Today is (hopefully) Riley’s last full day of crate rest! Hooray! I can’t believe we’ve made it 8 weeks post-op! Her follow-up appointment with X-rays is tomorrow morning at 9:00. I’m hoping they’ll be able to take the X-rays without sedating her (if they have to sedate her, I have to leave her there for most of the day…), but who am I kidding…they’ll probably sedate her because she acts like she’s had a lobotomy or something when she goes to the vet!! 🙂 So say a little prayer that she doesn’t act too silly tomorrow and can have her X-rays done without sedation. I mean, really, how hard is it to keep a young cattle dog still for a few seconds??? 😉
With all this surgery/crate rest this year, I didn’t have time to sign Riley up for the dog Christmas Card Exchange that we did last year. And I definitely didn’t have time to send out cards! (Even though I got a nice professional shot of her in her Christmas bandana back in June…). So we were surprised to get two Christmas cards from our bloggie friends in the mail yesterday! We got one from our good friend Hound Girl and one from our friend Miss Barbara at If I Didn’t Have a Sense of Humor. If you are living under a rock and haven’t read either of their blogs, check them out! Hound Girl has Riley’s twin from another mother, Haylie, who also has hip dysplasia and is toy-obsessed and her brother, Fred, a Bloodhound, is training to be a Therapy Dog. And Miss Barbara’s blog is just plain funny. Enough said.