Joe drove us to Banfield Pet Hospital (Petsmart) this morning at 8am, and got Rocky admitted. His surgery has been performed and he is resting and doing quite well, as of when the vet called me a while ago. I will pick him up around 2pm, and I'm grateful to have been able to get some things done while he isn't here to distract me. I dread the cone, and when I asked the vet how long she thought he would need it she said a week to a week and a half! I think they are giving me the worse-case scenario, and he will no doubt have some say as to how long he puts up with it. They asked me if I wanted them to give me a course of sedatives and I jumped at the chance. I told them if he didn't take them, I would! Fingers are crossed that this makes him settle down a bit, but I've not been encouraged by anyone that it will change his behavior.
After a couple of dry but cloudy days, we're having off and on rain today. Temps in the 50's all week is fine by me.
Jeannie picked up a big tube of Icy Hot for my aching muscles and I'm surprised at how well it works. I used it sparingly when I got it, and haven't had to use it since. I'm glad to have it on hand, but I have to get down to business when it comes to training. I can't have a dog that acts like he does when we meet anyone out on our walks or when the family comes over to visit. I'll have to study up on works with labs, as Rocky thinks whatever they taught at the pet obedience class doesn't apply to him.
I think I'm going to try an every-other-day schedule of posting. I said I would quit when I reached 1 Million views, and I have about 20k to go.
I need to go across the street to pick up my last load of laundry before leaving to pick up my baby! Have a great day, and I'll be back soon.
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