Sunday, January 20, 2008

Our new poodle

Well it finally happened. Colby's little knees have been messed up for a long time now. They popped in and out at times and we could tell they were starting to cause him some pain. So....we took him to a surgeon and had him evaluated just like the vet has been telling us to do for the past couple of years. It's not that we didn't want it done, but we just dreaded having to see Colby not able to run and jump and chase squirrels during recovery.
This past Friday though we decided it couldn't wait any longer. Nathan took him in early that morning and then the three of us picked him up on Saturday. Ellery was asking for him the entire day on Friday and as soon as she woke up Saturday morning. The animal hospital we took him to was amazing. We received four calls on Friday giving us updates on his condition. They even said they almost took him home because he was such a sweet patient. When we picked him up, he looked like a little poodle with both back legs completely shaved except for his feet. He looked terrified, tail down and everything. All day Saturday he would give his girly growl if Ellery came within ten feet of him. I am sure he was petrified that he would not be able to escape.

I am happy to report that today he is doing much better. He is putting some weight on his legs and can get around a little. Ellery is being extra sweet and gentle with him and is aware that he has an "ouchie". He is going to love his brand new set of knees in no time I am sure!

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