Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Wednesday Woos

Finally got some sunshine yesterday - and LOOK - the plants are thriving.

Ciara is not a happy camper as she is confined to house arrest or allowed outside only on leash or under the watchful eye of the Momster.

"Don't worry, Mom. I will stay right here with my brother.
But do I really have to go inside when you do?

"I am just hoping to find a good spot here for a sunbath and snooze."

Note from the Momster: Thank you all for your suggestions and opinions on Ciara's situation. After careful thought, I have decided not to take her to her obedience class. I have done many classes with the other dogs and will continue to work with Ciara at home. I hope to find another good obedience class opening in early June so that we won't lose any valuable learning time. The class she was enrolled in may not have another session until late summer or early fall, and we won't wait that long. If I can't find a good one that starts soon, I will pursue private training.

Ciara is being very cooperative. The boys are also behaving. Thunder seems oblivious (or maybe clueless) to what is going on. Phantom, the old man, is doing lots of sniffing but so far I have seen no misbehavior toward her and no sign of rivalry between the boys. But I will continue to be very vigilant.

Ciara did manage to sustain an injury. On Sunday she got her front leg under the play set in the yard as she was contemplating some digging. She may have pulled too quickly when she decided to get up. She was exhibiting pain Sunday night and Monday. So off to the vet we went AGAIN. Vet checked her over and thinks she has a sprained shoulder. She is on Deramaxx for ten days. The one good thing about it is that it seems to be keeping her a little quieter than her usual exuberant way.

Thanks again to all for all of your thoughts.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara


The Thundering Herd said...

Ah, the joys of puppyhood. A very good thing they are cute at that age, huh?

Tanuki Maxx said...

Whew..! Soo much going on there! Great job mom!! Thanks for the updates!


Ms. ~K said...

Miss Ciara keeps you all hopping for sure!
Great photos!
Hugs and belly rubs to all,

Frankie Furter said...

I was wondering how things were going. Glad that GUYS are ... not interested.
Good decision on the classes.
Keep us posted.

Mack said...

Thank heavens for the Derramax!

Jake of Florida said...

Oh the joys of packdom.

The last few days, my boyz have had several extra-aggressive moments with each other. Is it because the true "alpha" is out of town? I do my best imitation: arms crossed, deepened voice and that seems to get their attention. But it's disturbing.

I can't imagine what would happen if we had a Ciara in the mix. Sorry about her leg -- but, as you say, it may have a beneficial effect under the circumstances.

xx Joan (by permission from Jake and Just Harry)

♥I am Holly♥ said...

The sunshine sure looks good!! I'm glad that Ciara is under house arrest! You sure don't want a dozen puppies that aren't planned running around! I'm sorry Ciara got hurt but at least the medicine is keeping her calm..that's a good thing!! Off to the vet we go...that's always the case around here and has been for many years! Love the pictures! Lots of love, Debbie and Holly

The Rocky Creek Scotties said...

She is doing great under your watchful eye and I know you made the right decision about the class.


Jake of Florida said...

Thank woo!!!


Anya said...

Never heard of Derramax
but its the best for Ciara
(I think :))
Thanks for the updates..
Hugs for all
Kareltje =^.^=

Gus said...

Teka says to tell Ciara to hold her tail high and smile at the boys.

Teka is a flirt.


3 doxies said...

Now about this trainig or obedience class... I haves an idea...why don't I train her fur you. Hmmmm, did you say that would be a bad idea? Yea, my mum thought so too....hehehe!!
I haves an award fur ya'll on my bloggie.

Cheryl, Indiana, Shingo and Molly said...

That sounds like a good idea. She'd probably be too distracted in class right now anyway.

Woofs and Kisses!
The Fiesty Three

Dennis the Vizsla said...

Aww, Phantom, why do you look so concerned? I am sure your mom will let you have your sunbath!

Kira The BeaWootiful said...

Woooos! I am glad to see woo all are coping well with Ciara and her condition, the boys behaving has to be a great relief to Mom...I hope her leg feels better soon!
~husky kisses~
-Kira The BeaWootiful

Ludo van Doggy said...

Well THAT sure happened fast! I hope you feel ok with it Ciara, I bet it'll be confusing for yous all!
~lickies, Ludo

Benny and Lily said...

Yippee .... You sure do have a good babysitter there! Have a great day
Benny & Lily

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Khan woo send some of that sun my way please!?!


Aniemother said...

Aww poor girl - injuries and no fun at the same time. Hope you find a good class that starts in the near future. (I know I'm "too late", but IMO the more distractions at a class the better. All our classes were at a train station parking lot with cars and people and dogs and all sorts of distractions coming and going just for that very purpose. But in the end it's all a matter of what you're comfortable with.)


Dory and the Mama said...

Sounds like you have your house drama under control and under your control.

Never a dull moment in the life of a Dog Mom is there?!!

Hang in there!!!
Beth (the Mama)

Samantha said...

Oh, Mama of the Op Pack! You are doing a tremendous job of managing the boys and girl. So sorry she injured herself and that you have to keep such a careful eye on her. And...and... the obedience classes missed...and. So much you are juggling! Beautiful plants, however - hope the next week or two flies by for you all there!
Hugs xoxo

Aksharaa said...

hi,Ginger n Buddy's mummy here.sorry for coming in late.
Yeah!we know exactly what u are going through.Ginger hasn't been neutered yet.she seems to have a little erratic heartbeat and we still haven't found a vet who can assure us of a safe heart during anaesthesia.
she started her season when she was 7 months problem whatsoever,till Buddy came last year! and then, for about a week during the heat days, they have to be separated!good that ur boys are behaving well.
u can get the protection pants.ginger wears them for the entire 2/3weeks without any problem.i think ciara will get used to them.
just make sure she drinks a lot and takes iron rich food, though her appetite may be low. Ginger only takes her most fav foods and that too very little during those days.
we hope we can find a reliable n convincing vet soon.

BTW, gin n bud have passed on an award for ur babies. please pick it up from our site.
love n hugs,

Mochi and Mommy said...

Sorry to hear that Ciara hurt her shoulder! I'm sure she will feel better in no time!

Sounds like your mom is doing a great job!


BeadedTail said...

Our mommy let out a big gasp when she read that Ciara hurt herself but we're all glad she's doing okay. We're also glad everyone gets to enjoy some sunshine!

Martha and Bailey said...

Goodness that girl is keeping you busy!
Thank goodness she is not badly hurt!
Sounds like the right decision re the training right at the moment.
We are so glad that Phantom and Thunder appear unaffected by Ciara's current condition!
Take care
Martha and Bailey xxx
ps so glad the flowers are surviving!

Mack and Mia said...

Ciara, I hope your shoulder is feeling better soon!

Those plants are lookin awfully nommy...I'm just sayin...

Wags and woofs,
Mack and Mia

Nubbin' Tails said...

We are still waiting for the sun here. Rumor is it might show up tomorrow! We are waited with baited breathe.


Mr. Nubbin'

Sychoberians said...

Don't worry Phantom, everyone will leave you alone soon so you can get a great nap in the sun.

It is amazing that puppies can be a walking catastraphe without even trying.

Remy and Flash

bbes tribe said...

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JD and Max said...

Gosh Ciara, you look so grown up in these photos! We are sorry to hear about your shoulder, but getting it through but thinking about digging, ou're such a tomboy, he he he! We hope things stay quiet for you for a while! Schnauzer snuggles - JD and Max.

Stella said...

Oh those pups! Years ago when we had a female in heat, we thought it was about over, opened the front door for a walk and found about 8 nervous little boy dogs waiting for Snoopy's appearance. The thing is you never know, even with her brothers what they might do or when!

Jo, Stella and Z

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

Great pictures you all.. Ciara you need to get better real soon. At least you didn't get broke by your brothers like we broke Callie..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Sierra Rose said...

Hi ya all!!
Oh Ciara!!! I have that puppy exuberance too!! And, have had a few minor injuries....we have to teach ourselves to be careful!! How to do that? I don't know!

Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
Sierra Rose

Maggie and Mitch said...

We're hope your shoulder feels better soon, Ciara.
You mom is a hawk just like ours is! We don't get away with much of anything!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Honey the Great Dane said...

Oh Ciara! I'm so sorry to hear about your shoulder! What bad luck! I'm finding it hard enough to cope with "strict rest" - I can't imagine how hard it must be for a young puppy like yourself! I think you're being very good!

Honey the Great Dane

Anonymous said...

You all are SO beautiful! I just never gets tired of looking at your pictures.

Sorry about that sprained shoulder, Ciara. But at least they didn't put your leg in a sling or anything. I hope you gets feeling better lickety split!

Wiggles & Wags,

Siku Marie, White Dog said...

Glad the boys are behaving and that the the Little Miss is being cooperative. Sorry to hear about Ciara's mishap but she will be fine quickly; and right now some mellow out drugs might not be so bad. Most certainly sounds like momster is going to need a recharge when this is all passed.

giantspeckledchihuahua said...

I don't envy you your job of warden. Glad Ciara is on the mend!

Huffle Mawson said...

Poor Ciara. They do say things come in threes. I'm glad everypup is behaving for now!

Cyber-sibes said...

House arrest? Poor Ciara, you can bet she'll make up for it later. I'm just saying...

miss moo

(Get better quickly Ciara!)
Ha-roo roo, our word is "unbug" -- is that what Ciara's doing?

Lorenza said...

You are keeping things interesting for your Mom!
I hope you get better soon!
Take care
Kisses and hugs

Sagira said...

Poor heat, now hurting her leg. Hope it gets better for the sweet baby.

Joe Stains said...

she is a regular at the vet like Tanner was when we first got him! We hope her shoulder feels better.

Steve, Kat, & Wilbur said...

Oh no! A digging injury? I feel so bad for Ciara. She shouldn't get injured doing my favorite activity. Perhaps when I am there this summer, I can give her some tips.


One of the pack said...

Ciara, please be more careful. We are known for speed and grace you know. Glad the boys are being polite. While you're resting make a list of new ways to make the human late. It's a game we love around her.

Happy Huskador

Cheyenne -Millie said...

We are sorries that Ciara hurt herself. Get well Ciara!

We are sure that obedience class in the future will work out better!

Charlie said...

Hang in there; puppydom doesn't last forever! No, wait, they're Huskies aren't they? ;)
- Charlie

tula said...

oh ciara you are somethang else! Keep giving your mommie those supah cute looks-- especially after the vet bills:) yikes--

ooo a sundeck porch.. room for one more?!


Snowie Baby said...

i hope ciara gets better soon!! =)
and tt everything goes on well and smooth at home!! =))

Sally said...

Oh my god how is Ciara cute. Wonderful pics.
Nice woooh

Life With Dogs said...

Very sorry to hear about that shoulder - but it sounds like the Deramaxx is a gift of sorts...

Melissa and Emmitt said...

what beautiful photos of your pack!
emmitt says to tell ciara that he loves his deramaxx. liver flavor!
yummy! :)
i hope her shoulder feels all better today!
m & e

Sue said...

You had sunshine? We had tons of rain yesterday, again.

With Samba, we were waiting for her to ovulate to breed her. The vet said the norm is around the eighth day. Samba didn't ovulate until the nineteenth day. Don't stop watching her too soon!

Wyatt said...

Sorry you are grounded Ciara. Your Mom's plants are looking good though!

the booker man said...

ciara, i can commiserate with you as the only thing that can hold my bandage on my thigh in place is duct tape. we will get through this challenge together, little one. :)

good day!