It’s been two weeks since Scarlett’s FHO surgery and she is recovering slowly but surely. Yesterday, we took her back to the vet to get her stitches out and though the wound is healing and her personality is back to normal, the recovery is just starting. After continuing to hobble on three legs for a week and a half despite daily stretches, exercises and walks through tall grass, we decided we needed to stricter plan to get her using her leg.
Along with constantly saying, “use your leg, Scarlett”, we implemented a new exercise that somewhat forces her to put weight on the leg. While she stands with the right leg dangling at her side, we take it and gently move it forward and properly touching the ground, instead of dangling beside it. The key is putting it in front of her back left leg. Then we lead her forward and she puts weight down because she needs to move her back left leg first to walk– moving the right one forward again is awkward and since her back legs are not parallel, she can’t hobble easily from the position.
Luckily, we have the wonderful, much-needed support of our blogging buddies 🙂 We received four more awards from our friends at Bassa the Dog, Fluffy Popcorn and Hey…It’s Jet Here. Thank you all for these awesome awards– we are really feelin’ the love!
Bassa the Dog awarded us the You Make Me Shine Award— thank you so much, sweet Bassa! To commemorate Bassa’s blog’s 1 year anniversary, Bassa nominated 52 blogs that inspire— and many of these blogs we really love, too! Be sure to visit this great blog, accompanied with awesome photos of Bassa’s hometown of Tbilisi , here!
Happy, Happy Birthday to you, Bassa! Thanks again!
Fluffy Popcorn awarded us The Sunshine Award and the One Lovely Blog Award. Thank you, Poppy– we think you’re pawsome! If you have not visited this adorable little Poodle’s blog, make sure you check it out!
The Sunshine Award requires we thank the blogger that awarded us, answer a few questions and award up to 10 people. Since this is our second Sunshine Award, we’ll try to come up with some new answers this time.
What’s your favorite number? 3– the number of pups in our family. We’d say 4 and include Roory the cat, but c’mon, we’re dogs. No room for cats in regards to luck!
Favorite Non-Alcoholic Drink: Water! There is nothing like some cold refreshing agua after a hot Miami day.
Facebook or Twitter? Neither…we want Mom all to ourselves. We know she likes to share our tales with the world but hello, sometimes we just want to play!
Our Passion: Harley- chasing lizards, keeping everyone in line; Scarlett- sunbathing in the backyard; Chelsea- causing trouble!
Favorite Pattern: We like solid black, golden-tan and black/brown 🙂
Favorite Day of the Week: Saturday! We play all day long with Mom and Dad.
Favorite Flower: Anything we can tear up. We also like Mom’s Siam Tulips but she won’t let us too close to them.
Poppy also award us the One Lovely Blog award. Besides thanking and linking back to the blogger, we get to nominate up to 15 other blogs for this lovely little award!
Our nominees for the Sunshine Award and One Lovely Blog Award:
Hey…It’s Jet Here also nominated us for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award! Thank you to our wonderful pal, Jet and his fam! Like us, Jet lives in Miami– he’s even from the same shelter as our pups! Stop on by Jet’s blog and say hello!
To accept this award, we must thank the blogger who nominated us, share 7 things about us and nominate up to 15 other bloggers. Here we go!
7 Things About Us
1. We live on a lake and LOVE to harass the ducks by barking at and chasing them. Mom doesn’t like it so much because they poop on the lawn and we try to eat it. We’re so gross!
2. We all love to play fetch. And the smaller the toy, the better because then the other dogs have trouble stealing it away!
3. Harley knows the most tricks. Scarlett listens the best. Chelsea is the funniest.
4. We all love traveling in the car, except Scarlett.
5. We prefer couches and human beds over dog beds…still, we don’t always get our way.
6. We all like to eat the kitty’s food if we can get to it. Despite acting like we don’t like cats, we really do like having Roory around 🙂
7. We never know if Mom’s going to come home with another dog. It seems to happen all the time…
Our Very Inspiring Blogger Award nominees:
Thanks again to our friends for nominating us! To see other awards our blog has received, visit our Awards Section.