Saturday, 19 January 2008

Leggy Update

Hi hi friends. Sorry me no updated you yesterday, but me be sooooooo sleepy when me getted home from hospital.

Mummy taked me to hospital at 8.20 in morning. We seed the nurse first. Mummy said she was really scared about injection to make me go sleepy so vet Alison came to talk to mummy and have a look at my leggy.

She agreed with vet Emma that there was chance me had torn my cruciate ligament because of the pain and because my kneecap felt loose. She said they really needed to know what be happening inside my leggy and it be hard to do x ray when doggy awake as they has to put leggy in positions which may make it more hurty. Mummy realise it was best to find out what problem be, and Alison promised mummy she take super duper care of me cos she be there night when Oscar was at hospital and she understood why mummy be scared.

Me went with Alison to room with lots of cages. Me had cage. Soon lady gived me something called pre med. It maked me feel little bit sleepy. Later on, they took me to another room and shave bit of my leg fur. Then they put sharp thing in my leggy, then me be really tired, zzzz.

When me waked up me was back in crate! Nurse said me be good girl and to have a little snooze then me could have some food. Me be excited cos me no had had any foods since my lunch the day before as me had to have empty tummy for sleep injection.

After me had had a sleepy, some food and a bit more sleepy, mummy was back to get me. Me was excited to see her, but me pretended little bit that me be cross with her for leaving me there, so me cuddled nice nurse instead.

Vet Alison had phoned mummy after x rays to explain what be wrong with my leggy. When me fell and did splits, me wrenched my knee, and the cartilage (which be like soft bone) between my knee and my shin bone came away, leaving a bigger gap between my knee and my shin bone than supposed to be. Luckily for my, the ligaments held, so me no got to have opawation, phew!

Bad news be that me has to have TWO WEEKS complete bed rest! No running round at home, out to toilet in garden on lead, no walkies, no puppy class, no ringcraft. Me is fed up. Me wished me no did counter surfing.

Me has new tablets to take for 5 days, and me has to go to vet hospital to have injection every Friday for a month of stuff that be called Cartrophen to help repair soft cartilage stuff.

This be my sad face when me come home and mummy telled me about bed rest.

Me did my best pathetic puppy face but she still said me has to rest lots. Do you see my bandage. It no be there now and that be where my leggy shaved. Me has skinny legs under all my furs hey?

Big Harry comed to say hello and see if they taken all my teethies away when me was asleep. Bad luck for him!

Me was still sulking with mummy. Me no wanted to have photo taken.

But then mummy gived me some bananananananana in my Kong so me forgive her little bit.

And me can sit in lounge as long as me no runs around. Me be chewing my boney because my teethies be itching me lots. Me losed two more teethies today.

Me thinks me might go visit Archie, cos he be having to stay in bed too cos he be having two bad knees. We can be bored together.

Harry still have sore paw. Mummy and daddy going to shave sore bit in a minute. Maybe he has to go to vet on Monday for anti biotics. Vets be rich thanks to us!


Cassidy x


Jackson said...

Hey Cassidy, glad to hear you're doing OK. It's pretty boring being housebound, I should know! I think going to visit Archie would be pawsome cos you could help him with his sudoku! J x

Ruby Bleu said...

Oh Cassidy, that is good news that you don't need an opawation!!! But you take it easy sweet girl and just rest. Lots of Loving Licks to you and Harry!!! Ruby

The Airechicks said...


Seems to be good news at your place....Take it slow and easy no rush leggy needs time to heal....

Archie's; you swinging by his place you might want to take Ma or Pa - Harry looks like he needs a break to....

Try to enjoy the quiet cause Ma & Pa & the girls will be soo suprised when your better and doing all those zoomies.....

Maybe you should see about going swiming like Miss Sunshade - she seems to like to go swiming with her hurt leggy....


Maggie & Mitch said...

Geez, it's going to be hard to keep you still for 2 whole weeks but it is for your best interests, Cassidy! We sure wish you didn't do any countersurfing too! We think it's a great idea if you and Archie heal up together!
Poor Harry! He's still got the lampshade on :-(

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Penny & Poppy said...

Oh, Cassidy, we are sooooo glad nothing is broken! We can understand you mum being anxious about you going to sleep for x-rays. Penny had a tumor removed from her ear, a few weeks ago, and our mom was really worried too. I know they are always careful, but I think they are even MORE careful when they know our parents are concerned. Harry can get some rest while you recuperate, but he better be ready for your "big girl teefies" when you get better!

Poppy and Penny

T-man said...

Poor Cassidy!! That must have really hurt when you did the splits like that and tore your knee. It'll be tough sitting still the next couple of weeks, but it will be worth it. I just hope you don't have to wear the cone head like I did! We'll be counting the days till you're walking again :)

Lillie Valentine said...

Oh, Cassidy! You take care of your leggy o-k? And make sure Harry takes care of his. He has to wear that strange collar....How does he like that? I went to vet yestereday too....not so good news for Lillie Valentine.......

The Thuglets said...

Cassidy we are so pleased the news is good. Now you must be a very good girl and rest up make that leg big and strong again.

Cora says your lucky..she had a bandage on both her front leggies when she was poorly the other week. But she says don't worry the hair soon grows back.

We are sure Harry will look after you.

Big Nose Pokes
The Thugletsx

Gus said...

glad that it is mostly good news, and think it a great idea that you join Archie, that way you can save on nursing charges.


Peanut said...

Oh cassidy we are so glad you don't have to have surgery. Sorry about the bed rest though.

Lorenza said...

Hi, Cassidy!
Glad to hear that you won't need surgery! I you are not happy with the bed rest but 2 weeks is nothing! I am sure you will be like new in no time!
Good vibes for you and Harry!
Kisses and hugs

Princess, Tank and Isaac: The Newfs of Hazard said...

Cassie and Harry, we're so sorry you guys are having problems! We're so glad Cassie doesn't need an operation!

Get better soon!

B.T.Bear (esq.) said...

Yu hav to tayke tablets?

Pst! C'mere! Fluffy haz to hav tablets too, but she pertends that they tayste too bad to eet, so Granny hides them in cheez or bits ov chiken. Wy not try it? This way yu get treets out ov her! This will be taysty an will also get her bak for the pointy needol thing!

Oh an... Dilly wants to kno- did the nerse wear a hat?

Bear hugs!


Lacy said...

woofies Cassidy and happyies u not haff to haff surgery...and 2 weeks iz not dat long..poor harry still got his cone on...archie wood prolly like it iffin u comed to visit,,,,

b safe,

Anonymous said...

I am so relieved your knee injury isn't more serious and I hope your bed rest isn't too boring - use the time to extract LOADS of cuddles from your humans!!

I hope Harry is ok to - hugs and licks to you both.


jaffeboy said...

Oh poor baby Cassidy. Make sure you listen to mummy & no be running running.

My MaMa said you no be eating your teethies when they come off so your mommy can keep keep them in a jar jar. hehehe...

Faya said...

Aïe ouch pauvre petite Cassidy ! 10 jours vont vite passer tu veras. Et puis tu dois penser que c'est pour ton bien. Véronique aussi elle a l'impression d'être propriétaire de la clinique par moments..... Gros bisous à tous, Faya

Molly and Taffy said...


We are so glad you are home and you do not have to have an operation. Perhaps you will get to have extra bones to chew over the next 2 weeks as you cannot go out. That would be good!!!

Say Hi to Harry from us and hope his paw gets better soon.

Molly and Taffy

Noah the Airedale said...

Oh little Cassidy, you look so sweet with your knee all bandaged up. Your face looks sad but it's good news that you don't have to have an operation.
You rest up and you'll be better very soon.

Hugs and tail wags
Noah Willow Tess & Lucy

Snowball said...

Poor Cassidy. Its only 2 weeks. I will be over before you even realise it. I am glad to hear that you do not need to go for the aweful operation.

Rest well and get well soon, little Miss Cassidy.


Jake of Florida said...

Whar a sad face!!! But we're happy that uou donlt have to have an operartion.

Be a good girl and do what mommy says.

Jake and Just Harry

Caz said...

sorry to here you have poorly leg but you must do as mummy says or it will get worse if you are running and straining it.
It wont be long until you will be as good as new again.
Poor harry too you need to look after each other.
keeps your chin up sad lad.

Ludo the cool dude

4xBs said...

hi Cassidy & Harry, we are so glad that you, little Cassidy, will be okay after 2 weeks of bed rest. bed rest is the hardest thing for a puppy to do though. we are sorry about that. Benson has a sore shoulder for 2 months and nothing helped it, so he has to go back to the doctor in a week. we don't know what will happen to him, but maybe those x-rays and our mom is scared about that, just like your mommy was scared for you. we hope that Benson doesn't have to have bed rest, but we want his shoulder to get better, so we will do what the doctor says. good luck to you!


Joe Stains said...

we are so so glad you do not need an operation, that is GREAT news. Rest up, maybe you can start a hobby like knitting?

Butchy & Snickers said...

Poor Cassidy. We're glad you don't need to have the opeeeeation though. You & Archie should lay around together, hehehehe. Mama says things always happen in threes, so we hope no other doggie hurts their knee. We'll be pwaying for you to heal up nicely & quickly. Be a good girl & do what the vet says ok??
Luv & Wirey Hugs!
Butchy & Snickers

Kate said...

Pleased to see you safe home after the vet visit.

I think it is a good idea to rest a lot. It is not too difficult when you get the hang of it.


Molly and Gertrude said...

Oh Cassidy - you poor little girl - we are so sorry to see you limping about like that with your little bandage on. We are sending you lots of licks and love to help your leg get better. Poor old Harry too.

You make the most of your bed rest and get some growing and chewing done. Take care of yourself and no more splits little miss!

Love Molly and Gerta

Frasier said...

Hope you get well soon,its not fun being sick

Opal & Nanny said...

Hi Cassidy

My name is Opal, and the nice lady that made Oscar the wheely made me for my keeper, Nanny. I hope your leggy gets better real fast, you just rest and let that handsome big brudder of yours Mr. Harry take care of you.

Hope we can be fweinds ok

Hugs and Belly rubs


Persephone & Buster said...

little cassidy gurlie... you must be more careful... we don't want you to be hurting!! ;o[ we were happy to hear you don't need to have SURGERY....we were told never ever to have SURGERY... not fun at all. but i bet you'll get lots of cuddles -- so you need to be a good gurlie and make up w/your mom...she'll prolly give you good things to eat too for the next two weeks! you're a cutie!
xoxoxo theBUSTER & Ms. Persephone & ms. Blue too

Kirby said...

Hi Cassidy,

No fun being on bed rest for two weeks, yuck! At least, that's all you'll have to rest. I can understand how boring it can be not getting to run around and play. Last year, I hurt my leg and was 'rested' for almost two months. I was not a happy boy! I hope Harry keeps you entertained and the time goes super fast.

Your pal,

Huskee Boy said...

Hi Cassidy,
You are such a brave girl! All you need to do now is be a good girl and not run around (or do any counter surfing) until your leggy heals.

Arabella said...

Oh Cassidy,
I'm so sorry you got hurt! Two weeks is a long long time, I think I'd go crazy staying still all that time.

Get better soon,

Pacco de Mongrel said...


i'm sorry to heard about ur leggy...hope that u will recover to its best state soon..

n remember to follow mr. vet advise...

Weeny&Daisy said...

Hiya! Poor you being housebound all day! At least you got nice shaved legs! hehe! You are so sweeeett!

Love Weeny and Daisy xx xx

Patience-please said...

Oh, we're glad your cruciate ligament is ok! That is GOOD news. Sorry for the rest time, we think it's the best idea for you and Archie to keep each other company.

we'll be sending you our best healing energy-
the whippets

Amber-Mae said...

2 weeks of rest is torture but I guess it will help to heal your leggy fast...

Love licks,
Solid Gold Dancer

Super Boy & Baby-Licious said...

Hey Cassidy

We hope that your leg will heal real fast.

Boy n Baby

Neko said...

Lampshades and hurt legs, you two will make the vet rich.Get better. Love,Neko

Asta said...

Cassidy and Harry
I'm so sowwy both of you awe huwting, but so vewy glad you don't have to have suwgewy Cassidy!! I think you and Archie could hve a gweat time in his little infiwmawy..he has a BIG TV and lots of quiet games you could shawe,,I hope the dogtow is not taking all themoney the toof faiwy is giving you.
Big heling smoochie kisses

Gus and Louie said...

We are so glad that you are not going to have an operation.. That would really be bad. You just have to remember to listen to Mom and the Vet and rest so you get better really fast. You will be playing games in no time...

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus and Louie

Johann The Dog said...

Awwww, Cassidy! You poor little one. You rest up, K? Get it all healed up real good, K? I understand it won't be easy, but be a good one, and we be thinking about ya!

Woofs, Johann

Koobuss said...

Oh, sweet little Cassidy!! I am so sorry to hear about your ordeal. It could have been a lot worse, and being so young, you will bounce back quickly. Well, try not to bounce. You know what I mean.

What makes me wonder is, do they really think that a puppy such as yourself will be calm and not run for TWO WEEKS!! Ouch!!

Good luck, little cutie!!

Love and Koobuss Kisses,

Luckie Girl said...

Hey Cassidy,
Remember to listen your Mommy okay? We don't want her to worry too much. Try to rest well for these 2 weeks and you'll be up and running in no time at all.

Girl Girl Hamster said...

Oh Cassidy, I hope your leggy be better soon..

~ Girl girl


Hi Cassidy
Sorry to hear about the bed rest but really its for the best! We are thinking of you and big brother Harry. Take care and get well soon.
Jazz and Dixie

Marvin - Braveheart Hound said...

oooooh Cassidy, please get well soon, I am so so so so sorry to hear about all this. Counter surfing not such a good thing eh?

Two weeks rest eh? Oh I feel for you sweetheart Cassidy, I really do.

And poor Harry too, what a calamity!

My Jeannie said to tell your Ma, that you never see a Poor Vet!

love and many licks, healing licks, get well and active soon, pleeeease. Your friend, Marvin xxxxx

Clover said...

Hi Cassidy! Sorry I didn't come by sooner to see how you are doing with your leg. So glad to hear you don't have to have an operation. Hope you are feeling better now! I know that bed rest can be hard, but once you are all better, you will have fun running around (carefully) again!
Love Clover xo

Ferndoggle said...

Cassidy, I know it's hard...but try & be a good girl & rest up lots. Your leggie will be better in no time!

We'll put in a word with your Mom to keep the 'naners coming. And the big bonies too.


Stanley said...


I'm so happy that you don't have a torn ligament. Bummer about the bed rest, but you'll be good as new in no time.

I love your grumpy face photos for your mama. You're very cute when you do that.

You're right about you legs ~ they are VERY skinny skinny!

Goober love & healing goober smooches,

Stella said...

Oh, Cassie Girl!

I'm so sorry I missed your first post about your hurt leggy. But, I am now praying for you and sending your goober Zen and kissies so you feel better really soon. Try to stay quiet and scratch those itchy teefs.

I like photos #2 and #5. You look really grumpy in them and you are one cute grumpup!

Goobery love & kissies sweet fren!

Hammer said...

Hi Cassidy
We're so pleased you don't have to have an operation. I know it's going to be hard being cooped up for 2 weeks but it's still better than having an operation.
Mum understands how your mum feels. After what happened to Jessie, mum is very worried going anywhere near vets.
Take good care of yourself.
Love from Hammer