Monday, September 17, 2012
Toni Louise continues to heal. Her bandage is still intact. I have caught her chewing at it a couple of times, but she pretty much leaves it alone.
I put a nice soft pillow in the kennel and prepared for the homecoming. I thought she would be more comfortable and it would be easier to restrict her activity. Wall-E was her first visitor. His ears are back and down. This means he is still very worried about his playmate. Wall-E is sensitive and worries a lot.
Old guy, Oscar, had to get very close to "see". His cataracts make him rely more on his nose lately, but he was assured that she was back home and all was right with the world.
The kennel did not last long. Toni Louise prefered to be with her best friends and lay on an old blanket on the floor. I was afraid she would try to jump up on the couch, but she didn't even try. She did try to jump into our bed the first night and fell, but I caught her. I think it scared me more than her.
She has to take an antibiotic twice daily and some liquid meds for pain once at bedtime. Greenies makes these fabulous beef flavored pill pockets. They smell like beef jerky and she loves them. I would have used bread and peanut butter, but these are less messy and she thinks it is a treat.
The first night she slept like a baby. Oscar woke me at 3:24. I took him out and he wandered aimlessly through the yard. This went on for about 10 minutes before I insisted that he come back in. I was so annoyed, I could not go back to sleep and watched the sun rise. Last night he slept fine. Toni Louise woke me. I have no idea what time it was, it was still dark, though. All three dogs went out and this time Toni was the one wandering around the yard. She followed the other two in and walked straight into the wall, bumping her head against it and just standing there. I was watching her, figuring she was goofy from her pain meds ...... then she peed in the floor! It smelled like her antibiotics and before I could mop it up, Wall-E pranced through the puddle and hopped into my bed .......... on my clean sheets.
So, today was another big laundry day and I could not go back to sleep again!
Tomorrow, Toni Louise will get her bandages changed, and then again in a week. Mr. Martha will be going along on the last visit. He will be losing his ability to procreate, and I will have another furry patient to tend. Reunions will start all over again.