August 20th 2007 12:20 pm
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I turned THREE, you guys! Can you believe I'm all grown up now? For real. Mom and Dad are so proud of me. I'm still gorgeous, as you can see from my new userpic, and the photo of Violet and myself by the walnut tree (that's what all those green things are, and they fall from the sky like heavy, non-bouncy superballs. ow).
Yes, I am definitely gorgeous, but...are you ready for a confession? The Big Lady (that would be me) ended up getting a little TOO big. Girthy, as it were. Well, how does something like that happen to a girl like me? A confirmed beauty queen, whether or not my parentage is questionable. Everyone prefers unconventional beauty, anyway. Well, they do. I'm not just saying that. Anyway, do you want to hear about how I got fat?
Okay, here goes.
So remember my bad wheel, you guys? It stayed bad. The Big Lady had a Tibial plateau leveling osteotomy (a TPLO). That's right. Turns out, it WAS my cruciate ligament, and it was bad. We had an x-ray, and they sent it to a radiologist, and that guy said I tore that ligament. I'm all healed up now, though, you guys. My hair's even grown back over my surgery site, and I can romp again. It was a boring few months there, where I had to say down and be lazy all the time. I ate chewies, and dog food and everyone felt bad for me and gave me extra treats, and now I'm a fatty, and I'm working it off. You can't tell in my photos, though. Mom chose the flattering ones. I ended up with a little arf-ritis, which we're treating with some glucosamine biscuits and good playtime supervision. It doesn't really bother me now that my leg has healed and I can be more active.
So that's been my year. Pretty crazy, although I'm grateful for this surgery which seems to have worked wonders for me! Three years old. Violet turned one! That makes me feel so old. LOL.
Mom and Nero had their birthdays too, on the same day as mine. August 18 sure is a festive day around here. Again, I got to be the birthday girl, and yes, I admit I indulged in a piece of McDonalds hamburger, but I'm sure I worked that off at Grandma's house, playing with Chet the next day. Collies are fun!
Well, it's time to go outside! Hope all my dog friends are doing great!
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