Four Days Post-Op

Well, here we are, four days after surgery.  Riley is doing very well.  She is putting weight on her leg and has a surprisingly good attitude about being penned up in her crate.  She is so much happier in her new, larger crate!

 Even in her larger crate, she has a paw sticking out the side!
My good friend, Gail, got Riley a get-well-soon card!  How thoughtful!

It says: “Hang in there, Riley.  It won’t be long before you are back chasing balls and squirrels.”  🙂

Riley has to wear her prong collar out in the backyard on the leash now so I can have better control of her.  She tried to start running off last night after a rabbit–YIKES!  Luckily she was on her prong collar and couldn’t take off.  Then, that’s her not so high tech “sling” under her belly to keep her from slipping and falling and to provide her with extra support.
We want to send a big thank you out to two of our wonderful blogging pals!  The first is our friend Miss Barbara!  She was having a giveaway for a flappy monkey toy on her blog and we won!  But, we have to say thank you big time to our friends, The OP Pack: Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning!  They were the original winners of the toy and they said to pass it on to someone else because they had won a lot of things lately and it was passed on to Riley girl!  We are thrilled and I know she will be happy to get a new little friend to play with in her crate.

New Digs

3 days of crate rest down, 53 more to go!  (Almost 4 days down).  Speaking of the crate…I discovered that Riley couldn’t exactly stand all the way up in her crate–she’s too dang tall!!  So I went out and got her the next size up, 42″ long x 28″ wide x 30″ high.  She is SO MUCH more comfortable in this crate and is able to stretch out some.  In fact, she just tried hiding her chew toy in her bed.

 Riley’s new digs!

Her leg is looking pretty good.  Sorry for the gross picture!
I never did find the water bowl that clipped to the crate, so we just broke down and spent $2.50 to buy a plastic one that we have hooked to one of the side walls now.  She’s been drinking a good bit of water and has had 2 BM’s since she’s been home–gross, I know, sorry!
Thanks for all the well-wishes and sooner, rather than later, this will all be in the past and she’ll be free to roam the house again!