Sunday, March 15, 2015

I'm a Yellow Dog

I'm out and about on very short walks on the lead now, I'm still not allowed to play with other pups, so I wear a yellow ribbon on my harness and lead to inform everypawdy I need some space since my surgery.


There are lots of different reasons why some dogs are Yellow Dogs.


http://www.yellowdoguk.co.uk/

The important thing to remember if you see a Yellow Dog is that the pup needs its space.
Please call your dog away or put him/her on the lead, it would be much appreciated.

Luckily for me it's a short term thing, in 9 weeks time when I'm all healed up, I'll be racing around and meeting up with my buddies again on the common.


 

Sunday, March 08, 2015

My Sunday Photo

My fur is growing back and I'm starting to look nice and smart again.



 

Friday, March 06, 2015

A Lot Has Happened

WHOOPS
I missed a couple of weeks.

Not a very successful start to my new job as a Doggy Blogger, but I do have a really good excuse.

A couple of times I've suffered from unexplained lameness in my front leg which as always healed with rest, but mummy decided it needed investigating as there was no reason for me to be going lame.

So off to the vets I went for X-Rays, then a couple of days later mummy gets a phone call that I have to go to Fitzpatrick Referrals for a CT scan as something is wrong.

Off I go to Fitzpatricks and have my scan, it turns out I have fractures in my elbows. Apparently I'm suffering from something called Fragmented Medial Coronoid Process (FCP) which too you and I  means I have Elbow Dysplasia, you can read more about FCP here

Everypawdy is very upset by this news, my mummy especially, she waited a very long time to find me, we had many plans of the things we would do together but at the moment we're not sure what the future holds.

I stayed at Fitpatricks in the hospital for two nights and had an operation on both my elbows to remove all the diseased bone and cartilage, it was called a Subtotal Coronoid Ostectomy (SCO).
As a result of my surgery I can only walk on the lead for the next 12 weeks, no free running and nothing that will cause impact to my elbows. 
I also got given the weirdest hair cut and had to wear **whispers behind paw** The Cone of Shame! 


Luckily mummy had one of them fat collars, so as soon as I got home she put it on me instead, she said I was far too dangerous with that cone on, keep bashing into things.


Here I am waiting to go into the vets to have my stitches removed and to see the Physio, thankfully my fur has started to grow back, but it can still get very chilly, so  sometimes I have to wear a coat now.


The good news is, no more fat collar and I'm just waiting for an appointment to start Hydrotherapy to build up my muscles again.

That's about it from me for now.
 I wonder what my next Daft Adventure will be?




Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Boris Takes Over

Hello Everypawdy
 I'm not too sure what to write as it's my first ever blog post, it's been some time since Badger Boo first introduced me, but you may have seen a bit about me on the Hoomums blog.

Badger Boo has now handed the reins over to me to update his blog, don't worry there's nothing wrong with him, now that he's approaching old age, he's 13 you know, he rarely has any Daft Adventures anymore.

Nowadays he likes to stay at home sleeping on his heat pad, pottering up and down the road and occasionally coming over the common for a nice long walk if the weather is warm enough, so that's why he's asked me to take over updating his blog
 

Let me introduce myself properly
My name is Boris and I'm a 7 month old Working Cocker Spaniel.
This is what I look like


Quite a stunner I think you'll agree.
 OK so I don't have Badger Boo's pretty colouring, but I have the softest shiniest black coat ever.

Apparently I have a massive intellect but zero common sense, one day mummy hopes to train me well enough to become her Assistance Dog.

At the moment Miss Lucy is my teacher at The Company of Animals and is helping mummy to teach me all sorts of neat tricks, because it exercises my brain and I just love doing things to please mummy.

This is me learning "I'm Shy" I picked this up fairly quickly, mummy taught me how to do this using a clicker and some treats, it sure is a fun way to learn stuff and it makes it easy to remember too.




This is me at one of my training sessions over in Churtsey, Miss Lucy very kindly made this video for mummy as she'd left here phone camera thingy in the car.



Now you know a bit more about me, I look forward to getting to know all of Badger Boo's friends and followers in the weeks to come.




Sunday, February 01, 2015

Silent Sunday



PitaPata - Dog

PitaPata - Dog