Monday, June 2, 2008

Ruby & The Move

Ruby is just living the life, eh? Sometimes she's so human it freaks me out.

Ruby was to have her staples removed on May 28th but as I expected, she had to undergo another brief surgery to stitch her back up. The black roundish scab came off and left a big hole in her side that needed to be closed in order for her to heal more quickly. The other problem was that the first vet gave her the wrong size Elizabethan Collar. It was only 15" and she needed a 20" collar to keep her from licking the sutures. This was our last day in the apartment - notice the bigger cone.

Here's a close up of her new stitches:

I also had my sister Toni order a BiteNot collar for me. Here she is modeling the 5" canine version in her new backyard:

I HIGHLY recommend these if you have a long-necked dog (not to be confused with long-necked bottles :)) or have a dog that is persistant and can get an Elizabethan collar off. It's amazing and she doesn't run into things either, like her mom for example. It works like a whiplash brace for humans so she can't turn her head. Here's a better shot of the side:

The move to South Elgin from Chicago on Friday went as well as can be expected. The closing went smoothly until the checks needed to be cut, then the check printer went out. The movers got lost so poor Ruby & Cougar were left in the city until 7pm. Enough about my stuff though; this is Ruby's blog!

On Saturday Christa brought the boys over after the Manhattan agility trial and Ruby couldn't have been happier seeing her boyfriend Bentley!

Sorry about the empty boxes in the background but, Hey! We just moved! :) Here are the three pups together:

And cute little Royce offering a down for a cookie:

With any luck, since I seem to have none lately, Ruby will get her stiches and remaining staples out on Saturday. So yes we will most likely miss yet another trial - Hanover Park - or at the very least one day of it. The sad thing is that it's the closest trial to our new place, approx. 18 minutes away. Can't beat that! Everyone PLEASE keep your fingers crossed that they take the stitches out on Saturday as Ruby is chomping at the bit, so to speak and so am I!

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