Crates are Boring!

Riley says to tell all her “furiends” that crates are boring and to bust out of one as soon as you get an opportunity (her opportunity just won’t present itself for another 5 weeks)!!  I took some of her kibble, wet it, stuffed it inside a green Kong-type squirrel dude toy, and froze it, then gave it to her to keep her busy…the crazy dog decided she wanted to hide it in her crate instead…

Trying to hide it in her dog bed…  We’re beginning our 3rd week of crate rest.  She will hopefully get sprung from the crate on December 14th, after her follow-up appointment at the surgeon’s office.
She is doing so very well.  A little too well…she tried to take off after a bird this afternoon outside but she was on her leash, so she just got to the end of her 6 foot leash and then had to stop.  Bummer!  🙂  Her leg is looking great!  I’ve posted a fairly grainy picture of her incision, so just use your imagination.  Her PT is going well.  She usually lasts the whole 10 minutes of therapy, unless of course, she’s being all riled up and wanting to roach around on the carpet during therapy…sigh.
You can see a little bit where her incision was and her fur is growing back in now!

Oh, and today, I renewed Riley’s Therapy Dogs International registration so she can make visits in 2012!

Physical Therapy

In case you missed yesterday’s post, you have a chance to win your very own copy of “Awkward Family Pet Photos,” a hilarious book I reviewed on Tuesday.  Click here to enter!

Here is a short video we took of me doing Riley’s physical therapy with her!

Sorry the video is so dark.  As you can see, she’s pretty flexible right now (just as flexible as she was before surgery)…yay!!

Wanna Be a Winner?

So, after the Awkward Family Pet Photos post yesterday, the publishers have decided to give away a copy to one of our readers!  I know some other blogs were doing this too, so you can double or triple your chances to win one!

If you want to win a copy of the book (see yesterday’s review for more information), just leave a comment on this post telling us what kind of animal your very first pet was!  Mine was a goldfish…my parents really weren’t animal people when we were kids!  🙂

The contest will end at midnight EST on Friday, November 4th, so get your comment in by then!  The winner will be chosen at random (by, so everyone has an equal chance at winning!  It should be fun to see what everybody’s first pet was!  And if you have never had a pet, just say so (but I don’t think you’d be reading a dog blog if you weren’t a “pet person”).

Riley is still doing well.  Her physical therapy (flexing and extending her leg) is going great and she’s still super flexible in her joint.  I don’t really see a post-surgery difference in flexibility, so that’s super!

Riley snuggled up to her new Monkey Mark toy she won on Miss Barbara’s blog!

Look, “Lucifur” is back for a visit!!  I have to put Chloe in the dining room while I take Riley out to potty…so they don’t intermingle and play with each other.