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Monday, January 19, 2009

Crazy Labs!

The arctic temperatures have turned my precious Labrador Retrievers into the hounds of hell. They are driving me absolutely batty!

There is only so much you can do in the house with high energy large breed dogs. It is like a having a can of Mexican jumping beans and shaking them up a few hundred times. The Lab Brats are jumping out of their skin with energy and the arctic blast has made outside fun impossible for both dog and human alike.

And, as some of you may remember from earlier posts - Cheyenne is supposed to be on "bed rest" to heal her stretched ligament. We have less than a month to get her to heal before we see the veterinarian for her regular appointment - at which time he is going to check her leg and if it is not better... well, it will be a lot of money for surgery. Not only that but if she has the surgery, it will be over a month with her in a cast. A cast!! She is already jumping out of her skin because there isn't much to do - can you imagine her in a cast too? And - to top it off - the hubby and I would have to bring her outside - in the arctic blast - and hold her hind quarters up with a towel while she does her business.


Oh for the love of chocolate Labs - spring better come soon and Cheyenne better learn to rest or the dogs won't be the only crazy ones in this house!

*peeks out the window for the men with the white coats*



Blogger Nigel, Sola and Co. said...

I can sympathize on the cabin fever, and surgery fronts. Here's hoping you can avoid surgery - not much can be done with the winter thing...

January 23, 2009 5:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My 6 month old lab just spent the last month in a cast. They told us it was going to be 2 months! The casts tend to slip and she actually went through 6 casts in 4 weeks. Extremely expensive- especially when 2 of them were emergency room visits. She was slow for the first couple of days, but after she got used to the cast we'd turn our backs and she would have jumped up on something. We ended up giving her puppy valium for the last two weeks just to make sure she slowed down and healed. She only had trouble doing her business the first day because she couldn't figure out how to squat, but after that we kept a waterproof bootie over the leg when she went out and she never made a mess on it.

January 29, 2009 2:00 PM  

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