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Charlie Update – 6 Weeks Post-Op 6

Charlie is now 6 weeks post-op and just yesterday, he started rehab and hydrotherapy.  He literally walked in the doors to the hospital, bright-eyed and tail-wagging, happy to be back in his old stomping grounds. You see, this is all familiar territory for Charlie, having gone through the same spiel just two years ago when he injured his back left leg.  And now, here we are two years later, on the road to recovery for his back right leg.  You know, gotta make things even and balanced, right? I think I’m just going to start calling Charlie the ten thousand dollar dog. […]

Charlie post-surgery

Charlie post-surgery

Charlie Update – Three Week Post-Op Update 7

As of today, Charlie is now 23 days post-op and getting better and stronger by the day.  He has been allowed to do leashed 5 minute walks, three times a day and then in a couple of weeks, he’ll move up to 10 minute walks, three times a day.  We still have just over a week and a half to go before Charlie see’s the orthopedic surgeon.  He’ll check to make sure he’s healing well, that the bone is calcifying properly and it is at this appointment that we’ll get the go ahead to begin rehabilitation, which consists of exercises and […]


Charlie Update – Two Week Post-Op Update 4

It’s high time for a Charlie update, am I right?!  Time is flying you guys and in the case of Charlie’s recovery, that is good news!  He’s healing super quickly and we couldn’t be happier where he’s at.  Here he is at 14 and 15 days post-op — doesn’t he look incredible?  His stitches came out on Monday morning and he will be going back on August 9th for a consultation with his surgeon and it is at this time that we’ll get the all-clear to begin rehab and hydrotherapy.  Charlie and his pal, Lily (front). She and Charlie both had CCL […]

Charlie post-surgery

kitty in a sun beam

Charlie turns 10! 13

Our little man Charlie turns 10 years old today! You are such a sweet, funny, feisty and charismatic boy, Charlie and you bring us so much joy.  One of your best qualities is that you have this insatiable ability to win absolutely anyone over and make them fall in love with you.  You just love people in general and your zest for life shines through for all those that are blessed to meet you. So without further ado, we hope you have the happiest of birthdays, my boy — we hope you have a hundred more of them so that […]


Blog Paws Wordless Wednesday  18

Happy Wednesday Friends! It’s Blog Paws Wordless Wednesday (my blog posts are not so wordless, (sorry, not sorry!) as you can see.  Many of you that frequent this blog know that apart from Friday, Wednesdays are one of my favourite days of the week. This weekly link up from the Blog Paws community is a place where we can all show off our beloved pets, as well as network with others and find some friendships in some unlikely places.

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Blog Paws Wordless Wednesday 10

Happy Wednesday Friends! It’s Blog Paws Wordless Wednesday (my blog posts are not so wordless – sorry, not sorry!)!  Many of you that frequent this blog know that apart from Friday, Wednesdays are one of my favourite days of the week.  This weekly link up from the Blog Paws community is a place where we can all show off our beloved pets, as well as network with others and find some friendships in some unlikely places. I have a recap post coming tomorrow but for now… I call this ‘Mexican stand off”… Charlie always initiates this play with Baxter 🙂   Have […]