Chairman Bao is a Shih Tzu. We travel a lot. I drive. He watches. We've logged at least 10,000 miles and he's never once said, Sweetheart, don't you think you should stop and ask someone?

Thursday, April 28, 2011

One week after surgery, and Bao is doing really well.

His energy levels are amazing. He's supposed to take it easy, but he prances like a puppy and it's a constant effort to stop him jumping up on things. The stitches that I can see look fine, but I'm always worried he'll overdo things and tear the internal sutures.

He had to stay at the veterinary hospital the night after his surgery. They had him in a cage, and apparently, he hated it. (In fact, the night veterinarian finally took him out of the cage and let him spend the night in a little bed at her feet) Well, he's never been in a cage.

But now he's scared of the elevator. As soon as the door shuts, he runs in little circles and as soon as it starts to open again, he's off! And then he just wants to get as far away from it as he can. He's been riding in elevators all his life, but I guess the cage experience really freaked him out. Hopefully, this will improve with time.

They had to shave his back end, and part of his tail, but he still looks good. The external stitches come out next Wednesday.

Thank you for your support. In some ways, this has been harder on me than on Bao, and I don't think I'd have got through it without you.


Blogger Lacy said...

woofs, very happy to hear, Bao is on the mend...hope all goes well..

b safe,

3:57 PM

Blogger Miss Poppy said...

Great news !! I got so worried when it kept quiet here for so long !!
Bao looks fine and with his energy back, his recovery will also speed up.
Big hug !
Chris, Miss Poppy and Lily

9:36 PM


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