Saturday, December 31, 2011

More Play Ideas

I miss Bud when we have our morning loving. Show here I get in the playpen for some loving. Batman joined this day.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Play Pen Ideas

Poor Bud. He is feeling better but is still a little freaked about the confinement time. He looks a little depressed and I sure that he still hurts when he goes outside to potty. He has to wait and get his collar one and wait for the person who takes him out to grab the wide belt to under his belly for the person to take him out on a leash while holding the belt tight. This is to support him in the case of slipping and using to much weight on the knee wide the hardware in it. His knee and ankle are still swollen from the trauma of the injury and surgery.
I have been having him spend time in a “Play Pen,” that I put in the kitchen so he can be with me while I am doing chores, and reading or watching TV. He can see the action. This morning after he got taken out for his A.M potty, once he got back in the “Play Pen” I spent time snuggling with him like I have done all of life in the mornings. I know I miss this problem more than he does. Batman, Bud’s good wanted some close time too. Please I know if you guys like this idea. I am going to suggest to the vets to buy some of this fencing to make the time of confinement more bearable.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Surgery Done

Bud's surgery went well this morning at Atascadero Pet Hospital. Dr Arron Schecter talked to me when I dropped him off. The vet said that Bud wouldn't have a caste but would bandaged well. Bud will have to be really restricted for 6 weeks. He has to be walked out to potty and right back to confined area. Poor Bud. This will hard on me too. I can't walk with him on our beach for a long time. I will have to do this one day at a time.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Love Bed

Bud is bored silly doing nothing in the house. But he's hanging out with Batman. He's just hanging out everyday waiting for something to happen. He doesn't understand why we are not going out for walks or doing anything. I tell him, "Bud, you're hurt, baby. We are getting you fixed really soon, honey." The surgery is the 22nd. He will be in overnight. I'm getting things ready to set the house up for him after the surgery. I'll show a couple of my ideas for his after-care, so that maybe it can help other people with their dogs. In the meantime, Bud hangs out with his new best friend, Batman. I'll miss him so much when he's gone. I'll be in doggie-withdrawal!

PS: You will read about this story in Bud's book.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Tug of war game

Bud's new best fried, Batman, is shown here playing tug-of-war with Bud to break up the boredom before surgery on the 22nd because of not walking or playing. One of my friends Dan think he's a cat. Here is proof that he is a dog growing and playing with a dog toy that Dan gave Bud. Now what cat would play with a dog like this?

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Hurt Bud

Poor Bud!! Shown here before his surgery, with his friend Batman in his crate . After the surgery he will need to be in his crate for 6 weeks. Yuk !!!. It's going to be hard. Hopefully I will be able to figure out methods to make this God awful ordeal better for  everyone.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Poor Bud In Crate

Picture is my Bud in crate with Batman. Poor Bud, he is bummed. He went out side, hobbled to get a ball in the yard, to throw.. Poor Bud I tell him, he can't play today. He looks at me with his big brown eyes and sighs and go in his crate. THIS IS HARD.We have to do this one day at a time. I've moving his crate after the surgery to my bedroom  so I can sleep next on the floor . I am so happy that I will able to help. Thanks to my family of loving friends.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Bud Gets Hurt

On  the of morning Monday Dec 5, while running at our beach, Bud reputered his right hind Cranial Cruciate Ligament.  He stopped and cried out in pain. My friend carried him home and the vet took an Xray to confirm his diagnosis. Poor Bud!. I found a vet who offered a surgery for 50% off the surgery to my cost 1700$. Bud will fine after his surgery in three months of rehab he will be able to resume his duties as my service dog.I have been contacting several organizations that help dogs in need of surgery and have been told that they will try to help out with funding. The vet who will do the surgery is taking donations by phone for Bud. Any Rabobank is set up to in Bud's and my name. The vet is Dr Aaron Schecter DMV. I am humbled once again with life and am pray for a speedy recover for Bud  Thank God
To help call Rabobank at 805- 995-1594 or to Dr Schechter at 805-466-3880

Friday, December 2, 2011

Book Signing At French Hosptial Pictured is at the book signing at thursday book signing. Bud is now ready for a break after he greeted many dog lovers with kisses ready to come home. We met dog lovers and sold some books and coffee mugs for hoilday gifts. It is fun to talking
to other dog lovers. Jetta had many fans from our visits.