place and only comes off twice a day for his meals and medications. He is so good with everything. We will be taking x-rays sometime within the next few weeks I believe to see how the bone is healing.
In the picture here we were sweater shopping for him in Georgetown. He gets so chilly! Devon is slowly learning to walk on the leash but he loves to be held! In the other picture he is with my other dog, Chessie. They are warming up to each other nicely.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Spot Passes the One Week Mark

One week ago today Spot went in for surgery to correct his broken leg and fractured pelvis. Spot is becoming more and more like his old self every day. His current favorite game is hiding toys from the toy bin in his bed and his favorite toy is a stuffed Raccoon. Since he hasn't started rough housing or wrestling with the toys, I have decided to indulge the game. He thinks I don't know that he has about ten toys and one of my socks in his bed.

He does look forward to going for his PT walks daily, although they're still very short. He loves stopping to sniff and explore. He will be going back to the doctor next week for a check up and to have the staples from surgery removed. Keep your fingers crossed for a good report.