Ike is miserable and he would like you all to know.
Last night I re-applied his bandage (as he had very nearly removed it, again!), and he does not think I did a thick enough job of reapplying it. He doesn’t want to walk on his foot. The vet said this was normal because the incision/wound is in such an awkward spot. Ike is looking and acting pretty pitiful.
I thought the incision looked good. It is funny to see Ike’s foot without his furnishings – it looks naked and scrawny. I will have to take a picture to embarrass him.
We went to the chiropractor last night, too and Mr. Ike’s pelvis is out of alignment again. This was a possibility with the surgery. Oh well. Fortunately it shouldn’t take long to get him back in order and then he is not allowed to have any issues for the rest of the year! He has used up his worry allotment! (and it is only April!)
Carmie didn’t get to practice last night due to the rain and it looks like tonight might be a no-go due to weather, too. I am contemplating setting the poles up beneath the porch overhang. Of course, then I would be practicing JUST poles. We’ll have to see how the day goes.
Maplewood is hosting the first of two mini-seminars on canine massage. I am really looking forward to this. I give Ike massages all the time and I would love to have a bit more information and helpful hints. The one book I have on canine massage is a bit dry. I would love to attend a TTouch and/or a Reiki seminar at some point; It is tough to balance my wallet and my educational doggie desires!
4 weeks ago