Friday, June 24, 2011

Buddy's Back!

Who can resist that face? And those ears? I love the ears! Needless to say, I have missed Buddy boy these past 5 weeks. We took Buddy back to Louisville Wednesday and he got released from his surgeon. So, he is back at the house now. Walked in, and acted like he had never been gone. He is so silly! His hair is growing back in. Once it comes back in, you probably won't even be able to see any scars. He has been such a trooper through this whole ordeal. I must say though, he is enjoying his freedom now!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Silly Rabbits

More like stupid rabbits! Came home from a nice fathers day cookout at my daughter's house last night. Let the hounds out. Then there is Sadie running like the wind and I see the rabbit running for its life. Dumb bunny isn't as fast as the dog. So for those of you whose dogs have caught the rabbit, you know the scream. Sadie stops and drops the rabbit, then chases it again. Catches it again. I finally get her to bring it to me, get her collar and she drops it. He takes off and tries to get out of the yard only to get his head stuck in the fence. Finally with a little coaxing dumb bunny escapes the yard. He had a scratch on his head from the fence. Sad thing is he will probably be back in the yard today. Meanwhile, Tom who is Mr. Laidback, is standing there taking a pee! Never even knew what was going on. Sadie is totally exhausted from her rabbit chasing tonight.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Friday Updates

Went to visit my Buddy today. I was a little nervous. Would he remember me? The answer is a definite YES! He missed me. He's on very limited activity, but he was able to climb up on a little wicker sofa and lay his head in my lap. He was so cute! Every time one the other dogs came around, he would put his paw up and push them away! Gosh, I miss that dog. He doesn't get his stitches out until June 20th. Then he will have his follow up with the vet in Louisville. So it is going to be a couple more weeks before he might get to come back here.

Some of you might also remember my story about Bluto and his battle with Lyme's disease. GREYT news there! Bluto is back to him old happy self again! They say he went back to the vet's office and was giving his signature hugs out! I am so happy about that!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Buddy Update

Well, it seems Buddy developed an infection. The incision was being held closed by suture adhesive and the infection was causing it to come open. The problem was on the left side where they had to do the most repair. The right side has healed up and looks really good. So, last Friday the vet went back in and closed it up with staples. They did a culture and wound up changing his anti-biotics. He is now on Zeniquin and it is about $10 a pill. Man, I hope that stuff works!

He still can't come back here until he gets his staples removed and goes back to Louisville for a recheck. Meanwhile, he is about 30 minutes from here. It seems he is being such a good sport and is tolerating spending much of his time in his kennel. The lady who is taking care of him said he wanted to lay out in the yard in the sun. She grabbed her lawn chair cushion and laid there with him. The things we do for these hounds! I feel bad for him because he loves to be outside. But, to get him healed up, he has to remain clam. No stairs, no furniture and no running.

I kept thinking he would be coming back any day now. But in all reality, it will probably be next week. So, I am going to visit Buddy tomorrow. I miss that big ole goofy boy!