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Rudy's journey

A happy dog's new life

Rudy's journey

hopping around

February 17th, 2011 · 4 Comments · Uncategorized

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It’s been three weeks since Rudy joined the tripawd pack and I’m happy to report that he’s been feeling good! Those first few weeks that everyone talks about seemed to go so slowly and it made me over analyze everything. Now I’m trying to think more like Rudy and embrace the little things that make life so good:)

Me and my hubby have since gone back to work, we’ve gotten back into somewhat of a routine and things now seem to be in fast forward. How does that happen?! In the evenings we drive Rudy to the park. He hops around, sniffs around to find any scent of critters that had been there before him and has even tried to roll around on his back. But mostly we just hang out in the grass and hope that a doggie buddy will come by to say hi.  Rudy had a blast the first day we saw some neighbors and their doggies! Rudy showed everyone his moves by showing off his three legged gallop!

I don’t know if it was the lack of sleep that caught up to me, but this past weekend I broke down and cried.  I cried tears of relief, joy, gratitude and I’m sure there were several other emotions mixed in there. I feel so lucky that my Rudy has been such a trooper through all of this change. I was so scared, I didn’t know how he would do, I didn’t know how I would do! I feel so lucky to have such a great dog who loves everybody and everyone loves him just as much. I feel so lucky to have found the support from other tripawds parents who have shared their stories of the dogs they love.

Rudy has made me laugh more than I imagined during this time. The day he got his stitches removed he seemed to be showing everyone at the vets office.  He decided that he had to go hopping around the whole office to make sure he didn’t miss anyone! Yea he knows he’s a rock star!

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4 Comments so far ↓

  • maggie

    Your report sounds all too familiar to me 🙂 Yup, I think everything you’ve gone thru emotionally, most of us can also attest to. Now things are looking up for you and Rudy!

    Rockstar for sure!

    Tracy, Maggie’s Mom

  • krun15

    Glad to hear everything is getting toward normal- whatever that has become now!
    Be sure and mark your calendar for March 12th- maybe you saw the forum post- we are getting together again in Mill Valley. It would be great to meet Rudy if he is up to it by then.

    Karen and the pugapalooza

  • CatiesMom

    I’m glad everything is going so well and everyone has adjusted to life as, and with, a Tripawd.

    The last month has been an exceptionally emotional time, of fear and grief and anxiety and gratitude, so many, many things that it takes a while to find release.

    Tears are good for that.

    HA! Rock star indeed! Catie would do the same thing every time she went to the vet hospital after her surgery. She went from being a typically timid and suspicious dog to being Miss Congeniality with the staff and doctors there. Weird.


  • jerry

    Those are tears of relief, that’s for sure. Rudy’s finally convinced you that yes indeed, everything will be A.O.K.

    Breathe Ma, it’s alright. Everything’s gonna be just fine. Congrats!

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