Wednesday, July 25, 2012

The Dog Whisperer, I am NOT!

So, 8 days ago (8 days, 6 hours, and 26 minutes, but that's a rough estimate) my sweet little dog Rue had some major surgery.   She's been recovering from having both back legs operated on to repair 2 luxated patellas, aka-trick knees.  Yes, my dog does tricks.  She does the kind of tricks that empty our bank account.  She's REALLY good at it.  But, I love her and would do anything for her (evidenced by the fact that we are now back in some major debt).
She is quite possibly the cutest dog E-VER!  She also has "pitiful and pathetic" down pat.  Do you need a pathetic looking dog for a commercial?  Please, call me!  It's about time Rue started to earn her keep.  How about this:  
"Want to keep your dog from having to wear the cone of shame?  Click here to find out how we can help!"  You'd totally click, wouldn't you?  Since I can't seem to get a job out here, maybe it's Rue's turn to step up.  She puked in the cone of shame about 5 minutes after this photo was taken. Because we weren't already having enough fun that day.
Anyway, back to her recovery.  I have literally become the mother of a toddler all over again.  And I have to say it's not something I was really missing.  My life is how many times has Rue pooed and peed today, has she had enough water, is it time for her pills, is she trying to bite/lick her stitches?  I am exhausted!
Remember that phase when you couldn't be out of your baby's sight or they would immediately start whining or crying?  My boys both went through this stage more than once and at various ages, but I haven't had to worry about it for a LONG time!  This is Rue, right now.  If I am sitting at the computer, she has to be right next to me.   Like right now.  This is Rue sitting next to me as I type this.  Hi Rue Rue!!

 If I'm in the bathroom, she's whining until I come out.   I remember this.  She doesn't do it for the boys or Eric, just me.  The same way Aidan and Tanner did it.  What's my point here?  Well, besides just venting a bit, my point is that I'm too old for this shit!  I'm so glad to not have my baby parts anymore, because I just don't think I could survive that stage of Motherhood again.
She's also not being a very good patient anymore.  After 8 days being stuck in her bed, who can blame her?  I'm not supposed to let her walk until day 10.  But, that's easier said than done.  She's only 2 and she has a mind of her own.
This is SO the right dog for me, by the way. When people tell me I can't do something, I tend to nod and do it anyway.  Kinda like Rue just did while I was writing this.
She won't even look at me.  She knows she's not supposed to be out of her bed.  Sneaky little shit. God, I love this dog!

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