Friday, December 02, 2016

Parish Hall...

...decorated :)

This year with a few more laser lights, including some that move!

I had to wait until dark to finish aiming the last of them.

There is also a new angel as the old one was being most uncooperative! The new one is supposed to be holding a dove, but it looks more like a seagull to me ;)

Thursday, December 01, 2016

We went to the woods!

Since we got her splint just under a week ago Holly and I have been working our way up to going around the church block a couple of times a day, and she's been getting so good at walking in the splint that I though we would risk a short trip to the woods today to lift both our spirits.

As you can see- she was very happy to be there-

I parked at the bridge at the bottom and we just did the bottom trail along to the bridge and back (as it's nice and flat and mostly smooth), but she got to smell the wet leaves and mark a few of her usual spots :)

She did really well and was happily cruising along in her splint- I'll have to watch her carefully tonight to see that there are no ill effects, but so far she seems fine and is much happier. I'm quite hopeful that we may able to do this every couple of days :)

Sunday, November 27, 2016


Click on the picture above for the usual Facebook album of pictures :)

Saturday, November 26, 2016

My dog is so lame....

So we thought Holly was finally on the mend, and then on Thursday night she went out for a final pee and saw a cat in the parking lot and took off after it. She managed to undo all the healing she's done and came back unable to put her right, front paw on the ground.

We went to the vet on Friday, and she confirmed that nothing is broken and she has torn something in her carpal (wrist) joint. In an ideal world she would be put on total "crate rest"- in the crate 24/7 unless she's going outside to pee or poo, but that is just not feasible for her sanity or ours. So we're going to try and do what we can to let her heal by keeping her as quiet as we can inside and immobilizing the joint as much as we can when she's outside for very limited walks.

We have gotten her a "wrist wrap" that wraps and supports the joint while she's in the house, and she'll wear that all day and just take it off when we go to bed. And we've also got a full carpal splint that goes from under the paw to about half way up her leg and straps tightly to keep the joint immobile and supported, and she will wear that  whenever she goes outside.

She's not crazy about it, but she already seems to be getting used to it and is putting weight on that leg when she's wearing it. We took a very gentle stroll around the short church block this afternoon and she did very well.

We will continue the Rimadyl that she is on, and I will probably also give her Benadryl during the day when she's in the house alone (this is the vet's recommendation to mildly sedate her).

It's gonna be tough, but with luck we can get her back to (or close to) normal :)


Note it's dark we can see what sort of job we did... Looks pretty good :)

That time of year again...

Mr MacKenzie putting the lights up on the Christmas Tree :)