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CHARLIE IS HOME

CHARLIE got home last night. He is a shadow of his former – happy, follow me to every room, lick your bare legs or your pants  – self…but I will take a shadow of Charlie over NO Charlie any day. He is pretty pitiful…and yet I am amazed at how strong he is..hoisting up the good half of his body to hobble outside to pee. Drinking from his bowl. Doing his business….Not to be too graffic, but I think the anesthesia made it hard for him to pee at first. Last night, he would whimper, I would take him out, and a mere trickle…then….in the middle of the night he had probably the first accident he has ever had in his life…and then he kept whimpering so I took him outside again and honey…the damn burst and he peed for probably 5 solid minutes…I do not exaggerate…and he seemed dramatically more comfortable after that!

my sweet Charlie
CHARLIE RECUPERATING IN HIS CRATE

He just looks at me with those eyes that stole my heart 4 years ago…and I want to cry…but he is home and every day he will get better and stronger and I just have to remember that. Thank you from Charlie and I for keeping us close to your hearts this week…It really made all the difference in the world.

See you Monday!!!

(I TALKED IT OVER WITH CHARLIE AND WE DECIDED TO EXTEND the “GOLDEN RETRIEVER”  -$50 OFF ANY SIZE PORTRAIT THROUGH THE REST OF MARCH- SALE…SO GET YOUR ORDERS IN…XO)

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9 thoughts on “CHARLIE IS HOME

  1. Charlie actually looks really good for all he’s been through… he’s a champ and with you taking such good care of him, he’ll be his old self before you know. Have a good weekend, nurse Lesli!!

  2. Keep your chin up! I understand exactly how you feel – the very same thing happened to me many years ago with my kitty- she inexplicably ran behind my car as I was backing out of the driveway, and disappeared into the woods for a week. We searched for her for days to no avail. She resurfaced a week later with a collapsed lung, broken jaw and other injuries. After having her jaw wired shut, a few operations and much recovery time, she lived many, many healthy and happy years….and Charlie will, too! Mama’s love is all he really needs!

  3. Great news. I am so happy for you and your family and most of all Charlie. Bless his heart, he should improve and get stronger and back to normal very soon.

  4. So happy his bladder is back in business (so to speak) – we ALL feel better when that’s the case! And with all the people thinking and praying for him out here, he has a lot of love coming his way – that and time will make him as good as new! He is just such a beautiful boy!

  5. I’m happy that Charlie is happy, especially after finally being able to go. They don’t release people from hospitals until they can do that, so it’s an important step toward good health. Give him a little pat for me.

  6. I know how hard the crating is after having a Great Dane with spinal surgery and 6 weeks of strict crate immobility. You and Charlie are a perfect pair and will recover. I praying for you.

    Holly

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