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Thursday, February 18, 2016

Miscellaneous couchal photos

Starbuckeroo loooooves the couch. So much so that even now that she has figured out the stairs and likes to sleep with us, she'll often get up in the middle of the night and relocate to her couch:


Here is Booger looking adorable with her feeties:


And Autumn napping with her rawhide so her sisters won't steal it while she sleeps:


She had a small tumor removed last week. It was cancerous, but pretty well-defined. Dr. F was concerned about anesthetizing her to remove it because of her heart troubles, but he said that the tumor would kill her pretty quickly if we left it alone, so I figured it was worth the risk. If she died in surgery, we'd only lose a month or so of life until the cancer got her. But if she survived the anesthesia, the surgery itself was so trivial that we knew she'd recover quickly and well, and possibly live for another year! So we did it, and she survived, and is healing super quickly! The suture site is super clean:

and after a week, she's back up to taking walks with us, which for her is more important than anything! She's become more crotchety about her cone though, which she never was before. She often deliberately whacks it against things, just to express her annoyance!

Here is Starbuckeroo snuggling:


"Do you love me, pawpaw? Rrrrrrroooooooooo?"

9 comments:

mdr said...

Your dogs have 9 lives, best wishes to them.

gina said...

Sending healthy thoughts to all the fuzzies.

Arvay said...

Thank you, mdr and gina! We have nothing to complain about, that's for sure! (Well, Autumn complained about her cone, but that is another matter. :) )

rena said...

I read on our school bulletin board the other day that someone was looking for a collar for her recently-spayed cat. Someone responded that instead of a collar, a baby onesie w/ a hole cut out for the tail would work much much better. I wonder if your doggies would prefer to wear some doggie clothes instead of a collar? Heheh, start knitting, Arvay!

Arvay said...

LOL @rena! I believe the girls would object strongly to pants!

e. davis said...

How about an inflatable "donut" collar instead of the cone? Tried it with my girls with success- they didn't fuss; could still get out the dog door and it saved my legs from getting scraped! Hope you won't need it anytime soon though since Miss Autumn is on the road to good health again:)

Arvay said...

@e.davis, that is brilliant!

b said...

All the best to your dogues!

b said...

p.s. you should get vet insurance for your dogs in the future since you tend to adopt older dogs. I remember reading somewhere that it's worth it. It certainly would have been for LeMonster! VPI is a big insurer.