Archive | August, 2011

Day 245: Playtime

31 Aug

Have we ever told you how much Remi loves playing fetch with the ball? We don’t play often enough because Luna can be a bit bossy with the ball. I figured we should play tonight (just the two of us), since he won’t be able to play like this for a while.

Needless to say, he had a blast. He’s so cute when playing fetch. He really feeds off of my energy, running faster when I praise him, and refusing to give me the ball until he has my full attention.

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Day 244: Interview!

30 Aug

Temoc received a call for his first dental school interview today! We are beyond excited – especially since it’s one of our top two choices! He’ll be busy doing homework and practicing interview questions for the next month… Fun. :)

I guess it’s a good thing that this little guy will be out of commission for the next month or two… Too bad I’m going to be stuck with hyper Luna (just kidding)…

(We’re having a bit of an ant invasion, so we moved the dog bowls to the middle of the carpet. I really can’t stand those things.)

Day 243: How many…

29 Aug

toys do you need? Three if you are Luna…

Day 242: Cupcake

28 Aug

We went to Petco and got these cupcake shaped cookies. We thought they’d love them.

Too bad Luna ate about one crumb, grabbed a toy and wanted to play. Apparently she doesn’t have the survival of the fittest mentality… Luckily, Remi loved his cookie enough to snatched this one just after I snapped the picture.

Day 241: No Pain?

27 Aug

Remi woke up with a bunch of energy! It could’ve been that he had to go potty, and then was super excited after he relieved himself. More likely though, he was probably feeling great after what must have been a pretty potent shot. His legs didn’t look stiff and he didn’t limp. Hopefully the medication that he’ll be on as of tonight will work until he can get both surgeries. We were able to schedule the first surgery for Thursday, so we can be home with him for 4 days (as long as it’s okay with the bosses, of course).

Day 240: Good News/Bad News

26 Aug

We had Remi’s appointment this evening. The vet said he looked great – she liked his shape, his muscular, but thin body, his teeth and not very bulgy eyes, and most of all – his personality. He really knows how to turn on the charm for people (myself included!).

However, when she got to his back legs, she instantly diagnosed him with luxating patellas. The poor guy has been limping around for about a month, but he’s probably been in pain for much longer than the month! (FYI- diagnosing luxating patella is very easy. I felt something shift a few weeks ago, but I really didn’t want it to be his kneecap.)

To help manage the pain, he got an injection and will begin medication tomorrow. He’ll end up having surgery on his left leg (I’m really hoping there is an opening on Thursday, so we can take the long weekend to help him recover). He’ll be in recovery for 6-8 weeks (Luna will take it harder than he will). Six months later, he’ll have surgery on his right leg… and another 6-8 weeks of recovery.

I hate putting the dogs through surgeries, mostly because I hate the feeling that they’re sick. I also really hate when they snap out of it (like two days later) and we have to yell at them to stop playing. With these surgeries, I’m sure that preventing him from playing will be even more important than any other surgery that the dogs have gone through, so it’s going to be rough, to say the least. Our poor mimi…

Day 239: Wait…

25 Aug

Luna really didn’t want to pose for the camera, but I made her wait. As soon as I released her, she ran full blast into the completely oblivious Remi. She’s kind of hilarious. ;)

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