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Charlie’s Recovery – 23 Days Post-Op 12

Hello, Friends!  I had wanted to post yesterday, but I was kind of in a shitty mood, and so I thought it was a smart idea not to get on the blog and start rambling away about how life sucks sometimes.  Moving along, today is a new day.  My second last day off before I go back on Friday… for a day! LOL!  Then off again Monday and Tuesday and finally back to work next Wednesday.  It’s a lot of fun with the dogs (all five, yes 5), there’s never a dull moment that’s for sure. If you missed reading […]

Charlie's Post-Op Recovery

Weekend Recap - The Flynnigans

Weekend Recap 18

It’s about that time again, time for a weekend recap.  But first off, how was your weekend?? Was it as good as mine was? We had a great weekend – great weather, good company, good food, fun times, pictures and all that good stuff.  [Just a bit of a warning – this is a picture heavy post, so don’t say I didn’t warn you if it loads slow.. hopefully not) I had been looking forward to the weekend since Friday morning. I woke up tired … And I headed into work for the day, as Jeff stayed back and looked after […]


Charlie’s Post-Op Recovery – Day 16 11

Today we are now 16 days post-op for Charlie and he’s doing fabulous.  He honestly feels like he could probably run a marathon, I’m sure (my opinion as a crazy pet-parent).  He’s got spunk and this renewed energy.  But, so far he’s listening to his limits i.e. Mommy yelling.  He now has his stitches out (yesterday) and he’s very happy about that.  He spent one more night in the cone and this morning, he is cone-FREE.  Pet parents reading know that this is such a triumphant moment.  Cone-wearing is always such a shitty thing, for both the dog and the […]

Charlie's Post-Op Recovery

Canada Day Festival

Thursday Thoughts & #ThrowbackThursday 4

It’s Thursday today, but it doesn’t feel like a Thursday because we had a statutory holiday yesterday (Canada Day) and so today, it feels like it should be the beginning of a work week but alas, thank god it is not.  Only today and tomorrow until the glorious weekend.  I live for weekends, don’t you kids?  Yesterday, we didn’t end up visiting Jeff’s Mom in the rehab facility.  She was placed in isolation due to being sick so hopefully she’ll be feeling a bit better come the weekend and we can perhaps visit her on Saturday or Sunday afternoon.  Instead, […]


The ABCs of Me 15

So Erin from Tex Erin in Sydney had this grand idea of posting the ABCs about yourself and you know what?  I’m all over that shizz today.  Something nice and light.  🙂 [Stay tuned below for a short update on Charlie] Here we go: A- Age: 31.  I’ll be 32 in November. B- Biggest fear: Dying young, before I get to experience all the wonderful things this life has to offer. C- Current Time: 11:32 a.m. D- Drink you last had: Coffee and water.  That’s all I drink these days.  Which reminds me, I haven’t had Kombucha tea in awhile.. Hmm.. E- Easiest Person To Talk to: Jeff, […]

ABCs of Me

Charlie in laundry

Update on Charlie – Post Op 16

So Jeff and my Mom went to meet the orthopedic surgeon last Thursday morning, which was the next step before his surgery was to be scheduled.  The surgeon agreed with the other Veterinarian, that Charlie indeed had what appeared to be a torn cruciate ligament.  Not only that, it was discussed that because there was a possibility that his patella, or knee cap, was luxating, or shifting ever so slightly, they might have to create a deeper groove for the cap to sit in, so it would no longer free-float, so to speak.  The doctor also said that if the […]