One year older…

Look who turned 3 last week! May the 4th to be somewhat exact. We don’t know his actual Birthday, but the 4th is when we celebrate it. 

We went to Petco for a bag of free treats and a new Darth Vader toy for him to destroy. He is a tried and true fighter for the Rebel Alliance! BOL 😂 He knows a bad guy when he sees ’em.

Me and my treats ands my new Darf Vader toy to destroy!

Here’s to many more Birthdays Phineas!🍻

Didn’t Catch the Easter Bunny

Hi everybody! I hope all my 2 legged and 4 legged friends had a nice Easter! 🐰 🐣 🐑 

Easter had its ups and downs for me this year. The ups was when the Easter Bunny left me a treat and 2 toys. Now I’m down to 1 new toy; RIP stuffed peep. The downer was when I, yet again, didn’t catch the Easter Bunny! He got away again! Sigh. I guess there’s always next year.

Did any of my friends get stuff from the Easter Bunny?

Dis is me with my new peep. Now it is dead 😦

Making Momma Proud!

Hello friends! I’s is still recooperating from my surgery and tendonitis. After walkies tonight, I’s was playing with toys and I’s wanted to go up on the couch. For the first time, I’s used the ramp without bribery treats! I’ve been scared of it since Momma set it up. Hopefully my fear of it is behind me.

Here’s a picture of me trying to buy all the cheeseburgers at the park tonight. I’s didn’t have enough moneys though 😦 

Scuse me, may I please have all your cheeseburgers?

Post Surgery Ups and Downs

Last week Phineas was doing so well. We were allowed to do 15 minute walks along with curbs and even dancing!  He even wanted to take a longer walk one night, but I had to say ” no, not yet Phineas.”

We ventured to the park a few times, even if it was just to discard his poop bag. The park was good since it has little hills to climb. 

Sniffing for something roll in.

Due to an unfortunate circumstance, his walks to the park will have to wait. We were almost home from a walk when a neighbor kid started to make barking sounds. Yes, I was a little annoyed. This got Phin a little excited. Even on a shortened leash he tried to do zoomies. The kid was still making noises even with his dad telling him to be quiet. So in about 15 seconds Phin went from fine to not putting any weight on his back right leg. The one that was fixed in surgery.

We ended up hopping home. I was upset with the kid and upset with me for not be able to keep him calm. He just wants to play, after all. Thankfully we could see the vet the following day and everything is in place. He just needs to take it easy for a few days. Just now he walked using all four legs which is a big improvement.

Our life will be pretty boring for 3 or 4 more days. Thats okay with me though. There is snow on the way which is a great excuse to stay in and snuggle.

I’m such a good snuggler; even when I hog the blankie.

Surgery Time!

It’s been a little over a week since Phineas had MPL surgery. It’s been crazier than I thought so I apologize for not blogging sooner.

A little history for everybody; Phineas was chasing a squirrel,  hit a little patch of mud and hurt his right knee. He took it easy for about a week but still wouldn’t always use his right leg. That’s when I decided to take him to see the vet. His favorite thing. 

My first visit to see Dr F about my leg. She was nice. I got treats.

So we saw our regular  vet and the verdict was that he has patellar luxation in the right leg; otherwise known as a knee cap that slides out of place. The doctor’s orders was two weeks of bed rest and some painkillers.
So the two weeks went by and he was acting better but would still lift his right leg up as if he was in pain. The next step was to consider surgery. Being that Phineas is young and active I really wanted to fix it as long as he would be able to have a semi-normal active life. We ended up consulting  with an orthopedic doctor not too far away and ultimately chose her to perform the surgery. 

Just waiting to see Dr J. Hope I get treats!

So like I said, he had his surgery of just over a week ago and he’s doing pretty good. Unfortunately for him he is stuck with a cone most of the time till his incision heals. He’s also not supposed to run or jump up. For the first week or so this was okay because he was pretty mellow. Starting yesterday,however, he is feeling back to normal which means he wants to play,  run and jump. The bad news is these restrictions are for 8 weeks. The good news is we have 6 weeks and 5 days to go!

Home after my surgery and sleep over. It was nice there. They fed me chicken.

Momma took me back to the vets for a bigger cone. I figured out how to lick my incision with my cone on. I’ve got skills.

We also have exercises to do two to three times a day along with trying to ice his leg after said exercises. This is the trickiest part of this whole ordeal; trying to get my dog to relax so I can stretch out and bends his leg. Even worse, trying to have him stay still while I put a little ice pack on his leg. Ugh. 

Momma tries to bribe me with new toys so I’ll lay still for exercises. That’s not happening but thanks for the toys.

For Phineas there are some highlights to the surgery. First, he got some new toys to destroy!  Second, on our way home from the vet we stopped at Starbucks and Phineas had his first puppuccino!

Oh my dog! Thank you awesome hooman for making this for me!

Anyone out there have to take care of their puppers as they recover from a surgery? Any tips on keeping your dog calm and chill? 

Oh yeah, forgot to mention he should have his other knee fixed too! Oh joy.  

Have a great weekend!

Stuff is Breaking!

So the past week has been a little trickier than normal. After having an idiotic falk in the bathroom I found out I broke my wrist. 

Broken radius aka the bone on the right. Ugh.

No worries, 6 weeks in a cast and nurse Phineas making sure I don’t over do it.

Phineas’ big butt making sure I don’t over do it. Thanks bud!

For those who never broke a bone, I recommend to never ever do! Everything takes twice as long to do and the simplest tasks cause a little to alot of pain. It’s been a week, so the pain level is reduced. Trying fo get stuff done is still very frustrating. Grrrrrrrrrrrrr.

Our latest adventure was visiting my 99-3/4 old grandma, my cousin and her little guy. 

We spent most of the day at the house; in the living room to be precise. The little dude loves dogs, so Phineas was present as well. Phineas had his leash on so I could try to control him a little better. Not surprisingly, his new little human friend loved the leash too. At one point they both were down the hall. Next thing you know, they are zooming down the hall with Phineas in the lead and his buddy hanging on to the leash. 🙈 We tried to slow them down and have the youngin’ drop the leash. Well, that didn’t happen. Phineas ended up going around the coffee table and BAM! the leash knocked of a large, breakable, hopefully not a cherished family heirloom off the table. Of course it broke, but no one was hurt. 

So, lately I’m wondering what is next…

On a high note, Phin was exhausted and slept the whole night through.

Sleepy Phineas 💤💤💤💤

Brrrr Brrrrrrr Brrrrrrrrrrrrr

It is too cold out there! I’m not out long these days cause I can’t go for walkies and zoomies. Thankfreakinggoodness! Momma makes me wear a sweater and puts goo on my paws. She’s threatening to get footwear for me, too. All this cause I hobbled on 2 paws since the other 2 were cold. Hope it’s not 6° F where you live! Brrrrrrr!

sweater on, ready to freeze my nuts off! Oh, wait….