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Rudy's journey

A happy dog's new life

Rudy's journey

for the love of dog!

February 7th, 2011 · 3 Comments · Uncategorized

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Today was day twelve after Rudy’s surgery. I’m happy to report that he’s doing great:) Yeah! Although we are still riding the waves to recovery, we’re all adjusting in a positive way. My Rudy dog I love so much has progressed a little more with each day.  From going up and down the stairs like a champ, to just getting up to go bark at the mailman! All the medication did a number on Rudy’s tummy.  My chow hound is now very selective in what he eats. But he’s eating chicken (his favorite) again with no problem. Go figure! As the protective momma, I’m still sleeping on the couch to be near my goofy, just in case! I know, to much right?!

Rudy in the morning sunlight

So a few days ago I decided to buy a product called ‘comfy cone’ kinda like a cone of shame only flexible. I though it would be more comfortable for Rudy.  And besides he doesn’t seem to be interested in the incision anyway. He leaves his incision alone when we are around because I think he knows that he’s not allowed to lick and pick at the stitches.

So here I thought I was doing my Rudy a favor by making him more comfortable.  Not so fast. Well this is where our dogs are smarter than us! We come home from work to find that he figured out how to take this ‘comfy cone’ off so that he could pull out a small piece of the stitches and lick the area clean of all the dried up stuff on his incision! I could see in Rudy’s face that he knew he’d done something naughty, but how could I get mad at him?! It’s certainly not his fault! We know who’s fault it is!! I’m sure that this is a wonderful product for doggies that aren’t as determined to remove it as mine!

We have an appointment this week to remove Rudy’s stitches. We’re all happy about that milestone, one of many:)

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3 Comments so far ↓

  • admin

    Here’s to many more hoppy milestones! 🙂

  • linnea

    Rudy looks pretty happy basking in the sunshine. Keep up the great work! You are making a terrific recovery (and showing that you much too clever for the comfy cone).

  • Ted E. Bear

    Rudy, Mom has been sleeping downstairs with me. She is not allowing me to go upstairs. I had my front right leg removed and she is concerned going down stairs would be to hard on me right now. She wants me to be all healed before I travel upstairs. I am sure we will be doing exercises before I am allowed upstairs.

    I will be checking in on you as we have the same surgery date. Woof!

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