March 14th 2014 1:29 pm
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I became a MAN 2 days ago - on Wednesday!! I got NEUTERED:(
The first night home and the day following, I was out of it. I slept and was barely responsive. Mom was sad for me. The anesthesia had hit me hard.
Last night around 8pm, I came out of the coma-like state I was in and wagged my tail once or twice. I even played with mom's finger when she tapped me on my nose!
Today didnt start off so well tho. When we first got up to go out, I was shaking. Mom isnt sure if I was in pain, if I still had anesthesia in my system, or if I was cold. Mom hates seeing me shake. Sun used to do that. After we went out, she bundled me up in a blankie, and I eventually stopped.
I've been giving mom a hard time when we go out. First thing this morning, she took me out. (I did not poopy at all yesterday, so she knew I had to go!) Mom's been taking me potty out front, across the street, since we've had so much snow on the ground. This morning tho, she took me out back, cuz she didnt know if I would be able to walk that far or do the little step in front. We went out back, and I insisted on walking all the way to the end of the building. All I did was sniff and sniff. I would not poopy. Mom was pulling me to walk back home, but I was tired. So, I plopped down right there in the grass and laid on my back! Just like a baby, mom had to carry me all the way back home. Mornings are not her bag, and she was tired and not happy.
I have been great about not jumping - I mean, I hardly walk! But, this morning, Mom left me on the sofa and got in the shower. She figured I would not move. Well, when she opened the shower curtain, there I was laying on the floor next to the tub! She smiled, as that told her I was able to get around if I wanted to.
After her shower, she took me out front. She carried me down the little steps and put me down. I hauled butt! She wanted me to go right in front of the building, but I insisted on walking across the street, around the corner to where I usually go. Ahhhhh, I poopied and poopied! It felt great! Mom wanted me to go back in then, but I didnt feel like it. So, I just laid down on my back, in the middle of the street! Once again, mom carried me in like a little baby. Mom isnt sure if I am too tired to walk back in, or just want to be carried. Probably a bit of both.
We were just out back and I went pee. We were only a few steps from the door and guess what I did, AGAIN? But this time, I rolled all around in the grass before laying on my back and playing 'baby'! I got dirt all over myself! I didnt care, but mom was not happy. Of course, she gave in and carried me inside.
So, over all, I am recouperating well. I am very very tired tho. I sleep or rest just about all the time. I've been eating and drinking fine, and I take Rimadyl for pain and inflammation. Fortunately, I listen very well and havent been at the incision at all. Mom did catch me at it once or twice, but I only need to be told to leave it alone and I do. Thankfully, I havent had to wear the blowup neck thing!
Thanks for all your prayers and well-wishes! We are sooo glad it is over. Hoping with each day that passes, I feel better and better:)
Milk this for everything it's worth! Let momma carry you whenever you feel the urge. Use your cute little face to get extra cookies, stuffies and in your case carried across the street or up and down the stairs. You only have one shot at this so don't mess up.
Puffy - an expert on human behavior.
PUFF - I am going to take your advice and milk it for all its worth! BOL!!!
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Zane, you have your Mom well trained. Well done! Hope you have a speedy recovery.
Just remember not to jump Zane! You gots your momma wrapped around your little paw. BOL
How did I miss this sweetie! *hugs* I am so sorry..mom had had a couple vacation days off work and she has been busy busy busy!
Sending lots of love and healing wishes your way! You rest up sweetie..
Love and hugs,
Abby and Lucian
Thanks, pals! Today is the FIRST day I am somewhat myself. I played a bit with mom and my ball earlier and was running when we were outside. BUT - today is also the first day I am going after my incision! So, mom did what you see in my main pic to me!! MEANIE!
I r so gwad yu r feewin' bedder, my fwiend an' welcomed tu da ManPup Cwub™!
Hiya, Zane! Congratulations on being a diary pick for March 17th! And congratulations on getting the "boy operation" over with! Bol, I think it hurt Ma more than it did me, she really hated to see me losing any of my parts. But it's the good canine citizen thing to do, so again, "Congratulations!"
Thank you, Zaidie and Fitz! Today I am doing REALLY well! I am jumping (MY BAD!) off the couch and running around! Mom thinks the incision is healed enuf that I can lick it SOMETIMES! So, she is keeping the neck cone off me for now.
Have a great day, pals!
What do we love about Dogster? If they hadn't chosen you as a DDP, I wouldn't have known about your operation! I'm glad you're almost better! You da man-pup!!
Thanks, Hershey! YOU da man!
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