Thursday, October 2, 2014

Franklin Update: Dog Spinal Surgery Recovery: Week 4

Almost four weeks ago, our 10 year old red Dachshund, Franklin had emergency
Franklin -still recovering from spinal surgery
surgery to correct a ruptured disc in his spine. His recovery had been slow, but this week has been a marked improvement. He's finally able to stand on his back legs and walk short distances before falling down. 

*We do his leg stretching exercises 2 times a day as instructed*
   Franklin's back legs were paralyzed when the disc ruptured and the doctor told us it means FOUR weeks of post-surgery bed rest.  Here's a video of Franklin walking on Sept. 30, 2014.  His surgery was Sept.7, 2014.
video
   We're still carrying Franklin outside and back inside, and "tail walking" (holding by base of tail so he doesn't fall over when doing his business outside), or using a bathrobe tie under his tummy near his back legs to keep him steady when he walks. 
   

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.

Great Books by our friends

Great Books by our friends
Check out these great books (yeah, Rob's are in there, too)

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

Podcast of Rob's 50 min. interview on Paranormal Filler Radio 7/13/14