Sunday, July 6, 2014

A Tale of Two Doggies

As some of you may know, I had surgicals on Wednesday.  I don't remember much, other than getting all sleepy and then waking up and being a little dizzy and ouchie and having a weird plastic thing on my head. Mom says I had surgicals on my bladder and a "vulvoplasty" - whatever that is; all I know is that is left me with a whole bunch of stitches on my "south end" (if you know what I mean).  All this surgicals is supposed to stop the chronic urinary tract infections I've been having, so hopefully in two weeks I will be a brand-new me!  In the meantime, I've been spending a lot of time looking at the inside of my eyelids.  Like this:

Yes, I was just a wee bit loopy here.  (Or possibly more than a wee bit....)
 And this...
I've got 87 more days of this?  *sigh*
Because Mom knew about these surgicals, she got some pre-4th of July photos of us....


Mom is never allowed to go to the store by herself ever again.  Just saying...
Anyhoo, other than that, my week has been deadly dull, interrupted by dollops of chunky peanut butter, ramming into walls (and Mom) with my cone, and going outside ostensibly so I can pee, but I see it as the perfect excuse to lick my stitches.  Mom does not seem to be wildly enthusiastic about my licking endeavors. Oh well.  That won't stop me from trying!

Abby, on the other hand has been having a seriously funballs time!  And before you ask if I'm jealous about Abby having fun without me, well, not really.  I mean, I would much prefer to be out having funballs with Abby, but if the situation was reversed, and Abby was the one who had surgicals, I would hope that I wouldn't be expected to do nothing for two weeks while Abby healed.  So while being on bed rest for two weeks is not my idea of a good time, I don't blame Abby for wanting to have fun, and I'm glad Mom is making sure Abby isn't going stir crazy with me.  But lemme tell ya; if Abby has surgicals, I am SO having non-stop funballs times!

Abby has been getting in a lot of tennis ball and frisbee action (as usual).
















Gumby dog!




Abby also had a doggie class with Jessi (the turkey hotdog lady) and walked around in the heat






She got to say hi to a doggie on a shaded porch!

Our Granny has identified these flowers for us.  (Not that we really need to know the name to appreciate them, but thanks for the info, Granny!)
And on this great adventure, Abby apparently also went bobsledding.  Who knew you could go bobsledding in July?
I think she's getting ready for the 2018 Olympics!

Jessi has even volunteered to be her brake-woman!
In addition to all that funballs stuff, Mom took Abby to the pond today!  Actually, I'm not as swimming-crazy as Abby is - I much prefer to chase my tennis balls on ground rather than in water - so I'm not heartbroken about this.  And Abby (and Mom) seemed to have a grand time.  Apparently they were also checking out the pond before Abby's play date with Murphy and Stanley this next week, and have given it the OK.  

It looks like Abby had a great time (and she's all tired, which is a good thing!)!





The mythical Loch Ness Dorkadoodle!


Anyhoo, I've got another 10 days of bed rest ahead of me, so I will be working the pathetic look (not too hard to do with this stoopid cone on my head - Astro of the Jetsons could totally pull off the look, but I think he's the last do to be able to do so...).


And Abby will be having some grand adventures, so I'll be living vicariously through her.  However, Mom says the site of my stitches is "looking better" so I'm on the mend, which is good, because as soon as the vet gives me the okay, I will chasing tennis balls like a crazy Doodle!  And Mom is postponing my birthday celebration until I'm able to fully enjoy it!

Have a great week!

*kissey face*
-Fiona (aka 'Astro') and Abby the Hippobottomus

11 comments:

Two French Bulldogs said...

Mom sure captured some good photos. We are keeping all our feets crossed for your speedy recovery
Lily & Edward

rottrover said...

Hey Astro!! Doesn't it hurt to pee?? We're sending you some POTP even though you sound like you're being very brave. Or maybe just well medicated. Feel the betterment fast, Fi!

-Bart, Ruby and Otto who ALL got to go swimming in Auntie's cement pond today which was awewome for arthritic and youngster dogs, alike!

Sam said...

Poor Fiona! We hope you heal very quickly!

Monty and Harlow

GOOSE said...

Fi my friend I hope the 10 days go by super fast. And your play date with Murph and Stan is all those two can talk about.
Blessings,
Goose

Dory and the Mama said...

Hope that the next ten days speed by! Thank goodness Abby is being a good sister and playing enough doodle games for the both of you!!
Smileys!
Dory

Mitch and Molly said...

We continue to send you tons of healing vibes and AireZen, Fiona! We want you to have as much fun as Abby is having!

Love ya lots♥
Mitch and Molly

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

OMD OMD FIONA.... we are so sorry that your pee shooter has had some problems and that you had to have surgery and the CONE. We hope that everythingy is going to be FINE and that you will be able to Fire your Pee Shooter without any infections.

Abby is on the Bob Sled team. they will be Winners fur SURE.

Jean said...

Oh poor you!
Surgery on any part of one's anatomy is no fun but when it's in the nether regions........
Lulu and I send ginormous hugs and kisses and we sincerely hope you will soon be giving that Abby a run for her money.
But remember, one of the most important lessons in life is to learn to do what the doctor said if you're going to get better fast. So listen to your mum and do not lick any stitches, or anything you shouldn't!
Wearing a lampshade on one's head looks awfully silly but doing as the doctor ordered means you will probably be able to do without it sooner rather than later.....

Murphy said...

We are glad your surgicals are looking good and things are healing. ow you just rest and get better!

Psst . . . Abby . . . are you alone? Can Fi hear you? I am getting my K9 Kannon all shined up for Thursday. Mom said she is bringing my life jacket but I want to swim naked like Goldendoodles in the wild! I think Stanley is bringing some water fetching toys too. We are excited to try out your ocean!

Your pals,

Murphy & Stanley

Reilly-Denny Cowspotdogs said...

you will up and chasing balls and frisbees in no time and hopefully that surgery will correct the problem

Dennis the Vizsla said...

hello fiona its dennis the vizsla dog hay oh noes!!! i am sorry yoo had to go to the vetnameez playse and then ware the cone of shaym!!! i am shoor abby is not having enny fun at all playing funballs and bobsledding and swimming in the layk withowt yoo on akkownt of she feels so bad that yoo kannot go with her rite abby??? rite??? abby??? is that krikkits i heer??? ok bye