Before I get to the awesome tripawd news…
Toller’s ears have flopped down!!!
We have no idea why but it’s so funny haha! All we can think is maybe she’s going to come into heat soon, and that has something to do with it?! Her ears have been stuck up since before she was 4 months old, and she’s 9 months now, so it’s really bizarre and was quite a shock…popped her in her crate in the morning with two bat ears (I later said I thought one looked a little floppier, but my bf hadn’t noticed anything), got her out later that day and she had floppy ears XD
This was taken on Saturday
This was Sunday!!
I honestly can’t tell you how weird it was.
The first night, I was actually quite upset…because it kinda felt like I had a completely different dog – Toller’s ears are what you see when you look at her, she looks so different without them!! – but I’ve gotten used to it now and think she looks frickin’ adorable 😀
Anyway, vet news!
Yesterday my partner walked up to the vets with Spud, all bundled up from the rain, and he got to the surgery…and it was shut for bank holiday -_-
Now bear in mind TWO people had told us her appt was Monday (bank holiday), as we phoned the surgery last Thursday and spoke to a useless receptionist (asked for advice about Spud running on lead on walks, and she didn’t understand and thought she was off lead, so kept telling us to keep her on lead) who also confirmed Monday.
This is the second time vets have done this in the last five months, last time it was with the useless surgery!!
My partner thought to call the surgery’s number, as it has 24/7 emergency care, and it was actually the head vet that answered. He apologised profusely, was really nice, and sent out the on-call nurse to drive to the surgery and carry out our appt free of charge. Considering the call-out fee for emergency appts is £90+, that’s pretty incredible 🙂
The nurse took Toller’s stitches out, and reassured us that her weird walking (bunny hopping with her back legs, sitting with them wide etc) was Toller’s way of learning how to balance with one front leg. Which we were hoping for!
And that’s that.
1.5 weeks after surgery Toller is completely off pain meds, has had her stitches out, and over the next few weeks will be built up to full-size walks 😀
*photos of amputation site, not gory but some scabbing!*
We had our best time out so far with her last night, only in the house too!
I was rough housing as there was no worries about her blowing her stitches, and she was on her back flailing, loving it 😀
We did some training too (sit, touch, wait), played tug, she sprinted about, jumped on things, and sat staring at the treat drawer until I gave her a dried sprat!!
Nothing holds my little one back check this out 🙂