Friday, January 4, 2008

Millie is sitting on my lap as I write this, her left hind leg stretched out beside her in a big, black splint. After living here only a couple of weeks, she figured out that a good way to get extra attention is to require hospitalization. So far, it's working well for her. Here's the way it happened: last Sunday, I was holding Annie, and David was going to take a shower, so I asked him to take Millie into the bathroom with him because I thought she'd be safe in there, and she wouldn't have to be confined to her crate. Well, apparently, she didn't like being left OUT of the shower, so she jumped AT the shower door and somehow bumped her leg on the ledge between the bottom of the door and the floor. Ouch.

Bill took her to the vet, and after an exam, the vet didn't think there was a break. So we took Millie and some Advil home. Four days later, she's still limping. Took her back to the vet. The x-ray confirmed a break, so she was awarded a little black leg cast, finely decorated with a red heart, to take home. Lots of hugs later, she accomplished her mission.

Meanwhile, Rehab Without Walls started back with Annie this week. (I should ask them if they do dog PT.) Although she loudly protests her increased workload, Annie has done pretty well for being a bit out of shape. Her level of alertness, eye contact, smiles, playing with toys and general interaction has taken another step forward, too, the last few days, so that's very encouraging. Jack asked me today what I did to make her do all these new things, and I said, "Nothing--it must be God answering prayer." He wasn't put off. "Well, you must have changed her medicine or something. What did you do?" Who knows? But it's nice to have more of her back.:)

Well, that's the news for now. Check out the pictures of gimpy Millie & smiling Annie.

Jean


Why should I feel discouraged, why should the shadows come,
Why should my heart be lonely, and long for heaven and home,
When Jesus is my portion? My constant friend is He:
His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me;
His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me. Civilla Martin

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Move over Mona Lisa!.............Make way for the sweet sweet smile of Annalee Grace Sullivan! Thank God for answered prayer.

Love,
Terri W
PS The dog's cast is adorable...must have been a pediatric vet...ha!

Gretchen said...

Love the sweet picture of Annie. That's a framer. So sweet. I love the eye contact best of all. And Millie...Boy the Lord's sense of humor is shining through on that situation. :) Apparently, Millie won't be denied. :) That cast is adorable.

Blessings xxxooogretchen

Annie Sullivan said...

God IS answering prayer--sometimes He does it when you least expect it, I think.

:)Jean

aunt rebecca said...

She's a cutie, all right.
Both of them.


Annie's smile is amazing.
Thank You, Lord, for everything that smile means inside her. Bless You, Praise You, Lord.

ar said...

oops - forgot to say this:
When I take a shower and my pooches are in the bathroom...they're IN the shower getting a bath, too. Tell David to try that next time...if Millie ever goes near the bathroom again.

Anonymous said...

How wonderful to see the smile... AND the expression in the eyes and face! Super! Yay God! And just what you need... a puppy in a cast! :)


Sue Powell

uncle jeff said...

please, please, please be careful with the dog and his cast. it is EXACTLY the smae type of cast my dog had many years ago. He then fell with his cast down some stairs and broke his hip due to the cast.

please, be careful:)

AND JUST LOOK AT ANNIE'S SMILE:)

uncle jeff said...

please, please, please be careful with the dog and his cast. it is EXACTLY the smae type of cast my dog had many years ago. He then fell with his cast down some stairs and broke his hip due to the cast.

please, be careful:)

AND JUST LOOK AT ANNIE'S SMILE:)

Anonymous said...

Jean, I love to read your blog! You have become quit the writer and you make me smile! It was so good to see you and Miss Annie on Sunday! I miss you both! Have a wonderful day and kiss Miss Annie!

Love you all!
Patti