1 Month Post-Op!

Hello Tripawds!

So today we hit a month! Feels weird, like it happened yesterday instead of 4 weeks ago!

Propositioned for playtime!

The good news: Rascal is doing fantastic! From taking himself out to potty to jumping up onto the couch and playing with our other pets! He’s returning to some of his normal routines from before and it’s been such a relief to see. Hops right on over to his old spot for food instead of sticking to the area rug where he’s been since surgery! The little things y’know?

The bad news: Rascal has grown accustomed to the spoiling that took place early post-op and now makes silly demands. He’ll take himself out to do something, but will then bark until someone comes to get him because he doesn’t want to bring himself back in. Or he’ll be chillin’ out on the couch and will huff until one of us brings a small water bowl to him for a drink versus jumping down to go get a drink himself.

Trying to break Rascal of these quickly formed habits has been like pulling teeth! We make him walk when he doesn’t want to because we can differentiate between laziness and true fatigue, and he’ll pout the whole way. We help him off the couch and tell him to get his own water from the giant bowl that everyone else uses, and again with the huffing and the pouting! It’s equal parts frustrating and hilarious!

Today was a good day though, we left him truly alone for the first time since his surgery to go to a wedding! We puppy-proofed the house and locked them in, and then we all left! Fast forward a few hours and it’s as normal as prior to surgery, everyone’s happy we’re home but no disasters to speak of! If anything they just seemed bored.

Overall it feels great to have come this far, and for life to be resuming with hardly any hitch in our giddy-up! I actually have less pictures and less to say because now all that’s left is for his hair to finish growing in and things will be mostly back to normal!

Celebrating one more success for the Tripawd Nation,

Rascal and Co.

6 thoughts on “1 Month Post-Op!”

  1. I got so excited when I saw your photo and a blog post! I just knew it would be good and would make me smile…and laugh! You did not disappoint!

    And ya’ know what Rascal? I’m on your side when it comes to spoiling! You are a “mature” fella’, an absolutely adorable doggy AND an irresistible tripawd on top of that?? No way anyone could resist spoiling all that cuteness!! You have definitely pulled at my heart strings Mr. Rascal!!

    It’s somwonderful seeing the “normal routines” return…all the normal habits. Rascal reallynis a resilient fella’. Adapting to three legs is exhausting for any dog, but for a dog who has been used to four legs for thirteen years, it can be a bit daunting!

    I love the picture of Rascal being “propositioned”! Perfect caption!

    This is one dog I can’t get enough of! ALWAYS look forward to his posts!

    HAPPY ONE MONTH AMPUVERSARY RASCAL!! Hold out for steak snd ice cream! 🙂 🙂

    Still grinning over here! Hugs and love!

    Sally and My Eternal Light Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle too!

  2. Hi, Rascal! I am so happy to see you are doing well and thriving on 3 legs. I am 6 days post-op and doing well overall. You give me the strength and inspiration to keep moving forward!! I am happy to know we are on this journey together :))

    Mollie Moo and Family

  3. So happy to hear you’re doing well, Rascal! Tell your mom you deserve to be spoiled ….it’s been 13 months since Nitro’s surgery, and he is still exhibiting some of these same antics! Keep on enjoying life!

    Paula and Nitro

  4. That is wonderful news Rascal!!! I’m so glad to hear you’re doing so well…well we knew you would! There’s no keeping a good dog down!!!

    And reading about your spoiling antics just make me smile! You fur kids sure know how to wrap your parents around those cute little paws!

    Anyway, congrats on a great recovery and getting back to your old ways…with a few news mixed in!

    Sahana and her Angel Leland and Lucian too

  5. Our family finds ourselves in the position of making this heartbreaking decision. After reading all these testimonials, I’m encouraged to move ahead with the “amp” and allow our beautiful girl to enjoy what time she has left with us. Thank you.

    1. It’s definitely a very tough decision for any dog parent! Documenting Rascal’s journey and receiving feedback from the community has been a saving grace for me!

      There’s a wealth of information and support here on Tripawds so don’t hesitate to ask questions and maybe start a blog of your own! It really helps with peace of mind!

      Thanks to everyone who has commented, I thrive on your kindness!

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