Noah got out of surgery about 3 hours ago. It was so difficult to see him that way. We got to spend about 45 minutes with him. He was still pretty doped up and didn't seem to realize who we were until they wanted to take him back. He started crying and it broke our hearts. It also hurt to see his beautiful coat gone on that side. They said the surgery went well and we can pick him up tomorrow about 3pm. So quiet in the house right now...............
Thank you to all of his friends for your thoughts and prayers
Well it's set, Noah is scheduled for his surgery next Thursday. We know this is best for him in the long range, as far as the pain, but it is still going to be difficult to see him go thru that. The last few days have been harder for him to get up and going. It breaks our heart to see him struggle but he charges on and is as loving as ever. He seems to spend more time then normal staying close to Dad. He is such a sweet boy!
We want to give a special thanks to Matt and Misty, Noah's birth humans. They keep tabs on Noah thru his blog and contacted us when they read about Noah's situation. Some breeders will sell their puppies and go on, but not them. We really appreciate their concern and thoughtfulness. We also want to thank Bebe and Kyle, Noah's 4 legged mom and dad, for their comment on the last post.
And thank you to all of Noah's online friends for your concern and prayers, it really means alot to us.
Good News......We are back! Our computer decided it was time to die and it did.
Bad News........Our baby Noah has a problem. Over the last few days we noticed that his walk was different. We dicovered that his left hip was pronounced and after a trip to the vet today we were told that his hip is dislocated. Problem is that the area where the ball rest is very shallow, not allowing it to stay in place. So surgery is required and will eventually be needed on the right side as well. So no agility, no frisbees and no jumping. He is tough and still acts normal, despite the discomfort and pain. Dad has taken this a little hard. He says that his boy is only 5 months old and it's unfair to Noah to be restricted his whole life. But, you still can't seperate them!
Well, we will get back to posting on your posts in a couple days after we get the preperations for Noah's surgery set. Noah says that nothing will keep him or his spirits down, thanks to all his friends.
It is on this date every year now I realize how much closer my son is to his graduation and commissioning as a Second Lieutenant in the US Army. I have taught him well the importance of this date and the service to this nation.
I pray we all take just a moment today and remember those that were lost and their families. And please support our troops and thank a veteran, for freedom isn't free.
We can help homeless dogs in shelters with our computer keyboards! How simple can it be!? Please visit our friend Cosmo for information on how you can help. Who knew we could help them and the shelters and not even get our faces licked! Noah says "Thank you"
Today was such a beautiful day, a little windy, but still a great day. So Noah and I went into town to the park. They are in the process of building what is called "The Gardens of Matter Park" . It is about 75% complete and not real large but beautiful. Can't wait til it's finished. I have posted some pictures of Noah's day......
Pondering the perspective of the artist
Sometimes you have to stop and smell the roses......or whatever they have planted!
A water station for your pets. The water runs down the sides and pools. Noah loved the water and the cool rocks as you will see.......
"Well, someone has to be the fetcher....umm, I mean catcher!"
Noah and I thought it would be interesting to find out a little more about our friends, so we are going to do a weekly poll. It is at the top left of the blog, under his age ticker. It is geared completely about our "best friends". We would appreciate it if you would take the time to look at it and let us know. We will post a new one every Sunday and post the previous weeks results. If you have more than one pet and a different answer may apply to them, vote again. Noah thanks you.
Ok, every year on Labor Day week-end my brothers town, about 8 miles away, has a town rummage. It is a big deal, people come from miles and miles away for this. Golf carts, 4 wheelers and bumper to bumper cars (we feel so sorry for the mail lady on that Saturday). We went Saturday to help my brother and sister-in-law. Being gone from 7am til who knows when, we weren't going to leave Noah at home all day. So unintentionally Noah became the center of attention all day.....and it was BUSY all day! Since he was in the garage with us he was very visible to everyone. The following is what we heard all day.....
1. Oh, he is adorable!
2. What kinda dog is he?
3. Can I pet him?
4. Why is his eyes different colors?
And now for the most asked question of the day, at least 40 times....................................................
5. Is he for sale? ( I will add that Dad answered that question quickly and precise.........no).
The most interesting knowledge during the day was obtained by my nephew, who is 9 on Labor Day. Being a very bright and fun boy, he observed that all the girls from 5-75 wanted to pet and ooohhh over Noah. So now my nephew wants to borrow Noah and go down to the local college because Noah is a...."Chick Magnet". For heavens sake don't tell Noah, he was full of himself yesterday just from the attention!!