Hi evfurry..i hope you have not forgotten me..i have kind of taken up all Grannies time lately..
See i had my op and all went fine but a week ago Grannie found another lump in my groin..so back we went to Dr Mark as it doubled in a few days..
*Insert Grannie losing her tiny mind..again..
So i had another operation..i had this alien blob removed..
So a big talk was had with Dr Mark and Grannie and Grandad..these things are popping up and going to keep popping up..long and short of it no more operations for me..i am too old to keep going under anaesthetic and it won’t change or stop them..so i am going to just get on with being Doc..
I met Nurse Beths orphan lambie again..she is twice the size she was a month ago when i had my last operation..
So i had my op..this time stitches..look happy don’t i?
At least i got a smiley face bandage..
I recovered well and Grannie and Grandad had me out for a few hours each day they were working..i had my tent..
So i hung out while they chopped dragged and burnt that rotten hedge wattle..which is not what Grannie calls it..she say’s it’s a b*^***d ..what do you think?
So after a few days post op i get red..really red and swollen..really swollen..
*thanks for giving me SOME dignity Grannie!
So back to Dr Mark..i am now on Antibiotics and pain meds..Grannie and Grandad are wearing a track to the vets..sheesh..and Monday i get my stitches out..between all these stitches and staples i look like a patchwork quilt..
So i have been on light duties..gentle walks..lot’s of rest and afternoon tea with Grannie and Grandad while they burn off..
Of course i forgot to mention i was issued with a cone of shame..due to Grannie losing her mind with worry she decided to jazz it up for me..really…really..
So i am going to go rest up and sulk now..i am not red or swollen or sore anymore but have felt iffy today and been chewing grass..so i going to catch up with you all soon..Grannie and Grandad are going out for dinner tonight..they say they need a break..and maybe i will forgive them for abandoning me..maybe..
As you may know i had a bit of surgery on Monday..well yesterday Grannie and Grandad had to go into town and rather than leave me to my own devices and risk me getting into some serious staple removing they took me along for the drive.
Well after Grandad went in to Officeworks and left Grannie and i parked in a rather unfortunate position…
We headed to Bendigo Botanical gardens..i have not been there before and i went in to investigate the Bats..wow they sound like monkeys and sure do make a lot of noise..but i was so thankful to get out and have a walk..
Well to be fair they are not REALLY bats but Flying Foxes..Grannie did a lovely story on them here if you would like to learn more 🙂
After the Gardens we had a brief stroll around town and then headed home..
The most Thankful thing happened later that afternoon though..Dr Mark rang from Vets All Natural and told Grannie that the lump from my groin that he removed was a Squamous Cell Carcinoma..now that does not sound like something to be thankful for but the lab said Dr Mark did a great job and got clean margins!
So i get my staples out next Thursday and just keep on getting better.
These can come back in old pups Dr Mark said..but for now i am fine and Grannie and Grandad are going to be checking me all the more and making sure this Summer (which while it is now a polar blast is hard to imagine) that i am covered up good..we will be getting good shirts that are sunsafe and sunscreen galore..please peeps check your sunbathing pups this summer for signs of nasty things..sores that do not heal etc..and keep your fur kids safe from skin cancers..
So as you see i have a lot to be thankful for today..
Please click here to see other posts from Thankful Thursday as WP does not have that linky thing ..grrrr
Well our weekend was pretty hectic..i had a lot of work to do helping Grannie and Grandad burn off..see we have a small time when we can do this and then we have restrictions..
There is a lot of dead scrub that needs to be checked and then burnt..and of course with Rhiannons wedding coming up it’s all action stations..
So off i went..to help..well..this is the first time since Angel Forrest that we have done this and usually he is my right paw man..so the pressure was on..
It started out great..i had my jumper and my Weatherbeeta on and away we went…
Well the smoke! i could not get away from it…
So because i was off leash!..yep first time out here…(Grannie and Grandad checked for roos and such first) i decided to keep trying to wander back to the house..
Grannie popped me on her chair..and said “stay there you poor wonderful sweetheart sook ”
Well these burn off days are pretty full on..it involves so much hard work that Grannie was worried about me..and i kept hopping down and wandering off..well trying too but the old gal is pretty darn quick and i heard her saying “I had four kids and never lost one..you have no chance Doc”
So pain in the butt dogs necessity being the Grannie of invention she got her Mc Gyver pants on..she took her chair and tipped it upside down..she put a hessian blankie inside and then covered the chair with my travel blankie so the smoke could not get in the sides..and voila a PUP TENT..
Grannie is not a bad egg after all i suppose..and i went in dug a nest in the ground dragged that hessian mat and stayed put..all day ..
Excuse the paw prints..as you may know this blankie i shared with Angel Forrest on our last trip up to the mountain and we got all muddy and laid on it in the car..i keep dragging it out on the porch so Grannie says it can stay dirty! Bonus huh!
Well i thought when the two day weekend burnfest was over i was in the clear..but no..then it turned to custard
Seems i had an appointment at the vets Monday..you see i have a lot of warts..but some have been bleeding..quite a few actually..and i have a lump near my boy bits that had to come out for tests..i also needed my toothies done as my breath smelled like bin juice…nice huh?
So off i went..i met a lamb that Nurse Beth is caring for who is an orphan..and then off i went Nurse Beth carrying me and the lamb following..
Now do not be shocked i look like FrankenDoc..Dr mark had to staple me as he did not want to keep me under too long because of my age..i had a lump removed also from near my jugular..my toothies were great! just a clean no extractions..but i look messed up..my nails were done and i had a nasty butt gland thing happening too..i know the details are super!
So i have about 40 odd staples..i am on antibiotics and Loxicom and also some Tramadol if i am in pain…you kidding..if?? i have been a real brave boy..and now i am just waiting for the lab tests to come back and then in 10-14 days get my staples out…i also have lost weight again..ugh..Grannie is going to lose her mind she says 🙂
Grannie says i look like i went crazy in the staple section of Officeworks..
So ..calm ya farm ladies and try not to swoon 🙂 paw pats Doc xxx
Hi evfurry..well when Grannie abandoned us and left us with no care in the world went to Georgia she had a lovely catch up with a special blog friend.
The funny thing was this friend had no idea it was Grannie who was visiting..so Miss June Bacons Mum had been emailing back and forth to this blog friend and Grannie had to let this blog friend know it was ok that Miss June was not a weirdo and that she was a good friend without letting on that Grannie was the one accompanying Miss June on the visit..talk about secret squirrel (another story we shall get to later!)
So off they all headed..Grannie and Grandad and Miss June and Mr Jim..grannie had some gifts and was looking forward to meeting this special blog friend..
See when Grannie was plotting this awful secret trip without any care for us whatsoever
holiday..she realised that Miss June was really not that far from the Funny farmers and so chatted with Miss June and said “what do you think?”
Miss June always ready for adventure said ” let’s do it!”
They arrived at Miss Jans and picked her up and off they went to lunch..they talked blogs and meeting people from blogs and of course anipals!
Always about anipals..they talked about loss as all the peeps had lost anipals pretty much within a year so all knew how much it hurt!
Then when lunch was finished Grannie wanted to meet the fur kids at Miss Jans and take some pics..
Miss Jan had a lovely gift for them all and so gifts were exchanged..of course we all got zip..us and the fur kids at Miss Jans..i guess the peeps deserve to be spoiled now and then BOL!
So we are super jealous that Grannie and Grandad had such a special visit and we hope you pop over to Bacon’s to read about his Mum and Dads visit with Grannie and Grandad and Miss Jan and the Funny Farmers Grannie said she never thought she could be so lucky as to meet not one but two blog friends in the US of A..and she hopes to be able to do it again one day..
Have a super weekend and we will be here saturday..Grannie and Grandad are out for dinner tonight..another clear case of animal neglect and sadness needing some time out together..
Paw pats Doc and big thanks to Miss Jan..Marcus ,Micah ,Merci,Buddy,Rusty,Perci,Taylor and Cyndi for putting up with Grannie BOL …
Grannie has donated all her kids books to charity last year..she has kept a few very special ones for herself..ones that mean something ..either about time with her kids or a special story that she just loves..she felt that giving the books to charity that maybe other kiddies would be happy to read and learn and have fun..which is what reading is about….
UNLESS..you are me and have to listen to Grannies tinny voice as she blabs on and on ..i mean can’t a guy catch a break!
The story is called ‘The digging-est Dog and was written by Al Perkins and illustrated by Eric Gurney..
Please pull up a sledgehammer and knock yourself out..it will be less painful than Grannie babbling on…BOL…
Please enjoy Cleo in a coma and Pickles trying to save me…Dinnermintz puts in a cameo cleaning her butt in the hallway..oh yep..it’s showtime 🙂
Wow Easy has put together a super Chaos pawty..and if anyone knows Chaos it’s Easy..
Pop over and have a blast while the peeps do the household chores..i have set a bar up that i think serves the bestest Rough end of a pineapples you ever had!
And Angel Forrest has been kind enough to offer his services in grandads old pawlice van..looks like Houdini ,Sammy and Benji are already taking advantage of the service BOL..
So pop over to the Chaos pawty and indulge your wildest dreams of foodable and fun..i am packing Grannie up for Market tomorrow..so while she is there i am going to be serving up all the anipals who want a drink..and of course Ruby will be serving up her fantastic Margaritas! so go have fun guys and gals..