Monday, April 11, 2011

Sprite Update: After having 13 teeth removed

Our foster Dachshund Sprite is healing quickly and doing very well. The first 2 days after surgery he didn't want to eat because his sutures hurt (he's been on anti-inflammatories and on Saturday we got some pain meds). Yesterday he ate his breakfast and dinner.
- he's eating Purina One wet food.    We tried to give him baby food, like chicken, ham, etc. and he refused it, but he's loving his Purina One. Yes, he can even be fussy while recovering!
- I also break up Pupperoni into little bits and he enjoys that for treats.
- After meals, I have a mouth wash to help spray out any food bits that would get caught in his stitches. Makes sense, right? Food caught in YOUR gums would form bacteria.
- He's been on walks with us Saturday and Sunday, several times and is feeling much better. Yesterday we went on 2 1 mile walks with him and he did fine. I think that the exercise he's been getting with us and our other dogs is keeping him younger and promoting healing. In short, he's doing very well now, eating, exercising, and enjoying stretching out on rugs throughout the house.
  Another good bit of news about him is that we no longer worry about accidents, because he doesn't have them. He often goes upstairs by himself and stretches out on one of the large rugs and snoozes.

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Gift/Memorial Suggestions

Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
DC Weimaraner Rescue and Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, those are our 2 favorites.
Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

About us

We're two married guys who enjoy the simple things in life, especially our dogs. We volunteer for dog rescues, enjoy splitting dinners, exercising, blogging, helping friends and neighbors, ghost investigations, coffee and tea, Tudor history, weather, superheroes, comic books, mystery novels, traveling, 70s and 80s music, classic country, piano, gardening, writing books on ghosts and spirits, architecture, keeping a clean house, cooking simply, and keeping in shape. You'll find tidbits of all of these things on this blog and more.

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!
Wondering what home project to do next