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1.25.13 Follow Up Friday: Lovies and other things

Well, it is that time of week to look back so that we can look forward.  

Mom! Louise has all the toys and she isn't sharing.

Mom! Louise has all the toys and she isn’t sharing.

People were very taken with the wonderful angels, Gertrude and Squash, who were present on the blog last weekend.  I appreciate the nice comments, we all have our fur angels and sometimes we need them to visit more than others.  I am blessed to have a whole zoo of angels that all come visit from time to time.  

The dogs were so bored after their Monday Mischief that I had to break out a new Bo-Bo.  All those toys and they can’t find anything to do.  Amazingly (and I really should not say anything or I will jinx it), the new Bo-Bo still lives!!!  But let us see what destuffing goes on tomorrow.  

We really appreciated the response to Meet Mini Beaver.   It was great to find out that Sofie is not alone in her attachment to a Lovey.  Droppie, of AngelWhisper has a squeaky duck; Misaki has a squirrel; Doggy has his blanket, and; the humans at Animal Couriers make sure that when their dogs have a Lovey they go buy lots of extras.  Cupcake on the other hand, like Louise, is fickle and will play with anything (or not).  

Knee Update:  The bad news is, as expected, I tore the Menisus in the left knee.  But the good news is: not planning surgery immediately (I do hope that is good – right?) Since I already have trouble with the knees we are going to take the most conservative approach.  The doctor shot the knee with drugs and I am going to go to Physical Therapy to try and get the muscles stronger.  He said 50% of people are not bothered by the pain of a tear after about 12 weeks (that seems like a long time). We are hoping that it will stop hurting even though it will never go away.  When I asked him if I would every be able to knell again, he was a little hesitant to say anything other than, “you may have limitations.”  Wish me luck, folks.  All I want to do is get back to my walk every day with the dogs.  We are all going crazy!  Maybe next month.

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Posted by on January 25, 2013 in Dogs


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1.18.13 Follow-Up Friday

Catching you up on this and that is what Follow-up Friday is about:  

The knees. (What Do Other People Do?)  Still waiting for MRI.  Don’t understand why it takes 2 weeks to get authorization, but it is a good thing that I am a patient person.  I assume if I was bleeding out, they would just let rigor mortis set in.  I have an appointment with Surgeon next week.  Probably tore the meniscus, but with all the arthritis in my knees, this could be a long road back.  But anyway, the dogs have decided that they need to protect my knees and immediately, upon returning home from my trip, had to find ways to both apply pressure to each one.  


I am absolutely enforcing the ‘don’t run down the stairs before the human’ rule (which sometimes I am lax about).  They must stay at the top of the stairs until my cane and my legs get down to the bottom, or I do let them go before I even start (I figure that is safer for all).  Nine, the Mancat, has taken to throwing his full little body on the steps when I am coming up, and now he has also been added to the obstacles to be avoided.  

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Posted by on January 18, 2013 in Dogs


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