Thursday, December 27, 2007

Mommy and Daddy are Leaving Me!!!

Mommy and Daddy are going out this evening with Mommy's family. And I am not invited! So they are leaving me! At home! At least they are not leaving me alone. My Uncle DJ will be here to doggysit me. Here is a picture of the two of us in happier times, when I was a wee pup of only four months:

They are very nervous to leave me, but they made these plans weeks ago, and they can't really break them. I'm sure they will be calling a lot so see if I'm okay.

Here is some news on the recovery front:
My weird toe has stopped oozing blood and looks a lot better now. On Tuesday the outer layer of my toe pad FELL OFF! Our vet thinks it is one of three things, none of which are harmful in the long term: a bad reaction to a bug bite; a small "foreign body" like a plant sticker or something; or a histiocytoma. The last one sounds bad, but it is really just a benign growth that young dogs sometimes get that heals on its own in several weeks.

Also I can sort of stand up now. But only if someone holds me up under my tummy. And my toes still knuckle under and I still wobble and fall down. But Dr. M (at our regular vet clinic) and Dr. S (the surgeon) both say it's amazing that I can bear any weight at all only a week after spinal surgery. I told you I was a genius dog!

Bye for now,
Poppy the Little Blonde Chihuahua


Mack said...

You rock!! You are starting to stand up only a few days after surgery!?
Alls I can say is my prayers have been answered!

Snowball said...

Congratulation on the speedy recovery. I know you will be up and running very sooon.


ChaChi Lu said...


SO GLAD to hear you are able to stand with support. Did you know that I had a histiocytoma once on my paw too? If you look in my blog archives, I had it this summer. It totally cleared up on it's own. It was totally weird.

I REALLY am happy to hear you are doing so well...

~Good Puppy Karma,
ChaChi and JET

Lorenza said...

Hi, Poppy!
Glad to hear that you can stand up! You are Wonder Poppy!
Paws crossed for you!
Kisses and hugs

2shibas said...

It's time to put your Super Pooper cape back on - you have super healing powers, Poppy! We couldn't be happier for you!

Our mom says it's nice that you're parents are getting out for the night. She says they probably need a drink, and that they deserve it.

We look forward to more good news!

Wiley & Fievel

Ruby Bleu said...

Oh Poppy - that is GREAT news!!! Just keep taking it easy and you'll get there. Oh and I had one those histocy-somptin-somptin things...they are icky, but harmless! Thank Dog!!!

Lots of Licks, Ruby

Team Tabby said...

You are amazing, Poppy, starting to stand so soon after your surgery! We hopes you continue to get better and better. Glad to hear your beans got out for a bit, you and Uncle DJ will have fun together.

We're still purring for you,
Mindy & Moe

Ferndoggle said...

You are amazing Poppy! I'm so glad that you're healing so well.

Hey! I have an Uncle DJ too. And I had a histio-whatever on my toe too! Mine went away in about a week...but it sure did look icky!


Daisy said...

Poppy, I am so proud of you for making such good progress! You are such a strong and brave girl.

Lacy said...

woofies Poppy, dats grate news u can stand soon after ur surgery..u gots to take little steps that pay out big in da end..still got u in me thots and prayers dat u make a complete recovery...

b safe,

Petra said...

YES! You are doing amazing things, Poppy! I'm so happy to hear that you are healing so quickly.

So how was it? Did you have fun even though you were left behind the other night?