Happy Monday! It’s a dreary day here in Virginia. Yesterday was 62º, and it was glorious! I think Mother Nature is perpetually confused. I’m just glad it isn’t snow! I could really do without that for the rest of my life. I like to admire it from afar, but that’s really about it.
Olive girl is doing great! She’s recovering nicely, and doesn’t seem to be too bothered by her stitches. She’s actually been really good about leaving them alone, but every once in a great while she tries to lick them. Thankfully those times are few and far between. As I write this, she’s fast asleep in her bed in the kitchen. Nick made a little makeshift area for her where she can get up and move around, but not enough where she can jump onto any furniture. She got away from us the other day and jumped on the bed, and then tried to jump on the couch yesterday. Luckily, those were the only two times, and she managed not to hurt herself. I can tell she’s starting to get bored with all the rest she has to do. I can’t say I blame her much, but it’s really hard to reason with a dog!
She’s still not a fan of the e-collar, but she’s gotten the hang of it. She can now go in and out of her kennel much easier, and she’s found a way to sleep more comfortably. When she’s with us she doesn’t have wear it, so that’s her favorite. We just have to pull out the inflatable doughnut collar for her to wear if she can’t control her tongue. The 50% American Staffordshire Terrier really comes out sometimes in the form of her tongue!
We take her back to the surgery center on Friday for her follow-up, and to have her stitches removed. She’s gonna have quite the battle scar to show all of her friends! I’d say besides trying to keep her restful when she really wants to play, is having to carry her up and down the stairs, and use her sling when walking outside. She’s total dead weight when you pick her up, and while the sling is super helpful in making sure she doesn’t fall, it’s sometimes hard to maneuver.
We hope that you had a great Thanksgiving weekend with friends and family! We were pretty low key, but enjoyed a delicious meal of Thanksgiving inspired nachos. They were a hit! We made quesadillas the next day which is one of our favorite ways to repurpose the leftovers. We started our Thanksgiving Day with friends at a local Turkey Trot. Nick ran the 10k (where he scored his PR!), I walked the 5k with a friend and her kids, and her husband ran the 5k. It was a COLD morning – the coldest on record in 20 years! – but it was fun to get outside and get moving.
I’ll be sure to keep you posted on Olive! Nick is out of town this week so I’m on dog duty alone. Usually it’s not a big deal at all, but whew! He’s helpful with the heavy lifting! 😉
Missed part one? Read it here!