The best way to I know is getting kisses from Bud. He's well enough now to do one of our morning rituals, that of "Keefer time"! Notice my bed-hair and my blue pajamas. Bud is more patient than I am. As for me, I have another month of not being able to walk. My time at the computer writing has to be limited because I still have to put my foot up with ice. So I make myself get out of bed, clean up, shower, put some of my dad's favorite pjs on, get on good smelling lotion and baby powder, and have Bud kiss me! His kisses make it all better.
I feel bored and have cabin fever. Poor Bud, has been rehabbing since Dec 22nd. I with the help of my friends take him outside for brushing and treats like a bone or bully stick. He is feeling his oats and wants to play. He is very happy in his crate for now thank God. Today I go to see my doctor about my foot. I to learn patience for my rehab. Bud is a very good boy. The picture is of him last year in his yard.
In the picture is another day. I'm sleeping with my foot up. Going crazy! It's OK though. Me and Bud are getting through this together.Doris and Abby came over to visit. Bud is grateful for another dog to sniff!
Pictured here is the recovery room. I had toe surgery on the 18th of January. Shown here is a picture of Bud in his playpen so he can be in the same room. Batman came to visit. Shown here they are licking their lips for treats.I have to stay off my foot. Me and Bud are rehabbing together. I'm getting stir-crazy! I'm sick of laying around. Were are getting through it a day at a time.
Bud has had to walk only with the Sling and on leash. Shown in the picture, Jewel has been helping me with this ordeal.. This is the only the only freedom Bud has had. When Bud is walked out side to potty 4 or 5 times a day, he pulls to go down the street to the beach. Bud is as strong as a horse even with he bad knee. Poor Bud we have been doing this for 24 days! Since Bud is feeling better I shut the door to my office and open his crate and let him come out for a"Buddie rub," and I sit on the floor and love him up for awhile. I love massaging him and he loves it but he gets excited and started prancing so I don't want to hurt himself I have him go back in his crate. He goes in willingly. I think that he is still hurting. I am still giving him pain meds, but I cut down done on them as Dr Schecter ordered. The dog owners who have gone through this are very committed to their dogs. It's not easy.. I thank God for my friends who gone through this. I'm a not alone. People want to help.
Sunday a.m. while I went out of the house, Bud broke out of his play pen set up around his crate. Bud has a favorite place in the house, the love seat in my living room. He sits like he thinks he's a cat. Shown here in the photo Bud and Topaz looking over there kingdom..When I saw Bud had jumped on the love seat against vet orders I screamed. Then Bud got freaked out and jumped off the loveseat and when he landed on his bad leg slipped. Bud then limped back to his crate. Thank God for Dr Schechter at Atascardo Pet Hospital being open 24 hour, 7 days a week. All the way over I was kicking myself for being careless. The vet checked Bud out and he was fine. As for myself I having a heck of time missing being close and cuddling in bed every morning. Oh well, the important thing is that Bud is healing. This ordeal of coping with our poor wounded dogs is shared by many of dog lovers. My lesson is don't the dog to not try to break out of a play pen if not totally secured. After this I am having the playpen attached permanently, and the door shut when I come into the den where the crate is. I will show that picture soon once I get it done.
Bud is enjoying his bone and hanging out in the sunlight. It is a change of scenery for the boy. I'm sitting with him to love him and brush him. One thing is that I cannot leave Bud unattended. If I leave him, and someone is at the gate, he's going to go! I wouldn't trust him. He would knock the fence down trying to be a guard dog.