What a busy, hectic, stressful & wonderful weekend....nothing like cramming in all things for the weekend, huh?
Friday, if you follow me on Instagram or Twitter, you know I was basically a nervous wreck.... why? Our little boy was headed to the vet to get his little snip surgery. Can you believe he'll be 6 months old this week?
But Ricky had to take him in on Friday morning & I felt like the clock was ticking so slow ....& then I got the call that he was OK. BIG EXHALE. So glad that's over... but its a lot of torture still right now because we have to keep him from jumping & running & keep the cone of shame on him for a week. This is like trying to keep the wind from blowing. I mean, HOW do you keep a puppy from jumping? Needless to say, its a lot of kennel time & we feel AWFUL about it - but knowing its for his own good.
He's actually been really good about it. I think he knows he isn't 100%. When he gets out of the kennel, he basically takes like 5 steps & sits down & doesn't want to move.... after a few minutes, another 5 steps & sits down again. His incision looks great, isn't even that big, but he's just acting like something is irritating him. Dont know if its the shaving that's itching him? Or if the stitches that are inside? But all we know is if that cone isn't on his head, he's nipping at it immediately.... so yeah, the cone is there to stay for awhile.
All that to say too that Friday & Saturday & Sunday night, Ricky & I were both up every few hours checking on him & taking him out potty - which is a feat because we have to keep Harvey up to take Ernie out because they will just want to run together. I think Harvey is suffering just as much as Ernie.
Saturday morning, Ricky had to work so that left me on puppy duty alone for awhile... I just kept him in his kennel in the enclosed room & I did some reading & some bible journaling....
& then I actually rode down to meet Ricky for lunch & plus, I had to go on the hunt for some shoes. Mine were literally TORE UP. Like, the winter with all the dampness has ruined them, made them so stinky & plus, the bottom has slits in them so if I step in a puddle, I can feel the wetness soaking in. Fun stuff. Plus, I needed some comfy shoes with all the walking I do at work now.
We came home & spent the rest of the night just loving Ernie & giving him kennel breaks, & gave the other dogs attention too. Bruno got a bath & a hair cut & he looks like a little pup again.
Sunday, we headed to church to celebrate our Risen Savior.
I LOVE EASTER. Like LOVE IT. It's just my favorite Holiday. I love the energy of it. Church is just on a different level on Easter. Love seeing all the pretty dresses & all the excitement from kids & just doing traditional things.
For us, tradition is church & Panera Bread & Starbucks... praise the Lord! :)
It's true though. We totally went to church & then had breakfast at Panera... which was completely empty - felt so strange....
& then stopped in Starbucks for a drink & then came home to once again, love on Ernie... & to get our calves & shins even more banged up with that cone bumping into them. MAN... dogs know how to get even, don't they?
Then I headed over to my brother's house where they served a great Easter lunch. Fun to talk & eat & I even got to shoot a few hoops with one niece & play tennis with the other. It made me want to get back out on the court & get some good tennis going. My shoulder did better than I thought it would.... I know I shouldn't push it... but when have I ever listened to reason?
I was so excited for Easter night because I was all about catching Jesus Christ Superstar!!!! .... which wasn't comfortable because since we cut cable, we only have one small tv in our kitchen that gets local stations... so I ended up getting comfy with a pillow on the bar stool & staring at the smallest screen we have in the house. Anything for a musical though.
& here we are... Monday... a big week ahead...
If y'all can start lifting prayers - my daddy goes into surgery tomorrow for a knee replacement. He's acctually looking forward to it with the pain he's in... so pray that its a smooth surgery & a quick healing. Appreciate it so much!
How was your weekend?
Do any Easter celebrations?
What's your tip on healing a neutered dog?