Wednesday, February 29, 2012

TOBY's recovery and other stuff. Also "BERTIE" reviews 'Maxdog'.

MAXMOM here.

It's been one week today since Toby's initial 'operation'.  He's had two surgeries in the past seven days (as a result of complications and infection post his neutering), but he's very much on the mend now.  An extended course of antibiotics should do the trick for his home-run.  Hopefully by Saturday we'll be able to start removing the collar (under supervision).  His stitches should be out this time next week too.  Then I can finally relax.  I get very worked up when it comes to my animals.

Dear Toby has had rather a hard time with me constantly checking his 'boo-boo".  Nowadays, if I ask him to "down", coupled with looking at him sideways, he automatically rolls on his side and lifts his leg.  He's learned to simply oblige me.
"Here Maxmom... take a look... if you have to. (sigh)" 
But, my sweet Hooligan is now finally back to his boisterous self (almost) - romping down the passage and accosting poor Aunt Tam with his new contraption - his 'scoop' (aka collar).  King Toffee steers clear of him:

Toby's learned that he can do a number of things with this new novel attachment  (the 'dreaded' cone) :- retain some of his drinking bowl, shovel dirt and convert it into mud and paint the back of my legs when I walk in front of him.  He doesn't seem to mind the cone in the least and carries on as if it's a new novelty.  He's discovered other uses for his collar too: The 'loud hailer' really works to announce his news to the neighbourhood and then there's the wonder of pretending to be a 'rain-guage'. Talking of rain, we had a small shower earlier this afternoon... 

 Not the usual big, thundering and flashing type but rather a soft, soaking event.  Everything always looks so clean afterwards - especially the few roses in my garden. 

 The sight of silver, water-droplets on roses, is instantly rejuvenating..

Now on to some special news of the day:

(Hamish and Maxdog)

I made a delightful discovery:  'BOUNCING BERTIE' in Scotland has put up a special 'Maxdog' review blogpost today.  It really is wonderful to read what my blogging friends have to say about the book.  (Especially since 'Maxdog' is dedicated to you, dear friends!).  Thank you, so much Gail, for taking the trouble to do this....I so enjoyed reading it and REALLY appreciate your efforts!

Please go and read Bertie & Gail's discussion about the book.  Click HERE!!!!!

If you would also like to see other Readers' reviews, please scroll to the icon at the top of this blog, or CLICK HERE.  And if you want to submit your own review, please do so...good or bad, all reviews are welcome! :)

Finally, don't you just adore my collection of mugs?

Sending lotsaluv to you all


H and Flo said...

Great news about Toby's recovery! :)

Beth said...

Good morning, Caryl! Love your mug collection! You have a beautiful yard and pool - great to see a pure white rose blooming. Glad, most of all, that Toby is doing well.
Hugs and blessings, Beth

My Dog Sam - Ruptured Disk said...

Hi Maxmom, glad that Toby is recovering well and that he's discovered new uses for his cone. Great reviews too. Nice mugs, coffee?

rottrover said...

So glad Toby is on the mend!! We read Bertie's interview of Gail last night. It was a great review!

Becky Andrews said...

Oh Toby - glad to hear you are on the mend. Take care - great review!

The Thuglets said...

So pleased to read Toby is on the mend. Sending lots of pawsative thoughts for his speedy recovery.
Great review from Bertie.

Big Nose Pokes
The Thugletsx

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

Yeah TOBY. Keep healing.

I saw the grrreat review that Bertie did.

Bouncing Bertie said...

Hi Toby
Great to hear that you're on the mend and have been creative with the cone thingy!
Oh but I so totally agree with your comment on my blog. Bring on 'Tobymom'!
At least it appears you have your own mug, so that's a start.
Toodle pip!
PS I did enjoy discussing the book with Gail, and can't wait for Tobymom to write one about you, in which I hope to feature.

Angus said...

Great to hear Toby is on the mend. From the repairs to the cone I assume he's been charging into doors and trees !

Molly the Airedale said...

It sounds like you're having a bit of fun with the evil lampshade, Toby! I'm glad to hear that the healing is coming along.

Love ya lots,

STELLA and RORY from Down Under said...

Hi Maxmom, we're glad to hear Toby is recovering nicely. We have had some refreshing rain too after lots of hot and humid weather. Mum does love your mugs. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Thank goodness Toby is getting better!
We love the mug collection too.

Two French Bulldogs said...

paws crossed for you Toby...
Benny & Lily

MySpecialDoggies said...

We're glad to read that Toby is getting better!

Nadine & golden Neeli

Mrs. JP said...

I knew Toby would find a way to enjoy the cone. Our pack has always done the same and I find those pencil sized bruises across the backs of my legs.
I love the clean look after a nice rain.