Friday, June 10, 2016

It's Franklin Friday - and his post-surgery update

Franklin home after surgery in his tee-shirt
It's Officially Franklin Friday! 
Franklin, our senior pup is 12 years old and yesterday he had 1 day surgery to get two small growths removed and his teeth cleaned. He had a little skin tag under his chin, and he had a lump on his side. We're waiting for the biopsy on the lump, but he was in great spirits when we picked him up at the vet. He tail was wagging at super-speed. 
  FRANKLIN CHARMS THE OFFICE - Our vet, Family Veterinary Clinic in Gambrills,MD is fantastic. The entire staff from the front reception to the vet techs to the doctors are all great. In fact, we were told that when
a few stitches on his right side

Franklin shook off his anesthesia,he let them know he wanted to be held. So, Doctor Yates put Franklin in her lap and made her phone calls. How awesome is that? Two of the vet techs also made him a little support structure so he could watch Dr. Yates. 
Franklin headed home with Daddy Tom (and Rob)
  HOME PLEASE!  - He ate as soon as he came in, and took his meds like a good boy (of course, they were in peanut butter). He's being great about the wounds (and they're hard to reach) so we removed the huge Elizabethan collar and put one of his tee-shirts on, so he can't reach the stitches on his back side. He's sleeping on our bed for a while until his stitches heal.
   Our other kids, Dolly and Tyler knew he was gone and moped around all day. They were so excited when we brought him home, they actually paid NO attention to us! We're glad Franklin did well  - no complications, no bad effects from the anesthesia and of course, a Dachshund-like hearty appetite!

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