So we are going to start our week by wishing you all a belated Happy Easter. We are sorry we missed visiting all of you for the past couple of days.
We had some misfortune happen on Friday night, and it really put a damper on our weekend. Friday night was not a good Friday for Lightning.
Poor Lightning ruptured the CCL in his other back leg, the left one. He was just walking in the yard while Mom was outside doing poop patrol. All of a sudden Lightning let out a screech and sat down. When Mom called him to her, the first thing she saw was his left rear leg hitched up in the air, and she knew exactly what had happened. The surgeon who did his knee repair last fall told her there is something like a 60% likelihood of a rupture in the other knee within a year. Lightning's surgery was last October for his right knee. The leg is still gimpy, and you can see how the fur is still growing back.
A visit to the vet on Saturday confirmed the bad news. Unfortunately things are worse this time. There are some complications beyond the rupture. It is not looking likely that surgery will be an option. The vet is going to consult with the surgeon today to figure out what is the best way to proceed. For now Lightning is on some pain medication and is back on total leash restriction and lots of rest.
Lightning is such a good boy and a real trooper. He is trying so hard to get around, but the leg that was injured last fall has still not completely returned to normal. The leg is not as strong as it needs to be to make up for the newly injured one. He is a big boy and getting around is not easy. We would all welcome all the POTP you can send his way.
For now he is in good hands and paws with all of his nursemaids.
Hi, everyone. Mom said I have to introduce myself with a Sunday Selfie. I am a red factor male canary who has come to live with The OP Pack.
They say birds of a feather flock together, but I am not too sure about these guys - they don't look much like birds to me.
But they sure are very interested in me.
This one - they call him Timber - he leapfrogged with one giant leap from the floor to the top of that lower counter. Mom just about freaked out and said he has NEVER done that before. I thought he was just trying to give me a snooter to beak welcome.
Then there were two of them - the new one is called Lightning. Neither of them can take their eyes off me - guess I must be pretty handsome.
Oh wait, there is a third one, the girl named Misty. She is even smiling at me!!!
Here's one more shot of me before I go. I have two resting places in my new home. This one surrounded by the whole family. And then when Mom can't keep an eye of those furry ones, I stay in an upstairs bedroom with the doors closed. Rumor has it that the furry ones aren't allowed in the bedrooms:) I will be back another day. Nice to meet you. Tweets, Piper
It's our good friend Marg from Marg's Animals. Marg is turning 80 years young today!!! We love you, Marg, and all that you do for all the kitties in your life, and for Joe and Smoke, our donkey pals too.
We hope you can hear us as we sing to you:
Happy Birthday to you!!!
Happy Birthday to you!!!
Happy Birthday, dear Marg!!!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!!!!!!!!
Happy Birthday Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber
We are waiting for Mom to fire up the grill and make us some tasty burgers!!!
Burgers??? With cheese, please!!! Looks like I woke up just in the nick of time. So we have had a hard time lately getting Mom to find time to get some posts done for us. Our Dad has been having some serious eye issues for the past few weeks, so she has been pretty busy helping him out. Mom is supposed to be going to Chicago this weekend for another of those dance conventions for our two dancing girls. But it is all going to depend on Dad. He saw his doctor again today for the 87 gazillionth time, and things seem to be better. Just a little bit, but at least not worse. Mom won't know for sure until last minute Thursday if she will go. So don't be surprised if you don't hear from us very much. We hope she can go, but we sure will miss her. Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber