Well, That Was Awkward…

We got this little gem of a book in the mail the other day and just had to share it with everyone!  It’s called “Awkward Family Pet Photos” and it hits store shelves today.  It is hysterical!!

Riley reading the back cover…what could be more awkward than a dog reading an Awkward Family Pet Photos book??

It seems to keep her interest!

I just love the picture on the lower left-hand corner.  Do those people not have smooshed faces like their dog??

I don’t know whether to tell you that the pictures or the captions were funnier!  There were some hilarious stories from Veterinarians and stories “behind the awkwardness” from the people that were in the pictures.  Most of the time, it was children who wrote in about how their parents made them pose with their pet pig or something like that.  Too funny!  The book is available today in bookstores and on Amazon.com and I highly recommend it as a Christmas present for any pet lovers out there…it is hysterical!  Check out the AFPP Book website for more information.
And…to make this post a little more awkward…here is a picture of Riley’s leg now that her staples are out!  The vet said her incision looks really good and she was acting her same old crazy self today at the vet’s office…sigh.  She saw her BFF, Brooke, and didn’t feel the need to pee for her today!!

Bionic Franken-dog!!

Riley doesn’t even need to dress up today for Halloween!  With all those staples in her leg, she can officially be “Bionic Franken-dog” for Halloween.  Hehe!  Is that bad?  Yes, that’s bad…

Riley’s “official” Halloween portrait from her pictures with Miss Amy back in June!
Franken-dog gets her staples out tomorrow!  Hooray!  We’ve almost made it 2 weeks!  Tomorrow will be two weeks after surgery.  Wow.  That time actually did seem to go by pretty fast, thank heavens!
I called Franken-dog’s surgeon’s office today to ask a few questions.  First was how long she should be taking Tramadol and how long she should be having heat on her leg.  We’re good to stop both.  Yay!  Then the next question was about how to do her physical therapy exercises and I just have to flex and extend her leg for 10 minutes at a time 2-3 times a day to prevent muscle atrophy.  Luckily, she had big muscles to start with!
Can I just say how nice the people are at Dr. Dassler’s office?  The receptionist answered my 2 calls today and was able to get answers to all of my questions and was just very pleasant in general.
Anywho…Riley has her 8 week follow-up appointment scheduled for December 14th at 9:00 AM.  She’ll get X-rays taken again (cha-ching!  $$$) and may have to be sedated for them (even more $$$).  I’m going to see if I can get a digital copy of the X-rays to post on here!  I want to see “Bionica’s” leg!  🙂

Six Days Post-Op and Looking Good

Riley’s leg looks remarkably well.  She must be feeling a lot better today because she’s been a bit more whiny in her crate today than she has the last few days.  Also, when Grandma took her out earlier today, she reared up on her hind legs…oh my gosh…she’s going to give me a heart attack before she’s allowed to go back to normal activity!!

She’s slept through the last 2 nights (thank Heavens!!).  I could use the sleep!

Wanting a belly rub!

Her incision looks so good!  At the lower right corner of this pic you can see a purple bruise on the inside of her thigh.
I went by the vet today and picked up some more Tramadol for Riley (her pain pills).  She takes 1.5 pills 3 times a day and would run out tomorrow I think.  Anyway, she’s acting like she doesn’t even need them, but probably only because she’s been kept on a regular schedule with them and feels good because of that.