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or not."

"Chaos is a friend of mine." ~Bob Dylan

"Chaos is a friend of mine." ~Bob Dylan
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Sunday, May 2, 2010

Behind Bars and NOT liking it!!

                                                                          FREE ME!!!

Mr. Spanky, the not-so-patient patient,  is chaffing at the bit to be freed from his enforced confinement!  About 5 more weeks is what I estimate before the x-ray that will determine if his sentence will be commuted.  The surgery for his broken leg after being trampled (accidentally) by his canine sibs went well and this past Monday he was happy to be able to get his bandage and that annoying halo off!! 

The accident happened when he was trying to come in the patio door and the other two dogs were racing out said door.  It was canine chaos that resulted in howls of pain!  I had just come home after school and hadn't even set my purse down.

We raced off to the vet suspecting the little leg was broken.  Alas, not only was it broken, it required orthopedic surgery by a specialist vet that cost a fortune!  He was able to come home on my birthday, April 13.  Best gift I could have asked for! 

For two weeks he endured the misery of the bandage and the
obnoxious halo.  (He says, "Yeah, I may look cute but this thing sucks!!)  The pain meds helped....  He learned to maneuver that bandage like a pro, but, in spite of the halo, he often tried to take a chunk out of that leg!

At first he was fairly docile about not moving around too much on the healing leg, post bandage.  Now, however, he is so ready to rumble that I've had to even switch indoor fencing to keep him contained to the small area required for proper healing.  He also has a similar enclosure outside -- his outhouse, so to speak. 

He wants to run free, chase and tumble with Smokey and Mac.  He wants to resume terrorizing poor Mac who was his "live" chew toy.  Mac has been enjoying having Spanky behind bars, needless to say. 

Spanky has been more vocal toward Smokey, who, I'm sure was the primary culprit in the broken leg, being the heavier dog to run over him.  Something tells me Mr. Spanky is plotting his revenge when he is finally sprung.  Smokey beware....

It's been four weeks since the accident.  Spanky is doing great in spite of being bored and antsy and ready to join the fray again.  By June he should be back in action and doing what puppies do when not behind bars!

  Don't Fence Me In!!!