Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Looking a little sheepy...

Eddie's fur is finally growing back from his hind leg. It kinda reminds me of the way wool looks on sheep. It looks pretty thick, so at least it will keep him warm thru the winter.

Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Kitchen duty...

Monday, November 28, 2005

Sympathy weight loss...

We took Duke & Eddie to the vet on Friday and Eddie has lost about 4 lbs since his surgery. Duke has lost about the same. We think Duke's been a little depressed since he's been separated from his buddy.

Sunday, November 27, 2005

Morning stretches...

Saturday, November 26, 2005

Too much work...

Eddie didn't last long with his chewie...

Friday, November 25, 2005

Food Coma effects everyone...

Even leftovers can get you.

Thursday, November 24, 2005

Happy Thanksgiving!

Leftovers from Duke & Eddie's milkbone treat.

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Too much information...

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Flea Circus Round 3...

They just won't quit! Duke's really hating life right about now.

Monday, November 21, 2005

Just not big enough...

Duke's not understanding the concept that his mouth is way too small for both a softball and tennis ball to fit in.

Sunday, November 20, 2005

Right into his soul...

The thing that I have always loved about Eddie is his eyes. From the moment I saw him at the adoption day event, I couldn't look away from those teady bear, beady eyes. They look so warm and caring but at the same time so deep and interesting. He's a thinker for sure. Not really sure of what he's thinking of or if it even makes sense, but I know he's doing alot in there.

Saturday, November 19, 2005

Low Maintenance...

Duke just loves playing with his ball. He'll play fetch with you til your arm falls off. Since nobody we know has the stamina of ball throwing to keep up with Duke, he's learned how to entertain himself.

He has this game that he plays in the garage where he'll put the ball under a stool and come up with a way to get it out. It's pretty funny watching him, cause he always looks so determined and serious.

He puts on his game face and figures it out and becomes the happiest dog because he's figured it out. I think it was pretty smart of him. He knew he had to come up with something, cause he gave up hope on his lazy owners.

Friday, November 18, 2005

The failed attempt...

Eddie was a little frustrated and he made that point loud and clear. The cabin fever was so strong that he tried to bite his way out. He didn't succeed, but he did manage to warp the wires pretty good. At least we know his jaw is working at it's maximum potential. He bit it so hard that we can't even bend the wires back with our hands.

I took him outside for some fresh air since I felt so bad about him being in a cage all day and nite. This is what he thought of his little prison.

Thursday, November 17, 2005

What are you looking at?!?!

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

For the best results...

Make sure your face is deeply buried into the pillow.

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

It's a hard knock life...

Must be ruff living this way.

Monday, November 14, 2005

ACL update...

Eddie went in for his 2 week check-up today and I also had them check the wound area because it had some kind of liquid build up around the surgical area. The good news is that the doctor wasn't too worried about the liquid around the knee and that it should be fine.

But the bad news, and this is REALLY bad, is that she said it doesn't look like the sutures held the ligaments together and that they might have to re-do the surgery. I'm pretty upset about he whole thing because I don't want Eddie to have to go thru with the stressful procedure again. It's bad enough he's locked in a cage and doesn't know why, but to do it all over again and start the 6-8 week recovery process all over is just plain sucky.

I've been doing alot of research and I found out it's a common problem with this type of surgery. Some owners let the torn ACL go without surgery and the scar tissue that formed around the area actually made a substitute ligament. That might be a better option than another surgery. The doctor is supposed to call me back after consulting the actual surgeon that performed the operation. I'll have to wait and see what they say before I make a final decision. I really hope they don't have to do it all over again.

Poor guy, I wish I could just make it all go away so he can chase his birds again. =(

Sunday, November 13, 2005

Another reason to love the winter season...

I love those days when you step in the backyard and see the floor just covered with little marks like these. Doesn't it just give you a happy feeling inside? Works for me every time.

Saturday, November 12, 2005

The house just isn't the same without you...

Now that Eddie's stuck in a cage during his recovery, Duke has the whole house to himself. He just doesn't seem too happy about that. He really misses Eddie's company in the house that just seems too big and too empty.

Friday, November 11, 2005


The spray from a dogs drinking tongue will eventually get you. This time it was the steps turn. Feeding them leftovers can be a dangerous job.

Thursday, November 10, 2005

Double Chin Eddie...

Not just a clever name.

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Flea Circus Round 2...

Duke still is itching like crazy and now his sores are getting raw from his constant chewing. We decided to give him another bath with stronger soap. 2 baths within the same week. He's probably wondering what he did to deserve such punishment.

Tuesday, November 08, 2005


Good grip.

Not so good grip.

One could say that someone (I won't name names) is lacking in the paw coordination department.

Monday, November 07, 2005

The sweet spot...

Eddie loves it when you scratch him behind his ear.

Sunday, November 06, 2005

Overstaying their welcome...

Haven't kicked them all out yet. But we're working on it.

Saturday, November 05, 2005

The flea circus...

Duke has gotten so many fleas lately. We think it's because he's jumping over the doghouse and laying on the grass. We gave him a bath today to try and get rid of all the little suckers. It's so bad that he's scratching til his skin gets raw. Hopefully this will help get rid of some of those little pests.

Friday, November 04, 2005

Family greetings...

Duke had to make sure Eddie was okay, so he came in to fill in Eddie on all the things he missed while he was gone. I wonder where Duke thought Eddie was that whole time. Duke did notice that Eddie smelled different. For all we know, Duke was thinking Eddie was at dog beach chasing the birds. That would definitely be a little confusing. Why would you go to the beach and come back with a naked leg?

Thursday, November 03, 2005

Welcome home!

I picked up Eddie today and I gotta say he was very happy to be getting out of that place. I think he will forever associate the pain of surgery with that place. I just hope he doesn't throw a fit when I bring him in for his 2 week checkup! I'm just glad he's finally home and happy.

He was pretty tired from all the excitement and stress that he had to go thru. He was out in no time!

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Recovery time...

The doctor said that Eddie did well and now the hard part starts. A 6-8 week recovery time for his ACL. He needs to be in a cage in order to keep the knee healthy. He won't like that at all, but we have no choice. They are keeping him one more day, so I went to go visit him for a bit.

They shaved his leg for the surgery, so it looks pretty funny.

His foot was a little swollen from the IV fluids they gave him after he came out of surgery. He looked good and seemed happy to have a visitor.

When the vet came to take Eddie to his cage, he had the saddest look on his face as he turned back to look at me before going back to recovery. I felt so bad leaving him there one more day, but it's better for him to stay as long as he can.

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Keep busy to take your mind off of it...

This is what Duke did all day while Eddie was still in the hospital. He must have really missed Eddie cause he developed an OCD (obsessive cumpulsive disorder). Jumping over the doghouse and then back again. Over and back, over and back.