Thursday, December 10, 2009

All is Well at Barkingham Palace

It's now been ten days since Ellie went to the vet to be spayed and have her dew claw removed. This morning she had the single stitch removed from where her dew claw once precariously dangled. She has also been given the all-clear by the vet. Ellie can now return to doing all that she was doing before the operations. Go Ellie!

We went for our maiden walk on Tuesday evening with my good friend, Sue, and of course, Ellie's best friend, Teal'c the Rottweiler. As I was unsure how well Ellie's healing was doing we just took a leisurely stroll around the local playing field. I am sure that Ellie failed to get the memo telling her that she has had an operation. All she wanted was for me to throw the ball for her. Of course, I refused, much to her disdain.

I must say, she really has done remarkably well. She hasn't once been seen licking either wound. In fact, she really does seem completely oblivious to the fact that she's been operated upon.

In other news, the home-boarding is continuing to grow and I was delighted to receive an email this morning asking if I was free to board Hoolie again! If you have forgotten already, Hoolie is the black labrador that stole my heart on his first stay with me, and is competing with 'The Doodles' for the place of my favourite boarder dogs.

We will shortly be starting a dog trick challenge with my friend, Lucy, and her far-too-smart dogs, where we will both start teaching our dogs a new trick. I've been planning this particular trick for ages but it's always more fun if you're doing it with someone else, and Lucy is as competitive as I am. We just need to purchase the right props first! Watch this space for videos! Talking of which, dogs, websites, and videos is a damned good hint at my next big project for 2010, and that is all I shall say on that for now.

On a final note, I am amused at how easily my chance 'Barkingham Palace' tag has taken off. When people email me these days, they so often refer to it. I'm even thinking of having a house sign made with it on! :)

1 comment:

achieve1dream said...

I can't wait to hear about your progress with the new trick. I'm glad Ellie is feeling so well. It's always such a relief when they handle it so well. Storm was a drama queen about her surgery. Silly girl. :)