Frankenpuppy, with Pictures

Ginger is now home.  We got home just before 6pm last night and the silly thing started running the second I set her down (on three legs, mind you).  She was immediately banished to her crate so that she didn’t give me a heart-attack.



She would NOT stand still or lay still for me to take any pictures.  Thanks to the gals at the vet for the cute collar cover!  It’s like a duvet for Ginger’s filthy nylon collar.

Ginger was also the Saddest Dog on the Planet because she had to sleep in her crate last night.  I did not want her trying to get on the bed and tearing up her non-hip hip, or busting stitches.  Forget that we just had near-strangers tear her open and break off a piece of BONE!  No, we were the bad bad people that made her so sad by making her sleep in the large, well-padded, full of soft cozy warm blankets crate.  Wish I got a picture of the look on  her face as I climbed into bed 3 feet away from her. 

Meanwhile, we are experiencing lovely near-freezing rain, which makes the yard such a joy to be in with a dog that HOPS!  Weeee!  Splash some more freezing filthy water on the pup and the mom!  This time, though, I broke down and turned the heat up to 70 since it is so dreary and chilly and Ginger is missing hair off her left rear quarter-panel.  I’m doing it for her, really.

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This is a blog where I will share my adventures and mundane tasks as a work-out-of-home-mom. I now have 2 kids and my wonderful husband, so the juggling has gotten a little bit more tricky (man-on-man defense). We also have 2 dogs and 3 cats (we used to have 4) so as you can imagine, our household is pretty busy. Since I never feel like I'm being listened to, I figured I'll just start talking at the general Internet community and see what happens.



Ohhhh, poor Ginger! (and her poor Momma) My beloved childhood dog had hip surgery and her leg was bandaged up against her body for several weeks- she also refused to take it easy and we had to lock her in her crate every night. The pathetic look on her face is permanently engraved in my memory.

I hope her recovery goes well- looking at those pictures, I have to say that the shaved parts look almost risque 😉


Poor Ginger! Those stitches look like they hurt! I hope she relaxes a bit…even in the freezing rain.


Poor baby. The scar is tremendously large, and I shudder to think that the bill is even larger. I’ve been around the vet’s block a few times.


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