“Being happy doesn’t mean that everything is perfect. It means that you’ve decided to look beyond the imperfections.”

“Being happy doesn't mean that everything is perfect. It means that you've decided to look beyond the imperfections.”

I am so happy today. Full of energy and spunk. Feeling much more like my normal puppy self. So I’m NOT perfect right now–who cares? I am smiling, playing, loving on my family and ready for the world! I EVEN jumped into the front seat of mom’s car today without any help. Woof!

“The only creatures that are evolved enough to convey pure love are dogs and infants.” ― Johnny Depp

“The only creatures that are evolved enough to convey pure love are dogs and infants.”  ― Johnny Depp

Mom and Pop babysat me and Brylee tonight. We both napped. Most of the time, she makes more noise that I do. I go outside to do my business–she goes right in her pants–ewwww! However, I think she is pretty great and look forward to growing up together as pals.

“Life is more fun if you play games.” ― Roald Dahl, My Uncle Oswald

It is SOOOO good to be home.

I have had a long week trying to get better and now my work continues at home. I have been blessed with fabulous care from Dr. Bogue and her staff and have been loved so very much (appreciate the notes and photos from all).

This afternoon, my brothers and I have enjoyed a full-fledged puppy palooza party. I think they actually MISSED me! We even made music with our toys–and discussed starting a four-legged boy band and taking our act on the road.

Where am I today? I am slower and less coordinated than before I got sick. I’m a bit wobbly at times and am not fond of stairs right now. I am on a bunch of drugs for the next five weeks and we still don’t have a definitive answer as to what really happened with me BUT, we are hopeful that I am on the mend. I am up and moving around, eating fine, playing with toys and other pups and when I get tired I just lay on the ground and play more–I feel my inner puppy bubbling through again.

Glass half full? It is ALWAYS good to be home.

Money will buy you a pretty good dog but it won’t buy you the wag of his tail ~Kinky Friedman

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Today I am trotting a little better and my tail is wagging a bit higher. I even went up the deck stair’s at Dr. Bogue’s. I like my new buddy, Albert and have a bit more giddy up to play. Everyone’s fingers are crossed that I am on the way to complete recovery. Thanks for the notes and the love makes my tail wag tall! Woof!

“It’s not whether you get knocked down, it’s whether you get up.” ~ Vince Lombardi

ImageToday seems a bit brighter, although I have a ways to go to being back to my regular puppy-self.  My tail doesn’t seem to want to stand up–but I am wagging it.  My back legs are a bit wonky and I seem to be struggling with a few neurological issues.  What is it exactly?  We still have zero idea, but we are staying the course and treating the treatable things and I seem to be improving each and every day.  I am spending my days at the clinic and my evenings at Dr. Bogue’s house through the weekend.  I get to hang out with her cool dog, Albert, who tolerates me (although, he hasn’t seen me at full speed yet– woof!).  I am being watched closely and loved much and surrounded by my favorite toys –not much more a pup can ask for.  Practicing patience and eating lots of treats in the meantime.

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Me and my toys at Dr. Bogue’s house – I like toys again!

The sign on my kennel at the vet says “This may be the best puppy ever” and although I am modest, I must agree with Dr. Bogue–I am pretty great!   I have been knocked down pretty hard this week, but I have real heart and am fighting back to greatness every single day!

Puppy kisses to all and thanks for all of the notes and love!

Here is a video of Bear at the vet this morning…

We could never learn to be brave and patient, if there were only joy in the world. ~Helen Keller

ImageToday I’m continuing to learn to be brave and patient.  I have been poked, prodded and tested yet they still are not sure what is wrong with me.  I AM better…taking things one day at a time.  I saw Mom this morning and gave her puppy kisses and we went for a short walk.  I’m definitely not back to normal, and plan to be at the hospital through the weekend now, but there is improvement.  Bottom line:  I am one sick fella and just need to be patient with myself and the folks that are trying to help me.  There is a good lesson in that…

Upside?  I have a FANTASTIC vet and staff caring for me!  Dr. Bogue is wrapped around my paw. She even took me home to love on me last night so that I wasn’t kenneled and alone at the hospital.  She said she didn’t want me to have a bad vet experiene so young.  Ahhhhh another sucker for my cuteness!

PS–the cone is just so that I won’t mess with my IV port.

The ideal man bears the accidents of life with dignity and grace, making the best of circumstances. ~Aristotle

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So, my brother was spending the night last night and we had a great time.  I had been looking forward to it alllllll week!  All was perfect until this

morning–I walked out of my kennel and realized that my foot hurt–it hurt a lot.  I have no idea what happened or how I did this, but OUCH!  Mom took me to the doctor and, get this, I broke my TOE!  No big deal, right?  WRONG!  I am growing so fast and the break is on a growth plate soooooo we have to be really careful with it or it can mess up my foot forever.  Greeeeaaaattt!  I wanted to play with Cooper and now I am just zoned out and woozy from the drugs.

Well, glass half full? 1)  I get to lay inside with family 2) If i make a sound my peeps jump up and wait on me hand and foot.  3) All the ladies love a wounded puppy4) It could have been worse.

The ideal man bears the accidents of life with dignity and grace, making the best of circumstances.  ~Aristotle

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