Nicole and I picked Ruby up from the vet hospital on Friday and spent the next 2 hours trying to get home. Traffic was horrendous as was the weather and I was knackered by the time we picked Rocky up from DDC. Ruby and Nicole were in the back seat and since it was pitch black I don't think Rocky realised they were there but he must have got a sniff of Ruby because he all but jumped from the very back of the car on top of her lol. He was so happy his best friend was back! We'd all been a bit worried about him as he'd been moping around the house on his own but he's well and truly over it now Ruby's back.
She's doing great and she's trying to move about more than she's supposed to without the harness. I've got to try and keep her full weight off the back leg for at least week. I was surprised when I first saw her as I expected her leg to be in either a cast or bandaged up but she came hobbling out with her lamp shade and her shaven leg quite the thing. The vet showed me her x-ray and she is definitely a bionic dog now lol. Apart from the amputation when she was 5 months old, she has a double plate in her front left leg from a break when she was 2 and now she's got a little plate in her knee with 6 screws going in from all directions! The screws looked about 2 inches long on the screen but they must only be about 5mm.
My big worry was getting her to do the toilet while she was suspended with the harness but we have successfully managed #1 & #2 (sorry if that's TMI lololol) and now the worry is keeping her still! She's been a bit of a minx today...one minutes she's lying happily then I turn my back for a second and she's moved across the room! We're going to have to keep an eye on her othewise she's going to have to go in her cage.
She's sleeping in her cage at night for the first couple of weeks. I put the lampshade on her the first night so she wouldn't lick her wound but when I went down to her and Rocky the next morning she had the lamp shade and collar off AND the collar was unbuckled!!! I still haven't figured that one out lol. She's actually really good at not licking her knee (she doesn't like getting into trouble) so I left the lamp shade off last night and she was fine.
Here are a couple of pictures I took today...
She likes this spot in the house as the sun streams in through the patio windows so it's warm and cosy
Her poor shaved leg
She was on her own one minute then Rocky arrived and this is how I found them
Rocky has taken a shine to the cage but if he had to sleep in there I bet there would be a fight to get him in lol.
So onto a card I made the other week... Pram Nikki. I do hope Tams, Lisa & Hayley are sitting down when they see these as they'll be more than a little shocked when they see the flowers!
I got the pp from Hayley and thought it was perfect for new baby card.
You gotta know I was gonna glitter up the pram!
I've got a gazillion flowers and really need to start using them. I thought these worked really well with this card and the colours are perfect with the pp.
That's all the goss I've got for today. Don't forget you've only got until 9am tomorrow to get your card onto the challenge blog.
Ruby thanks you for all your good wishes :-D
Catch ya later xx