What a Great Day!

You guys – my birthday was SO awesome!

The whole day was all about….ME! The best kind of day, right?

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So the daytime was kind of slow-going because Mom was at work but when she got home, there was lots of action.

For starters, it was storming something fierce. Molly got a new thundershirt on Sunday and it seems to be helping way more than we expected. As a matter of fact, she was doing pretty great. That is until the big, gi-hugic, unexpected Ka-ba-boooooooooooooooooooom that shook our house and even scared Mom and me. Lightning hit somewhere in our yard and the thunder almost made the house implode. Okay, so maybe not that serious but pretty close!

At this point I was trembling the way I do during fireworks. Mom figured this was the perfect time to distract me with my party.  So, you would think that with as many furry residents as we have in our house, that my party would consist of all of us eating treats and whatnot. Nope! This was great – Mom and Dad gave everyone treats in their own quarters of the house and then I had a party with just Mom and Dad. All of the attention was on ME!

Just look at this deliciousness that I got:

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The homemade treats Mrs. Lexi’s Mom made me, chewy jumping sticks by Natural Balance, and turkey! Mmmmm!

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I could hardly contain my excitement!

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“Neener neener, sisters! I’m partying with Mom and Dad!”

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“Mom, my hat is falling into my eyes!”

After my party, Mom and I played tug-of-war. It was so much fun! I have been playing with toys A LOT lately. Mom and Dad think is super cute so I do it extra since it makes them giggle.

Finally, Mom and I got into bed and then she saw something on her phone that made her jump out of bed and run outside. When she came back in, she had a present for me!

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Apparently, UPS left this in our yard earlier in the day. Thank the doggy-gods that they weren’t ruined from the rain! Now Macy and I can get on the bed easier!

I’m a little scared of the steps. Mom keeps trying to tell me that they’re the same as the ones I used to use when Khia was still here but I’m not sure about all that. We’ll see…

I’m pretty exhausted from all of the celebrating we did last night so I think I’m gonna go take a little snooze. Thank you for all of the wonderful birthday wishes. You all made me feel so loved!

 

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It’s My 6th Birthday!

Hiiiiiiiiiiiiiii, everybody!

Today is a very special day – it’s my birthday! I’m 6 years old now.

Mom said that the trendy thing for parents to do these days is to list their kid’s favorites, dislikes, etc. on their birthday. She asked me if I wanted to do it and I said sure.

Name: Noodle

Age: 6 years

Weight: Ummm…healthy

Height: Well, I have long legs but I’m only about a foot tall. 

Favorite things to do: Try to find my sisters’ loose kibbles, nap, boss my little sister around, lick Mom and Dad’s legs until they freak out, roll in the dirt

Least favorite things to do: Getting haircuts, baths, and pedicures; hanging out with my little sister

I hope I get to have a birthday party tonight. I love birthday parties. Remember Macy’s first birthday? We had waffles! 

Since I can’t eat things like waffles anymore, I wonder what we’ll have.

Guess what I got? I got a package in the mail from Mrs. Lexi’s Mom (aka Mom #2). Look at it all:

Homemade yummies!!!!

Here’s a video of me opening it:

Mom #2, you are so awesome. Thank you!!!!

Well, I’m off to party. I’ll catch up with you tomorrow to let you know what we have for dessert!

 

Who Gave Her a License?!

Good morning, friends!

You’ll have to excuse my anger but I’m just blown away. I am at a loss. I need to know who gave my Mom a license to cut my furs?

“What’s wrong,” you ask? I’ll tell you!

On Friday night, Mom “groomed” me (more like maimed me). I have been having a really bad allergy flare up and I have scabs all over my cute little body. As Mom “groomed” me with the clippers, some of my scabs pulled and started to bleed. Then, she forgot to clip my left ear and a piece of my mustache on the left. Now I’m lopsided! Just look:

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Look at all that fur underneath my left ear (your right)!!!

She also felt compelled to shave my feet. She claimed it was to keep fleas off. I’m pretty sure that was code for, “I want to torture you even more”.

But it didn’t stop there, friend. No…it got worse.

After my post-“grooming” (butchering) bath, she did the unthinkable. She cut my nails. Nail trimming is extremely traumatic for me. I cry and cry and cry. Because of this, Mom hadn’t been keeping up with my nail trims (YAY!). Well, my left dewclaw grows in a curl and it’s very hard to clip (YAY!). Except she clipped it that night. To prevent the curling, she clipped it shorter than normal and guess what happened? SHE CLIPPED THE QUICK! She got me, friends. I bled! She made me BLEED!

Let’s recap:

  • Bloodied scabs
  • Lopsided cut
  • Naked feet
  • Amputated toe Nail cut too short

Just what was she thinking?! What did I do to deserve it all?!

All I know is she’s been getting major stink eye from me.

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“I’m not pleased with you, Mom.”

As you can imagine, the whole ordeal was exhausting. So, I took her spot in bed.

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I’m not sure when/if I’ll forgive her for this one.

I hope none of you have to go through this. Well, I know Ruby already did once when her Mom tried to steal her entire ear. Good luck to the rest of you, though!

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All is Well

Happy Monday, friends!

As you can imagine, I haven’t been able to blog because Mom has her hands full…literally. Either she’s dealing with Macy or coddling Molly or me because we’re both uber jealous and feigning injuries.

For example, a loooooooong time ago I told you all how I knocked my kneecap out of place and for weeks after it was healed, I would pretend that it hurt anytime Mom yelled at me. Well, all of a sudden, that injury came back yesterday.

Molly actually DID have an injury. She got a cut between her toes on her back foot and it was bleeding. So Mom did the whole, “Oh my poor baby!” and then Molly felt better.

Macy is doing okay. She had to go to the vet today because she was shaking her head (ear infection) and because her incision was draining reddish fluid every time she moved her leg. It turned out to just be serum coming out but you know Mom, she was faaa-reaking out. So her current ailment list: recovering from right meniscus repair and left TPLO (acl repair), bacterial skin infection, yeast infection in left ear, and draining right incision. My word…she’s pulling no stops to get all of Mom’s time.

This is from the night of her surgery:

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That’s mom sound asleep in Macy’s crate with Macy.

Oh, AND she has Mom feeding her with a spoon!

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What you see in that picture is dry dog food that was soaked in water and blended in the blender with baby food. Are you kidding me?! I had to watch her eat that gourmet meal AND watch Mom feed it to her spoonful-by-spoonful.

You ask why she is eating from a spoon? Because she’s spoiled rotten, that’s why! Mom claims Macy won’t eat on her own. Macy has Mom wrapped around her paw – not once but twice!

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“At least Dad still loves me!”

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Can you tell which of Macy’s ears is infected? #droopyear (That’s the hashtag Cupcake’s Mom came up with.)

Her legs look much better today:

She is walking fairly well. She’s bearing most of her weight on her right leg. Sometimes she rabbit hops because both legs hurt.

Macy told me to tell everyone hi and she sends kisses. We’ll check in again soon!

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Macy is home!

Hi, friends!

What a day! Poor Macy got a raw deal. Not only did she have her planned TPLO surgery to repair her torn ACL but she also had to have a meniscus repair on her right leg AND she has pyoderma – a bacterial skin infection.

Here’s what I heard Mom saying: dogs (and people) that tear their ACL have a 50% chance of rupturing their other ACL, and they have a 10% chance of tearing the meniscus after an ACL injury. The surgeon herself tore her ACL and shortly after her recovery, she tore her meniscus. Yikes!

Since Macy ended up having surgery on her right leg, the surgeon was able to remove the plate and screws from the last surgery. For her left ACL repair, the surgeon used an antimicrobial plate. The one she used previously on Macy’s right leg was just a standard plate (pics at the end). Her incisions don’t look as good as they did last time. Now she’s going to be a franken-puppy.

Anywho, Macy is on Cephalexin (antibiotic) for the next 21 days to prevent infection at the surgical sites and to clear up the pyoderma. She’s also on gabapentin and tramadol (pain relievers), plus her normal Previcoxx (anti-inflammatory) and joint supplements.

Right now she’s still super out of it. She won’t lay down. She keeps sitting with her legs straight out. She did fall asleep a couple of times but for the most part she’s fighting it. Mom won’t let me be on guard until bed time because the top of Macy’s kennel is off for right now and she doesn’t want me sneaking in there and licking her incisions. I would like to make it public record that I did give Macy to kisses on the nose when she got home. I’m not a monster you know!

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Mom propping Macy up

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If you don’t want to see graphic images, now’s the time to jump to the comments section or to hit your back button on your browser.

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Right leg – meniscus repair and plate removal

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Left leg- ACL repair

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Old plate that was removed and piece of meniscus that was removed

I’ll be back with more info tomorrow! Thanks for all the POTP you sent ❤

Quick update

Dad and mom just had a pre-op consult with the orthopedic surgeon. Macy’s right leg IS messed up. She has a torn meniscus. It happens in 10% of patients after a torn ACL. So, she’s getting a double operation today: right meniscus and the originally planned left ACL. Please pray for my sister.

Tomorrow is D-Day

Not that D-Day! The day of Macy’s 2nd surgery.

Macy hasn’t been allowed to run since February 18th, the day before her 1st knee/tendon surgery. So this evening, Mom and Dad let her go nuts outside.

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She didn’t do too much running because her legs were really bothering her tonight.

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You may be wondering,  “Why were you skulking through the yard, Noodle?”

This is why:

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I knew she would attack if she saw me!

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“Mom, how do I get across the yard to you?”

 

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“I’m an angel. I didn’t do anything wrong.”

Don’t let that smile fool you. That girl is pure evil. Messed up legs and she can still get herself to run after me.

Once she was done pretending I was a squirrel, I told her how worried I was about her going for another surgery.

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Please pay no mind to how dirty I look compared to Macy. It’s a figment of your imagination. I did not roll in the dirt and I do not need a bath.

Anywho, Mom will be in touch tomorrow after the surgery is over.

*ear licks*

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Good morning, friends!

Wow! I haven’t been here in over a month! So much is happening so I’m just going to dive right in.

MACY

Doofus needs another surgery. On her OTHER leg for the same injury – torn ACL. It happens in more than 90% of ACL repairs. The other leg bears so much weight that it ends up getting damaged. She is scheduled to have the repair June 2.

ME

I’m being left! Abandoned!

Mom and Dad are going on vacation for the first time in 4 years. We were all supposed to be getting boarded but then Dad’s daughter volunteered to come stay at our house for the week. Rudee is still being boarded because he’s a handful.

I would like to point out that I was not invited on said vacation. As such, the girls and I have been trying our hardest to make Mom and Dad feel super guilty. Check out some of our best moves:

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“But how can you resist my chocolate eyeballs?”

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“I feel so alone in the world.”

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“Look how tiny I am, Dad! I won’t take up much room!”

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“Mom, I’m scared to be alone.”

 

Unfortunately, so far I’ve still not received an invitation.

OMD! I almost forgot. Guess who DID get an invitation?! CHENEY!!! The cockatiel gets to go and I don’t. It’s ridiculous.

*sigh*

I’ll keep you posted on my vacation blues.

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Macy’s 6-week Post-Op Vet Visit

Hello, friends!

Macy went to her 6-week follow up on Saturday.

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Mom was super hopeful that Macy didn’t screw up her leg and Macy seemed to be a bit unsure all of a sudden.

30 minutes and 2 x-rays later, Macy was told that she was healing perfectly. The disgusting, poky lump at the end of her incision is apparently the edge of the plate. Mom is still very suspicious about this.

Macy has to increase her exercise and is allowed to go on “supervised jogs” starting next week. My question is, who’s the funny guy that thinks Macy would “jog” unsupervised? Macy knows 2 speeds – sleeping and running. Speaking of running, she’s free to run in 10-14 days.

I would like to point out that I no longer want anything to do with Macy. The first month after her surgery was the BEST – she was crated, quiet, and didn’t bother me. Now she’s back to staring at me, barking in my face, pawing my face/head, biting my collar, and just being annoying! I’m over it. Anyone want a sister? Free to the first person/animal who comes forward!

I’m a Working Man!

My Lexi would be so proud of me. Yesterday, I went to work with Mom! I worked a full 10-hour day.

We left the house super early in the morning. It was practically still dark out. Mom works far away – about 45 minutes – and you all know how I get in the car BUT I made it!

Mom works with a bunch of other people doing something called “law”. She is a paralegal. So, I got to be a paralegal, too!

I had a very important meeting with my assistant, Mr. Racky-coon, to start the day off right.

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Then I went around to all of the windows in the building because they’re only a foot off the ground and I could see out all of them without having to jump or stand up on my hind legs.

I did lots of running around and didn’t take any morning naps.

At noon, Mom said it was time to go to lunch. Since she works right by Grandpa’s house, she goes there everyday at lunch time to check on him. I was SO excited to see my Grandpa.

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Do you see his cat, Charlie, eyeing me suspiciously from on top of the bookcase?

We stayed there for about half an hour and then it was time to go back to work.

After a quick search around the building and visiting with everyone, I had to have an afternoon meeting with Mr. Racky-coon.

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See how I had my own desk chair to sit in?!?! Super cool.

Around 3:00 I finally decided it was time to rest. I hadn’t laid down all day long except for the few minutes each time I talked with Mr. Racky-coon. I rested for 15 minutes according to Mom before I was up again to guard the building.

At 6:00, Mom said it was time to go home. FINALLY! Longest day ever! I said very quick goodbyes to everyone because all I could focus on was getting home and eating dinner.

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When we got home, I ate dinner, went out, came back in, and flopped myself on the couch. I was so tired that the couch felt uncomfortable so I tried my crate. I laid in there until Mom got me at 9:00 and said, “C’mon, baby boy. Let’s go to bed.” I RAN to the bedroom and slept like a log.

I don’t think work is for me. You don’t get to take naps. I like naps. Naps are my friend.

Can I work from home being a professional napper?