Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Tuesday's Tale (of woe)

Well, it's another problem for Lightning.  Mom says he just can't catch a break.  We will let Lightning tell you what happened.

Yesterday I was out with Mom taking care of business.  I don't walk "properly" on either of my back legs.  When we came inside, Mom caught me licking the paw on my "better of the two" legs, and there were several spots of blood on the floor.  Upon closer examination, she saw that two of my nails were broken all the way to the quick.  She thinks I must have turned my foot under on the sidewalk and snapped the two nails. My nails were just trimmed a week ago.

So off to the vet I went.  I had to spend the night because the vet thought he might have to sedate me to do his work.  I was a good boy and no sedation was needed. But we have torrential rain here in OP.  When Mom picked me up this morning, I came out to her not only with the dreaded cone, BUT I also had a trash bag wrapped around my foot to keep the bandage dry.  Well, that trash bag lasted less than 45 seconds and was totally off before we even got to the car.

As you can see, I am happy to be home despite another problem. Now we have to figure out how to keep my bandage dry while we get through the next umpteen days of predicted rain.  Actually I only have to wear the bandage for up to two days.  Mom is also hoping that my dear siblings don't try to help me remove that bandage.  Then, on top of everything else, Mom and Dad are going away for the long Memorial Day weekend, and I, along with Misty and Timber, will be off to camp.  Mom is already stressing about me, but she also knows I will be OK because we always stay at a boarding kennel that is part of a veterinary clinic, not ours, but still a good one.  

We probably won't be around much until next week.  Send along all the POTP you can muster for me.  It always helps to have support from my friends.

Woos - Lightning (Misty and Timber)

So we guess we can be happy that Lightning is home and will be fine in a few days!!!

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Thankful Thursday

Today we are joining Brian's Thankful Thursday Blog Hop.

We always have so much to be thankful for from the wonderful home we have to all the many friends we have made through this blog.  We are very grateful to all of you for all the good thoughts you have been sending Lightning's way.

Today we have a special shout-out to a sweet friend from across the Big Pond.

 We bet this "Royal Mail" envelope gives you a big hint.

And here's an even bigger hint - beautiful butterflies - that can only mean one thing.

PRINCESS LEAH and her nice Mum sent this beautiful card to Lightning. Thank you, Leah and Mum, for your kindness.  Lightning sends some love and licky kisses right back to you.

Thank you, Princess Leah.  That was a very nice surprise for Lightning.  Here are three smiles of thanks for you.

Now, let's see if we can talk Mom into letting us all go out to play together - NOT!!!

Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Wordless Wednesday

I'll just enjoy this sunpuddle while I wait for Lightning to want to play with me.

Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

Monday, May 13, 2019

Awww Monday

This was supposed to be a Silly Saturday post, but it just didn't get done:(  So here is Silly Saturday on Awww Monday with Timber (and Misty).

What have you got there, Timber?

Not sure, Misty. But I think I might have to bring it home to investigate it some more.

I carried that silly ball for about two miles, putting it down every now and then to get a better grip.  I was not too happy when I finally got home, and Mom wouldn't let me play with it.  She said she just KNEW I would pop it open and all that goop would run out:(  But it sure was fun bringing it along on our walk.

Woos - Timber (and Misty)

Friday, May 10, 2019

We are Family Friday

We hope we can find some good answers in here.  Timber, you do the reading, Misty will be ready to provide the nursing care, and Piper will sing HALLELUJAH!!!  Lightning, you can just relax:)

And here's a little contribution to Flower Friday.

They aren't real, but they do add some sunshine to our home.

Woos - Lightning, Misty, Timber, and Piper
Pee Ess - thank you, Ann

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Woos on Wednesday

So here I am back again with another happy smile.

As long as I keep getting those happy pills, I am hanging in there.  Life as Lightning has changed a lot over the past couple of weeks.  And Mom says it is likely to be a permanent change.  I am now forever banned from running!!!  What?????  I am a Siberian Husky!!!  I was born to run!!!  But sadly my bad back knees are not going to allow any more zoomies or rambunctious Siberian fun.  There will be no surgery this time.  Braces as an option is a no-go.  Over time, there is some slim hope that my knee joint will get surrounded with scar tissue that will help stabilize the joint.  Hey, slim is better than nothing, right?   

Mom and I now spend a lot of time together, just me and her, tethered to each other, walking the yard, up and down the street for a few houses, and sitting on the deck.  Sounds like a blast, doesn't it?  NOT!!!  But I am going to make the best of it and keep smiling for as long as I can. 

At least I have my two pals who keep trying to get me to play with them.  If Mom would just give in, I would love to get out in the yard with them.  A guy can dream, can't he?

As you can imagine, Mom isn't feeling all that happy these days - maybe she needs some of my happy pills too.  We hope we can convince her to do a better job as our secretary.

Woos - Lightning (and his nurses Timber and Misty)

Friday, May 3, 2019

Happy Birthday Weekend for a Special Boy

Lightning will turn 8 on Saturday, May 4th.  We decided to let him celebrate the whole weekend.

Lightning wants you to know that he is a happy boy despite his injury.  Mom and Dad are doing everything they can to keep him that way.  We will give you an update on his situation next week. We want to enjoy his big weekend.

We want to share a few special photos of the Birthday Boy.

The first time we saw you, courtesy of this photo from the breeder.

And another from that nice lady who let you come to be with us for your forever home.

Froggy Legs - Lightning can't do this any more with his knee injuries, but at least we have some photo memories.

 Too cute for words!!!

 Lightning and little Ms. C, our dancerella.

 Family shot: Lightning, Angel Ciara, Angel Thunder, and Angel Phantom

And another: Angel Ciara, Lightning, Angel Thunder, and Angel Phantom 

And then another family shot!!!

And today!!!

Happy Birthday, Mr. Lightning!!!

We love you, Big Brother.  We know we pester you all the time, but that is just because you are such a wonderful brother and have taught us both so much.  We are hoping you will be out playing in the yard with us soon.

Lightning, I  am the Newbie around here.  I know you are just crazy about me because you sit and stare at me all the time.  I hope you enjoy my birthday song for you.

Lightning, we also have some special wishes for you from two very special friends and their human - Dougie, Zoey, and the ZH (Zoolatry Human) Ann.

Wasn't that just so special?  The lovely ZH Ann keeps our blog looking beautiful.  She helped Mom out on very short notice by creating these beautiful cards for our special boy.  And then she added one more from her Dougie Dog, and Zoey.  Lightning and all of us are so appreciative of all you do for us. Ann.  We want to send you gentle hugs and our sympathy on the loss of your sweet Maggy.


Woos - Misty, Timber, and Mom